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“Words are not meant to stir the air only: they are capable of moving greater things.”
Natsume Sōseki – Kokoro


A list of courses I have taught so far at Middlebury College


Coming soon


Some of my favorite websites for teaching and research

About me

I teach Japanese language and literature at Middlebury College. I received my Ph.D from the University of British Columbia and my M.A. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Before coming to Middlebury, I taught at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada) and Knox College (Galesburg, Illinois).

Student reviews

“I can’t fully express my admiration of Professor Milutin’s expanse of knowledge for all things Japanese. Any question I had, she answered with ease contextualizing pieces but also providing robust literary critique. When she presented, it was with intent, but by opening up class to discussion and just moderating it all, she allowed us to take charge and really get to the meat of the stories.”

“I LOVVVVVVVVVVVVE this class oh my goodness. I learned so much about Japanese history through the monsters and this was the most interesting class I have ever had.”

“Otilia was a dream! Brilliant! Engaging! Amazing! So generous with her time, knowledge, and food!”

“Professor Milutin was clearly passionate about the content of the course, which in large part is what made it enjoyable. She was incredibly knowledgeable on the subject matter which allowed us to have interesting and engaging classroom discussions. I appreciate the care with which she crafted the course and the care that she demonstrated for each of her students.”