Passionate Friendship

Passionate Friendship is a remarkable contribution 10 the growing field of Girl
reads brilliantly dismantling our overly scripted and seli - reflexive readings of girl


Author: Deborah M. Shamoon

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824861117

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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Shojo manga are romance comics for teenage girls. Characterized by a very dense visual style, featuring flowery backgrounds and big-eyed, androgynous boys and girls, it is an extremely popular and prominent genre in Japan. Why is this genre so appealing? Where did it come from? Why do so many of the stories feature androgynous characters and homosexual romance? Passionate Friendship answers these questions by reviewing Japanese girls’ print culture from its origins in 1920s and 1930s girls’ literary magazines to the 1970s “revolution” shojo manga, when young women artists took over the genre. It looks at the narrative and aesthetic features of girls’ literature and illustration across the twentieth century, both pre- and postwar, and discusses how these texts addressed and formed a reading community of girls, even as they were informed by competing political and social ideologies. The author traces the development of girls’ culture in pre–World War II magazines and links it to postwar teenage girls’ comics and popular culture. Within this culture, as private and cloistered as the schools most readers attended, a discourse of girlhood arose that avoided heterosexual romance in favor of “S relationships,” passionate friendships between girls. This preference for homogeneity is echoed in the postwar genre of boys’ love manga written for girls. Both prewar S relationships and postwar boys’ love stories gave girls a protected space to develop and explore their identities and sexuality apart from the pressures of a patriarchal society. Shojo manga offered to a reading community of girls a place to share the difficulties of adolescence as well as an alternative to the image of girls purveyed by the media to boys and men. Passionate Friendship’s close literary and visual analysis of modern Japanese girls’ culture will appeal to a wide range of readers, including scholars and students of Japanese studies, gender studies, and popular culture.

Passionate Friendship

This book traces the development of girls print culture in twentieth-century Japan by examining the narrative and visual aesthetics of prewar girls magazines.


Author: Deborah Michelle Shamoon

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: UCSD:31822039421458

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 181

View: 419

This book traces the development of girls print culture in twentieth-century Japan by examining the narrative and visual aesthetics of prewar girls magazines. It explores the ways in which that prewar culture influenced the development of postwar girls comics.

Passionate Friends

Traces the ambiguous line between female friendships and lesbian relationships. A scholarly study of the literature and the political lives of Australian and English women.


Author: Sylvia Martin

Publisher: Virago Press

ISBN: 0906500648

Category: Australians

Page: 190

View: 137

Traces the ambiguous line between female friendships and lesbian relationships. A scholarly study of the literature and the political lives of Australian and English women.

A Passion for Friends

A love relationship which is also a passionate friendship must be a lucid affection
. Passion is not usually associated with friendship . Since the expression of
passion has been largely confined to lovers in modern times , one might ask
whether ...


Author: Janice G. Raymond

Publisher: Spinifex Press

ISBN: 187675608X

Category: Social Science

Page: 275

View: 102

This feminist classic explores the many manifestations of friendship between women and examines the ways women have created their own communities and destinies through friendship.

The Passionate Friends

Trading isn't friendship. I don't trade with my friends and I don't make friends with
my tradesmen. Natural enemies—polite of course but antagonists. Are you keen
over this Tariff stuff, Steve?" "Not a bit," I said. "That too seems a detail.


Author: H. G. Wells

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781473345416

Category: Fiction

Page: 361

View: 579

“The Passionate Friends” is a novel by seminal English author H. G. Wells. The recent death of Stephen Stratton's father and his lack of a legacy of any sort has motivated Stephen to write a detailed letter to his son outlining his ideas, philosophies, beliefs, motivations, and – most importantly – his relationship with the aristocrat Lady Mary, a woman separated from him by class and money. A timeless love story, “The Passionate Friends” is highly recommended for fans of Wells' work and would make for a worthy addition to any collection. Herbert George Wells (1866 – 1946) was a prolific English writer who wrote in a variety of genres, including the novel, politics, history, and social commentary. Today, he is perhaps best remembered for his contributions to the science fiction genre thanks to such novels as “The Time Machine” (1895), “The Invisible Man” (1897), and “The War of the Worlds” (1898). Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this book now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author. This book was first published in 1913.

Romantic Friendship in Victorian Literature

('Youthful Friendship', L.R.R., Cambridge Review, 4) Romantic friendship among
young men in the nineteenth century is associated largely with the institutions of
which it was a tradition, namely the major public schools and Oxford and ...


Author: Dr Carolyn W de la L Oulton

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409489764

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 178

View: 184

Carolyn Oulton recovers the strategies nineteenth-century authors used to justify the ideal of same-sex romantic friendship and the anxieties these strategies reveal. Informed by recent insights into the erotic potential of such relationships, but focused on romantic friendship as an independent and fully formulated ideal, Oulton departs from other critics who view romantic friendship as either nebulous and culturally naive or an invocation of homoerotic responsiveness. By considering both male and female friendships, Oulton uncovers surprising parallels between them in novels and poetry by authors such as Dickens, Tennyson, Disraeli, Charlotte Brontë, and Braddon. Oulton also examines conduct manuals, periodicals, and religious treatises, tracing developments from mid-century to the fin de siècle, when romantic friendship first came under serious attack. Her book is a persuasive challenge to those who view mid-Victorian England, existing in a state of blissful pre-Freudian innocence, as unproblematically accommodating of passionate same-sex relationships.

The Passionate Friends

Trading isn't friendship . I don't trade with my friends and I don't make friends with
my tradesmen . Natural enemies -polite of course but antagonists . Are you keen
over this Tariff stuff , Steve ? ” “ Not a bit , ” I said . “ That too seems a detail .


Author: Herbert George Wells

Publisher: Oxford Society Limited, [191-?]

ISBN: CORNELL:31924013568682

Category: Fathers and sons

Page: 252

View: 450

The Development of Romantic Relationships in Adolescence

Sex , Dating , Passionate Friendships , and Romance Intimate Peer Relations
Among Lesbian , Gay , and Bisexual Adolescents Lisa M . Diamond , Ritch C .
Savin - Williams , and Eric M . Dubé Although the raw number of adolescent
romantic ...


Author: Wyndol Furman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521591562

Category: Psychology

Page: 443

View: 858

Originally published in 2000, this was the first volume to examine adolescent romantic relationships.

Celebrated Friendships

His spirituality , his romance free from sickliness , his earnest piety , and , above
all , his almost passionate friendship , resemble , to our minds , the heart and
intellect of Tennyson . The death of the young Duke of Richmond , the natural son


Author: Mrs. A. T. Thomson


ISBN: HARVARD:32044081238255

Category: Great Britain


View: 471


Could you speak of “passionate friendship”? It sounds a bit gaunt, exaggerated
or ridiculous. It even sounds somewhat odd when we hear a man say he loves a
friend. Nowadays we feel that this is an exaggeration.We are aware that the ...


Author: Robert Cummins

Publisher: Saint Mary's Press

ISBN: 9780884898344

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 102

View: 141

Friendship is an experience everyone enjoys to some degree. The memory of a friendship includes gratitude for moments shared, feelings understood, anxieties lifted. And a feeling of self-worth is involved, knowing that something of oneself was given and found valuable by a friend. Readings and poems by such noted writers as Ralph Waldo Emerson help readers examine friendship from many angles, including these: What Is Friendship? Searching for Friendship The Value of Friendship Friendship--Is It Love? The Experience of Friendship Originally published in 1971,Friendshipis seen as a mind-blower, a fresh wind on the spirit, a glory in life--in other words, a necessity, as C. S. Lewis writes, not in order to live, but to make living worthwhile.

Romantic Women Poets

CURRAN Romantic friendship between women is a ... The process began with
Lillian Faderman's Surpassing the Love of Men, a study that saw these
friendships as ...


Author: Lilla Maria Crisafulli

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042022478

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 271

View: 836

Romantic Women Poets: Genre and Gender focuses on the part played by women poets in the creation of the literary canon in the Romantic period in Britain. Its thirteen essays enrich our panoramic view of an age that is traditionally dominated by male authors such as Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, Keats and Scott. Instead the volume concentrates on the poetical theory and practice of such extraordinary and fascinating women as Joanna Baillie, Charlotte Smith, Anna Laetita Barbauld, Dorothy Wordsworth, Helen Maria Williams, Lady Morgan, Ann Radcliffe, Mary Shelley, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Anna Seward, and Lady Caroline Lamb. Female and male poetics, gender and genres, literary forms and poetic modes are extensively discussed together with the diversity of behaviour and personal responses that the individual women poets offered to their age and provoked in their readers. There have been several important collections of essays in this particular area of study in the last few years, but this volume reflects and complements much of this earlier critical work with specific strengths of its own.

Friendship s Shadows Women s Friendship and the Politics of Betrayal in England 1640 1705

In the process of opposing, rather than combining, the political and the
passionate, later readers reach the conclusion that titles this chapter: “women,
like princes, find no real friends.”2 This assertion, in a mid-eighteenth-century
manuscript ...


Author: Penelope Anderson

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748655830

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 853

Penelope Anderson's original study changes our understanding both of the masculine Renaissance friendship tradition and of the private forms of women's friendship of the eighteenth century and after. It uncovers the latent threat of betrayal lurking within politicized classical and humanist friendship, showing its surprising resilience as a model for political obligation undone and remade. Incorporating authors from Cicero to Abraham Cowley and Margaret Cavendish to Mary Astell, the book focuses on two extraordinary women writers, the royalist Katherine Philips and the republican Lucy Hutchinson. And it explores the ways in which they appropriate the friendship tradition in order to address problems of conflicting allegiances in the English Civil Wars and Restoration. As Penelope Anderson suggests, their writings on friendship provide a new account of women's relation to public life, organized through textual exchange rather than bodily reproduction.

Passionate Joy

Friendships are critical for physical, psychological, and spiritual health. From
friends we receive a meaning and purpose for living, a sense ofidentity, and
ultimate significance. Friendships express love, bring happiness, and moments


Author: Dr. James Evans McReynolds

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595828586

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 168

View: 588

Passionate Joy connects the psychological and spiritual understanding of our least discussed human emotion. This book reflects the dawn of a revolutionary approach to living. Norman Vincent Peale anointed Jim McReynolds as minister of joy to the world. The most important characteristic of a minister of joy is humility. This book teaches people the purpose of our lives is to create an atmosphere for joy and miracles to happen. Life is difficult. Building a wealth of joy enables us to know happiness. Readers will enter the joy of the Lord as they reflect upon their own joy. This book can be used as a text for study groups. Questions for reflections are included at the end of each chapter. This book was envisioned during studies at Vanderbilt University and the University of Oxford in England. The material has been shared during a lifetime of weekend retreats, conferences, and seminars for churches, schools, workplaces, and community groups.

Psychological Perspectives on Lesbian Gay and Bisexual Experiences

How common are passionate, platonic friendships among sexual-minority and
heterosexual women? To what extent does a young woman's sexual orientation
prefigure experiences of emotional bonding? In our view, research on the ...


Author: Linda Garnets

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231504942

Category: Psychology

Page: 832

View: 408

Designed for both the undergraduate and graduate classroom, this selection of important articles provides a comprehensive overview of current thought about the psychological issues affecting lesbians, bisexuals, and gay men. The editors have revised and updated the introduction and included a new set of articles for the second edition, most of which have been published since the release of the first edition of Psychological Perspectives. The book is divided into eight sections that deal with the meaning of sexual orientation; the psychological dimensions of prejudice, discrimination, and violence; identity development; diversity; relationships and families; adolescence, midlife, and aging; mental health; and the status of practice, research, and public policy bearing on homosexuality and bisexuality in American psychology.

Queering the Way

The title slide reads “Romantic Friendship in the 19th Century. ... Most historians
agree that passionate, exclusive, and intimate friendships between women, in
centuries outside our own, were looked upon as normal and compatible with ...


Author: Darrin Hagen

Publisher: Brindle and Glass

ISBN: 9781926972350

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 192

View: 774

Edmonton’s Loud & Queer Cabaret has been blazing trails and shining a light on Queer arts and culture for twenty years. The showcase has debuted more than three hundred pieces of stunning performance and art from both established and emerging talent alike. From the Loud & Queer Cabaret archives, here are some of the most memorable pieces, from monologues to cabarets to one-act plays. Diversity of the LGBTQ experience is at the heart of this powerful collection. Voices ring out with stories and perspectives that will make you laugh, cry, and glow with Pride. This heartfelt anthology is a testament to great courage, a celebration of art, and the power of authenticity. Contributions from: Trevor Anderson • Marc Colbourne • Beau Coleman T.L. Cowan • Nathan Cuckow • Ruth DyckFehderau Peter Field • R.W. Gray • Nick Green • Kristy Harcourt Susan Holbrook • Susan Jeremy • Laurie MacFayden Chandra Mayor • Darrin M. McCloskey • Berend McKenzie Gerald Osborn • Rosemary Rowe • Norm Sacuta Trevor Schmidt • christina starr • Michaela Washburn

Founding Friendships

Friendships between Men and Women in the Early American Republic
Cassandra A. Good ... had long venerated friendship as superior to romanticlove
and marriage because it was more egalitarian and rational, calmer, and less


Author: Cassandra A. Good

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199376193

Category: History

Page: 336

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"When Harry Met Sally" is only the most iconic of popular American movies, books, and articles that pose the question of whether friendships between men and women are possible. In Founding Friendships, Cassandra A. Good shows that this question was embedded in and debated as far back as the birth of the American nation. Indeed, many of the nation's founding fathers had female friends but popular rhetoric held that these relationships were fraught with social danger, if not impossible. Elite men and women formed loving, politically significant friendships in the early national period that were crucial to the individuals' lives as well as the formation of a new national political system, as Cassandra Good illuminates. Abigail Adams called her friend Thomas Jefferson "one of the choice ones on earth," while George Washington signed a letter to his friend Elizabeth Powel with the words "I am always Yours." Their emotionally rich language is often mistaken for romance, but by analyzing period letters, diaries, novels, and etiquette books, Good reveals that friendships between men and women were quite common. At a time when personal relationships were deeply political, these bonds offered both parties affection and practical assistance as well as exemplified republican values of choice, freedom, equality, and virtue. In so doing, these friendships embodied the core values of the new nation and represented a transitional moment in gender and culture. Northern and Southern, famous and lesser known, the men and women examined in Founding Friendships offer a fresh look at how the founding generation defined and experienced friendship, love, gender, and power.

Fit to Teach

close women friends.2 Occasionally, however, these intense relationships
extended into adulthood, and some included ... She argues that boarding schools
offered uniquely nurturing conditions in which passionate or homoerotic
friendships ...


Author: Jackie M. Blount

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791484166

Category: Social Science

Page: 238

View: 114

Examines the construction of gender in public school employment.