The Popular Romance Project
With Jessie Matthews
Posted on January 30, 2014
You’re teaching a class on romance novels, and only have time to cover a few books. Which do you choose? Professor Jessie Matthews explains her choices.
Topics: Teaching Romance
By Stephanie Evans
Posted on January 28, 2014
When we think about love, do we cast too narrow a net? Dr. Stephanie Evans makes the call to think more broadly about the many faces of love.
Topics: Beyond the Novel | Romance Scholarship
George Mason University professor Jessie Matthews shares her reasons for designing an undergraduate literature course on romance novels.
Topics: Romance Scholarship | Teaching Romance
With Shelley Bates
Posted on January 23, 2014
Writing under three names helps romance author Shelley Bates maneuver the expectations of bookstores and readers.
Topics: Selling Romance | Writing Romance
With Kim Killion
Posted on January 21, 2014
As more people shop online for their next read, cover designers have to make sure their covers are eye-catching at any size, says designer Kim Killion.
Topics: Selling Romance
With Steven Axelrod
Posted on January 16, 2014
Agent Steven Axelrod has represented romance authors for more than 30 years, since the market opened up to American writers in the 1980s.
With Melanie Ann Schaeffer
Posted on January 14, 2014
Melanie Ann Schaeffer explains why she write romance for a boomer audience.
Topics: Writing Romance
By Witzke Serena
Posted on January 9, 2014
The website Diotima introduces visitors to love, romance, and the roles of women in the ancient classical world.
Topics: Beyond the Novel
With Brenda Jackson
Posted on January 8, 2014
Filmmaker Laurie Kahn offers a tribute to Gerald Sr., husband of author Brenda Jackson, who passed away in 2013.
Topics: Romance Community
With Sarah Frantz
Posted on January 7, 2014
In the past, scholars studying romance novels did so in isolation. Today popular romance scholars act within a growing community.
Topics: Romance Scholarship
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