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Humanities educator

Naoko Fuwa Thornton, Japanese humanities educator. Fulbright grantee, 1965.

Background

Thornton, Naoko Fuwa was born on January 3, 1943 in Tokyo. Daughter of Hiroshi and Miyo (Takabe) F.

Education

Bachelor in English, Japan Women's University, 1965. Master of Arts in Comparative Literature, Indiana University, 1967. Doctor of Philosophy, Indiana University, 1973.

Career

Visiting lecturer, Indiana U., Bloomington, 1972; lecturer in English, Japan Women's U., Tokyo, 1978-1983; assistant professor, Japan Women's U., Tokyo, 1983-1987; associate professor, Japan Women's U., Tokyo, 1987-1992; professor, Japan Women's U., Tokyo, since 1992.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: The World of Eudora Welty: Myths of Garrulity and Silence (in Japanese), 1988, Strange Felicity: Eudora Welty's Subtexts on Fiction and Society, 2003. Translator: The Book of Tea, 1969, The Golden Apples, 1991, The Ponder Heart, 1994.

Connections

Married Ronald Wayne Thornton, March 20, 1968. Children: Arthur Takeshi, Peter Guy Akira.

father:
Hiroshi F.

mother:
Miyo (Takabe) F.

spouse:
Ronald Wayne Thornton

child:
Arthur Takeshi Thornton

child:
Peter Guy Akira Thornton