Mary Gilstad

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Mary joined EALL in 2017 after graduating from Princeton in 2015 (BA, Comparative Literature) and teaching English in Tokyo for a year and a half. Her research interests revolve around early Japanese poetic anthologies and the social practices and literary ideals that developed alongside them and in their wake. She is also studying the excising, collecting, assembling, and pasting of multi-genre calligraphy samples (kohitsu) onto screens and albums, a practice that flourished during the Edo and Meiji periods. For the Fall 2020 semester she is a Teaching Fellow for the Writing section of Professor Lu’s course The Chinese Tradition. For the past two years Mary has been developing collaborative annotation and research protocols for the study of the Tekagami-jō, a 17th century calligraphy album held by the Beinecke Rare Books and Manuscripts Library, which has been digitized and hosted within the Ten Thousand Rooms Project workspace.