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Illegal Literature: Toward a Disruptive Creativity

David S. Roh

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816695751
eISBN:
9781452953670
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695751.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

What is the cultural value of illegal works that violate the copyrights of popular fiction? Why do they persist despite clear, stringent intellectual property laws? Drawing upon the disciplines of ... 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


Creativity in Play

Michal Daliot-Bul

in License to Play: The Ludic in Japanese Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839406
eISBN:
9780824868994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839406.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Play has often been associated with creativity that generates innovation because it allows an alleged “relaxation of rules.” Chapter five looks at the relationships among creativity, innovation, ... More


How Japanese Fan Fiction Beat the Lawyers

David S. Roh

in Illegal Literature: Toward a Disruptive Creativity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816695751
eISBN:
9781452953670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695751.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 2 shifts focus to underground writing communities that borrow from popular culture to influence canonicity. Roh compares American fan fiction and dojinshi to illustrate how a favorable or ... More


Accretive Genius: The Case for Disrupting Culture

David S. Roh

in Illegal Literature: Toward a Disruptive Creativity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816695751
eISBN:
9781452953670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695751.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The introduction reconsiders the relationship between canonical and subcultural voices relegated to the periphery in cultural studies, and articulates the need for considering how infrastructure--in ... More


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