Dr. Jenny Guest
Her research focuses on the reception of Chinese texts and modes of writing in early Japan, particularly in the Heian court of around the 10th-13th centuries, and is interested in issues of literacy, intertextuality, and gender, as well as comparative perspectives on the transmission of literary languages in the premodern world. She teaches options in Classical Japanese language and literature for the masters course, including an introduction to the rich variety of premodern Japanese literature in English translation as well as options that involve close analysis of premodern literary texts in the original language. More information about Dr Guest can be found here.
Dr Guest will be sabbatical leave for Michaelmas Term 2017 and Hilary Term 2018.