College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Asian Languages and Literatures

Faculty - Kyle Keoni Ikeda

Kyle Keoni Ikeda, Assistant Professor of Japanese

Area of expertise

Okinawan literature, war memory, second generation trauma, war survivor narratives

Contact Information
Email: Kyle Keoni Ikeda

Office Hours: 2:00-3:00 pm M W or by appointment at L/L CM 303
Office: 479 Main Street Rm 303
Phone: (802) 656-1044

Professor Ikeda teaches pre-modern Japanese literature (WLIT 109) and modern Japanese literature (WLIT 119). He also teaches a course on Japanese popular culture and Elementary Japanese (JAPN 001/002).

Publications: Professor Ikeda is working on a book manuscript that focuses on representations of war memory and trauma in the imaginative fiction of Okinawan writer Medoruma Shun.    His translation of Medoruma's "Mabuigumi" (Spirit Stuffing) appears in the literary journal Fiction International, and an article on Okinawan and Ryukyuan literary studies in North America appears in the Fall 2008-Winter 2009 edition of the RYUKYUANIST.

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