Marjorie is a Ph.D. student focusing on pre-modern Japanese and Korean literature. She received her B.A. in Asian Studies and Japanese from the George Washington University in the spring of 2008. Her interests are primarily in Three Kingdoms/Unified Silla (Korea) and Nara period literature (Japan). Her MA thesis focuses on the intersections between the hyangga poetry of the Silla kingdom and the poetry of Man’yōshū in Japan. She is currently interested in exploring the idea of “Paekche literature” through both Korean and Japanese materials. Other interests include Japanese and Korean archaeology, classical waka poetics, early vernacular scripts in Japan and Korea, and early Japanese and Korean Buddhism.