Making Meaning in Popular Romance Fiction

Mean. to. Say. “Romance. Novel”? Numerous studies on popular romance fiction, from Tania Modleski's The Disappearing Act: A Study of Harlequin Romances (1980) to Janice Radway's Reading the Romance (1984) and Pamela Regis's A Natural ...

Making Meaning in Popular Romance Fiction

Despite pioneering studies, the term 'romance novel' itself has not been subjected to scrutiny. This book examines mass-market romance fiction in the U.K., Canada, and the U.S. through four categories: capitalism, war, heterosexuality, and white Protestantism and casts a fresh light on the genre.

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Making Meaning in Popular Romance Fiction
Language: en
Pages: 191
Authors: Jayashree Kamblé
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-08-07 - Publisher: Springer

Despite pioneering studies, the term 'romance novel' itself has not been subjected to scrutiny. This book examines mass-market romance fiction in the U.K., Canada, and the U.S. through four categories: capitalism, war, heterosexuality, and white Protestantism and casts a fresh light on the genre.
Making Meaning in Popular Romance Fiction
Language: en
Pages: 191
Authors: Jayashree Kamblé
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-08-07 - Publisher: Springer

Despite pioneering studies, the term 'romance novel' itself has not been subjected to scrutiny. This book examines mass-market romance fiction in the U.K., Canada, and the U.S. through four categories: capitalism, war, heterosexuality, and white Protestantism and casts a fresh light on the genre.
The Routledge Research Companion to Popular Romance Fiction
Language: en
Pages: 566
Authors: Jayashree Kamblé, Eric Murphy Selinger, Hsu-Ming Teo
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-08-11 - Publisher: Routledge

Popular romance fiction constitutes the largest segment of the global book market. Bringing together an international group of scholars, The Routledge Research Companion to Popular Romance Fiction offers a ground-breaking exploration of this global genre and its remarkable readership. In recognition of the diversity of the form, the Companion provides
Romance Fiction and American Culture
Language: en
Pages: 456
Authors: William A. Gleason, Eric Murphy Selinger
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-05-15 - Publisher: Routledge

Since the 1970s, romance novels have surpassed all other genres in terms of popularity in the United States, accounting for half of all mass market paperbacks sold and driving the digital publishing revolution. Romance Fiction and American Culture brings together scholars from the humanities, social sciences, and publishing to explore
Masculinities in Post-Millennial Popular Romance
Language: en
Pages: 78
Authors: Eirini Arvanitaki
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-05-13 - Publisher: Routledge

This book focuses on the projection of the hero’s masculinity in a selection of post-millennial popular romance narratives and attempts to discover if, and to what extent, this projection reinforces or challenges patriarchal ideas about gender. In the majority of these narratives the hero is often presented as a hegemonic