Drowning in my dreams : X/1999, the modern myth and the constraints of gender constructs

Howlett, Danny (2010) Drowning in my dreams : X/1999, the modern myth and the constraints of gender constructs. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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This thesis proposes an in-depth analysis of the Japanese animated series X/1999. It proposes that the X/1999 narrative is an example the term modern myth and expresses a gendered spirituality defined by both feminism and pro-feminism. It will analyze the narrative by mapping it against Joseph Campbell's structural model of monomyth. In doing so it will use the model to highlight the mythic and religious elements of the narrative, as well as demonstrate gender and universal criticisms of model itself. -- Key Words: Feminism; Pro-feminism; Anime; Spirituality; Gender; Joseph Campbell; Monomyth; Japan; Motherhood

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/9118
Item ID: 9118
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (leaves 288-300).
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Religious Studies
Date: 2010
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Japan
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Campbell, Joseph, 1904-1987; Feminism--Religious aspects; Feminist spirituality--Japan; Myth in mass media

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