Community and writing

Photo, Untitled, jason wilson/fekaylius, Aug.26, 2007, Flickr

When authors come together, they’re eager to form their own communities, says Seton Hill’s Albert Wendland.

Truths about Shakespeare

Lithograph, "Romeo & Juliet," c.1879, Metropolitan Litho. Studio, Library of Congress

Shakespeare’s sonnets, romantic? Scholar Robert Matz takes a closer look at these complicated poems.

Interdisciplinary love studies

Photo, 154/365 - Heart for you, Olga Filonenko, Mar. 24, 2013, Flickr, creative commons

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.

Diotima: Classical love

Photo, Roman female sarcophagus muses left side, Jonathan Dresner, 2008, Flickr

The website Diotima introduces visitors to love, romance, and the roles of women in the ancient classical world.

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.

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.

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.

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