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L'écriture charnelle de Kanai Mieko : sexualités transgressives et transgressions narratives

ContributorsBekirov, Anthony
Number of pages142
Master program titleMémoire de Master - Faculté des Lettres de l'Université de Genève - Unité de japonais
Defense date2021-09-10
Abstract

This master's thesis delves into the written output of Japanese female writer Kanai Mieko (1947-), more specifically into her early short novels produced between 1967 and 1975. During this period, Kanai intertwined stories of horrific, “perverse” sexualities with narrative experimentations. These experimentations have been theorized by the author herself under the concept of “corporeal writing” which she exposes in two essays: “Towards a Theory of Corporeality” (1969) and “Text/Reality/Body” (1984). According to her, a text can become corporeal when the author gives agency back to the reader, involving them physically in the process of writing. Moreover, Kanai's early novellas show clear intertextuality with the pre-war literary movement called ero-guro-nansensu, and in particular the two major figures of Edogawa Ranpo (1894-1965) and Yumeno Kyūsaku (1889-1936), both of which had already experimented with narrative devices through violent and licentious imagery. Our goal was therefore to understand the correlation between corporeal writing and sexuality in Kanai's early texts, as well as drawing a clearer picture of her dialogue with ero-guro-nansensu.

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Keywords
  • Japon
  • Sexualité
  • Littérature
  • Japan
  • Sexuality
  • Literature
  • Nikutai
  • Ero-Guro-Nansensu
  • Hentai
  • Edogawa Ranpo
  • Yumeno Kyūsaku
  • Umehara Hokumei
  • Japan
  • Sexuality
  • Literature
  • Nikutai
  • Ero-Guro-Nansensu
  • Hentai
  • Edogawa Ranpo
  • Yumeno Kyūsaku
  • Umehara Hokumei
Citation (ISO format)
BEKIROV, Anthony. L’écriture charnelle de Kanai Mieko : sexualités transgressives et transgressions narratives. 2021.
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