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<Kyle Ikeda>

Faculty - Kyle Keoni Ikeda

Kyle Keoni Ikeda, Associate Professor of Japanese

  • Ph.D., University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2007
  • C.V. (PDF)
Contact Information
Phone: (802) 656-1044
Office: Rm. 303, 479 Main Street
Office Hours:
Monday & Wednesday: 2:00-3:00 at Rm. 303, 479 Main Street, or by appointment


Professsor Ikeda will be the interim Chair for the Department of Asian Languages and Literatures for Fall 2015, and on sabbatical for Spring 2016.

Professor Ikeda teaches pre-modern Japanese literature (WLIT 109), Japanese Popular Culture and Globalization (JAPN 095), & War Memory & Trauma in Japanese Literature (WLIT 195) in the Fall and Modern Japanese literature (WLIT 119) and Fiction in Japanese (JAPN 296) in the Spring.
Publications: Professor Ikeda’s book Okinawan War Memory: Transgenerational Trauma and the Fiction of Medoruma Shun (Routledge, 2014) analyzes representations of war memory and trauma in the imaginative fiction of Okinawan writer Medoruma Shun, His related article “Geographically-Proximate Postmemory: Sites of War and the Enabling of Vicarious Narration in Medoruma Shun's Fiction” (2013) in the International Journal of Okinawan Studies (IJOS) elaborates second-generation war trauma in sites of war. Professor Ikeda’s translation of Medoruma’s “Mabuigumi” (Spirit Stuffing) appears in the literary journal Fiction International (2007), and in Living Spirit: Literature and Resurgence in Okinawa (2011).