The Popular Romance Project
By Kim Gallon
Posted on July 1, 2014
Their Eyes Were Watching God features a tragic love story. So what made it a model love story for future generations?
Topics: 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Posted on December 26, 2013
Modern American romance readers expect a happy ending. Are these expectations unique?
By Karen Dunak
Posted on September 17, 2013
Was the reality of romance during World War II as satisfying as the images we see in popular culture? Scholar Karen Dunak takes a look.
By Jayashree Kamble
Posted on September 3, 2013
In James Bond’s world, the romance narrative must always fail. How and why? asks scholar Jayashree Kamble.
Topics: Beyond the Novel
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