The Sedgwickian Queerness of an Anime Lesbian: Reading Revolutionary Girl Utena

Autors/ores

  • Giancarlo Cornejo University of Southern California

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1344/Lectora2021.27.10

Paraules clau:

anime, lesbian, queer, Revolutionary Girl Utena

Resum

A tentative response to Eve Sedgwick's timely question "How to bring your kids up gay?" lies at the heart of Kunihiko Ikuhara's anime TV series Shōjo Kakumei Utena (1997). This article explores the affective sustenance that Revolutionary Girl Utenaoffers to some queer children and teens in the face of a somber heteronormative reality. This essay performs a close reading of Episode seven "Unfulfilled Juri", and it focuses on one of the queer feminine formations that the show cultivates, the tragic (joyful) anime lesbian. Paradoxically, and fortunately, the anime lesbian far from being an abject figure, becomes a site for queer identificatory projections and desires.

Biografia de l'autor/a

Giancarlo Cornejo, University of Southern California

University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellow (2019-2020)

Department of Spanish and Portuguese

University of California, Davis

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Publicades

2021-10-27

Com citar

Cornejo, G. (2021). The Sedgwickian Queerness of an Anime Lesbian: Reading Revolutionary Girl Utena. Lectora: Revista De Dones I Textualitat, (27), 211–226. https://doi.org/10.1344/Lectora2021.27.10