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Romance Fiction

Author : Kristin Ramsdell
ISBN : 9781591581772
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Presents a comprehensive guide for librarians and readers' advisors, provides a brief history of the romance novel, and offers reading lists and subgenre definitions.

Historical Romance Fiction

Author : Lisa Fletcher
ISBN : 9781317121787
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The first book-length study of romance novels to focus on issues of sexuality rather than gender, Historical Romance Fiction moves the ongoing debate about the value and appeal of heterosexual romance onto new ground, testing the claims of cutting-edge critical theorists on everything from popular classics by Georgette Heyer, to recent 'bodice rippers,' to historical fiction by John Fowles and A.S. Byatt. Beginning with her nomination of 'I love you' as the romance novel's defining speech act, Lisa Fletcher engages closely with speech-act theory and recent studies of performativity. The range of texts serves to illustrate Fletcher's definition of historical romance as a fictional mode dependent on the force and familiarity of the speech act, 'I love you', and permits Fletcher to provide a detailed account of the genre's history and development in both its popular and 'literary' manifestations. Written from a feminist and anti-homophobic perspective, Fletcher's subtle arguments about the romantic speech act serve to demonstrate the genre's dependence on repetition ('Romance can only quote') and the shaky ground on which the romance's heterosexual premise rests. Her exploration of the subgenre of cross-dressing novels is especially revealing in this regard. With its deft mix of theoretical arguments and suggestive close readings, Fletcher's book will appeal to specialists in genre, speech act and performativity theory, and gender studies.

Encyclopedia Of Romance Fiction

Author : Kristin Ramsdell
ISBN : 9780313054051
Genre : Literary Criticism
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As the first encyclopedia solely devoted to the popular romance fiction genre, this resource provides a wealth of information on all aspects of the subject. • Provides the basics about authors, works, themes, and other topics related to romance fiction using alphabetically arranged reference entries • Offers suggestions for further reading and other works of romance fiction via reading list • Written by contributors who are scholars, librarians, and industry experts with broad knowledge of the genre

New Approaches To Popular Romance Fiction

Author : Sarah S.G. Frantz
ISBN : 9780786489671
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Despite the prejudices of critics, popular romance fiction remains a complex, dynamic genre. It consistently maintains the largest market share in the American publishing industry, even as it welcomes new subgenres like queer and BDSM romance. Digital publishing originated in erotic romance, and savvy online communities have exploded myths about the genre’s readership. Romance scholarship now reflects this diversity, transformed by interdisciplinary scrutiny, new critical approaches, and an unprecedented international dialogue between authors, scholars, and fans. These eighteen essays investigate individual romance novels, authors, and websites, rethink the genre’s history, and explore its interplay of convention and originality. By offering new twists in enduring debates, this collection inspires further inquiry into the emerging field of popular romance studies.

The Romance Fiction Of Mills Boon 1909 1990s

Author : Jay Dixon
ISBN : 1857282663
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Analyzes romantic fiction and its depiction of women within its historical context and as part of the history of ideas about women. This volume discusses such areas as: early years - class and wealth; and the twenties - sex and violence.

The Anthology Of Colonial Australian Romance Fiction

Author : Ken Gelder
ISBN : 0522859593
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The Anthology of Colonial Australian Romance Fiction collects captivating stories of love and passion, longing and regret. In these tales women arriving in the New World make decisions about relationships and marriage, social conventions, finances and career—and even the future of the nation itself. The 'slim and graceful' Australian girl becomes a new character type: independent, self-possessed and full of promise. These stories also show women gaining experience about the world, and the men, around them. They are put to the test by a new life and a new place. And not every relationship works out well. The best of colonial Australian romance fiction is collected in this anthology, from writers such as Ada Cambridge, Rosa Praed, Francis Adams, Henry Lawson, Mura Leigh and many others.

Character Sketches Of Romance Fiction And The Drama

Author : Ebenezer Cobham Brewer
ISBN : 1410213366
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Originally published in 1892, "the object of this Handbook is to supply readers and speakers with a lucid, but very brief account of such names as are used in allusions and references, whether by poets or prose writers; - to furnish those who consult it with the plot of popular dramas, the story of epic poems, and the outline of well-known tales. The number of dramatic plots sketched out is many hundreds. Another striking and interesting feature of the book is the revelation of the source from which dramatists and romancers have derived their stories, and the strange repetitions of historic incidents. It has been borne in mind throughout that it is not enough to state a fact. It must be stated attractively, and the character described must be drawn characteristically if the reader is to appreciate it, and feel an interest in what he reads." This work, an American reprint of The Reader's Handbook by E. Cobham Brewer, ..".while retaining all of the original material that can interest and aid the English-speaking student, gives also 'characters and sketches found in American novels, poetry and drama.'"

Words Of Love

Author : Eileen Fallon
ISBN : UOM:39015008849641
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Making Meaning In Popular Romance Fiction

Author : Jayashree Kamblé
ISBN : 9781137395054
Genre : Literary Criticism
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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.

Women And Romance Fiction In The English Renaissance

Author : Helen Hackett
ISBN : 0521031540
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book, first published in 2000, is a study of women as readers and writers of Renaissance romance.

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