"Rom-Coms" Academic Bibliography

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Abbott, Stacey and Deborah Jermyn. 
"Introduction - A Lot Like Love: The Romantic Comedy in Contemporary Cinema." Falling in Love Again: Romantic Comedy in Contemporary Cinema. Ed. Stacey Abbott and Deborah Jermyn. London: I. B. Tauris, 2009. 1-?
Abbott, Stacey. 
"Prom-Coms: Reliving the Dreams and Nightmares of High-School Romance." Falling in Love Again: Romantic Comedy in Contemporary Cinema. Ed. Stacey Abbott and Deborah Jermyn. London: I. B. Tauris, 2009. 52-??.
Alberti, John. 
'"I Love You, Man": Bromances, the Construction of Masculinity, and the Continuing Evolution of the Romantic Comedy', Quarterly Review of Film and Video 30.2 (2013): 159–172.[1]
Ascheid, Antje. 
"The Romantic Comedy and its Other: Representations of Romance in German Cinema since 1990." Generic Histories of German Cinema: Genre and its Derivations. Ed. Jaimey Fisher. Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2013. 243-260.Excerpt
Bowdre, Karen. 
"Romantic Comedies and the Raced Body." Falling in Love Again: Romantic Comedy in Contemporary Cinema. Ed. Stacey Abbott and Deborah Jermyn. London: I. B. Tauris, 2009. 105-???.
Brook, Heather. 
"Engaging Marriage: Rom Coms and Fairy Tale Endings." The Happiness Illusion: How the Media Sold Us a Fairytale. Ed. Luke Hockley and Nadi Fadina. Hove, East Sussex: Routledge, 2015. 145-161. Excerpt
Burns, Amy, 2011. 
"'Tell me all about your new man': (Re)Constructing Masculinity in Contemporary Chick Texts." Networking Knowledge: Journal of the MeCCSA Postgraduate Network 4.1. Links to abstract and pdf
Cavell, Stanley. 
Pursuits of Happiness: The Hollywood Comedy of Remarriage. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard UP, 1981.
Combe, Kirk. 
"Bourgeois Rakes in Wedding Crashers: Feudal to Neo-Liberal Articulations in Modern Comedic Discourse." Journal of Popular Culture 46.2 (2013): 338–357. Excerpt.

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Deleyto, Celestino. 
The Secret Life of Romantic Comedy. Manchester: Manchester UP, 2009.
Deleyto, Celestino, 2010. 
“Tales of the Millennium (Park): the Happy Ending and the Magic Cityscape of Contemporary Romantic Comedy.” Happy Endings and Films. Eds. Armelle Parey, Isabelle Roblin and Dominique Sipière. Paris: Michele Houdiard. 103-114.
Deleyto, Celestino. 2011. 
“The Comic, the Serious and the Middle: Desire and Space in Contemporary Film Romantic Comedy.” Journal of Popular Romance Studies 2.1.[2]
Delveroudi, Elisa-Anna. 
“H Politiki stis Komodies tou Ellinikou Kinimatografou.” Istorika, 14/26 (1997): 146-165.
DiBattista, Maria. 
Fast-Talking Dames. New Haven, Connecticut: Yale UP, 2001.
Dodd, Alan and Martin Fradley. 
"'I Believe that if I Haven't Found my Prince Charming Already, that I Will; or He Will Find Me, If He Hasn't Already': Jennifer Lopez, Romantic Comedy and Contemporary Stardom." Falling in Love Again: Romantic Comedy in Contemporary Cinema. Ed. Stacey Abbott and Deborah Jermyn. London: I. B. Tauris, 2009. 190-???.
Dowd, James J. and Nicole R. Pallotta. 
“The End of Romance: The Demystification of Love in the Postmodern Age” Sociological Perspectives 43.4 (2000): 549-580. Abstract
Evans, Peter William and Celestino Deleyto, eds. 
Terms of Endearment: Hollywood Romantic Comedy of the 1980s and 1990s. Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 1998.
Ferriss, Suzanne, and Mallory Young. 
"Introduction: Chick Flicks and Chick Culture." Chick Flicks: Contemporary Women at the Movies. Ed. Suzanne Ferriss and Mallory Young. New York: Routledge, 2008. 1-25. Excerpt

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Gehring, Wes D. 
Romantic vs. Screwball Comedy: Charting the Difference. ????: Scarecrow Press, 2002.
Glitre, Kathrina. 
Hollywood Romantic Comedy: States of the Union 1934-1965. Manchester: Manchester UP, 2006.
Grindon, Leger. 
The Hollywood Romantic Comedy: Conventions, History and Controversies. Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011. Review by Betty Kaklamanidou
Harbidge, Lesley. 
"A New Direction in Comedian Comedy." Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Punch-Drunk Love and the Post-Comedian Rom-Com." Falling in Love Again: Romantic Comedy in Contemporary Cinema. Ed. Stacey Abbott and Deborah Jermyn. London: I. B. Tauris, 2009. 176-???.
Harrod, Mary. 
"The réalisatrice and the rom-com in the 2000s." Studies in French Cinema 12.3 (2012): 227-240. Abstract
Harrod, Mary. 
From France with Love: Gender and Identity in French Romantic Comedy. London: I. B. Tauris, 2015. Excerpt
Harvey, James. 
Romantic Comedy in Hollywood, from Lubitsch to Sturges. 1987. New York: Da Capo, 1998.
Hefner, Veronica. 
From Love at First Sight to Soul Mate: Romantic Ideals in Popular Films and Their Association with Young People's Beliefs about Relationships. PhD thesis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011. ["I conducted two studies that explored the nature of romantic ideals in romantic comedy films and their influence on viewer endorsement of romantic beliefs."] Pdf
Hines, Claire. 
"Armed and Fabulous: Miss Congeniality's Queer Rom-Com." Falling in Love Again: Romantic Comedy in Contemporary Cinema. Ed. Stacey Abbott and Deborah Jermyn. London: I. B. Tauris, 2009. 117-???.
Hobbs, Alex. 
"Romancing the Crone: Hollywood’s Recent Mature Love Stories." Journal of American Culture 36.1 (2013): 42-51. Excerpt

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Jermyn, Deborah. 
"I Heart NY: The Rom-Com’s Love Affair with New York." Falling in Love Again: Romantic Comedy in Contemporary Cinema. Ed. Stacey Abbott and Deborah Jermyn. London: I. B. Tauris, 2009. 9-24.
Jermyn, Deborah. 
“Unlikely Heroines: 'Women of a Certain Age' and Romantic Comedy.” CineAction 85 (2011): 26–33. Excerpt
Jermyn, Deborah & Janet McCabe. 
"Sea of love: place, desire and the beaches of romantic comedy." Continuum 27.5 (2013): 603-616. Abstract
Johnson, K.R., & Holmes, B.M. 
"Contradictory messages: A content analysis of Hollywood-produced romantic comedy feature films." Communication Quarterly 57 (2009): 352-373.[3]
Kaklamanidou, Betty. 
“The New Millennium Hollywood Romantic Comedy: Charting a Genre’s History.” Gender and Genre. Eds. Kornelia Slavova & Isabelle Boof-Vermesse. Bulgaria: Sofia University Press, 2010. 167-178.
Kaklamanidou, Betty. 
“‘The Bells Are Ringing for Me and My Gal’: Marriage and Gender in the Contemporary Greek Romantic Comedy.” Journal of Popular Romance Studies 2.1, 2011.[4]
Kaklamanidou, Betty. 
Genre, Gender and the Effects of Neoliberalism: The New Millennium Hollywood Rom Com. Routledge, 2013. Details
Kaklamanidou, Betty. 
“The Greek ‘American’ Dream: The Semiotics of the Greek Romantic Comedy.” Semiotics and ideo-logies. Eds. Grigoris Pashalidis & Eleni Hodolidou. Thessaloniki: University Studio Press, in Greek. (forthcoming).
Kartalou, Athena. 
“Gender, Professional, and Class Identities in Miss Director and Modern Cinderella.” Journal of Modern Greek Studies, Vol. 18/1, (2000): 105-118. Abstract
Kendall, Elizabeth. 
The Runaway Bride: Hollywood Romantic Comedy of the 1930s. ????: Cooper Square Press, 2002.
Kirkland, Ewan. 
"Romantic Comedy and the Construction of Heterosexuality." Scope 9 (2007).[5]
Krutnik, Frank. 
“Conforming Passions?: Contemporary Romantic Comedy.” Genre and Contemporary Hollywood. Steve Neale (ed). London: British Film Institute, 2002. 130-47.
Lapsley, Robert and Michael Westlake. 
“From Casablanca to Pretty Woman: The Politics of Romance.” Screen 33.1 (1992): 27-49. Excerpt

M-O

MacDowell, James. 
Happy Endings in Hollywood Cinema: Cliché, Convention and the Final Couple. Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 2013. Synopsis Introduction
McCabe, Janet. 
"Lost in Transition: Problems of Modern (Heterosexual) Romance and the Catatonic Male Hero in the Post-Feminist Age." Falling in Love Again: Romantic Comedy in Contemporary Cinema. Ed. Stacey Abbott and Deborah Jermyn. London: I. B. Tauris, 2009. 160-???.
McDonald, Tamar Jeffers. 
Romantic Comedy: Boy Meets Girl Meets Genre. London: Wallflower, 2007. Excerpt
McDonald, Tamar Jeffers. 
"Homme-com: Engendering Change in Contemporary Romantic Comedy." Falling in Love Again: Romantic Comedy in Contemporary Cinema. Ed. Stacey Abbott and Deborah Jermyn. London: I. B. Tauris, 2009. 146-???.
McRobbie, Angela. 
"Post-Feminism and Popular Culture." Feminist Media Studies 4.3 (2004): 255-264. [Contains a section on "The film Bridget Jones’s Diary" (261).]
Mortimer, Claire. 
Romantic Comedy. London: Routledge, 2010. Excerpt
Neale, Steve. 
“The Big romance or Something Wild?: romantic comedy today.” Screen 33.3 (1992): 284-99.
Neale, Steve and, Frank Krutnik. 
Popular Film and Television Comedy. London & New York: Routledge, 1990.
Negra, Diane. 
"Structural Integrity, Historical Reversion, and the Post-9/11 Chick Flick." Feminist Media Studies 8:1 (2008): 51-68.

P-R

Paradeisi, Maria. 
“H Parousiasi tis Gynaikas stis “komenti” tou ellinikou kinimatografou.” To Vima ton Koinonikon Epistimon 11, (1993): 185-204.
Potter, Cherry. 
I Love You But ...: Romance, Comedy and the Movies. London: Methuen, 2002.
Radner, Hilary. 
"Le Divorce: Romance, Separation and Reconciliation." Falling in Love Again: Romantic Comedy in Contemporary Cinema. Ed. Stacey Abbott and Deborah Jermyn. London: I. B. Tauris, 2009. 208-???.
Radner, Hilary. 
Neo-Feminist Cinema: Girly Films, Chick Flicks, and Consumer Culture. New York: Routledge, 2010. Excerpt
Raghu, Jyoti. 
"True Love’s Kiss and Happily Ever After: the religion of love in American film", Journal of Popular Romance Studies 5.1 (2015).[6]
Redfern, Nick. 
"The Romance Film at the Box Office in Five European Countries, 2006 to 2010." Talk given at a conference of the International Association for the Study of Popular Romance, 2012. [7]
Redmond, Sean. 
"The Healing Power of Romantic Love in Popular Indian Romantic Comedies: Raja Hindustani: Home Elsewhere and Elsewhere Home." Falling in Love Again: Romantic Comedy in Contemporary Cinema. Ed. Stacey Abbott and Deborah Jermyn. London: I. B. Tauris, 2009. 65-??.
Roe, Annabelle Honess. 
"A 'Special Relationship'? The Coupling of Britain and America in Working Title's Romantic Comedies." Falling in Love Again: Romantic Comedy in Contemporary Cinema. Ed. Stacey Abbott and Deborah Jermyn. London: I. B. Tauris, 2009. 79-??.
Rollet, Brigitte. 
"Translatlantic Exchanges and Influences: Décalage horaire (Jet Lag) Gender and the Romantic Comedy à la française.” Falling in Love Again: Romantic Comedy in Contemporary Cinema. Ed. Stacey Abbott and Deborah Jermyn. London: I. B. Tauris, 2009. 92-104.
Romancing the Zombie. 
Romancing the Zombie: Essays on the Undead as Significant "Other". Ed. Ashley Szanter and Jessica K. Richards. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland, 2017. Excerpt
Rubinfeld, Mark D. 
Bound To Bond: Gender, Genre, and the Hollywood Romantic Comedy. Connecticut: Praeger, 2001.

S-U

Sharot, Stephen. 
"Wealth and/or Love: Class and Gender in the Cross-Class Romance Films of the Great Depression." Journal of American Studies 47.1 (2013): 89-108. Abstract
Stassinopoulou, Maria. 
“Ti Gureyei h Istoria ston Kinhmatografo?” Istorika, 12/23, (1995): 421-437
Stevens, Kyle. 
"What a Difference a Gay Makes: Marriage in the 1990s Romantic Comedy." Falling in Love Again: Romantic Comedy in Contemporary Cinema. Ed. Stacey Abbott and Deborah Jermyn. London: I. B. Tauris, 2009. 132-???.
Stilwell, Robynn J. 
"Music, Ritual, and Genre in Edward Burns' Indie Romantic Comedies." Falling in Love Again: Romantic Comedy in Contemporary Cinema. Ed. Stacey Abbott and Deborah Jermyn. London: I. B. Tauris, 2009. 24-??.
Sutton, Paul. 
"Après le Coup de Foudre: Narrative, Love and Spectatorship in Groundhog Day." Falling in Love Again: Romantic Comedy in Contemporary Cinema. Ed. Stacey Abbott and Deborah Jermyn. London: I. B. Tauris, 2009. 38-??.
Thomas, Deborah. 
Beyond Genre: Melodrama, Comedy and Romance in Hollywood Films. Moffat: Cameron & Hollis, 2000.
Turim, Maureen. 
"Women's Films: Comedy, Drama, Romance." Chick Flicks: Contemporary Women at the Movies. Ed. Suzanne Ferriss and Mallory Young. New York: Routledge, 2008. 26- Excerpt

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