Mary A. KNIGHTON is Professor at Aoyama Gakuin University, where she teaches and researches modern American and Japanese literature and culture. Recent essays have appeared in Faulkner and Money, ed. Jay Watson (2019) and Animal Comics: Multispecies Storyworlds in Graphic Narratives, ed. David Herman (2017). Translations and articles on Kōno Taeko and Kanai Mieko have appeared in Japanese Language and Literature (2022), Japan Forum (2017) and U.S.–Japan Women’s Journal (2011). Her current book project focuses on insects in Japanese literature and culture.