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Chikako D. Kumamoto

Chikako D. Kumamoto

Professor, English

Tel.: (630) 942-2034
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2730A

Areas of Research Interest:

  • English Composition
  • Literary research and writing on English Renaissance and Victorian eras
  • Women's Studies

Recent Courses Taught:

  • English 1101, 1102 - Composition sequence
  • Literature classes

Current Projects:

  • The COD Anthology of Student Writing Across the Curriculum
  • Writing Project on Madam Butterfly
  • "The Wrath of Hera and Achilles: One Manifestation of Doubleness in Homer's Iliad" article in progress

Selected Publications, Presentations, Performances, Books:

  • ERIC ED 140574 on the 1997 4 C's presentation
  • "Growing Old," Prairie Light Review (Spring 1997)
  • "When Math and English Collide," Courier, (April 12, 2001)
  • "Fitzgerald's 'a pair of enormous eggs' and other egg-inspired images," accepted for publication by The Explicator. vol. 60, no. 1, 2001 • COD Transfer Program Guide "English Career Opportunities"
  • "Bakhtin's Others and Writing As Bearing Witness to the Eloquent 'I'," CCC vol. 54, no. 1, 2002
  • A poem "I Go There Forever" accepted for publication


  • Ph.D. English Renaissance Literature & Rhetoric, Loyola University Chicago
  • M.L.A. Liberal Arts, University of Chicago
  • M.A. English, Hiroshima University
  • M.A. English, Marquette University


Awards and Recognitions:

  • Inclusion in the "Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 2002"
  • Fulbright Scholarship to Study at Marquette University
  • Marquette University Graduate Study Scholarship
  • "Scholars for Dream Travel Award" by Conference on College Composition and Communication Conference in 1997.