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McHarry, Mark: "(Un)gendering the homoerotic body. Imagining subjects in boys’ love and yaoi." In: Transformative Works and Cultures 8 (2011)<http://journal.transfor ... wc/article/view/257/250>. 
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Resource type: Web Article
Languages: English
Peer reviewed
DOI: 10.3983/twc.2011.0257
BibTeX citation key: McHarry2011
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Categories: General
Keywords: Adaptation, Fandom, Gender, Identity, Literature, Manga, Randformen des Comics
Creators: McHarry
Collection: Transformative Works and Cultures
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Abstract
Language is a condition for a subject’s formation, and identity is a factor in a subject’s understanding of self. The Japanese-derived literary forms boys’ love and yaoi portray male subjects as valorizing and acting on same-sex erotic desire, yet with little or no sense of possessing a same-sex desiring identity. Following Elizabeth Grosz, Julia Kristeva, and Michel Foucault, a reading is performed of a Western yaoi fan fic to explore how subjects in yaoi and boys’ love enter into language, and hence subjectivity.
  
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