The Popular Romance Project
With Romance Authors
Posted on July 31, 2012
What makes the Romance Writers of America (RWA) unique?
Topics: Romance Community
By Angela Toscano
Posted on July 26, 2012
Why are rakes so popular in historical romance? Angela Toscano suggests it’s because they can embody modern beliefs about pleasure.
Topics: Romance Scholarship
By Karen Dunak
Posted on July 19, 2012
In the 1960s and 1970s, popular songs about love shifted from tradition-shattering optimism to jaded cynicism.
Posted on July 17, 2012
What did romance authors want to be when they grew up? Many things, from cytologist to astronaut.
Topics: Writing Romance
By Amelia Serafine
Posted on July 12, 2012
Does reading romantic fiction influence how we love? Scholar Amelia Serafine examines how sentimental fiction influenced Civil War women.
With Jenkins Beverly
Posted on July 10, 2012
Author Beverly Jenkins brings the history in her novels alive for readers by inviting them along on history trips.
By Eric Selinger
Posted on July 5, 2012
We’ve all heard that ‘true love conquers all,’ but when did love become a near-religious ideal? asks scholar Eric Selinger.
Topics: Beyond the Novel | Romance Scholarship
With Jodi Thomas
Posted on July 3, 2012
Author Jodi Thomas thought everyone told themselves stories–until she learned it was a unique talent.
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