University of Vermont

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Japanese Program

<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: 2:15-3:15 at CM. 303, L/L, 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).