My fiction writing has been temporarily put on hold as I make a concerted push to finish up a book chapter about the evolution of the female mad scientist, with special attention paid to her portrayal in steampunk webcomics. ….Why yes, I do love being a tenured professor and researching whatever the heck I want…! […]
Here’s a copy of the bibliography of fan studies that I’ll be handing out at ComicCon, for anybody who can’t make it but would like to get started on the academic study of the field….
Last Friday the New York Times published “Out of the Closet and Up, Up and Away” about Skin Tight USA at the Stonewall Inn in West Village. The Skin Tight party — in which the costumes range from the familiar (like Spider-Man) to ones that only a comics geek would recognize (like the 1993 version […]
Yesterday, as I was (re)defining boys’ love, I spent a few moments wondering if I wanted to add the word “heterosexual” to my definition: a narrative about the romantic or erotic relationship between two or more male characters that has been created with the intention of appealing to a female audience. I quickly decided not […]
Yesterday I was glancing through the Yaoi entry on Wikipedia and felt dissatisfied by the way the term was defined there. I’d like to propose a slight change in usage. In Japan, the genre is called boys’ love, Bōizu Rabu, and I believe that term should be used in English, as well, to label the […]
This is a first attempt at tracking the spread of boys’ love through the U.S., and I’d like readers’ revisions and additions; if you’ll make ’em in Comments, I’ll update this page accordingly. Thanks to all of you who have contributed! I’m primarily looking at official releases, although I’ll welcome information about “underground” releases — […]