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Dancer, Nun, Ghost, Goddess

The Legend of Gio and Hotoke in Japanese Literature, Theater, Visual Arts, and Cultural Heritage

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Dancer, Nun, Ghost, Goddess by Roberta Strippoli
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Dancer, Nun, Ghost, Goddess explores the story of the dancers Gio and Hotoke, which first appeared in the fourteenth-century narrative Tale of the Heike. The story of the two love rivals is one of loss, female solidarity, and Buddhist salvation. Since its first appearance, it has inspired a stream of fiction, theatrical plays, and visual art works. These heroines have become the subjects of lavishly illustrated hand scrolls, ghosts on the noh stage, and Buddhist and Shinto goddesses. Physical monuments have been built to honor their memories; they are emblems of local pride and centerpieces of shared identity. Two beloved characters in the Japanese literary imagination, Gio and Hotoke are also models that have instructed generations of women on how to survive in a male-dominated world.

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Roberta Strippoli, Ph.D. (Stanford 2006), is associate professor at Binghamton University (SUNY). A scholar of premodern Japanese literature and theater, she has published on the late-medieval narratives otogizoshi, including La monaca tuttofare, la donna serpente, il demone beone (Marsilio 2001).
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December 7th, 2017
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