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Echoes From The Other Side: Gender, Space, And Psyche In Contemporary Japanese Genre Fiction, Raechel Lynn Dumas
Center for Asian Studies Graduate Theses & Dissertations
This dissertation explores the fantastical landscapes in which Japanese genre fiction routinely unfolds as subversive spaces for the elaboration of subjectivities that undermine conventional discourses on gender and identity. Through analyses of four texts representing the genres of horror, science fiction, fantasy, and speculative fiction—Suzuki Kōji’s Ringu (Ring), Ueda Sayuri’s Zeusu no ori (Cage of Zeus), Kirino Natsuo’s Joshinki (The Goddess Chronicle), and Tobi Hirotaka’s "Jisei no yume" (Autogenic Dreaming)—this analysis seeks to illuminate how writers working across disparate popular genres have adopted and adapted historically constituted gender paradigms in order to elaborate visions ...
Peter Pan And Coraline: Gender’S Impact On Mapping Psychoanalysis Onto Physical Spaces, Theresa Bailie
2015 Undergraduate Awards
In this essay I show the complications that arise when psychoanalytical theory is imposed onto a child’s secondary world. In both J. M. Barrie’s Peter Pan and Neil Gaiman’s Coraline the child’s unconscious desires are displayed in the way the child either dominates over or is threatened by the physical space he or she is in. As a boy who will never have to grow up, Peter dominates over both Hook’s masculine threat of patriarchal authority and the crocodile’s feminine threat of consumption. As a girl who will grow into a woman Coraline has ...
Anna Rocca And Kenneth Reeds, Eds. Women Taking Risks In Contemporary Autobiographical Narratives. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars, 2013. 232 Pp., Kate Averis
Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature
Review of Anna Rocca and Kenneth Reeds, eds. Women Taking Risks in Contemporary Autobiographical Narratives. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars, 2013. 232 pp.