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Book Announcement: Queer Transfigurations: Boys Love Media in Asia

Queer Transfigurations: Boys Love Media in Asia Edited by James Welker The boys love (BL) genre was created for girls and women by young female manga (comic) artists in early 1970s Japan to challenge oppressive gender and sexual norms. Over … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Mechademia: Second Arc, vol 13.1: Queer(ing)

CFP: Mechademia: Second Arc, Vol. 13.1: Queer(ing), guest ed. James Welker (due 1 June 2019; published spring 2020) Japanese manga, anime, and games culture is associated with excessive sexuality and gender-bending that have unsettled cultural norms in multiple, often queer, … Continue reading

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Call For Papers: Transnational Boys’ Love Fan Studies

TWC (Transformative Works and Cultures) Special Issue CFP: Transnational Boys’ Love Fan Studies (March 2013) Edited by Kazumi Nagaike and Katsuhiko Suganuma, Oita University http://journal.transformativeworks.org/index.php/twc/announcement/view/19 “BL” (Boys’ Love), a genre of male homosexual narratives (consisting of manga, novels, animations, games, … Continue reading

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