Essays

Fantasies of Diversity: Representations of Race in Japanese Video Games

Part One – On Cultural Difference
Part Two – On Pokémon
Part Three – On Final Fantasy

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Strong Female Characters: Feminism and the Ladies of Final Fantasy

Part One
Part Two
Part Three
Part Four
Part Five

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Men, Women, and Tentacles in Japanese Animated Pornography

Part One
Part Two
Part Three

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Challenging Auteurship: Dōjinshi as Creative Fan Interpretation

Part One
Part Two
Part Three

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Short Essays

Linkle, the Female Gaze, and the Sailor Moon Paradox

Big Eyes, Magical Girls, and the American Way: The Cultural Cross-Pollination of Shōjo Manga

Is It Sexist?: A Quick Guide to a Tricky Question

Concealing and Revealing Identities: Cross-Dressing in Anime and Manga

In Defense of Fujoshi: Bara, Yaoi, and Fantasies of Queer Sexuality

Writing “Strong” Female Characters

Maidens and Witches: Purity and Power in Magic Knight Rayearth

Rethinking Girliness: Sailor Moon and Femininity

Pokémon as Japanese Literature

Rape in Yaoi Narratives: Sexuality, Fantasy, and Subversion

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Visual Essays

Manga-Inspired Comics at Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2015

Fan Comics at Anime Expo 2015

Anime Boobs: A Visual Essay on the Male Gaze

What Is Moe?: A Visual Essay on the Aesthetics of Erotic Fantasy

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On Academia

Gender and the Job Market in Japanese Studies

On Being Poor in Grad School

In Defense of Japanese Studies

Kazuo Ishiguro and the Problem of “Japaneseness”

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Miscellany

Fandom Glossary

JManga

The Best of Tokyopop

Japanese Literature for the Kindle

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(The above art is by Cynthia Liu.)

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