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Book Announcement: A Proximate Remove: Queering Intimacy and Loss in the Tale of Genji

A Proximate Remove: Queering Intimacy and Loss in the Tale of Genji by Reginald Jackson (Author) Open Access: June 2021 How might queer theory transform our interpretations of medieval Japanese literature and how might this literature reorient the assumptions, priorities, … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Rethinking Japanese Feminisms

Rethinking Japanese Feminisms Editor: Bullock, Julia C.; Kano, Ayako; Welker, James Welker Rethinking Japanese Feminisms offers a broad overview of the great diversity of feminist thought and practice in Japan from the early twentieth century to the present. Drawing on methodologies … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: 3rd Mechademia Conference on Anime, Manga and Media Theory from Japan

“World Renewal – Counterfactual Histories, Parallel Universes, and Possible Worlds” November 29 – December 2, 2012 Dongguk University, Seoul Deadline for submissions: May 15 In the wake of the disasters and tragedies of 3.11, the cry “Another world is possible” … Continue reading

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Japanese Studies: we have a problem—in theory

There are plenty of stereotypes about graduate students, but one of the most persistent images is that of the intellectual snob. Using obscure words in everyday conversations, sprinkling buzzwords into explanations in class, and name-dropping the scholars or theorists they’ve … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: MLA 2013 Critical Theory in Premodern East Asian Literature

We are now inviting submissions for a panel to be convened at the 2013 MLA conference in Boston, Massachusetts January 3-6. The panel will examine readings of premodern East Asian texts for resonance with current topics of theoretical debate. Examples … Continue reading

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