Male homosexual narratives in various genres and media—from “high-brow” literature by distinguished female authors to “pornographic” comic books produced and distributed by amateurs—have attracted the attention of a number of cultural critics in Japan and abroad. This book represents the first extensive critical attempt to examine Japanese women's narratives of male homosexuality/homoeroticism, addressing not only popular culture genres, but also the considerable body of critically acclaimed literary works (with English translations of the original works). The result is an in-depth analysis of the ways in which female fantasies of male homosexuality/homoeroticism may be composed, acknowledged, and interrogated.
Kazumi Nagaike, Ph.D. (2005) in Asian Studies, The University of British Columbia, is an Associate Professor for Center for International Education and Research, Oita University. She has extensively published on her ongoing analysis of female acts of fantasizing male-male eroticism.
All those interested in Japanese cultural studies, popular culture, literarary studies, gender/sexuality/queer theory, and psychoanalysis.