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Poison Woman: Figuring Female Transgression in Modern Japanese Culture by Christine Marran

Marran, Christine L. Poison Woman: Figuring Female Transgression in Modern Japanese Culture. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2007. Marran claims the first serialized poison woman story (dokufumono) was published in 1978. These stories appeared in their own time to “anesthetize … Continue reading

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Gynesis: Configurations of Woman and Modernity

Jardine, Alice. Gynesis: Configurations of Woman and Modernity. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1985. Part of the French feminist school (l’ecriture feminine), though attempts to both analyze and critique Franco-American feminist debates (American construction “woman as sexual identity” from French “woman … Continue reading

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