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for the spring 2021 semester.
Professor of Japanese Language & Literature
Contact & Office Hours
Monday, 1-2 p.m. EDT; Wednesday, 2-3 p.m. EDT; Or by appointment.
Dewey Hall 306
Ph.D., M.A., B.A., University of California, Berkeley
Kimberly Kono is the current chair of the East Asian languages and literatures department. She teaches courses on modern Japanese language, literature and culture.
Her book Romance, Family and Nation in Japanese Colonial Literature (Palgrave, 2010) examines the tropes of romance, family and marriage in Japanese literature produced in colonial Taiwan, Korea and Manchuria during the 1930s and 1940s. Other research interests include feminist and postcolonial theory, travel writing and Japanese popular culture.