The Popular Romance Project
With Jessie Matthews
Posted on April 30, 2014
George Mason University professor Jessie Matthews shifts student and professor prejudices against romance with her romance literature class.
Topics: Teaching Romance
By Ronald Walters
Posted on April 29, 2014
The Library of Congress’ collection of ballroom dance manuals lets visitors peek back into the history of one of the most romantic of pastimes.
Topics: Beyond the Novel | Romance Scholarship
By Emma Calabrese
Posted on April 24, 2014
Can a heroine win if she doesn’t get her man? In Louisa May Alcott’s Behind the Mask and Mary Elizabeth Braddon’s Lady Audley’s Secret, the ‘losers’ win.
Topics: Romance Scholarship
With Dominique Raccah
Posted on April 23, 2014
Becoming published is much easier than becoming well-published, says Dominique Raccah, CEO of Sourcebooks.
Topics: Selling Romance
With Sarah Frantz
Posted on April 22, 2014
Sarah Frantz, scholar-turned-editor, describes how her changing relationship to romance novels over the years.
With An Goris
Posted on April 17, 2014
Scholar An Goris focuses on how Nora Roberts’ work has changed as the genre has changed—and how that work has changed the genre in return.
With Sarah Wendell
Posted on April 16, 2014
Sarah Wendell talks about why romance and its happy endings matter.
Topics: Romance Community
With Cindy Gerard
Posted on April 15, 2014
Romance author Cindy Gerard creates characters with the qualities she admires in real life: honor, integrity, and the strength to survive suffering.
Topics: Writing Romance
With Robyn Carr
Posted on April 10, 2014
Author Robyn Carr read and was inspired by romantic historical fiction in the days before the romance genre bloomed.
Topics: Romance Community | Selling Romance
By Jacque Nodell
Posted on April 9, 2014
Can unhappy endings be idealistically romantic, too? Jacque Nodell takes a look at a tale of squandered opportunity penned by Stan Lee.
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