Drisana Misra received her B.A. in Literature from Yale University in 2013, after which she spent two years living in Hong Kong as a Yale-China Teaching Fellow at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is currently a second-year Ph.D. student at the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures. She is interested in literature of the Edo period (c.1603-1868), the aesthetic and literary cross-sections of Nanban in the Momoyama period (c. 1573-1603), and transnational media between Japan and the Iberian Peninsula.
Interests: transculturated aesthetics, miscellany, new worlds, Nanban art and literature, the Iberian empires, colonial Latin American literature, depictions of paradise in the Age of Exploration, encyclopedias and satire in Edo-period literature, global trade of the 16-17th centuries, fantastical and foreign space, East Asian literary theory, cross-cultural hearsay, canon peripheries.