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Literature educator

Sumie Amikura Jones, American Literature educator. Fellow Bunting Institute, Harvard University, 1982-1983, postdoctoral fellow Japan Institute, Harvard University, 1982-1983; visiting fellow U. Tokyo, 1989-1990. Association member Center for East Asian Studies University of Chicago; Member Modern Language Association (executive county Asian literature division 1988-1993), American Comparative Literature Association (advisory board 1989-1991).

Background

Jones, Sumie Amikura was born on August 23, 1937 in Kofu, Yamanashi, Japan. Came to the United States, 1966. Daughter of Shozo and Shizue (Nakano) Amikura.

Education

Junior college certified, Tokyo Woman's Christian University, 1958. Bachelor, Waseda University, Tokyo, 1960. Master of Arts, University Washington, 1973.

Doctor of Philosophy, University Washington, 1979.

Career

Lecturer, Indiana U., Bloomington, 1978-1979;assistant professor, Indiana U., Bloomington, 1979-1986;associate professor, Indiana U., Bloomington, since 1986. Consultant Tokyo Executive Board, International Comparative Literature Association, 1989-1991. Advisor Japanese literature Garland Press, New York, since 1987.

Director collaborative project National Endowment for Humanities, since 1993.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Retorikku to site no Edo (The Rhetoric of Edoism), 1992, also articles in Principals Classical Literature, 1985, Yearbook Comparative and General Literature, 1987, Studies of Comparative LIt., 1991.

Membership

Association member Center for East Asian Studies University of Chicago. Member Modern Language Association (executive county Asian literature division 1988-1993), American Comparative Literature Association (advisory board 1989-1991).

Connections

Married Frank W. Jones, May 25, 1966 (divorced December 1979). 1 child, Laura.

father:
Shozo Amikura

mother:
Shizue (Nakano) Amikura

spouse:
Frank W. Jones

child:
Laura Jones