Kevin Woolsey

Japanese Literature

B.A. degree in Japanese from University of Virginia


Kevin Woolsey is interested in a broad range of topics in both pre-modern and modern Japanese history and literature, including the history of the Japanese language, gender, religion, and noh theater. During his time at the University of Virginia as an undergraduate, he wrote extensively on noh, culminating in a bachelor's thesis on the works of late Muromachi playwright Kanze Nagatoshi and the weaknesses in modern narratives of late Muromachi noh. He also researched a bit into the shōjo magazine culture in prewar Japan, especially the works of Yoshiya Nobuko.