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Jeanne Dubino, Paulina Pajak, Catherine W. Hollis, Celiese Lypka, and Vara Neverow

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781474448475

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2021

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474448475.001.0001

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A New Perspective on Mary Carmichael: Yuriko Miyamoto’s Novels and A Room of One’s Own

A New Perspective on Mary Carmichael: Yuriko Miyamoto’s Novels and A Room of One’s Own

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(p.282) 15 A New Perspective on Mary Carmichael: Yuriko Miyamoto’s Novels and A Room of One’s Own
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The Edinburgh Companion to Virginia Woolf and Contemporary Global Literature
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Hogara Matsumoto

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474448475.003.0016

This chapter examines the ambivalent inspiration Yuriko Miyamoto (1899–1951), the renowned Japanese feminist novelist and critic, draws from A Room of One’s Own. With Virginia Woolf – and especially the persona Mary Carmichael – in mind, Miyamoto develops the representation of Asian women characters in her autobiographical novel Dōhyō [Road Signs] (1948–51). I argue that Dōhyō performatively represents Miyamoto’s turn towards modernising Japanese women’s novels by generating a new textual space for modern Asian and Transeurasian women writers. Miyamoto’s protagonist can be construed as a modern Transeurasian woman who, through an acute observation of disparate modernities among Western and Asian nations, explores an alternative relationship between Asian women whose very existence is hidden and whose desires have yet to be fulfilled.

Keywords:   Yuriko Miyamoto, Dōhyō [Road Signs], Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own, Japanese modernist women writers, Transeurasian women writers, Japanese feminism, Japanese modernism, Literature and the nation-state, Literary legacies

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