Eno Compton's primary field is classical Japanese literature, with minor fields in medieval Chinese literature, and literary theory and criticism. He earned both a B.A. and an M.A. in Chinese from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a focus on the medieval period. Eno is interested in narratology, figurality, and word play in a wide range of texts both Japanese and Chinese including Six Dynasties and Tang shi, Heian waka, nikki, and monogatari. Tentatively entitled, "A Genealogy of An Erotic Figure: From Six Dynasties shi to Heian waka and monogatari," his dissertation theorizes figurative language as a way to discuss the relationship between Six Dynasties poetry and the Kokinwakashū and Genji monogatari while also considering how such a relationship demands a number of important re-readings of the latter two Heian texts.