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Book Announcement: The Monstrous-Feminine in Contemporary Japanese Popular Culture

The Monstrous-Feminine in Contemporary Japanese Popular Culture Dumas, Raechel This book explores the monstrous-feminine in Japanese popular culture produced from the late years of the 1980s through to the new millennium. Raechel Dumas examines the role of female monsters in … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Monsters, Animals, and Other Worlds – A Collection of Short Medieval Japanese Tales

Monsters, Animals, and Other Worlds A Collection of Short Medieval Japanese Tales Edited by Keller Kimbrough and Haruo Shirane Monsters, Animals, and Other Worlds is a collection of twenty-five medieval Japanese tales of border crossings and the fantastic, featuring demons, samurai, … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Teaching Postwar Japanese Fiction

Proposals are invited for a volume tentatively entitled Teaching Postwar Japanese Fiction. This volume in the MLA’s Options for Teaching series aims to bring together essays describing innovative and successful approaches to teaching Japanese fiction to an undergraduate audience. The terms postwar and fiction are interpreted … Continue reading

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Resource: University of Pennsylvania’s Japanese Juvenile Fiction Collection

Today’s resource is just a quick glance at a database for those literature-minded folk interested in modern Japanese literature or, more specifically, juvenile fiction in Japan. In recent years, the University of Pennsylvania has digitized a sizable collection of Japanese … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Three-Dimensional Reading: Stories of Time and Space in Japanese Modernist Fiction, 1911-1932

Via University of Hawai’i Press. Three-Dimensional Reading: Stories of Time and Space in Japanese Modernist Fiction, 1911-1932 Editor: Yiu, Angela; 280pp. July 2013 Paper – Price: $25.00 ISBN: 978-0-8248-3801-0 Cloth – Price: $55.00 ISBN: 978-0-8248-3662-7 A 29th-century dystopian society seen … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Wondrous Brutal Fictions: Eight Buddhist Tales from the Early Japanese Puppet Theater

Wondrous Brutal Fictions:  Eight Buddhist Tales from the Early Japanese Puppet Theater.   Wondrous Brutal Fictions presents eight seminal works from the seventeenth-century Japanese sekkyō and ko-jōruri puppet theaters, many translated into English for the first time. Both poignant and disturbing, these whimsical narratives contain … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Strange Tale of Panorama Island

Via University of Hawai’i Press. Author: Edogawa Ranpo Translator: Gerbert, Elaine Kazu 144pp. January 2013 Paper – Price: $17.00 ISBN: 978-0-8248-3703-7 Cloth – Price: $35.00 ISBN: 978-0-8248-3633-7 Edogawa Ranpo (1894-1965) was a great admirer of Edgar Allan Poe and like … Continue reading

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