Seeking refuge in prepubescent space: the strategy of resistance employed by The tale of Genji’s third princess

Author
Henitiuk, Valerie
Faculty Advisor
Date
2001
Keywords
The Tale of Genji , Murasaki Shikibu , literary criticism
Abstract (summary)
This article will explore how and why Murasaki Shikibu presents the Third Princess (Onna Sannomiya) as perpetually child-like and innocent, despite a storyline that sees her marry, become involved in an illicit affair, bear an illegitimate child, and finally take vows as a Buddhist nun. The present character study aims to suggest a new way to read this princess’ apparently immature behaviour as a sign of agency, albeit expressed within strictly limited parameters.
Publication Information
Henitiuk, Valerie. "Seeking Refuge in Prepubescent Space: The Strategy of Resistance Employed by the Tale of Genji's Third Princess." Canadian Review of Comparative Literature/Revue Canadienne de Littérature Comparée, vol. 28, no. 2-3, 2001, pp. 193-217, https://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/crcl/article/view/10631/8188. Accessed 9 Jan. 2016.
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Item Type
Article
Language
English
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