Antonin Ferré

Position
Japanese Literature
Role
2019-2020
Degrees

M.A. in Japanese Literature from the University of Tokyo

M.A. in Japanese Studies from Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales

B.A. in Japanese Studies from Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales

Bio/Description

Antonin Ferré is a Ph.D. student in pre-modern Japanese literature and history. Tentatively titled “Literary Memoirs and the Culture of Archives in Classical Japan,” his dissertation project looks at the relationship between autobiographical writing and record-keeping practices in the Heian aristocracy, in an attempt to articulate a new literary history of the “memoir” (nikki) in Classical Japan.

Before joining Princeton, Antonin studied in Paris INALCO (B.A. 2009, M.A. 2014) and the University of Tokyo (research student 2012–14, M.A. 2016), from the latter of which he received Ph.D. candidacy in 2019.