M/M Bibliography

Slash Scholarly | Slash Popular | Boys’ Love/Nanshoku

Slash Scholarly Bibliography

This lists scholarly articles and other resources about slash.

  • Allington, Daniel (2007) “How Come Most People Don’t See It?”: Slashing the Lord of the Rings Social Semiotics, Volume 17, Issue 1 March 2007 , pages 43 – 62 doi: 10.1080/10350330601124650
  • Aul. B. & Frank, B. (Autumn, 2002).Prisoners of dogma and prejudice: Why there are no G/L/B/T characters in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction, 86.
  • Boyd, Kelly Simca. “One index finger on the mouse scroll bar and the other on my clit”: Slash writers’ views on pornography, censorship, feminism and risk. (Doctoral Dissertation, Simon Fraser University [Canada]), Master’s Abstracts International, 40, 2.
  • Busse, Kristina. 2005. “‘Digital get down’: Postmodern Boy Band Slash and the Queer Female Space.” In Eroticism in American Culture, ed. Cheryl Malcolm and Jopi Nyman, 103–25. Gdansk: Gdansk Univ. Press.
  • Cicioni, Mirna. (1998). Male Pair Bonds and Female Desire in Fan Slash Writing. In C. Harris and A. Alexander (Eds.). Theorizing Fandom: Fans, subculture and identity (pp. 153-177). Cresskil NJ: Hampton Press, Inc.
  • Decarnin, Camilla (2006). Slash Fiction. In Gaëtan Brulotte and John Phillips (Eds.). Encyclopedia of Erotic Literature. New York: Routledge, pp. 1233-1235.
  • Fisher, K. (2002). Nookie with a Wookie: The culture of slash-lit. In Jessica Berens and Kerri Sharp (Eds.), Inappropriate Behaviour: Prada sucks! and other demented descants (pp. 173-180). London: Serpent’s Tail.
  • Green, Shoshanna, Jenkins, Cynthia, and Jenkins, Henry. (1998). The Normal Female Interest in Men Bonking: Selections from The Terra Nostra Underground and Strange Bedfellows. In Cheryl Harris and Alison Alexander, (Eds.), Theorizing Fandom: Fans, subculture, and identity (pp. 9-38). Cresskil NJ: Hampton Press, Inc.
  • Hellekson, Karen and Kristina Busse. Fan Fiction and Fan Communities in the Age of the Internet. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2006.
  • Jenkins, H. (1992). Textual poachers: Television fans and partipatory culture. New York: Routledge, Chapman, and Hall.
  • Katyal, Sonia K. (2006). Performance, Property, and the Slashing of Gender in Fan Fiction. American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law, 14(3), 461-581.
  • Lee, Kylie. (Spring 2003). Confronting Enterprise Slash Fan Fiction. ‘Extrapolation. 44(1) 69-82.
  • Lefanu, S. (1988). In the chinks of the world machine: Feminism and science fiction. London: The Women’s Press.
  • MacDonald, Marianne. (Jan/Feb 2006). Harry Potter and the Fan Fiction Phenom. Gay & Lesbian Review, 13(1) 28-30.
  • Sabucco, Veruska. (2000). Shonen Ai: Il nuovo immaginario erotico femminile tra Oriente e Occidente. Roma: Castelvecchi.
  • Salmon, Catherine, and Symons, Don. (2004). Slash fiction and human mating psychology. The Journal of Sex Research, 41:1, pp. 94-100.
  • Saxey, Esther. 2001. “Staking a Claim: The Series and its Slash Fan-Fiction.” In Reading the Vampire Slayer: The unofficial critical companion to “Buffy” and “Angel,” ed. Roz Kaveny, 187–210. New York: Tauris Park.
  • Selley, April. (1987). “‘I have been, and ever shall be, your friend’: Star Trek, The Deerslayer, and the American Romance.” Journal of Popular Culture 20:89–104.
  • Smol, Anna. (Winter 2004). “”Oh. . . oh. . . Frodo!”: Readings of Male Intimacy in The Lord of the Rings.” MFS Modern Fiction Studies, 50(4), pp. 949-979
  • Somogyi, Victoria. (September 2002). Complexity of Desire: Janeway/Chakotay Fan Fiction. The Journal of American Culture, 25(3-4), pp. 399.404.
  • Woledge, Elizabeth (August 2005) “Decoding Desire: From Kirk and Spock to K/S1” Social Semiotics, Volume 15, Issue 2, pages 235 – 250 doi: 10.1080/10350330500154857

Slash Popular Bibliography

This lists popular resources about slash; newspaper and magazine articles, blogs, and so forth of potential interest to researchers.

  • Kahn, J. (April 6, 2006). The secret sisterhood of slash: Women at USC read between the story lines and rewrite their favorite characters with a homoerotic twist. Daily Trojan.
  • MacDonald, M. (Jan/Feb 2006). Harry Potter and the Fan Fiction Phenom. Gay and Lesbian Review, 13(1), pp. 28-30.

Boys’ Love/Nanshoku Bibliography

This lists research about nanshoku and boys’ love topics that don’t fit clearly into yaoi / shōnen-ai or slash categories.

  • Angles, Jeffrey M. (2004) “Writing the love of boys: Representations of male-male desire in the literature of Murayama Kaita and Edogawa Ranpo (Japan).” (Dissertation, The Ohio State University). Dissertation Abstracts International 65, 01A.
  • Angles, Jeffrey M. (2011) Writing the Love of Boys: Origins of Bishōnen Culture in Modernist Japanese Literature. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
  • Berry, C. (2007). The Chinese Side of the Mountain. Film Quarterly, 60(3), pp. 32-37.
  • Childs, Margaret H. (1980). “Chigo Monogatari: Love Stories or Buddhist Sermons?” Monumenta Nipponica 35(2):127-151.
  • Childs, Margaret H. (trans. 1996). “The Story of Kannon’s Manifestation As a Youth” (Chigo Kannon engi). In Stephen D. Miller (Ed.), Partings at Dawn: An Anthology of Japanese Gay Literature. San Francisco: Gay Sunshine Press, pp. 31-35.
  • Childs, Margaret H. (trans. 1996). “The Tale of Genmu” (Genmu monogatari). In Stephen D. Miller (Ed.), Partings at Dawn: An Anthology of Japanese Gay Literature. San Francisco: Gay Sunshine Press, pp. 36-54.
  • Furukawa, Makoto. (Angus Lockyer, trans. 1994). “The Changing Nature of Sexuality: The Three Codes Framing Homosexuality in Modern Japan.” U.S. – Japan Women’s Journal, English Supplement 7(December):98-127.
  • Gerstle, C. Andrew. (2001). “Love Suicides on the Eve of the Kōshin Festival” (Shinjū yoigō shin; 1722) In Gerstle (trans.), Chikamatsu: Five Late Plays. New York: Columbia University Press, pp. 278-324.
  • Guth, Christine M. E. (1987). “The Divine Boy in Japanese Art.” Monumenta Nipponica 42(1):1-23.
  • Jackson, Earl, Jr. (December 1989). “Kabuki Narratives of Male Homoerotic Desire in Saikaku and Mishima.” Theatre Journal 41(4):459-477.
  • Hayakawa Monta. (1998). 浮世絵春画と男色. [Ukiyō-e shunga to nanshoku; Spring Pictures and Nanshoku] Tokyo: Kawade Shobō Shinsha.
  • Kashō Takabatake. (2001). 高畠華宵 美少年図鑑 [Takabatake kashō bishōnen zukan; Illustrated Compendium of Beautiful Boys] Tokyo: Heibonsha.
  • Leupp, Gary. (1997). Male Colors: The Construction of Homosexuality in Tokugawa Japan. University of California Press.
  • Maës, Hubert. (1970). Hiraga Gennai et son temps. [Hiraga Gennai and His Times] Paris: École française d’Extrême-Orient.
  • Maës, Hubert. (trans. 1979). Histoire galante de Shidōken. [Gallant Story of Shidōken; 1763] Paris: L’Asiathèque.
  • Pflugfelder, Gregory M. (1999). Cartographies of Desire: Male-Male Sexuality in Japanese Discourse, 1600-1950. Berkeley, California: University of California Press.
  • Reichert, Jim. (2006). In the Company of Men: Representations of Male-Male Sexuality in Meiji Literature. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press.
  • Schalow, Paul Gordon. (1985). “The Great Mirror of Male Love” by Ihara Saikaku (Volumes I and II). (Dissertation, Harvard University). Dissertation Abstracts International, 46 08A.
  • Schalow, Paul Gordon. (1989). “Male Love in Early Modern Japan: A Literary Description of the ‘Youth’.” In Martin B. Duberman, Martha Vicinus, and George Chauncey, eds., Hidden from History: Reclaiming the Gay and Lesbian Past. New York: New American Library.
  • Schalow, Paul Gordon. (trans. 1990). The Great Mirror of Male Love (Nanshoku ōkagami). Stanford, California: Stanford University Press.
  • Schalow, Paul Gordon. (Spring 1993). “The Invention of a Literary Tradition of Male Love. Kitamura Kigin’s Iwatsutsuji.” Monumenta Nipponica 48(1):1-31.
  • Schalow, Paul Gordon. (1996). Introduction. In Stephen D. Miller (Ed.), Partings at Dawn: An Anthology of Japanese Gay Literature. San Francisco: Gay Sunshine Press, pp. 11-20.
  • Schalow, Paul Gordon. (1998). “Theorizing Sex/Gender in Early Modern Japan: Kitamura Kigin’s Maidenflowers and Wild Azaleas.” Japanese Studies 18(3):247-263.
  • Schalow, Paul Gordon. (2000). “Five Portraits of Male Friendship in the Ise monogatari.Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies 60(2):445-488.
  • Screech, Timon. (1999). Sex and the Floating World: Erotic Images in Japan, 1700-1820. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press.
  • Shively, Donald. (1955). “Bakufu Versus Kabuki”. Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies. 18: 326-356
  • Suganuma, Katsuhiko. (2012). Contact Moments: The Politics of Intercultural Desire in Japanese Male-Queer Cultures. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.
  • Sueyoshi, Amy. (2012). Queer Compulsions: Race, Nation, and Sexuality in the Affairs of Yone Noguchi. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press.
  • Tinios, Ellis. (2005). “The Representation of Male-male Sex in Japanese Books”. In Amy Reigle Newland (Ed.), Japanese Erotic Fantasies: Sexual Imagery of the Edo Period. Amsterdam: Hotei, pp. 31-33. [Published with the exhibition "Desire of Spring: Erotic Fantasies in Edo Japan", 22 January - 17 April 2005, Kunsthal, Rotterdam.]
  • Watanabe Hajime. (1935). “On the Scroll-painting representing the Story of the Chigo-Kawannon in the Ikedo Collection”. National Research Institute for Cultural Properties. 美術研究 [Bijutsu Kenkyu; Journal of Art Studies]. Number 39.
  • Watanabe, Tsuneo, and Jun’ichi Iwata. (D.R. Roberts, trans. 1989). The Love of the Samurai: A Thousand Years of Japanese Homosexuality. London: GMP Publishers. (Originally published as La Voie des éphèbes. Paris: Ed. Trismegiste, 1986.)