February 11, 2011

Teaching Yaoi to Undergrads

Today I lectured undergrads about yaoi.  My friend's course is a comparative literature course on Japanese manga, and this week was "boys' love" week.  I had read all the students' response papers to a 2002 BL manga titled Only the Ring Finger Knows; it was fascinating to read all the different perspectives from students with different views about homosexuality.  I framed my words around theirs.