Sophia University

Academics Professors Information

KONO Shion
河野 至恩

Associate Professor
Comparative Literature / Modern Japanese Literature

B.A., Bowdoin College
M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University

Research and Teaching Interests:

I have written on a wide range of topics in comparative literature and modern Japanese literature. My earlier research mainly focused on the author Mori Ōgai, and I have examined Mori Ōgai’s historical fiction as well as his engagement with German-language books. I have also investigated literary travels, as a genre, a theme, and as actual movements of authors and texts. More recently, I have translated and written on contemporary Japanese criticism (hihyō) since the 1990s, especially on the critical discourses on popular culture. I have also been interested in the question of reading Japanese literature as world literature.

At Sophia, I teach courses in comparative literature, including courses on contemporary literature, cultural encounters and literature, and literature and film. I also teach a Core course on critical thinking.

Email: s-kono[at]sophia.ac.jp
Website:http://shionkono.wordpress.com/about/
http://sophia.academia.edu/shionkono
Office: 10-637

Selected Publications

Books

Book Chapters

Journal Articles

  • Kono, Shion. “A Travelogue of a ‘Round-the-World Trip’ on Tokyo Asahi Shimbun: Newspaper Media at the late Meiji Period and the Experience Abroad.” PAJLS Proceedings of the Association for Japanese Literary Studies 8 (2007): 212-221.

COURSES

Courses No Title 2018 Semester Offered
LIT201
LITERARY GENRES
Autumn
LIT300 WESTERN LITERATURE Spring
LIT324
LITERATURE AND FILM
Not Offered
LIT352
WORLD LITERATURE: A LITERARY JOURNEY
Autumn
LIT470
SEMINAR IN WORLD LITERATURE
Not Offered