Jelana E. Szymanski '18, Gettysburg College
Student Research Paper
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East Asian Studies
An examination of temporary cross-dressing in Taiwanese romantic comedy dramas that seeks to analyze how gender, sexuality and romance are portrayed. The following discourses will be used to demonstrate how these dramas often support heteronormative ideals: the absurdity of gender, the utilitarian cross-dresser, the idea of the true (bio)gender, the eroticization of the female body, the bivalent kiss, the Sexuality Crisis Bro trope, 'gender does not matter' as romance, and relationship dynamics.
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Szymanski, Jelana, "Cross-Dressing in Taiwanese Dramas: A Reinforcement of Heteronormativity" (2018). Student Publications. 622.