The Popular Romance Project
With Eric Selinger
Posted on February 27, 2014
Tragic love stories contain wisdom that complements the optimism of the American HEA, says professor Eric Selinger.
Topics: Romance Scholarship
Posted on February 25, 2014
Romance novels’ HEA provides one sort of satisfaction, but what purpose do tragic love stories? Scholar Eric Selinger considers.
With Rhonda Jackson Joseph
Posted on February 20, 2014
Author Rhonda Jackson Joseph remembers discovering black love stories before black romance lines existed.
Topics: Writing Romance
By Robert Matz
Posted on February 14, 2014
Shakespeare’s sonnets, romantic? Scholar Robert Matz takes a closer look at these complicated poems.
Topics: Beyond the Novel | Romance Scholarship
With Jennifer Crusie
Posted on February 13, 2014
Jennifer Crusie believes people read romance out of a need to explore deep, thriving emotional connections.
With Bella Andre
Posted on February 12, 2014
Bella Andre believed that her novels could sell better, so she took matters into her own hands.
Topics: Selling Romance | Writing Romance
With Darlene Clark Hine
Posted on February 11, 2014
Phillis Wheatley first captured some of the feelings of love and longing that would later appear in African American romance novels.
Posted on February 6, 2014
Before African American romance novels were a flourishing subgenre, readers found stories of black love in periodicals, says Darlene Clark Hine.
With William Gleason
Posted on February 5, 2014
After the Civil War, African American authors wrote optimistic love stories, until the brutal failure of Reconstruction strangled the genre.
With Suzanne Brockmann
Posted on February 4, 2014
Author Suzanne Brockmann takes the responsibility of writing heroines seriously.
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