About Me

I am a Ph.D. candidate in English Literary Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where I study children’s literature, world literature, affect theory, and aesthetic theory. My dissertation brings these interests together to explore the transnational aesthetics of modern enchantment in Anglophone and Japanese picture books. I also hold an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from New York University and write fiction and nonfiction. You can contact me at or @ericakanesaka.