Melissa Van Wyk

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VanWyk, Melissa

Japanese Literature

  • Affiliation(s)
    • Center for Japanese Studies
  • Fields of Study
    • Japanese Literature
    • Edo Period Kabuki Theater
  • About

    Melissa's interests include kabuki theater and related literature in the early modern period, and particularly the early development of kabuki in the 17th century in the Kamigata area. Her current research centers on the way the origins and history of kabuki theater were transmitted, formed, and reinterpreted in literature and on the kabuki stage during the Edo period.

  • Education
    • BA, Calvin College, 2008
    • MA, University of Michigan, 2013
  • Languages (other than English)
    • Japanese
    • Latin
    • Korean