BL (Boys’ Love) Literacy: Subversion, Resuscitation, and Transformation of the (Father’s) Text

  title={BL (Boys’ Love) Literacy: Subversion, Resuscitation, and Transformation of the (Father’s) Text},
  author={T. Aoyama},
  journal={U.S.-Japan Women's Journal},
  pages={63 - 84}
  • T. Aoyama
  • Published 2013
  • Psychology
  • U.S.-Japan Women's Journal
BL and the Genealogy of Girls’/Women’s Reading The significance of the act of reading in girls’ culture has been recognized in a variety of fields, including literary and cultural studies, visual art, history, education, sociology, and anthropology.1 The childhood studies scholar and pioneer of shōjo studies Honda Masuko identified July 1916 as marking the “birth of ‘the girl’ in modern Japan,” with the first installment of what was to become known as Hana monogatari (Flower tales): 

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