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Showing 1 - 127 of 127 Journals sorted alphabetically
19 : Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
a/b : Auto/Biography Studies : Journal of The Autobiography Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
AALITRA Review     Open Access  
AbeÁfrica : Revista da Associação Brasileira de Estudos Africanos     Open Access  
Abgadiyat     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Abusões     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
ACME : Annali della Facoltà di Studi Umanistici dell'Università degli Studi di Milano     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Acta Baltico-Slavica     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Acta Humana     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Literaria     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Acta Neophilologica     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Acta Universitatis Lodziensis : Folia Litteraria Romanica     Open Access  
Acta Universitatis Lodziensis : Folia Litteraria Rossica     Open Access  
Acta Universitatis Sapientiae     Open Access  
Actes de la Journée des Sciences et Savoirs     Open Access  
Actio Nova : Revista de Teoría de la Literatura y Literatura Comparada     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ad Americam     Open Access  
AFRREV IJAH : An International Journal of Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Akra Kültür Sanat ve Edebiyat Dergisi / Akra Journal of Culture Art and Literature     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Aksara     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Al-Abhath     Full-text available via subscription  
Al-Andalus : Magreb     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Alea : Estudos Neolatinos     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
ALED : Revista Latinoamericana de Estudios del Discurso     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Aletria : Revista de Estudos de Literatura     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Algarrobo-MEL     Open Access  
Alpha (Osorno)     Open Access  
Altralang Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
América sin Nombre     Open Access  
American Book Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
American Journal of Philology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
American Literary Realism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 47)
Anagrama     Open Access  
Anagramas : Rumbos y Sentidos de la Comunicación     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Anales Galdosianos     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Anàlisi : Quaderns de Comunicació i Cultura     Open Access  
ANAPHORA : Journal of Language, Literary and Cultural Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Âncora : Revista Latino-Americana de Jornalismo     Open Access  
Aniki : Revista Portuguesa da Imagem em Movimento     Open Access  
Annales islamologiques     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Anuari de Filologia. Llengües i Literatures Modernes     Open Access  
Anuario     Open Access  
Anuário de Literatura     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anuario Lope de Vega. Texto, literatura, cultura     Open Access  
Ao Pé da Letra     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Appalachian Heritage     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Arabia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Archivum     Open Access  
Arethusa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Argumentation et analyse du discours     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Arizona Quarterly: A Journal of American Literature, Culture, and Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Ars Aeterna     Open Access  
Artelogie     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Arthuriana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Artl@s Bulletin     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Arts et Savoirs     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Asia Pacific Translation and Intercultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Astra Salvensis     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Atalanta : Revista de las Letras Barrocas     Open Access  
Atalaya     Open Access  
Ateneo Korean Studies Conference Proceedings     Open Access  
Aturá : Revista Pan-Amazônica de Comunicação     Open Access  
Australian Journal of French Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Australian Literary Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Azalea: Journal of Korean Literature & Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Babel     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Babel : Revista Eletrônica de Línguas e Literaturas Estrangeiras     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Bahasa dan Seni : Jurnal Bahasa, Sastra, Seni, dan Pengajarannya     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Balkanologie : Revue d'Études Pluridisciplinaires     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Bamboo and Silk     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Barnboken : Journal of Children's Literature Research     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Barnelitterært forskningstidsskrift     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Basastra : Jurnal Bahasa, Sastra, dan Pengajarannya     Open Access  
BASINDO : Jurnal Kajian Bahasa, Sastra Indonesia, dan Pembelajarannya     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Belas Infiéis     Open Access  
Bergen Language and Linguistics Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Between     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Beyond Words     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Biblioteca Escolar em Revista     Open Access  
Bibliotheca Dantesca : Journal of Dante Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Biography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Bisanzio e l'Occidente     Open Access  
Black Camera     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Black Women, Gender & Families     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
Boletim de Pesquisa NELIC     Open Access  
Boletín de Literatura Comparada     Open Access  
Boletín Galego de Literatura     Open Access  
Book History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 149)
Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Brazilian Journalism Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Bridging Cultures     Open Access  
British (Jurnal Bahasa dan Sastra Inggris)     Open Access  
Bronte Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Brookings-Wharton Papers on Financial Services     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Brumal. Revista de investigación sobre lo Fantástico     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bulletin De L' Association Thaïlandaise Des Professeurs de Français     Open Access  
Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Bunron : Zeitschrift für literaturwissenschaftliche Japanforschung     Open Access  
Byzantion Nea Hellás     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Caderno de Letras     Open Access  
Caderno de Squibs : Temas em estudos formais da linguagem     Open Access  
Caderno Seminal     Open Access  
Cadernos de Literatura em Tradução     Open Access  
Cahiers Balkaniques     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers d'histoire. Revue d'histoire critique     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Cahiers de civilisation espagnole contemporaine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers de littérature orale     Open Access  
Cahiers de Narratologie     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cahiers du Monde Russe     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Cahiers d’Études Germaniques     Open Access  
Cahiers d’études italiennes     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Cahiers franco-canadiens de l'Ouest     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
caleidoscópio: linguagem e tradução     Open Access  
Callaloo     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Cambridge Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Canadian Journal of European and Russian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Caracol     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Carnets : Revue électronique d'études françaises     Open Access  
Carte Italiane     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Catedral Tomada. Revista de crítica literaria latinoamericana     Open Access  
CAUCE : Revista Internacional de Filología, Comunicación y sus Didácticas     Open Access  
CELEHIS : Revista del Centro de Letras Hispanoamericanas     Open Access  
Cervantes : Bulletin of the Cervantes Society of America     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Ceræ: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Chasqui. Revista Latinoamericana de Comunicación     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Children's Literature Association Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Chimères     Open Access  
Chinese Studies Journal     Open Access  
Chrétiens et sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ciencies. Cartafueyos Asturianos de Ciencia y Teunoloxía     Open Access  
Cipango     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Cipango - French Journal of Japanese Studies. English Selection     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Circe de clásicos y modernos     Open Access  
Claraboia     Open Access  
CLCWeb : Comparative Literature and Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Coastal Review : An Online Peer-reviewed Journal     Open Access  
Cognitive Studies : Études cognitives     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
College Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Colloquia Germanica     Full-text available via subscription  
Colorado Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Commonwealth Essays and Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Communication and Culture Online / Komunikacija i kultura     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Comparative Critical Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Comparative Cultural Studies : European and Latin American Perspectives     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Comparative Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 57)
Comparative Literature : East & West     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Comparative Literature Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 48)
Comparative Mythology     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Comunicação & Sociedade     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Comunicação e Sociedade     Open Access  
Comunicación y Género     Open Access  
Con Texte     Open Access  
Conexión     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Configurations     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Conradiana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Consonanze     Open Access  
Contemporary Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28)
Contemporary Pacific     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Contemporary Women's Writing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
COnTEXTES     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Contextes et Didactiques     Open Access  
Contexto     Open Access  
Contrastive Pragmatics     Open Access  
Convergences Francophones     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Coolabah     Open Access  
Corpus Pragmatics : International Journal of Corpus Linguistics and Pragmatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
CoSMo | Comparative Studies in Modernism     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CR : The New Centennial Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Cracow Indological Studies     Open Access  
Criando     Open Access  
Crime Fiction Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Criticism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Criticón     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Croatica et Slavica Iadertina     Open Access  
Crossways Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cuadernos AISPI     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Ilustración y Romanticismo     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Rusística Española     Open Access  
Cuadernos del CILHA     Open Access  
Cuadernos LIRICO : Revista de la Red Interuniversitaria de Estudios sobre las Literaturas Rioplatenses Contemporáneas en Francia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuban Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Cultura de la República : Revista de Análisis Crítico (CRRAC)     Open Access  
Current Writing : Text and Reception in Southern Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Dalhousie French Studies     Open Access  
Das Questões     Open Access  
De Signos y Sentidos     Open Access  
Diagonal : Zeitschrift der Universität Siegen     Hybrid Journal  
Dialectologia     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Dialektika : Jurnal Bahasa, Sastra, dan Pendidikan Bahasa dan Sastra Indonesia     Open Access  
Diálogos Latinoamericanos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Dialogues : An Interdisciplinary Journal of English Language Teaching and Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Dicenda. Cuadernos de Filología Hispánica     Open Access  
Diciottesimo Secolo : Rivista della Società Italiana di Studi sul Secolo XVIII     Open Access  
Dickens Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Diegesis : Interdisziplinäres E-Journal für Erzählforschung     Open Access  
DIGILEC : Revista Internacional de Lenguas y Culturas     Open Access  

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Bunron : Zeitschrift für literaturwissenschaftliche Japanforschung
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ISSN (Print) 2199-2754
Published by Universität Heidelberg Homepage  [8 journals]
  • Die Kodierung von Emotionen in Ogawa Yōkos Werken und deren affektives
           und gefühlsbezogenes Wirkungspotential

    • Authors: Elena Giannoulis
      Abstract: The present article investigates in what way emotions are encoded in the works of Ogawa Yōko and reveals how their affective and feeling-oriented impact potential unfolds. It argues that emotions predominantly occur in their pre-reflective form, i.e. as affects that are expressed by sensory narration. The study demonstrates that protagonists cannot verbalize and thematize reflected forms of emotions, i.e. feelings, or they stop at the affective level, primarily at the perception of physiological reactions. Sensory narration is embedded in the fairytale-like and yet uncanny-seeming basic mood that characterizes Ogawa’s literature. This mood is largely generated by sequences that will be defined in the present article as a mood tableau. After clarifying the issue of the production process and quality of mood in the text and the textual encoding of emotions (affects and feelings), text-based and empirical approaches from literary studies will be incorporated as an outlook on future research on this topic. The hypothesis is that due to the sensory and affective narration style, readers subconsciously shift to an affective perception mode, which subsequently turns into a feeling-oriented mode. This is because, in contrast to the characters, the reader cannot stop at the affective level and cognitively steps in for the protagonists, i.e. the reader reflects on the affective during the reading process and is moved by the feeling that the protagonist lacks; he fills the psychological void in the text. The affect–reaction model introduced here can also be applied to the works of other authors and, by its symbiosis of text-based and empirical approaches, has great potential for the affective sciences within literary studies.
      PubDate: 2023-01-31
      DOI: 10.11588/br.2022.9.20984
       
  • Shaping national consciousness: utakai hajime, imperial poems and the
           Russo-Japanese war

    • Authors: Maria Carbune
      Abstract: The Imperial Poetry Bureau (Outadokoro 御歌所) was a court ministry founded in 1869 as one of the Meiji-era institutions which served to legitimize the new government as the restoration of the imperial rule. In my paper I will discuss the endeavors of Outadokoro’s leader, Takasaki Masakaze 高崎正風, and other members, to instrumentalize waka 和歌 poetry for purposes of nation-building. Whether as school songs, shōka 唱歌, imperial poems leaked to the press or poems submitted to the 1869 revived imperial poetry competition, utakai hajime 歌会始, waka poetry played a significant role in fostering national consciousness, particularly starting with the period of the Russo-Japanese War (1904–1905). The first part of this essay provides a historical overview of Outadokoro and utakai hajime, while the second part discusses the role played by waka poetry in the exacerbation of national fervor leading up to and during the Russo-Japanese War. I will show how, through literary topoi and tropes, the political myth of an unbroken imperial line descendant of Amaterasu was emphasized, while the high emotional content of imperial poems leaked to the press portrayed the Emperor as a concerned, affectionate father of the nation-family.
      PubDate: 2023-01-31
      DOI: 10.11588/br.2022.9.18878
       
  • Großes japanisch-deutsches Wörterbuch. 和独大辞典 In drei Bänden
           herausgegeben von Jürgen Stalph, Irmela Hijiya-Kirschnereit, Wolfgang
           Schlecht und Ueda Kōji. Band 3: O – Z. München: Iudicium 2022, 2510 S.
           

    • Authors: Naomi Miyatani
      Abstract: Rezension
      PubDate: 2023-01-31
      DOI: 10.11588/br.2022.9.20983
       
  • Transpacifica: Quellen zum deutschsprachigen Diskurs über die USA und
           Ostasien, 1900–1945 Görbert, Johannes; Keppler-Tasaki, Stefan;
           Sommadossi, Tomas

    • Authors: Torsten Weber
      Abstract: Rezension
      PubDate: 2022-12-30
      DOI: 10.11588/br.2022.9.20802
       
  • デジタル文学地図の研究への活用
           —『雨月物語』を例に—

    • Authors: 飯倉 洋一
      Abstract: The Digital Literary Map of Japan was developed as an international research project between Heidelberg University, the National Institute of Japanese Literature and Ōsaka University. As a case study of how the digital literary map can be used for research, this paper describes the use of poetic places (utamakura) in Ueda Akinari's 上田秋成 Ugetsu monogatari 雨月物語.
      PubDate: 2022-12-30
      DOI: 10.11588/br.2022.9.20803
       
  • Digital Literary Map of Japan 日本のデジタル文学地図: A
           Technical Perspective

    • Authors: Leo Born
      Abstract: The Digital Literary Map of Japan (DLM) is a project aimed at documenting and displaying geographical spots within Japan that convey literary associations or are found to have had significant impact on the literary-historic landscape of Japan over the centuries. In the context of the project, a web application with an online database has been developed in order to make the data easily accessible. This paper presents the technical infrastructure behind the web application and describes its core features as well as providing context for possible future directions of the application. The application is publicly hosted under https://literarymaps.nijl.ac.jp and can be accessed without a user account.
      PubDate: 2022-12-30
      DOI: 10.11588/br.2022.9.20804
       
  • 名所の形成と名所イメージの構築
           ―『平家物語』の築島伝説を手掛かりに―

    • Authors: 金 智慧
      Abstract: Anecdotes and legendary stories about samurai from the Taira clan, which were disseminated by the Tales of the Heike, spurred the development of meisho (famous places of literary and historic importance) from medieval times, and literary works based upon these stories contributed to the formation of their characteristic image. In other words, the particular image of a meisho was formulated in the process of circulation between the original story concerning the place and its spin-off stories that were represented in paintings or the performing arts. In this paper, I focus on the story of Tsukishima (築島), the artificial island constructed by Taira no Kiyomori in front of Owada port, and trace the process which led to the creation of the literary image of Tsukishima by examining the handscroll Tsukishima monogatari emaki, the kōwakamai play Tsukishima and others. Furthermore, I will show how the image of Tsukishima was perceived by the public through the analysis of regional illustrated gazetteers in the Edo period including Setsuyō gundan and Settsu meishozue.
      PubDate: 2022-12-30
      DOI: 10.11588/br.2022.9.20805
       
  • 『和漢名所詩歌合』に関する一考察
           ―形式と名所題をめぐって―

    • Authors: 黄 夢鴿
      Abstract: This paper explores the importance of the poetic topoi and the influence of preexisting literary works in Wakan meisho shiika-awase 和漢名所詩歌合 (Fujiwara no Motoie, around 1272), a poetry contest with famous places of Japan and China as subject. First, I will compare Wakan meisho shiika-awase with earlier shiika awase in terms of form and composition. I will then consider the reason why Fujiwara no Motoie chose specific famous places as topics by looking at other works of the same period featuring famous places. Finally, I will elaborate on the characteristics of famous places of Japan and China Motoie selected as topics, and consider his awareness of the arrangement of Chinese and Japanese places.
      PubDate: 2022-12-30
      DOI: 10.11588/br.2022.9.20806
       
  • 能《高砂》における名所・旧跡
           世阿弥の作劇法に照らして

    • Authors: 中尾 薫
      Abstract: This paper attempts to elucidate the meaning of famous places and historic sites (meisho 名所 and kyūseki 旧跡) in Nō. As a key to this issue, in chapter 1-3, we will analyse the dramaturgy described in Zeami's (世阿弥) treatises, Sandō (三道) and Fūshi kaden (風姿花伝), where he explains how waka (和歌) and Chinese poems (kanshi 漢詩) mentioning famous places should be used in Nō. In the chapters 4 and 5 we will examine the Nō play Takasago (高砂, written by Zeami) as a case study. It becomes evident that Zeami regarded famous places and historic sites as crucial elements, and that he situated them strategically near the climax, at the end of ha sandan (破三段). In addition, a close reading of Takasago confirms that, in accordance with the words in his treatises, waka containing famous places and historic sites not only appear at the climax, but they serve also to define the theme and the emotions of the characters. As this paper is focusing on the one Nō play Takasago, it is impossible to generalize its findings at this point. Further study of this kind is needed to decide whether these characteristics apply to all of Zeami's Nō works and to the canon of the more than 200 Nō plays. It is clear, however, that most of the Nō plays are characterized by the use of meisho and kyūseki, and that they are an indispensable part of their structure.
      PubDate: 2022-12-30
      DOI: 10.11588/br.2022.9.20807
       
  • 能の中の逢坂

    • Authors: 杉本 亘
      Abstract: This paper focuses on the role of Ōsaka (逢坂) in Nō (能) plays. On the whole, Ōsaka appears in 22 Nō plays, and the reference to this place name can be classified into three groups. (1) In some of the plays the name is only mentioned; (2) in others, someone passes the barrier of Ōsaka; (3) while in the rest, the barrier of Ōsaka is the stage for the story. In the first case, Ōsaka is used in a manner similar to the utamakura in waka poetry. In the second, conspicuously the word 関 (barrier/checkpoint) is often added to the place name, and the checkpoint of Ōsaka becomes a representation for the conditions of the world: if the barrier of Ōsaka is open, this serves as a hint that the world is in peace and is securely ruled by the emperor. The main characters of the plays of the third type are Semimaru (蝉丸) and Ono no Komachi (小野小町), who are represented in Nō plays as deities of the performing arts. This indicates that the barrier of Ōsaka while being a liminal space is considered as a sacred place where deities dwell.
      PubDate: 2022-12-30
      DOI: 10.11588/br.2022.9.20808
       
  • 名所「逆櫓松」と『ひらかな盛衰記』
           ―近世大坂における名所形成の一例として―

    • Authors: 岡部 祐佳
      Abstract: In Japan, travel became popular in the Edo period (1603–1867), and many places became popular as sightseeing spots. As a result, many traditional poetic places were revived as tourist attractions. The place of Sakaro no matsu 逆櫓松 has been handed down to this day as the site of the sakaro arasoi that is the dispute between Minamoto no Yoshitsune and Kajiwara no Kagetoki during the Genpei War (1467–1568). In fact, this perception was induced by the popular Edo period jōruri puppet play Hiragana seisuiki (1739). This jōruri was the catalyst for the association of a pine tree in the Fukushima area of Ōsaka with sakaro arasoi. In addition, the illustrated gazetteer Settsu meishozue (1796–1798) not only introduces Sakaro no matsu as the setting of sakaro arasoi, but also points out its connection to Hiragana seisuiki. While this former creates a link to the classical world, the latter is connected to the theater of the same period, which is in line with the modern concept of content tourism. The way in which these places of interest were established is characteristic of the Edo period, which saw the spread of travel as a form of entertainment, the rise of commercial publishing, the explosive expansion of audiences for literature and entertainment, and the flourishing of theatrical productions.
      PubDate: 2022-12-30
      DOI: 10.11588/br.2022.9.20809
       
  • Conquering the studio-space. The emergence of women writers’
           self-representations within their studio in modern Japanese literature

    • Authors: Marco Taddei
      Abstract: In the Meiji period the shosai 書斎 (studio) was a predominantly male gendered space, mainly set up in the upper-class houses of writers and intellectuals. Used for reading, writing or limited social interactions, the studio was a private room that ensured privacy and quietness. Given the importance of the studio and its association with the identity and creativity of his owner, many male modern authors chose to portray themselves as writers in their private and intimate workplaces.
      On the contrary a scrutiny of women’s writing of the same period shows the lack of women writer’s self-representation in their studio in fictional or autobiographical works. However, despite the disparagement of women writers by Meiji society, the growth of women’s literacy in the following decades and the emergence of newspapers targeting female readers contributed to empower women writers’ voice. Thus, in the second decade of the twelfth century, women started to argue that wives and female writers too should have a space of their own within the domestic milieu.
      Focusing on Miyamoto Yuriko’s autobiographical writings describing her studio and Fumiko Hayashi’s Seikatsu 生活 (‘Lifestyle’, 1935), this paper discusses how the emergence of literary self-representations of modern women writers within their workplace promoted the image of women as professional writers and made the studio a less male gendered space.
      PubDate: 2022-12-30
      DOI: 10.11588/br.2022.9.18851
       
 
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