"Boys' love," a male-male homoerotic genre written primarily by women for women, enjoys global popularity and is one of the most rapidly growing publishing niches in the United States. It is found in manga, anime, novels, movies, electronic games, and fan-created fiction, artwork, and video.
This collection of 14 essays addresses boys' love as it has been received and modified by fans outside... [click here for more]
This is the first book devoted entirely to the rarely studied world of romance comics.
The text includes information on several types of romance comics and their creators, plus the history, numbers, and publishing frequency of dozens of romance titles.
The author examines several significant periods in the development of the romance genre, including the origins of Archie Comics... [click here for more]
Traditional Themes, Images and Symbols at Play on Screen
Over the last few decades, anime has consistently come into fruitful contact with themes, images and symbols associated with the fairy tale tradition.
This critical text focuses on the ways in which fundamental principles of the fairy tale tradition are deployed, and hence come to manifest themselves narratively and cinematographically, in... [click here for more]