New approaches to popular romance fiction [electronic resource] : critical essays / edited by Sarah S.G. Frantz and Eric Murphy Selinger
- Machine generated contents note: pt. One Close Reading the Romance -- 1."Bertrice teaches you about history, and you don't even mind!": History and Revisionist Historiography in Bertrice Small's The Kadin / Hsu-Ming Teo -- 2.How to Read a Romance Novel (and Fall in Love with Popular Romance) / Eric Murphy Selinger -- 3."How we love is our soul": Joey W. Hill's BDSM Romance Holding the Cards / Sarah S.G. Frantz -- 4.On Popular Romance, J.R. Ward, and the Limits of Genre Study / Mary Bly -- pt. Two Convention and Originality -- 5.Loving by the Book: Voice and Romance Authorship / An Goris -- 6.The "Managing Female" in the Novels of Georgette Heyer / K. Elizabeth Spillman -- 7.One Ring to Bind Them: Ring Symbolism in Popular RomanceFiction / Laura Vivanco -- 8.The More the Merrier? Transformations of the Love Triangle Across the Romance / Carole Veldman-Genz -- 9."Why would any woman want to read such stories?": The Distinctions Between Genre Romances and Slash Fiction / Deborah Kaplan -- pt. Three Love and Strife -- 10.Borderlands of Desire: Captivity, Romance, and the Revolutionary Power of Love / Robin Harders -- 11.Patriotism, Passion, and PTSD: The Critique of War in Popular Romance Fiction / Jayashree Kamble -- 12.Straight to the Edges: Gay and Lesbian Characters and Cultural Conflict in Popular Romance Fiction / Kathleen Therrien -- 13."You call me a bitch like that's a bad thing": Romance Criticism and Redefining the Word "Bitch" / Sarah Wendell -- pt. Four Readers, Authors, Communities -- 14.The Interactive Romance Community: The Case of "Covers Gone Wild" / Miriam Greenfeld-Benovitz -- 15.Happy Readers or Sad Ones? Romance Fiction and the Problems of the Media Effects Model / Glen Thomas -- 16."A consummation devoutly to be wished": Shakespeare in Popular Historical Romance Fiction / Tamara Whyte -- 17.The Power of Three: Nora Roberts and Serial Magic / Christina A. Valeo.
- "These eighteen essays investigate individual romance novels, authors, and websites, rethink the genre's history, and explore its interplay of convention and originality. By offering new twists in enduring debates, this collection inspires further inquiry into the emerging field of popular romance studies"--Provided by publisher.
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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