By systematically analyzing the process of female fantasy formation, this book represents the first extensive critical attempt to examine Japanese women's narratives of male homosexuality, including both purely literary works (with English translations) and material derived from popular culture.
Contents; Acknowledgements; List of Figures; Chapter One Introduction; Part One Theoretical Visions; Chapter Two Mapping Out Theories of Sexuality and Sexual Fantasies; Part Two The Act of Writing/Reading Male Homosexual Fantasies; Chapter Three L' homme Fatal and (Dis)empowered Women in Mari Mori's Male Homosexual Trilogy; Chapter Four Perverse Aesthetics in Taeko Kōno's "Toddler-Hunting": The Beating Father, the Beaten Boy, and a Female Masochist; Chapter Five The Decadent Aesthetics of Male Homosexuality in Kanoko Okamoto's "The Bygone World"
Chapter Six Rieko Matsuura's The Reverse Version: The Theme of Girl-Addresing-Girl and Male Homosexual FantasiesChapter Seven Perverse Sexualities, Perverse Desires: Representations of Female Fantasies and Yaoi Manga as Pornography Directed at Women; Part Three Translations; Chapter Eight "The Lovers' Forest" ("Koibitotachi No Mori"); Chapter Nine "The Bygone World" ("Kakoze"); Chapter Ten "Chiyoko" from The Reverse Version; Chapter Eleven Conclusion; References; Index
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