Department of Asian Languages and Literatures
Faculty - Kyle Keoni Ikeda
Kyle Keoni Ikeda, Assistant Professor of Japanese
- Ph.D., University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2007
- Curriculum Vitae
Area of expertise
Okinawan literature, war memory, second generation trauma, war survivor narratives
Contact InformationEmail: 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 301
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.