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Researcher: King, EL (Dr Emerald King)

Fields of Research

Asian cultural studies
Literature in Japanese
Media studies
Gender relations
British and Irish literature

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in language, communication and culture
Communication across languages and culture
Other culture and society
Languages and linguistics

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

'A Black TikToker was Accused of Appropriating a Japanese Character. Then She was Banned' by Hanako Montgomery
'Cosplay' Interview with Sirine Demachkie
'She's Got Tears in Her Eyes': The Language of Masochistic Violence and Power in the Work of Kono Taeko ; Crossroads
'The Maidens Sans Frontiers Exhibition', Interview with Mel Bush
La Robe à la Française et la Robe l’Odalisque: wearing women’s clothing in The Rose of Versailles; Studies in Costume & Performance
Meishi kuwanu nyōbō: Women Who Don’t Eat in Modern Japanese Literature; The Routledge Companion to Literature and Food
Sakura ga meijiru: Unlocking the Shōjo Wardrobe: Cosplay, Manga, 2.5D Space; Shojo Across Media: Exploring 'Girl' Practices in Contemporary Japan
A brief history of cosplay at Australasian popular culture conventions; Australian Fandom: Online, Offline and Transcultural Spaces
Absent mothers, constructed families and Rabbit Babies; Intersections: Gender, History and Culture in The Asian Context
An Empress's Wardrobe Unlock'd: Empress Masako and Japan's Imperial Fashions; Fashion, Women and Power: The Politics of Dress
An Interview with Sakumi Yoshino; U.S.-Japan Women's Journal
Ayelet Zohar (ed), PostGender: Gender, Sexuality and Perfomativity in Japanese Culture
Christine R. Yano, Pink Globalization: Hello Kitty's Trek Across the Pacific
Creating Fox Sprit Cosplay; OBJECTively-Connecting Australia and Japan: objects, cultural stories, people
Delicate women's fancies; Asian Currents
Dream; M/C Journal
Editorial: Dream Cultures; M/C Journal
Girls in Lace Dresses: The Intersections of Gothic in Japanese Youth Fiction and Fashion; New Directions in Children’s Gothic: Debatable Lands
Girls Who are Boys Who like Girls to be Boys: BL and the Australian Cosplay Community; Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific
Han, Yaya, Yaya Han’s World of Cosplay: A Guide to Fandom Costume Culture
Hot Young Things: Re-Writing Young Japanese Women for the New Century; Is this the Asian century?
Jeffrey Angles, Writing the love of boys: Origins of bishōnen culture in modernist Japanese literature
Mark McLelland, Kazumi Nagaike, Katsuhiko Suganuma, and Jamese Welker (eds), Boys Love Manga and Beyond: History, Culture, and Community in Japan
Mazohizumu no mon: Masochistic and Sadistic Representations of Women in Japanese Exploitation Films and Reidissu komikku; Image & Narrative
Performing Gender: Cosplay and Otaku Cultures and Spaces; Routledge Companion to Gender and Japanese Culture
Pricking Pain Surrounds Us: Restraining, Shaping, and Taming the Body in Hebi ni Piasu; Forms of the Body in Contemporary Japanese Society, Literature, and Culture
Re-imagining the Empire of Japan through Japanese schoolboy uniforms; MC Journal
Rivalry: A Geisha's Tale
Sheila Cliffe, The Social Life of Kimono: Japanese Fashion Past and Present
Tailored Translations—Translating and Transporting Cosplay Costumes; Signata: Annales des sémiotiques/Annals of Semiotics
Tangled Hair and Broken Bodies: Remaking Women and Technology in Japanese Gothic Horror Tradition from The Tale of Genji to Ringu; Gothic Afterlives: Reincarnations of Horror in Film and Popular Media
The girl, the body, and the nation in Japan and the Pacific Rim
The Mountain Witch at the Train Station: the Yamamba and the Shojo in Aoyama Nanae's Hitori Biyori; Graduate Journal of Asia-Pacific Studies
Top Model: cosplaying Ito Junji’s Tomie; Refractory
Was an Evil Spirit Released When Japan's 'Killing Stone' Split in Half? by Tara Yarlagadda
Winge M Theresa, Costuming Cosplay: Dressing The Imagination, Dress Body Culture Series

Research Projects

Maidens Sans Frontiers Japanese Girl Culture; Japan Foundation (JF)

Research Candidate Supervision