Teaching Romance

How is popular romance taught? Professors talk about teaching romance novels as literature, craft, history, and social commentary.

Learning to write romance

Photo, Chalk Heart, Robynlou8, Aug. 28, 2012, Flickr, creative commons

Pamela Regis knew that romance-writing courses belonged at the graduate level.

A romance novel as art?

Gelatin silver print, Marcel Duchamp as Rrose Sélavy, c. 1920-21, Man Ray, In collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

If Duchamp’s readymades and Internet found poetry are art, what about romance novels?

An MFA in romance?

Film still, Nicole Peeler, Joseph Friedman, Popular Romance Project

Seton Hill University’s MFA in writing popular fiction includes romance novels. Nicole Peeler talks about teaching for the program.