What Is Love? Romance Fiction In The Digital Age

A conference at the Library of Congress

The allegorical figure of Romance on the ceiling of the Jefferson building at the Library of Congress

On February 10-11, 2015, Laurie Kahn, Popular Romance Project advisors, and Library of Congress Center for the Book hosted a groundbreaking event at The Library of Congress. What Is Love? Romance Fiction in the Digital Age was a two-day Popular Romance Project conference that brought romance authors, readers, publishers, and scholars in many disciplines together for four fascinating panel discussions, as well as a special sneak-preview screening of Love Between the Covers.

The conversation that started at the Library extended to Twitter, where live-tweeting attendees opened the #POPROM panel discussions up to the world. You can read some of these live-tweets here!

#POPROM CONVERSATION

You can check out the videos of each panel below (shot and owned by the Library of Congress), and follow along with the discussion questions on the corresponding page of the program!

The "What Is Love?" audience during a panel discussion

The “What Is Love?” audience during a panel discussion

Sarah Wendell, Kathleen Gilles Siedel, Anne Jamison, Brenda Jackson, and Robyn Carr during Panel 3: "Community and the Romance Genre"

Sarah Wendell, Kathleen Gilles Siedel, Anne Jamison, Brenda Jackson, and Robyn Carr during Panel 3: “Community and the Romance Genre”


The Conference Panels

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