I am a first-year master’s student from Osaka, Japan, with a B.A. in English from the University of Pennsylvania. My undergraduate thesis focuses on Virginia Woolf’s stylistic and symbolic incorporation of the pictorial in Jacob’s Room and To the Lighthouse. At UVA, I am interested in exploring how modernist and contemporary novels portray ordinary experiences, and how they interact with visual media in their formal experimentation. Other areas of interest include critical perspectives on everyday life, and contemporary novelists’ negotiations of high modernist methods and ideals.