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Handbook of Modern and Contemporary Japanese Women Writers Table of Contents

(Rebecca Copeland, editor)

Part 1: Expanding Genre and the Exploration of Gendered Writing

1. When Women Write History: Nogami Yaeko, Ariyoshi Sawako, and Nagai Michiko (Susan W. Furukawa);

2. Writing Within and Beyond Genre: Okura Teruko, Miyano Murako, Togawa Masako, Miyabe Miyuki, and Minato Kanae and Mystery Fiction (Quillon Arkenstone);

3. Feminist “Failed” Reproductive Futures in Speculative Fiction: Ohara Mariko, Murata Sayaka, and Ueda Sayuri (Kazue Harada);

 

Part 2: Owning the Classics

4. Tales of Ise Grows Up: Higuchi Ichiyo, Kurahashi Yumiko, and Kawakami Mieko (Emily Levine);

5. Japanese Women Writers and Folktales: “Urashima Taro” in the Literary Production of Oba Minako and Kurahashi Yumiko (Luciana Cardi);

6. Women and the Non-human Animal: Rewriting the Canine Classic: Tsushima Yuko, Ito Hiromi, Tawada Yoko, Matsuura Rieko, and Sakuraba Kazuki (Lucy Fraser);

 

Part 3: Sexual Trauma, Survival, and the Search for the Good Life

7. Writing Women and Sexuality: Tamura Toshiko and Sata Ineko (Michiko Suzuki);

8. Voicing Herstory’s Silence: Three Women Playwrights—Hasegawa Shigure, Ariyoshi Sawako, and Dakemoto Ayumi (Barbara Hartley);

9. Writing Women’s Liberty and Happiness in the 1980s: Labor and Care in Kometani Foumiko, Hayashi Mariko and Yoshimoto Banana (Nozomi Uematsu);

10. Risky Business: Overcoming Traumatic Experiences in the Works of Kakuta Mitsuyo and Kanehara Hitomi  (David S. Holloway);

 

Part 4: Food, Family, and the Feminist Appetite

11. Watching the Detectives: Writing as Feminist Praxis in Enchi Fumiko and Kurahashi Yumiko (Julia C. Bullock); 12. Food as a Feminist Critique: Osaki Midori, Kanai Mieko, Ogawa Yoko (Hitomi Yoshio);

 

Part 5: Beyond the Patriarchal Family

13. “The Mommy Trap,”: Childless Women Write Motherhood—Kono Taeko, Takahashi Takako, and Murata Sayaka (Amanda C. Seaman);

14. Women and Queer Kinships: Matsuura Rieko, Fujino Chiya, and Murata Sayaka (Anna Specchio);

 

Part 6: Age is Just a Number

15. Beyond Shojo Fantasy: Women Writers Writing Girlhood—Yoshiya Nobuko, Tanabe Seiko, and Hayashi Mariko (Hiromi Tsuchiya Dollase);

16. Writing the Aged Woman:  Enchi Fumiko and Tanabe Seiko (Sohyun Chun);

17. Humor and Aging: Ogino Anna, Ito Hiromi, and Kanai Mieko (Tomoko Aoyama);

 

Part 7: Colonies, War, Aftermath

18. Women and War: Yosano Akiko and Hayashi Fumiko (Noriko J. Horiguchi);

19. Women and Colonies: Shanghai and Manchuria in the Autobiographical Writings of Hayashi Kyoko, Sawachi Hisae, and Miyao Tomiko (Lianying Shan);

20. Women and Aftermath: Koza as Topos in Literature from Okinawa—Toma Hiroko, Yoshida Sueko, and Sakiyama Tami (Davinder L.  Bhowmik);

 

Part 8:  Environment and Disaster

21. Writing Human Disaster: Hayashi Kyoko, Ishimure Michiko, and Kawakami Hiromi (Rachel DiNitto);

22. Teeming Up with Life: Reading the Environment in Ishimure Michiko, Hayashi Fumiko, and Osaki Midori (Jon L. Pitt);

 

Part 9: Crossing Borders: Writing Transnationally

23. Women and the Ethnic Body: Lee Jungja, Yu Miri, and Che Sil (Christina Yi);

24. Transnational Narratives and Travel Writing: Yoshimoto Banana, Takahashi Takako, and Yi Yangji (Pedro Thiago Ramos Basso)

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