Medieval romance

Miniature, Herr Werner von Teufen, 69r, Große Heidelberger Liederhandschrift, c. 1300-1340, University Library Heidelberg

The medieval romance and the modern romance novel have more than a few points in common, according to scholar Amy Burge.

Male virginity

Yosuke Muroya, "Unicorn," Flickr, 2012.

As the number of virgin heroines in romance novels decreases, is the number of romance heroes rising?

Krentz on archetypes

Film still, Jayne Ann Krentz, Joseph Friedman, Popular Romance Project

Author Jayne Ann Krentz believes that the appeal of romance novels rests on ancient archetypes.

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