The Popular Romance Project
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
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.
By Robert Matz
Posted on February 14, 2014
Shakespeare’s sonnets, romantic? Scholar Robert Matz takes a closer look at these complicated poems.
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.
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.
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.
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
By Katie Halsey
Posted on December 24, 2013
What does it mean to be a Janeite? The Republic of Pemberley is one place to learn.
Topics: Romance Community | Romance Scholarship
By Jennine Hurl-Eamon
Posted on December 3, 2013
Historic court records capture the married and romantic life of the lower classes in the Proceedings of the Old Bailey.
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