Jean Toyama

Jean Toyama

Professor Emerita

Bilger Hall 101
2545 The Mall
Honolulu, HI 96822

Phone: (808) 956-7193
Fax: (808) 956-9879
E-mail: toyama@hawaii.edu

I was born and raised in Hawai‘i and have been a faculty member at the University of Hawai’i for more than 30 years. Most of my career has been spent in the classroom where I enjoy my interaction with students. I teach courses on practically everything: French language, poetry, the novel , Francophone literature. Recently I was able to offer a seminar on Beckett. After becoming Interim Associate Dean of LLL, I was able to teach only one course a semester. Besides scholarly endeavors I also write poetry and short stories.

Education

  • BA, University of Hawai‘i
  • MA, Purdue University
  • PhD, University of California-Irvine

Selected Publications

  • Beckett’s Game: Self and Language in the Trilogy, Peter Lang Publishers, 1991.
  • Literary Relations East and West, co-edit with Nobuko Ochner, LLL/UH Press, 1990.
  • What the Kite Thinks, a book of linked poetry and commentary with Ooka Makoto, Wing Tek Lum, and Joseph Stanton, UHM Outreach/UH Press, 1994.
  • No Choice by to Follow, a book of linked poetry and commentary with Ann Inoshita, Juliet Kono and Christy Passion. Essay on linked poetry by Jean Toyama, Bamboo Ridge Press, 2010.

• Kelli’s Hanauma Friends, a book of poems and art about Hawaiian reef dwellers with paintings by Russell Sunabe, 2010.

 

 

Teaching Awards

  • College of LLL Excellence in Teaching Award-1989
  • Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching-2000
  •  Beckett’s Game: Self and Language in the Trilogy, Peter Lang Publishers, 1991.
  •  Literary Relations East and West, co-edit with Nobuko Ochner, LLL/UH Press, 1990.
  • What the Kite Thinks, a book of linked poetry and commentary with Ooka Makoto, Wing Tek Lum, and Joseph Stanton, UHM Outreach/UH Press, 1994.
  •   No Choice by to Follow, a book of linked poetry and commentary with Ann Inoshita, Juliet Kono and Christy Passion.  Essay on linked poetry by Jean Toyama, Bamboo Ridge Press, 2010.
  • Kelli’s Hanauma Friends, a book of poems and art about Hawaiian reef dwellers with paintings by Russell Sunabe, 2010.
 

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