Kota Inoue (on the right, pictured here with Yuri Kochiyama) is currently an assistant professor of Asian Studies at the University of Redlands in California. He earned masters degrees in Asian Studies and American Studies at the Universities of Arizona and Alabama respectively, as well as a Ph.D. in East Asian Languages and Literatures at the University of California-Irvine. Among Professor Inoue’s research interests is the study of colonialism vis-à-vis suburban culture. His ground-breaking research on Jun’ichiro Tanizaki‘s _Chijin no ai_ (“A Fool’s Love” or “Naomi”), which is forthcoming, sheds light on the relationship between suburban space and colonialism.
Cameron McKeich, a fourth-year McGill undergraduate student, interviews Professor Inoue about this newest research project. McKeich also inquires about his decision to become a professor, his opinion on the budget cuts at the University of Redlands, and finally his views on what responsible teaching is and what it should be.
Asking in-depth questions, McKeich engages Inoue, which makes for a pleasurable interview. The edited version is one hour long and is available in .mp3 format for download. It can also be found on iTunes if you search for east306. The unedited version is 75 minutes long and is only available in .mp3 format for download.
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