Daily Thesis Report (4/102): You’re Your Own Worst Enemy Part 1 of Unknown

Goal: Rewrite first chapter of thesis

What Actually Was Done: Entirely revised first three pages, created outline for a rewrite of the thesis literature review

*Sigh* This will be a short post today, as the title summarizes the basic problem currently sabotaging my efforts at writing a senior thesis.

For those interested in what scholarship I am including in my literature review, listed below are the articles I am wresting with in the literature review:

Aoyama, Tomoko. 1988. “Male Homosexuality as Treated by Japanese Women Writers.” In The Japanese Trajectory: A Modernization and beyond. Cambridge University Press. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511759666.011.
Blair, M. M., A. Levi, M. McHarry, and D. Pagliassotti. 2010. “She Should Just Die in a Ditch’: Fan Reactions to Female Characters in Boys’ Love Manga.” In Boys’ Love Manga: Essays on the Sexual Ambiguity and Cross-Cultural Fandom of the Genre, 110–25.
Galbraith, Patrick W. 2011. “Fujoshi: Fantasy Play and Transgressive Intimacy among ‘Rotten Girls’ in Contemporary Japan.” Signs 37 (1): 211–32. doi:10.1086/660182.
Matsui, Midori. 1993. “Little Girls Were Little Boys: Displaced Femininity in the Representation of Homosexuality in Japanese Girls’ Comics.” In Feminism and the Politics of Difference, edited by Sneja Marina Gunew and Anna Yeatman, 177–96. Allen & Unwin.
McLelland, Mark. 2000. “No Climax, No Point, No Meaning? Japanese Women’s Boy-Love Sites on the Internet.” Journal of Communication Inquiry 24 (3): 274–91. doi:10.1177/0196859900024003003.
———. 2001. “Local Meanings in Global Space: A Case Study of Women’s ‘Boy Love’ Web Sites in Japanese and English.” Mots Pluriels, no. 19. http://motspluriels.arts.uwa.edu.au/MP1901mcl.html.
———. “The Love Between ‘Beautiful Boys’ in Japanese Women’s Comics.” Journal of Gender Studies 9 (1): 13–25. doi:10.1080/095892300102425.
———. 2000. Male Homosexuality in Modern Japan Cultural Myths and Social Realities. Richmond: Curzon. http://ccl.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://site.ebrary.com/lib/claremont/Doc?id=10094420.
———. “Loincloths, Ladyboys and Lolita’s Little Brother: Women’s Culture and the Consumption of ‘Gay’ Pornography in Japan.” In Loincloths, Ladyboys and Lolita’s Little Brother: Women’s Culture and the Consumption of “Gay” Pornography in Japan. Gay and Lesbian Welfare Association Inc. (GLWA). http://espace.library.uq.edu.au/view/UQ:69044.
Mizoguchi, Akiko. 2003. “Male-Male Romance by and for Women in Japan: A History and the Subgenres of Yaoi Fictions.” US-Japan Women’s Journal 25: 49–75.
———. 2008. “Reading and Living Yaoi : Male-Male Fantasy Narratives as Women’s Sexual Subculture in Japan.” https://urresearch.rochester.edu/institutionalPublicationPublicView.action?institutionalItemId=5822.
Nagaike, Kazumi. 2009. “Elegant Caucasians, Amorous Arabs, and Invisible Others: Signs and Images of Foreigners in Japanese BL Manga.” Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific 20: 29.
Okabe, Daisuke, and Kimi Ishida. 2012. “Making Fujoshi Identity Visible and Invisible.” In Fandom Unbound: Otaku Culture in a Connected World, 207–24. New Haven: Yale University Press.
Saito, Kumiko. 2011. “Desire in Subtext: Gender, Fandom, and Women’s Male-Male Homoerotic Parodies in Contemporary Japan.” Mechademia 6 (1): 171–91. doi:10.1353/mec.2011.0000.
Shamoon, Deborah. 2004. “Office Sluts and Rebel Flowers: The Pleasures of Japanese Comics for Women.” In Porn Studies, edited by Linda Williams, 77–103. Duke University Press.
Suter, Rebecca. 2013. “Gender Bending and Exoticism in Japanese Girls’ Comics.” Asian Studies Review 37 (4): 546–58. doi:10.1080/10357823.2013.832111.
Suzuki, Kazuko. 1998. “Pornography or Therapy? Japanese Girls Creating the Yaoi Phenomenon.” Millennium Girls: Today’s Girls around the World, 243–67.
Welker, James. 2006. “Beautiful, Borrowed, and Bent: ‘Boys’ Love’ as Girls’ Love in Shôjo Manga.” Signs 31 (3): 841–70. doi:10.1086/signs.2006.31.issue-3.
———. 2011. “Flower Tribes and Female Desire: Complicating Early Female Consumption of Male Homosexuality in Shōjo Manga.” Mechademia 6 (1): 211–28. doi:10.1353/mec.2011.0007.
Wood, Andrea. 2006. “‘Straight’ Women, Queer Texts: Boy-Love Manga and the Rise of a Global Counterpublic.” Women’s Studies Quarterly 34 (1/2): 394–414.