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Three Languages

Thorlac Turville-Petre

in England the Nation: Language, Literature, and National Identity, 1290-1340

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122791
eISBN:
9780191671548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122791.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Nationalist polemics sets up a scheme of languages in conflict. Latin is for clerics; French is the language of the noble descendants of the Norman oppressors; English is the language of the people ... More


Boys' Love, Cosplay, and Androgynous Idols: Queer Fan Cultures in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan

Maud Lavin, Ling Yang, and Jing Jamie Zhao (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789888390809
eISBN:
9789888390441
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390809.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

Chinese-speaking popular cultures have never been so queer as in this digital, globalist age. In response to the proliferation of queer representations, productions, fantasies, and desires, ... More


U-Turn, New Path, or Market Failure? Transforming BL into Rover, 1979–1994

Timothy R. Whisler

in The British Motor Industry, 1945-1994: A Case Study in Industrial Decline

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198290742
eISBN:
9780191684838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198290742.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter discusses the sale of Rover to the German car maker, BMW. The disappearance of Austin, Morris, and Triumph badges reflected Rover's market strategy aim of moving upmarket. BL's wide ... More


Boys Love Manga and Beyond: History, Culture, and Community in Japan

Mark McLelland, Kazumi Nagaike, Katsuhiko Suganuma, and James Welker (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461190
eISBN:
9781626740662
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461190.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Boys Love (or simply BL) has emerged as a mainstream genre in manga, anime, and games for girls and young women. This genre was first developed in Japan in the early 1970s by a group of female ... More


Literary Scribes: The Harley Scribe and Robert Thornton as Case Studies

Susanna Fein

in Insular Books: Vernacular manuscript miscellanies in late medieval Britain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780197265833
eISBN:
9780191771996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265833.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

In the study of medieval manuscripts, an individual scribe’s patterns of change may emerge as knowable, analysable features that display creative involvement. If, added to this circumstance, a single ... More


The Chivalric Miscellany: Classifying John Paston’s ‘Grete Booke’

Andrew Taylor

in Insular Books: Vernacular manuscript miscellanies in late medieval Britain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780197265833
eISBN:
9780191771996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265833.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

A chivalric miscellany, such as the ‘Grete Booke’ commissioned by Sir John Paston II in the 1460s, can be classified according to the likely use its owner made of it, or intended to make of it, even ... More


Girls Who Love Boys’ Love: BL as Goods to Think with in Taiwan (with a Revised and Updated Coda)

Fran Martin

in Boys' Love, Cosplay, and Androgynous Idols: Queer Fan Cultures in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789888390809
eISBN:
9789888390441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390809.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

Based on interviews with 30 female readers of BL (Boys’ Love) manga in Taipei, this chapter analyzes the BL scene in Taiwan from the perspective of its social utility as a discursive arena enabling ... More


Do Heterosexual Men Dream of Homosexual Men?: BL Fudanshi and Discourse on Male Feminization

Kazumi Nagaike

in Boys Love Manga and Beyond: History, Culture, and Community in Japan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461190
eISBN:
9781626740662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461190.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter examines heterosexual male readership of Boys Love (BL) in Japan. It draws heavily from Yoshimoto Taimatsu's study, Interviewing Fudanshi (Fudanshi ni kiku)—fudanshi (rotten men) being ... More


Representational Appropriation and the Autonomy of Desire in Yaoi/BL

Ishida Hitoshi

in Boys Love Manga and Beyond: History, Culture, and Community in Japan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461190
eISBN:
9781626740662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461190.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter explores the ways in which critical issues of representational appropriation are belittled by way of both apologetic gesture and shielding. This chapter's analysis is twofold: while ... More


Queering the Cooking Man: Food and Gender in Yoshinaga Fumi’s (BL) Manga

Tomoko Aoyama

in Boys Love Manga and Beyond: History, Culture, and Community in Japan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461190
eISBN:
9781626740662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461190.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter discusses the works of manga artist Yoshinaga Fumi, whose narratives are an endlessly interpretable relationship that provides a window on gender and sexuality. It argues that Yoshinaga ... More


Regulation of Manga Content in Japan: What Is the Future for BL?

Mark McLelland

in Boys Love Manga and Beyond: History, Culture, and Community in Japan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461190
eISBN:
9781626740662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461190.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter addresses cultural responses to Boys Love (BL) texts, including both manga and light novels, in the context of broader conservative critiques of manga, anime, and related popular ... More


A Genealogy of Boys Love: The Gaze of the Girl and the Bishōnen Body in the Prewar Images of Takabatake Kashō

Barbara Hartley

in Boys Love Manga and Beyond: History, Culture, and Community in Japan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461190
eISBN:
9781626740662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461190.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter discusses the prehistory of Boys Love (BL) by analyzing the works of Taisho period (1912–1925) artist, Takabatake Kashō. The period saw significant economic and technological growth that ... More


A Brief History of ShŌnen’ai, Yaoi, and Boys Love

James Welker

in Boys Love Manga and Beyond: History, Culture, and Community in Japan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461190
eISBN:
9781626740662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461190.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter explores the emergence of the genres that is predominantly used to label Boys Love (BL). It first turns to the works of the Fabulous Year 24 Group (Hana no nijūyo'nen-gumi), also known ... More


The Evolution of BL as “Playing with Gender”: Viewing the Genesis and Development of BL from a Contemporary Perspective

Fujimoto Yukari and Joanne Quimby

in Boys Love Manga and Beyond: History, Culture, and Community in Japan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461190
eISBN:
9781626740662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461190.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter demonstrates how yaoi and Boys Love (BL) developed as an entertaining space where women can “play with gender,” and the constraints of oppressive female gender roles can be removed. A ... More


What Can We Learn from Japanese Professional BL Writers?: A Sociological Analysis of Yaoi/BL Terminology and Classifications

Kazuko Suzuki

in Boys Love Manga and Beyond: History, Culture, and Community in Japan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461190
eISBN:
9781626740662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461190.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter discusses the problems that emerge from the proliferation of different terms referring to genres of male-male romance writing in Japan. Drawing from the insights of Boys Love (BL) light ... More


What is Japanese “BL Studies?”: A Historical and Analytical Overview

Kazumi Nagaike and Tomoko Aoyama

in Boys Love Manga and Beyond: History, Culture, and Community in Japan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461190
eISBN:
9781626740662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461190.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter examines Boys Love (BL) studies in Japan, highlighting Nakajima Azusa's paper Communication Dysfunction Syndrome (Komyunikēshon fuzen shōkōgun). Published in 1991, this research paper is ... More


Politics of Utopia: Fantasy, Pornography, and Boys Love

Rio Otomo

in Boys Love Manga and Beyond: History, Culture, and Community in Japan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461190
eISBN:
9781626740662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461190.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter continues the discussion of Boys Love (BL) studies by interrogating BL narratives as feminist-utopian pornographic fantasies, with an analysis of the works of Judith Butler, Luce ... More


Moe Talk: Affective Communication Among Female Fans of Yaoi in Japan

Patrick W. Galbraith

in Boys Love Manga and Beyond: History, Culture, and Community in Japan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461190
eISBN:
9781626740662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461190.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter explores how female fans of Boys Love (BL) manga in Japan talk to one another about relationships between fictional male characters, which they find not only pleasurable, but also ... More


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