Writing Behind the Scenes

Writing Behind the Scenes

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chevron_rightLanguages and Cultures of the Middle and Far East

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ISBN (print)
978-88-6969-057-0

ISBN (ebook)
978-88-6969-056-3

ISSN Arts and Literature
chevron_right 2610-8992

e-ISSN Arts and Literature
chevron_right 2610-9425

Date of publication
01 Dec 2015

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Ca’ Foscari Japanese Studies | 4

Writing Behind the Scenes
Stage and Gender in Enchi Fumiko's Works

Daniela Moro
Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia
daniela.moro@unive.it

DOI 10.14277/978-88-6969-056-3

Abstract

The book focuses on the work of the Japanese writer Enchi Fumiko (1905-1986) and in particular on a selection of her late novels and novellas which are set in the world of traditional performing arts. The author analyzes the numerous intertextual references in Enchi’s works, not only to kabuki and noh – in particular through her reinterpretation of central figures such as Ono no Komachi and Kikujidō – but also to the theatrical production of Mishima Yukio. Through a lively dialogue with gender studies, queer studies, theories of performativity and memory, Enchi’s works reveal a strategic and expert use of the expressive potential of the stage. As a place par excellence where the fluidity of gender and more generally of identity are explored, in Enchi’s works theatre becomes an efficacious tool to deconstruct discourses and subvert conventions.

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Moro Daniela

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Writing Behind the Scenes

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Book

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en

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The book focuses on the work of the Japanese writer Enchi Fumiko (1905-1986) and in particular on a selection of her late novels and novellas which are set in the world of traditional performing arts. The author analyzes the numerous intertextual references in Enchi’s works, not only to kabuki and noh – in particular through her reinterpretation of central figures such as Ono no Komachi and Kikujidō – but also to the theatrical production of Mishima Yukio. Through a lively dialogue with gender studies, queer studies, theories of performativity and memory, Enchi’s works reveal a strategic and expert use of the expressive potential of the stage. As a place par excellence where the fluidity of gender and more generally of identity are explored, in Enchi’s works theatre becomes an efficacious tool to deconstruct discourses and subvert conventions.

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Ca’ Foscari Japanese Studies

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Arts and Literature

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Edizioni Ca’ Foscari - Digital Publishing

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2015-12-01

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http://doi.org/10.14277/978-88-6969-056-3

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2610-8976

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2610-9395

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978-88-6969-057-0

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978-88-6969-056-3

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Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution alone

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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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