Exploring male agency

Film still, Doreen DeSalvo interview

Male romance lets women explore romance in different ways says author and publisher Doreen DeSalvo.

The American HEA

Film still, Eric Selinger interview

Modern American romance readers expect a happy ending. Are these expectations unique?

The Republic of Pemberley

Plate, Interiors, From Fragments on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening, 1816, Humphry Repton, T. Bensley and Son, public domain

What does it mean to be a Janeite? The Republic of Pemberley is one place to learn.

1,100 Pages of Austen

Copy of Pride and Prejudice, opened to the title page

Ever wonder what happened to the manuscripts of Jane Austen’s novels? Amy Elizabeth Smith explores their digital incarnation.

Regencies and the modern girl

Three women in Regency dresses walking down a street

What makes the Regency appealing to modern women? The clear rules of social propriety, says Natalie Duvall.

Curating a collection

Library bookshelves of romance novels

Librarian Sarah Sheehan’s five questions to ask yourself as you curate your personal romance collection.

Discovering Roberts

Film still, An Goris interview

Scholar An Goris first discovered Nora Roberts’ novels in Dutch translation. Today, she studies Roberts’ work.

Proceedings of the Old Bailey

Photo, The Central Criminal Court, Old Bailey, Alan Denney, 2012, Flickr, Creative Commons

Historic court records capture the married and romantic life of the lower classes in the Proceedings of the Old Bailey.

Pacing yourself

Film still, Steve Axelrod, interview

New romance authors face enormous pressure says agent Steven Axelrod.

Archive of Our Own

Photo, Cosplay photography moo cards, Jonathan McIntosh, Flickr, 2010

What do romance fiction and fanfiction have in common? Scholar Katherine Morrissey explore fanfiction website Archive of Our Own.