Ayako KanoAssociate Professor, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Ayako Kano is Associate Professor in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania. Born in Tokyo, Japan, and raised in Frankfurt, New York, and Yokohama, Professor Kano received her B.A. from Keio University, Tokyo, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Cornell University.
Professor Kano's research focuses on the intersection of gender, performance, and politics, as well as on Japanese cultural history of the late 19th century to the present. Publications include _Acting Like a Woman in Japan: Theater, Gender, and Nationalism_ (New York: Palgrave, 2001), and numerous journal articles as well as translations in both English and Japanese. She is currently writing a book about Japanese feminist debates from the 1890s to present. Future projects include a cross-cultural analysis of the medieval Japanese noh theater, as well as a book on cinematic adaptations.
Professor Kano is faculty member of the Theater Arts Program, and the Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies Program, as well as a member of the Graduate Groups in History, and in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory.Ayako Kano
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