ASHTON LAZARUS portrait
  • Assistant Professor, World Languages and Cultures

Research Summary

I focus on the intersections between literature, history, and performance in classical and medieval Japan (10th through 15th centuries). My monograph, currently under review, draws on historical documents, visual sources, and literary texts to explore the multisensory richness and socio-cultural impact of folk performance. I am also working on a study of sensory epistemologies in classical literature and an exploration of electronic music in modern Japan.

Education

  • PhD, East Asian Languages and Literatures, Yale University
  • BA, Japanese Language and Literature, Tufts University