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Taddeo, Julie Anne, 2012. 
"Corsets of Steel: Steampunk's Reimagining of Victorian Femininity," in Steaming Into a Victorian Future: A Steampunk Anthology, ed. Julie Anne Taddeo and Cynthia J. Miller (Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow), pp. 43-63. Excerpt
Talbot, Mary M., 1995. 
Fictions at Work: Language and Social Practice in Fiction, (New York: Longman). [See Chapter 4, entitled "Escaping into Romance," pages 75-116. In this chapter she analyses, at some length, Kate Walker's No Gentleman.]
Talbot, Mary M., 1997. 
“‘An Explosion Deep inside Her’: Women’s Desire and Popular Romance Fiction,” in Language and Desire: Encoding Sex, Romance, and Intimacy, ed. Keith Harvey and Celia Shalom (London: Routledge), pp. 106–22.** Excerpt and a much longer excerpt [Talbot examines "the representation of women's desire in two [...] romances (No Guarantees (1990) by Robyn Donald and Passionate Awakening (1990) by Diana Hamilton)" (107).]
Tanner, David, 2016. 
“Literary Success and Popular Romantic Fiction: Ethel M. Dell, a Case Study.” The Book World: Selling and Distributing British Literature, 1900-1940. Ed. Nicola Wilson. Leiden: Brill, 2016. 83-94. Excerpt
Tapper, Olivia, 2014. 
"Romance and Innovation in Twenty-First Century Publishing." Publishing Research Quarterly. Online First. 9 May 2014. Abstract
Tatlock, Lynne, 2012. 
German Writing, American Reading: Women and the Import of Fiction, 1866-1917 (Columbus: Ohio State UP). [See Chapter 4, entitled "The German Art of the Happy Ending: Embellishing and Expanding the Boundaries of Home."] Details and excerpt.
Taylor, Helen, 1989. 
'Romantic Readers" in From My Guy to Sci-Fi;Genre and Women's Writing in the Postmodern World., ed. Helen Carr, (London: Pandora), pp. 58-77.**
Taylor, Jessica, 2007. 
"And You Can Be My Sheikh: Gender, Race, and Orientalism in Contemporary Romance Novels." Journal of Popular Culture 40.6: 1032-1051.
Taylor, Jessica. 2014. 
"Romance and the Female Gaze Obscuring Gendered Violence in The Twilight Saga." Feminist Media Studies 14, no. 3: 388-402.
Taylor, Jessica, 2016. 
'Love the Market: Discourses of Passion and Professionalism in Romance Writing Communities', Romance Fiction and American Culture: Love as the Practice of Freedom? Ed. William A. Gleason and Eric Murphy Selinger (Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate), pp. 273-295.
Taylor, Jessica, 2018. 
'Animating Creative Selves: Pen Names as Property in the Careers of Canadian and American Romance Writers', American Ethnologist 45.1: 112-123. Abstract
Tegan, Mary Beth, 2007. 
'Becoming Both Poet and Poem: Feminists Repossess the Romance.' in Empowerment versus Oppression: Twenty First Century Views of Popular Romance Novels. ed. Sally Goade, (Newcastle, U.K.:Cambridge Scholars Pub.) pp.231-263.
Teo, Hsu-Ming, 1999. 
'Shanghaied By Sheiks: Orientalism and hybridity in women's romance writing', Olive Pink Society Bulletin, 11.1: 12–21.
Teo, Hsu-Ming, 2003. 
'The Romance of White Nations: Imperialism, Popular Culture and National Histories', in After the Imperial Turn: Thinking with and through the Nation, ed. Antoinette Burton (Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press), pp. 279-292. Excerpt
Teo, Hsu-Ming, 2004. 
'Romancing the Raj: Interracial Relations in Anglo-Indian Romance Novels', History of Intellectual Culture, 4.1.[1]
Teo, Hsu-Ming. 2007. 
'Orientalism and Mass Market Romance Novels in the Twentieth Century,' in Edward Said: The Legacy of a Public Intellectual, ed Ned Curthoys and Debjani Ganguly (Carlton Vic.: Melbourne University Press), pp. 241-262. Excerpt
Teo, Hsu-Ming, 2010. 
'Historicizing The Sheik: Comparisons of the British Novel and the American Film', Journal of Popular Romance Studies 1.1. [2] [Also available as a pdf.]
Teo, Hsu-Ming, 2012. 
' "Bertrice teaches you about history, and you don't even mind!": History and Revisionist Historiography in Bertrice Small's The Kadin,' New Approaches to Popular Romance Fiction: Critical Essays, ed. Sarah S. G. Frantz and Eric Murphy Selinger (Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland), pp. 21-32.
Teo, Hsu-Ming. 2012. 
Desert passions: Orientalism and romance novels. Austin: University of Texas Press.
Teo, Hsu-Ming, 2014. 
'“We have to learn to love imperially”: Love in Late Colonial and Federation Australian Romance Novels', Journal of Popular Romance Studies 4.2. [3] [Also available as a pdf.]
Teo, Hsu-Ming, 2016. 
"Imperial Affairs: The British Empire and the Romantic Novel, 1890-1939", New Directions in Popular Fiction: Genre, Distribution, Reproduction, ed. Ken Gelder. (Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan), pp. 87-110. Excerpt
Teo, Hsu-Ming, 2016. 
'Orientalism, Freedom, and Feminism in Popular Romance Culture', Romance Fiction and American Culture: Love as the Practice of Freedom? Ed. William A. Gleason and Eric Murphy Selinger (Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate), pp. 181-203.
Tetel Andresen, Julie, 1999. 
'Postmodern Identity (Crisis): Confessions of a Linguistic Historiographer and Romance Writer', in Romantic Conventions, see above, pp. 173-86.
Therrien, Kathleen, 2012. 
'Straight to the Edges: Gay and Lesbian Characters and Cultural Conflict in Popular Romance Fiction,' New Approaches to Popular Romance Fiction: Critical Essays, ed. Sarah S. G. Frantz and Eric Murphy Selinger (Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland), pp. 164-177.
Thomas, Audrey, 1986. 
'A Fine Romance, My Dear, This Is,' Canadian Literature, no. 108:5-12.
Thomas, Glen, 2008. 
' "And I Deliver": An Interview with Emma Darcy.' Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies 22.1: 113-26.
Thomas, Glen, 2007. 
'Australia’s Best Romance Novelist: Emma Darcy.' in Beautiful Things in Popular Culture. ed. Alan McKee, (New York: Blackwell) pp. 64–78. Excerpt
Thomas, Glen & Bridie James, 2006. 
'The Australian Romance Industry: A Study of Reading and Writing Romance.' in The Reinvention of Everyday Life. ed. Howard McNaughton & Adam Lam, (Canterbury, NZ: U of Canterbury Press) pp. 164–74.
Thomas , Glen, 2007. 
'Romance: The Perfect Creative Industry? A Case Study of Harlequin-Mills and Boon Australia.' in Empowerment versus Oppression: Twenty First Century Views of Popular Romance Novels. ed. Sally Goade, (Newcastle, U.K.:Cambridge Scholars Pub.) pp. 20-29.
Thomas, Glen, 2012. 
'Happy Readers or Sad Ones? Romance Fiction and the Problems of the Media Effects Model,' New Approaches to Popular Romance Fiction: Critical Essays, ed. Sarah S. G. Frantz and Eric Murphy Selinger (Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland), pp. 206-217.
Thompson, Anne Booth, 2005. 
'Rereading Fifties Teen Romance: Reflections on Janet Lambert', The Lion and the Unicorn, 29.3:373-96. Abstract
Thompson, M., P. Koski, and L. Holyfield, 1997. 
"Romance and Agency: An Argument Revisited." Sociological Spectrum 17.4: 437-51.
Thurlow, Michelle. 2010. 
"'A Whisper of Satin': The Infant Dress Leitmotif in Beverly Lewis's 'Heritage of Lancaster County' Series." Journal of the Center for Mennonite Writing 2, no. 4: 1-14. [4]
Thurston,Carol M., 1985. 
‘Popular Historical Romances: Agent for Social Change? An Exploration of Methodologies’, Journal of Popular Culture, 19:1: 35-45. Excerpt
Thurston, Carol, 1987. 
The Romance Revolution: Erotic Novels for Women and the Quest for a New Sexual Identity (Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press).
Tidwell, Christy, 2016. 
"“A Little Wildness”: Negotiating Relationships between Human and Nonhuman in Historical Romance", Creatural Fictions: Human-Animal Relationships in Twentieth- and Twenty-First-Century Literature, Ed. David Herman, Palgrave Studies in Animals and Literature (Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan). 151-171. Excerpt Abstract [Focuses on Bertrice Small's Sky O'Malley and Patricia Gaffney's Wild at Heart]
Timson, Beth S., 1983 
‘The Drug Store Novel: Popular Romantic Fiction and the Mainstream Tradition’, Studies in Popular Culture, 6: 88-96. **
Tobin-McClain, Lee, 2000. 
"Paranormal Romance: Secrets of the Female Fantastic." Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts 11.3 [43]: 294-306. A version was available online here but it has now been removed. It can still be viewed, however, via the Internet Archive.
Toscano, Angela, 2012. 
“A Parody of Love: the Narrative Uses of Rape in Popular Romance.” Journal of Popular Romance Studies 2.2.[5]
Trachsel, Mary, 1997. 
'Horse Stories and Romance Fiction: Variants or Alternative Texts of Female Identity?', Reader: Essays in Reader-Oriented Theory, Criticism, and Pedagogy , 38-39: 20-41.
Treacher, Amal, 1988. 
‘What is Life Without my Love: Desire and Romantic Fiction’, in Sweet Dreams – Sexuality, Gender and Popular Fiction, ed. Susannah Radstone (London: Lawrence & Wishart), pp. 73-90. First page. [Takes Sally Wentworth's Say Hello to Yesterday as a case study.]
Turnbull, Sue. 2002. 
"'Nice Dress, Take It Off': Crime, Romance and the Pleasure of the Text." International Journal of Cultural Studies 5, no. 1: 67-82. (about Janet Evanovich)
Turner, Ellen, 2014. 
'The Sheik Returns: Imitations and Parodies of the Desert Romance', in Hype: Bestsellers and Literary Cultures, ed. Jon Helgason, Sara Kärrholm, and Ann Steiner (Lund, Sweden: Nordic Academic Press), pp. 185-202.[6]
Turner, Ellen, 2015. 
'E. M. Hull's Camping in the Sahara: desert romance meets desert reality', Studies in Travel Writing, online first. Abstract
Turner, Katherine. 2017. 
"Daphne Du Maurier's Mary Anne: Rewriting the Regency Romance as Feminist History." University of Toronto Quarterly: A Canadian Journal of the Humanities, vol. 86, no. 4, pp. 54-77.Abstract
Ty, Eleanor, 1994. 
'Desire and Temptation: Dialogism and the Carnivalesque in Category Romances', in A Dialogue of Voices: Feminist Literary Theory and Bakhtin, ed. Karen Hohne and Helen Wussow (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press), pp. 97-113. Excerpt


Uparkar, Shilpa, 2014. 
'Desi love stories: Harlequin Mills & Boon’s Indian enterprise.' Australasian Journal of Popular Culture 3.3: 321-333. Abstract
Uszkurat, Carol Ann, 1993. 
'Mid Twentieth Century Lesbian Romance: Reception and Redress', Outwrite: Lesbianism and Popular Culture, ed. Gabriele Griffin (London: Pluto Press), pp. 26-47.


Valeo, Christina A., 2012. 
'The Power of Three: Nora Roberts and Serial Magic,' New Approaches to Popular Romance Fiction: Critical Essays, ed. Sarah S. G. Frantz and Eric Murphy Selinger (Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland), pp. 229-239.
Valeo, Christina A., 2012. 
'Crusie and the Con', Journal of Popular Romance Studies 2.2.[7]
Valverde, Mariana, 1985. 
Sex, Power and Pleasure (Toronto: Women's Press). [Mentions "formula romance" novels. Excerpt.]
van Lent, Peter, 1996. 
‘“Her Beautiful Savage”: The Current Sexual Image of the Native American Male’, Dressing in Feathers: The Construction of the Indian in American Popular Culture, ed. S. Elizabeth Bird (Boulder, Colorado: Westview), pp. 211-227. [This isn't just about romances, but it quotes from and discusses romances, including ones by Cassie Edwards and Madeline Baker.]
Veldman-Genz, Carole, 2012. 
'The More the Merrier? Transformations of the Love Triangle Across the Romance,' New Approaches to Popular Romance Fiction: Critical Essays, ed. Sarah S. G. Frantz and Eric Murphy Selinger (Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland), pp. 108-120. Excerpt
Veldman-Genz, Carole, 2015. 
"Selling Gay Sex to Women: The Romance of M/M and M/M/F Romantica." Women & Erotic Fiction: Critical Essays on Genres, Markets & Readers. Ed. Kristen Phillips. Jefferson: McFarland, 2015. 133-149.
Veros, Vassiliki, 2012. 
"The Romance Reader and the Public Library." Australian Library Journal 61.4: 298-306. Abstract
Veros, Vassiliki, 2015. 
"A Matter of Meta: Category Romance Fiction and the Interplay of Paratext and Library Metadata." Journal of Popular Romance Studies 5.1.[8]
Veros, Vassiliki, 2017. 
"Keepers: Marking the Value of the Books on my Shelves." Proceedings from the Document Academy 4.1, Article 4. [9]
Vitackova, Martina, 2018. 
"Representation of racial and sexual ‘others’ in Afrikaans popular romantic fiction by Sophia Kapp." Tydskrif vir letterkunde 55.1. 122-133. Abstract and link to pdf
Vivanco, Laura and Kyra Kramer, 2010. 
'There Are Six Bodies in This Relationship: An Anthropological Approach to the Romance Genre', Journal of Popular Romance Studies 1.1.[10] [Also available in pdf format.]
Vivanco, Laura, 2011. 
For Love and Money: The Literary Art of the Harlequin Mills & Boon Romance (Tirril, Penrith: Humanities-Ebooks). Abstract and more details and Excerpt.
Vivanco, Laura, 2012. 
'One Ring to Bind Them: Ring Symbolism in Popular Romance Fiction', New Approaches to Popular Romance Fiction: Critical Essays, ed. Sarah S. G. Frantz and Eric Murphy Selinger (Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland), pp. 99-107. Visible via Google Books
Vivanco, Laura, 2012. 
'Jennifer Crusie's Literary Lingerie', Journal of Popular Romance Studies 2.2 (2012). [11]. [Also available in pdf format.]
Vivanco, Laura, 2012. 
'Feminism and Early Twenty-First Century Harlequin Mills & Boon Romances', Journal of Popular Culture 45.5: 1060–1089. Excerpt
Vivanco, Laura, 2013. 
'Georgette Heyer: The Nonesuch of Regency Romance', Journal of Popular Romance Studies 3.2. [12]. [Also available in pdf format.]
Vivanco, Laura, 2016. 
Pursuing Happiness: Reading American Romance as Political Fiction (Tirril, Penrith: Humanities-Ebooks). Abstract and more details
Vivanco, Laura, 2017. 
"'A Place We All Dream About': Greece in Mills & Boon Romances." Greece in British Women’s Literary Imagination, 1913-2013. Ed. Eleni Papargyriou, Semele Assinder and David Holton. New York: Peter Lang, 2017. 81-98. Abstract
Voaden, Rosalynn, 1995. 
'The Language of Love: Medieval Erotic Vision and Modern Romance Fiction', in Romance Revisited , ed. Jackie Stacey and Lynne Pearce (New York: New York UP), pp. 78-88.


Wagner, Wendy, 2008. 
'Jennifer Crusie', Teaching American Literature: A Journal of Theory and Practice 2.2/3. [Formerly at [13]. This link no longer works but a pdf of the entire issue can be downloaded from [14]].
Wallace, Diana, 2005. 
The Woman's Historical Novel: British Women Writers, 1900-2000. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan. Has the following sections about romance novels - "Captive Women: 'Jean Plaidy' and 'Victoria Holt'","Gender as Masquerade; Georgette Heyer's Mask of Romance", "Selling Women's History: Popular Historical Fiction in the 1970s" [Abstract, Index and Excerpt available from Palgrave Macmillan.]
Waller, Philip, 2006. 
Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [See chapters "In Cupid's Chains: Charles Garvice" (681-701) and "Hymns and Heroines: Florence Barclay" (702-728). Excerpt]
Wardrop, Stephanie, 1995. 
"The Heroine is Being Beaten: Freud, Sadomasochism, and Reading the Romance." Style 29: 459-73. Unpaginated and unofficial copy
Wardrop, Stephanie, 1997. 
'Last of the Red Hot Mohicans: Miscegenation in the Popular American Romance', MELUS, 22. 2, Popular Literature and Film: 61-74. Excerpt
Wareing, Shan, 1994. 
'And Then He Kissed Her: The Reclamation of Female Characters to Submissive Roles in Contemporary Fiction', in Feminist Linguistics in Literary Criticism, ed. Katie Wales, Essays and Studies, 47 (Cambridge: D. S. Brewer), pp. 117-36.
Warnes, Christopher, 2014. 
'Desired State: Black Economic Empowerment and the South African Popular Romance', Popular Culture in Africa: The Episteme of the Everyday, ed. Stephanie Newell and Onookome Okome (New York: Routledge), pp. 154-171. Excerpt
Washington, AlTonya, 2015. 
"An Indie Author in a Library World". Self-Publishing and Collection Development: Opportunities and Challenges for Libraries. Ed. Robert P. Holley. West Lafayette, Indiana: Purdue University Press, 2015. 139-147.[15]
Watson, Daphne, 1995. 
Their Own Worst Enemies; Women Writers of Women's Fiction. (London: Pluto Press). Chapter on 'Two for the Price of One; the novels of Mills and Boon' pp. 75-94.
Weaver-Zercher, Valerie, 2012. 
'Tracing the Backstory of Amish Romance Novels', The Mennonite Quarterly Review 86.4: 409-36.
Weaver-Zercher, Valerie. 2013. 
Thrill of the Chaste: the Allure of Amish Romance Novels. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. Excerpt
Wei, Po-Yu, Rick, 2018. 
‘“She is a Jade”: A Georgian Gaming Woman Re-imagined in Georgette Heyer’s Faro’s Daughter’, Crossings 9: 122-131.[16]
Weibel, Kathryn, 1977. 
Mirror Mirror: Images of Women Reflected in Popular Culture, (Garden City, New York: Anchor Press/Doubleday). [Romances are mainly discussed on pages 32-40.]
Weir, Angela, and Elizabeth Wilson, 1992.
"The Greyhound Bus Station in the Evolution of Lesbian Popular Culture." in New Lesbian Criticism: Literary and Cultural Readings ed. Sally Munt (New York: Columbia UP) pp. 95-113. .
Weisser, Susan Ostrov. 1994. 
'The Wonderful-Terrible Bitch Figure in Harlequin Novels', in Feminist Nightmares: Women at Odds: Feminism and the Problem of Sisterhood, ed. Susan Ostrov Weisser and Jennifer Fleischner (New York: New York University Press), pp. 269-82. **
Weisser, Susan Ostrov. 2013. 
The Glass Slipper: Women and Love Stories. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers UP.
Wendell, Sarah, 2012. 
' "You call me a bitch like that's a bad thing": Romance Criticism and Redefining the Word "Bitch",' New Approaches to Popular Romance Fiction: Critical Essays, ed. Sarah S. G. Frantz and Eric Murphy Selinger (Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland), pp. 178-194.
Westman, Karin E., 2003. 
'A Story of Her Weaving: The Self-Authoring Heroines of Georgette Heyer's Regency Romance', in Doubled Plots: Romance and History, see above, pp. 165-184. Excerpt
Weston, Louise C., and Josephine A. Ruggiero, 1978. 
"Male-Female Relationships in Best-Selling 'Modern Gothic' Novels." Sex Roles 4.5: 647-55. Abstract
Wherry, Maryan, 2014. 
'More than a Love Story: The Complexities Of the Popular Romance.' The Bloomsbury Introduction to Popular Fiction, ed. Christine Berberich (London: Bloomsbury), pp. 53-69. Excerpt
Whissell, Cynthia, 1994. 
'Objective analysis of text: I. A comparison of adventure and romance novels', Perceptual and Motor Skills, 79 (3.2): 1567-1570. Abstract
Whissell, Cynthia, 1996. 
‘Mate Selection in Popular Women's Fiction’, Human Nature, 7: 427-447. **
Whissell, Cynthia, 1998. 
'The Formula Behind Women's Romantic Formula Fiction (Statistical survey of 50 Harlequin-Presents novels)', Arachne, 5.1:89-119.
Whitehead, Frances, 1992. 
'Love Makes the World Go Round (?): The Romantic Novel as a Publishing Phenomenon', Logos 3.2: 62-68. Reprinted in The Cottage by the Highway and Other Essays on Publishing: 25 Years of Logos, ed Angus Phillips (Leiden: Koninklijke Brill NV, 2015): 20-30. Excerpt
Whitsitt, Novian, 2002. 
"Islamic-Hausa Feminism and Kano Market Literature: Qur'anic Reinterpretation in the Novels of Balaraba Yakubu." Research in African Literatures 33.2: 119-136. Excerpt
Whitsitt, Novian, 2003. 
"Islamic-Hausa Feminism Meets Northern Nigerian Romance: The Cautious Rebellion of Bilkisu Funtuwa." African Studies Review 46.1: 137-53. Unofficial, unpaginated version
Whitsitt, Novian, 2003. 
"Hausa Women Writers Confronting the Traditional Status of Women in Modern Islamic Society: Feminist Thought in Nigerian Popular Fiction." Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature 22.2: 387-408.
Whyte, Tamara, 2012. 
' "A consummation devoutly to be wished": Shakespeare in Popular Historical Romance Fiction,' New Approaches to Popular Romance Fiction: Critical Essays, ed. Sarah S. G. Frantz and Eric Murphy Selinger (Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland), pp. 218-228.
Wilbur, Shawn P., 2000. 
"An Archaeology of Cyberspaces: Virtuality, Community, Identity", The Cybercultures Reader, Ed. David Bell and Barbara M. Kennedy (London: Routledge), pp. 45-55. Excerpt [Wilbur discusses a "voice-based 'virtual village' created by Harlequin Romance in conjunction with one of its book series" - see pages 51-53. The article was first published in Internet Culture, ed David Porter (London: Routledge, 1997) and an excerpt of that version can be found here.]
Wilkins, Kim, 2016. 
'“Ravished by Vikings”: The Pre-modern and the Paranormal in Viking Romance Fiction', Journal of Popular Romance Studies 5.2 (15 July 2016).[17]
Williams, Clover, and Jean R. Freedman, 1995. 
"Shakespeare's Step-Sisters: Romance Novels and the Community of Women." in Folklore, Literature, and Cultural Theory: Collected Essays. ed. Cathy Lynn Preston (New York, NY: Garland) pp. 135-168. Excerpt
Williams, Clover, 1998. 
"Keepers of the Flame: The Romance Novel and Its Fans." Lore and Language 16.1-2: 115-138.
Williams, Elizabeth W., 2019. 
"Queering Settler Romance: The Reparative Eugenic Landscape in Nora Strange's Kenyan Novels", Archiving Settler Colonialism: Culture, Space and Race. Ed. Yu-ting Huang and Rebecca Weaver-Hightower. Abingdon: Routledge, 2019. 190-204 ??. ["Williams reads Nora Strange’s interwar romance novels as they archive settler preoccupation with white sexuality in a settled space. In Strange’s novels, a repressed and declining Britain needs the “Edenic paradise” of Kenya to let loose British sexual vitality. The Kenyan environment tests would-​be parents for their moral and physical fitness in producing good settler children and awakens healthy heterosexual desires to ready parents for reproductive duty."]
Williams, Jeffrey J., 2006. 
"The Culture of Books: An Interview with Janice Radway." Minnesota Review: A Journal of Committed Writing. ns 65-66: 133-148. [18]
Williamson, Val, 1998. 
'Labour of Love: Gender and the Delivery of the Nineties Mills & Boon "Medical"', Medical Fictions, ed. Nickianne Moody, & Julia Hallam (Liverpool: Liverpool John Moores University and the Association for Research in Popular Fictions), pp. 103-116. [Available here but when last checked (17 June 2014) the pagination was not exactly as in the original.]
Willinsky, John and R. Mark Hunniford, 1993. 
'Reading the Romance Younger: The Mirrors and Fears of a Preparatory Literature', Texts of Desire: Essays on Fiction, Femininity and Schooling, ed. Linda Christian-Smith. (London: Falmer), pp. 87-105. Excerpt
Wilt, Judith, 2014. 
Women Writers and the Hero of Romance. Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [See in particular the chapter on "Exotic Romance: The Doubled Hero in The Scarlet Pimpernel and The Sheik."] Excerpt
Wintle, Sarah, 1996. 
'The Sheik: What Can be Made of a Daydream', Women: A Cultural Review 7.3: 291-302. Excerpt
Wirtén, Eva Hemmungs, 1998. 
' "They Seek It Here, They Seek It There, They Seek It Everywhere": Looking for the "Global" Book', Canadian Journal of Communication, 23.2.[19]['this article uses Harlequin's Stockholm office as a case study for a closer look at just how Harlequin romances are transposed from one cultural context into another']. According to the author's website This is an abbreviated version of a chapter from her thesis, the details of, and a link for which, are provided on the page for dissertation abstracts.
Wirten, Eva Hemmungs, 2000. 
"Harlequin romances in Swedish: a case study in globalized publishing." Logos 11.4: 203-7.
Wogan-Browne, Jocelyn, 2004. 
“Virginity Always Comes Twice: Virginity and Profession, Virginity and Romance.” Maistresse of My Wit: Medieval Women, Modern Scholars. Eds. Louise D’Arcens and Juanita Feros Ruys. Turnhout: Brepols. 335-69.
Wood, Andrea, 2015. 
"Making the Invisible Visible: Lesbian Romance Comics for Women." Feminist Studies 41.2: 293-334. Excerpt
Wood, Christine V., 2014. 
'Tender Heroes and Twilight Lovers: Re-Reading the Romance in Mass-Market Pulp Novels, 1950–1965', Journal of Lesbian Studies 18.4: 372-392. Abstract
Wood, Helen, 2004. 
'What Reading the Romance Did for Us', European Journal of Cultural Studies, 7.2:147-54. [This is about the place of Radway's Reading the Romance in the history/development of cultural studies] Excerpt
Wood, Julia T., 2001. 
'The normalization of violence in heterosexual romantic relationships: Women's narratives of love and violence', Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 18.2: 239-261.** There is an abstract and a press release reporting Wood's findings.
Woodruff, Juliette, 1985. 
'A spate of words, full of sound & fury, signifying nothing: or, How to read in Harlequin', Journal of Popular Culture, 19.2 :25-32.
Wu, Huei-Hsia. 2006. 
'Gender, Romance Novels and Plastic Sexuality in the United States: A Focus on Female College Students', Journal of International Women’s Studies, 8.1: 125-134.[20]
Wu, Huei-Hsia. 2007. 
“Reading Romance Novels and Female Sexuality among American Heterosexual and Lesbian College Students.” The International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations 6.6: 31-38. Abstract
Wyatt, Neal, Georgine Olsen, Kristen Ramsdell, Joyce Saricks, and Lynne Welch, 2008. 
'Core Collections in Genre Studies: Romance Fiction 101', Reference & User Services Quarterly, 47.2: 120-126.[21]


Young, Beth Rapp, 1997. 
"Accidental Authors, Random Readers, and the Art of Popular Romance." Paradoxa: Studies in World Literary Genres 3.1-2: 29-45.
Young, Erin S., 2010. 
'Escaping the “Time Bind”: Negotiations of Love and Work in Jayne Ann Krentz's “Corporate Romances”', Journal of American Culture 33.2: 92–106. Excerpt. Unofficial, unpaginated version.
Young, Erin S. 2011. 
"Flexible Heroines, Flexible Narratives: The Werewolf Romances of Kelley Armstrong and Carrie Vaughn." Extrapolation: A Journal Of Science Fiction And Fantasy 52.2: 204-226. Excerpt
Young, Erin S., 2016. 
'Saving China: The Transformative Power of Whiteness in Elizabeth Lowell's Jade Island and Katherine Stone's Pearl Moon', Romance Fiction and American Culture: Love as the Practice of Freedom? Ed. William A. Gleason and Eric Murphy Selinger (Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate), pp. 205-221.


Zakreski, Patricia, 2012. 
'Tell Me Lies: Lying, Storytelling, and the Romance Novel as Feminist Fiction', Journal of Popular Romance Studies 2.2.[22]
Zeiger, Melissa F., 2014. 
"'Less Than Perfect': Negotiating Breast Cancer in Popular Romance Novels." Tulsa Studies In Women's Literature 33, no. 1: 107-128. Abstract and the abstract at another location
Zhou, Yanyan, Bryant Paul and Ryland Sherman, 2017. 
"Still a Hetero-Gendered World: A Content Analysis of Gender Stereotypes and Romantic Ideals in Chinese Boy Love Stories." Sex Roles. Abstract
Zidle, Abby, 1999. 
'From Bodice-Ripper to Baby-Sitter: The New Hero in Mass-Market Romance', in Romantic Conventions, see above, pp. 23-34. Excerpt