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New CAS Faculty

Professor Kyle Ikeda

Kyle Ikeda

Assistant Professor of Asian Languages and Literatures

Kyle Ikeda, Assistant Professor in Japanese Language and Literature, received his B. A. in English from the University of California at Berkeley (1990) and his M.A. (2000) and Ph D. (2007) in Japanese from the University of Hawai'i at Mânoa.

His research examines how the war fiction of Okinawa's premier contemporary writer, Medoruma Shun, engages war experiences and local Okinawan beliefs that have typically been eschewed in Japanese historical narrative and survivor testimony. His translation of Medoruma's award winning short story "Mabuigumi" (Spirit Stuffing) appears in issue 40 of Fiction International.

One of Kyle's personal interests is in kumi daiko (ensemble Japanese drumming), and is glad to hear that Burlington has a local taiko group.

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