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;Delany, Samuel R., 1987. : “The Gestation of Genres: Literature, Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction, Fantasy ...” ''Intersections: Fantasy and Science Fiction'', eds George E. Slusser and Eric S. Rabkin (Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois UP), pp. 63-73. [http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=Zao2IFNhvQkC&lpg=PP1&pg=PA63#v=onepage&q&f=false]
;Delany, Samuel R., 1987. : “The Gestation of Genres: Literature, Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction, Fantasy ...” ''Intersections: Fantasy and Science Fiction'', eds George E. Slusser and Eric S. Rabkin (Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois UP), pp. 63-73. [http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=Zao2IFNhvQkC&lpg=PP1&pg=PA63#v=onepage&q&f=false]
;DeVries, Susan, Margaret Dunlop, Suzanne Goopy, Wendy Moyle, and Diane Sutherland-Lockhart, 1995. : 'Discipline and Passion: Meaning, Masochism and Mythology in Popular Medical Romances', ''Nursing Inquiry'' 2.4: 203-210. [http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/119256839/abstract?CRETRY=1&SRETRY=0 Abstract]
;DeVries, Susan, Margaret Dunlop, Suzanne Goopy, Wendy Moyle, and Diane Sutherland-Lockhart, 1995. : 'Discipline and Passion: Meaning, Masochism and Mythology in Popular Medical Romances', ''Nursing Inquiry'' 2.4: 203-210. [http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/119256839/abstract?CRETRY=1&SRETRY=0 Abstract] [https://www.academia.edu/662364/Discipline_and_passion_meaning_masochism_and_mythology_in_popular_medical_romances?email_work_card=title pdf]
;Diamond, Geneva, 2015. : "Medievalism and the Courtship Plot in Julie Garwood's Popular Romance Novels", in ''The Middle Ages in Popular Culture: Medievalism and Genre'', ed. Helen Young (Amhurst, NY: Cambria).  [https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=vQ1HCgAAQBAJ&pg=PT51&lpg=PT51&source=bl&ots=_PQEh3U222&sig=j9ZJVpa2AjSEeQONOafVm_dfW-A&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CCIQ6AEwAGoVChMI-cm8uY3WxwIVBPEUCh1CyQgx#v=onepage&q&f=false Excerpt]
;Diamond, Geneva, 2015. : "Medievalism and the Courtship Plot in Julie Garwood's Popular Romance Novels", in ''The Middle Ages in Popular Culture: Medievalism and Genre'', ed. Helen Young (Amhurst, NY: Cambria).  [https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=vQ1HCgAAQBAJ&pg=PT51&lpg=PT51&source=bl&ots=_PQEh3U222&sig=j9ZJVpa2AjSEeQONOafVm_dfW-A&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CCIQ6AEwAGoVChMI-cm8uY3WxwIVBPEUCh1CyQgx#v=onepage&q&f=false Excerpt]

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Dalsgaard, Inger H. 2009. 
"Consumed by Romance: Narration, Branding, and Participation in the Digital Marketplace." In Internet Fictions, 128-146. (Newcastle upon Tyne, England: Cambridge Scholars). [In the introduction to this volume of essays the editors mention that "Inger H. Dalsgaard [...] investigates the practices of romance fiction writers and readers on the net through the lense [sic] of late capitalist marketing strategies and ideologies which seek to market products as goods designed by the customer rather than as prefabricated objects: romance sites, she contends, and the marketing of toys for children have a lot more in common than one might suppose."]
Daly, Brenda O. 1989. 
'Laughing WITH, or Laughing AT the Young-Adult Romance', The English Journal, 78.6: 50-60.
Danaher, Mike and Margaret Jamieson, 2016. 
“On Manoeuvre: Navigating Practice-Led Methodology in a Creative Writing PhD for the First Time.” Constructing Methodology for Qualitative Research: Researching Education and Social Practices. Ed. Bobby Harreveld, Mike Danaher, Celeste Lawson, Bruce Allan Knight and Gillian Busch. London: Palgrave, 2016. 155-169. Excerpt [It’s about a Australian PhD on historical romance being written by a mature student who was in prison herself and believes historical romance can empower women.]
Dandridge, Rita B., 2003. 
'The Race, Gender, Romance Connection: A Black Feminist Reading of African American Women's Historical Romances', in Doubled Plots: Romance and History, see below, pp. 185-201. Excerpt
Dandridge, Rita B., 2003. 
'African American Women's Historical Romances: Race and Gender Revisited', The 2000-2003 Proceedings of the SW/Texas PCA/ACA Conference, Ed. Leslie Fife, pp. 42-56. Whole proceedings online here.
Dandridge, Rita B., 2004. 
Black Women's Activism: Reading African American Women's Historical Romances, African-American Literature and Culture, 5 (New York: Peter Lang). Index and extracts
Dandridge, Rita B., 2010. 
'The African American Historical Romance: An Interview with Beverly Jenkins', Journal of Popular Romance Studies 1.1.[1] [Also available as a pdf.]
Dandridge, Rita B., 2016. 
'Love Prevailed Despite What American History Said: Agape and Eros in Beverly Jenkins's Night Song and Through the Storm', Romance Fiction and American Culture: Love as the Practice of Freedom? Ed. William A. Gleason and Eric Murphy Selinger (Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate), pp. 151-166.
Dannenberg, Hilary P. 2008. 
"Nadine Gordimer's The Pickup and the Desert Romance Tradition in Post/Colonial Anglophone Fiction." Current Writing: Text and Reception in Southern Africa 20, no. 1: 69-88.
Darbyshire, Peter, 2000. 
‘Romancing the World: Harlequin Romances, the Capitalist Dream, and the Conquest of Europe and Asia’, Studies in Popular Culture 23.1 [2] [If that link is broken, the article should still be available via the Internet Archive.]
Darbyshire, Peter, 2002. 
‘The Politics of Love: Harlequin Romances and the Christian Right’, Journal of Popular Culture (Popular Culture Center, Bowling Green State Univ., OH) (35:4) [Spring 2002]: 75-87.
Dascăl, Reghina, 2012. 
'Raj Matriarchs: Women Authors of Anglo-Indian Romance' In Romance: The History of a Genre, 179-200. Newcastle upon Tyne, England: Cambridge Scholars. [Excerpt available from here]
Davis, Sara N., 2005. 
'Values and the Romance Novel: Journeys of the Reader', in Education, Arts and Morality: Creative Journeys, ed. Doris B. Wallace (Kluwer: New York), pp. 45-62. Excerpt [This paper "examines the ways in which reader responses are constructed in dialogue with cultural discourses. These provide the context when students read romance novels. Readers enter the process with many negative evaluations of romance novels which conflict with other prevalent discourses valuing romance for women."] Details here.
Deal, Clare H., 2015. 
"‘Throbb[ing] with a consciousness of a knowledge that appalled her’: Embodiment and Female Subjectivity in the Desert Romance", Women: A Cultural Review 26.1-2: 75-95. Abstract
Deffenbacher, Kristina, 2014. 
"Rape Myths' Twilight and Women's Paranormal Revenge in Romantic and Urban Fantasy Fiction." Journal of Popular Culture 47.5: 923-936. Abstract
De Geest, D., and A. Goris. 2010. 
"Constrained writing, creative writing: The case of handbooks for writing romances." Poetics Today 31, (1): 81-106.[3]
Delamoir, Jeanette, 2003. 
"Marie Bjelke Petersen's 'Virile Story': Jewelled Nights, Gender Instability, and the Bush", Hecate 29.1: 115-131. Unofficial version
Delany, Samuel R., 1987. 
“The Gestation of Genres: Literature, Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction, Fantasy ...” Intersections: Fantasy and Science Fiction, eds George E. Slusser and Eric S. Rabkin (Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois UP), pp. 63-73. [4]
DeVries, Susan, Margaret Dunlop, Suzanne Goopy, Wendy Moyle, and Diane Sutherland-Lockhart, 1995. 
'Discipline and Passion: Meaning, Masochism and Mythology in Popular Medical Romances', Nursing Inquiry 2.4: 203-210. Abstract pdf
Diamond, Geneva, 2015. 
"Medievalism and the Courtship Plot in Julie Garwood's Popular Romance Novels", in The Middle Ages in Popular Culture: Medievalism and Genre, ed. Helen Young (Amhurst, NY: Cambria). Excerpt
Diekman, Amanda B., McDonald, Mary, & Gardner, Wendi L., 2000. 
'Love Means Never Having To Be Careful: The Relationship Between Reading Romance Novels and Safe Sex Behavior', Psychology of Women Quarterly, 24.2: 179-188. Abstract
Dillon, George L., 2007. 
'The Genres Speak; Using Large Corpora to Profile Generic Registers.' Journal of Literary Semantics, 36.2: 159-187. Part II looks at romance fiction. Abstract available via this page
Dixon, jay, 1987. 
'Fantasy Unlimited: the World of Mills and Boon', Women's Review, 21 (July): 18-19.**
Dixon, jay, 1999. 
The Romance Fiction of Mills & Boon 1909-1990s (London: UCL Press). Contents page and excerpt
Dixon, Peter, and Marisa Bortolussi. 2009. 
"Readers' Knowledge of Popular Genre." Discourse Processes: A Multidisciplinary Journal 46, no. 6: 541-571. Abstract
Doubled Plots: Romance and History, 2003. 
eds. Susan Strehle and Mary Paniccia Carden (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi).
Douglas, Ann, 1980. 
'Soft-Porn Culture: Punishing the Liberated Woman.' The New Republic Vol.183, No.9 (August 30, 1980): 25-29.
Doyle, Marsha Vanderford, 1985. 
"The Rhetoric of Romance: A Fantasy Theme Analysis of Barbara Cartland Novels." Southern Speech Communication Journal 51: 24-48. Abstract
Dreimane, Jana, 2015. 
"Authors, Publishers and Readers of Popular Literature in Latvia in the Late 1980s and Early 1990s." Interlitteraria 20.2: 56–70. Abstract Full text
Driscoll, Beth, 2014. 
"Genre, Author, Text, Reader: Teaching Nora Roberts’s Spellbound." Journal of Popular Romance Studies 4.2. [5] [Also available as a pdf file]
Driscoll, Beth, Lisa Fletcher and Kim Wilkins, 2016. 
"Women, Akubras and Ereaders: Romance Fiction and Australian Publishing." The Return of Print?: Contemporary Australian Publishing. Ed. Emmett Stinson and Aaron Mannion. Clayton, Victoria: Monash University Publishing. 67-87. [6]
Driscoll, Beth, Lisa Fletcher, Kim Wilkins and David Carter, 2018. 
"The Publishing Ecosystems of Contemporary Australian Genre Fiction." Creative Industries Journal 11.2: 203-221. Abstract
Driscoll, Beth, 2019. 
'Book Blogs as Tastemakers', Participations 16.1: 280-305.[7] [Looks at romance fiction blogs Smart Bitches, Trashy Books (SBTB), Natasha is a Book Junkie (NIABJ), and Joyfully Jay.]
Driscoll, Catherine, 2006. 
"One True Pairing: The Romance of Pornography and the Pornography of Romance." Fan Fiction and Fan Communities in the Age of the Internet: New Essays, eds. Karen Hellekson and Kristina Busse (Jefferson, NC: McFarland): 79–96. Abstract [Pdf can be downloaded from Academia.edu.]
Dubino, Jeanne. 1993. 
“The Cinderella Complex: Romance Fiction, Patriarchy, and Capitalism.” Journal of Popular Culture, 27.3: 103-118.
Duder, C. J. D., 1991. 
“Love and the Lions: The Image of White Settlement in Kenya in Popular Fiction, 1919-1939.” African Affairs, 90.360: 427-38. First page.
Dudovitz, Resa L., 1990. 
The Myth of Superwoman: Women's Bestsellers in France and the United States. (New York: Routledge). Chapter 4 is 'The boundary between the romance and the bestseller: Harlequins, historical novels and family.'
Dugger, Julie M., 2014. 
"“I’m a Feminist, But…” Popular Romance in the Women’s Literature Classroom." Journal of Popular Romance Studies 4.2. [8] [Also available as a pdf]
Dyhouse, Carol, 2017. 
Hearthrobs: A History of Women and Desire. Oxford: Oxford UP. Excerpt


Ebert, Teresa L., 1988. 
'The Romance of Patriarchy: Ideology, Subjectivity, and Postmodern Feminist Cultural Theory', Cultural Critique, 10: 19-57.
Ebert, Teresa L., 2009. 
"Chick Lit: 'Not Your Mother's Romance Novels'." The Task of Cultural Critique (Urbana: University of Illinois Press), pp. 97-117. [This is Chapter 5 of the book and in order to discuss chick lit Ebert engages in a fair amount of analysis of the romance genre. An excerpt is available here.]
Ebert, Teresa L., 2012. 
‘Hegel's “picture-thinking” as the interpretive logic of the popular’, Textual Practice. [This was first published as an iFirst article so at the time of adding the entry it hadn't yet been been allocated to a particular issue of the journal. "The paper examines Hegel's concept of ‘picture-thinking’ and demonstrates how it has become the commonsense of contemporary popular culture through a close reading of women's romances as exemplary of a popular knowing that emphasizes the sensual concrete and cancels the abstract."Click here for more details.]
Edmondson, Belinda, 2007.
'The Black romance.' " Women's Studies Quarterly 35.1/2: 191-211. Excerpt
Egan, Jesi, 2016. 
'Cultural Futurity and the Politics of Recovery: Mary Renault's Ambivalent Romances.' MFS Modern Fiction Studies 62.3: 462-80. Abstract
Eike, Ann M., 1986. 
‘An Investigation of the Market for Paperback Romance Novels’, Journal of Cultural Economics, 10:1: 25-36.
Ehnenn, Jill, 1998. 
'Desperately Seeking Susan Among the Trash: Reinscription, Subversion and Visibility in the Lesbian Romance Novel', Atlantis, special issue on "Sexualities and Feminisms", 23.1: 120-127. Abstract and link to full text
Elliott, Jack, 2014. 
'Patterns and Trends in Harlequin Category Romance', Advancing Digital Humanities: Research, Methods, Theories, Ed. Katherine Bode and Paul Longley Arthur. London: Palgrave Macmillan. Excerpt
Elliott, Jack, 2014. 
'Vocabulary Decay in Category Romance'. Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, Online, December 2014. Abstract
Elliott, Jack, 2015. 
'Whole Genre Sequencing', Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, Online, August 2015. Abstract
Emrys, A. B., 1994. 
"Magic Regencies: How Fantasy Forms a Hybrid." Popular Culture Review 5.1: 85-93.
Engler, Sandra, 2005. 
"A Career's Wonderful, but Love is More Wonderful Still" : Femininity and Masculinity in the Fiction of Mills & Boon. Tübingen: Francke.
English Studies Group, 1978-9, 1980. 
'Recent Developments in English Studies at the Centre', Culture, Media, Language: Working Papers in Cultural Studies, 1972-79, ed. Stuart Hall, Dorothy Hobson, Andrew Lowe and Paul Willis. 1980. London: Taylor & Francis, 2005. 227-262. [See pages 250-262 which "suggest analogies between certain narratives - the novels of Barbara Cartland - and a particular grammar practised within an historical institution: English teaching from the 1930s to the 1950s" and draws parallels between romance and "Gramsci's characterisation of common sense".]
Erwin, Lee. 2002. 
"Genre and Authority in Some Popular Nigerian Women's Novels." Research in African Literatures 33, no. 2: 81-99. Excerpt
Escolar, Marisa, 2015. 
"Marry the Allies? Luciana Peverelli’s ‘True’ Romanzo Rosa in ‘Liberated’ Rome." Italian Culture 70.2: 228-248. Abstract
Esquibel, Catrióna Rueda, 1992. 
"A Duel of Wits and the Lesbian Romance Novel: Or, Verbal Intercourse in Fictional Regency England." in New Perspectives on Women and Comedy. Ed. Regina Barreca, (Philadelphia, PA: Gordon and Breach) pp. 123-133.
Esser, L. G., Adkins, D., & Velasquez, D. L., 2008. 
"“The Red Dot District”: Uncommon Ground in Reader Advisory Education and Professional Practice." in Educational Media and Technology Yearbook 33. Ed. Michael Orey, V. J. McClendon, Robert Maribe Branch. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited. 105–111. **


Faktorovich, Anna, 2014. 
The Formulas of Popular Fiction: Elements of Fantasy, Science Fiction, Romance, Religious and Mystery Novels. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland. Excerpt
Faktorovich, Anna, 2015. 
Gender Bias in Mystery and Romance Novel Publishing: Mimicking Masculinity and Femininity. (Stone Mountain, GA: Anaphora Literary P).
Faktorovich, Anna, 2015. 
"Interview with Mary Jo Putney, Best-Selling Romance Author." Pennsylvania Literary Journal 7.2:10-24.Available in full
Fahnestock-Thomas, Mary, 2001. 
Georgette Heyer: a Critical Retrospective. Saraland,AL: PrinnyWorld Press. [Excerpt available via Amazon's "Look Inside!" feature. Index]
Farooqui, Javaria and Rabia Ashraf, 2019. 
‘Reconnaissance of “Difference” in Cognitive Maps: Authenticating Happily Ever After in Julia Quinn’s To Sir Philip with Love’, Khazar Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences 22.2: 71-82. [9]
Faura, Salvador, Shelley Godsland, and Nickianne Moody, 2004. 
"The Romance Novel, or, the Generalisimo's Control of the Popular Imagination." in Reading the Popular in Contemporary Spanish Texts. pp. 46-58. (Newark, DE: U of Delaware P.)(About Corin Tellado, Spanish romance novelist) [Excerpt here.]
Felski, Rita, 1990. 
'Kitsch, Romance Fiction And Male Paranoia: Stephen King meets the Frankfurt School', Continuum: The Australian Journal of Media & Culture, 4.1.[10]
Feng, Jin, 2011. 
'Men Conquer the World and Women Save Mankind: Rewriting Patriarchal Traditions through Web-based Matriarchal Romances', Journal of Popular Romance Studies 1.2 [11] ["This article examines one Chinese women's literature website by the name of Jinjiang, and focuses especially on a particular type of popular romance, nüzun, or matriarchal narratives."].
Feng, Jin, 2013. 
Romancing the Internet: Producing and Consuming Chinese Web Romance. Leiden: Brill. Excerpt
Fernández Rodríguez, Carolina, 2019. 
"Chamorro WWII Romances: Combating Erasure with Tales of Survival and Vitality", Journal of Popular Romance Studies 8.[12]
Finn, Geraldine, 1988. 
'Women, Fantasy, and Popular Culture: The Wonderful World of Harlequin Romance', Popular Cultures and Political Practices, Ed. Richard Gruneau (Toronto: Garamond Press), 51-67.** [A review by Herman Gray in Contemporary Sociology 19.1 (1990) describes Finn's article as "The real joy of the volume" and there are further details as follows: "Consistent with the Cultural Studies approach, Finn convincingly demonstrates how Harlequin texts and women's experiences of them express the contradictions that structure women's lives. She argues that women readers find refuge in the Harlequin novels, while at the same time such refuge helps to maintain and reproduce structures of domination that women experience" (74). Another summary of Finn's essay can be found in a review in the International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 25.3, 248-249 (1990).
Fisher, Maryanne and Anthony Cox, 2010. 
'Man Change Thyself: Hero Versus Heroine Development in Harlequin Romance Novels', Journal of Social, Evolutionary, and Cultural Psychology 4.4: 305-316. [13] or [14].
Fisher, Maryanne L., and Tami M. Meredith. 2012. 
"The Success behind the Candy-Colored Covers: An Evolutionary Perspective on Romance Novels." Evolutionary Review 3, no. 1: 155-167.
Flegel, Monica and Jenny Roth, 2010. 
'Annihilating love and heterosexuality without women: Romance, generic difference, and queer politics in "Supernatural" fan fiction', Transformative Works and Cultures 4. Available online.
Flesch, Juliet, 1996. 
'A Labour of Love? Compiling a Bibliography of Twentieth Century Australian Romance Novels', APLIS, 9.3-4: 170-78.
Flesch, Juliet, 1997. 
'Not just housewives and old maids', Collection Building, 16.3: 119-124. [Describes the content of The Romance Fiction Collection in the University of Melbourne Library, 'the reasons for its establishment and some special aspects of its housing and bibliographical control. Also suggests some of the uses to which it may be put'.] Abstract
Flesch, Juliet, 2004. 
From Australia With Love: A History of Modern Australian Popular Romance Novels (Fremantle, W.A.: Curtin University Books).
Flesch, Juliet, 2005. 
‘Blushing Bride to Bush Matriarch: Women in the Fiction of Lucy Walker.’ Journal of Publishing. Australian Special Issue. 1 (October 2005): 37-52.**
Flesch, Juliet, 2007. 
'Love under the Coolabah: Australian Romance Publishing since 1990', in Making books: Contemporary Australian Publishing. Ed. David Carter and Anne Galligan. St. Lucia, Qld: University of Queensland Press. 279-285. ** Excerpt
Flesch, Juliet, 2009. 
‘”Feminists Talk about Sisterhood: I Do Not Know How Deeply They Feel It”: Australian Mass Market Romance Novels and Their Critics,’ Reading Down Under: Australian Literary Studies Reader, Ed. Amit Sarwal and Reema Sarwal (New Delhi: SSS Publications, 2009). pp. 419-??. **
Flesch, Juliet, 2012. 
'The Wide Brown Land and the Big Smoke: The Setting of Australian Popular Romance', Sold by the Millions: Australia's Bestsellers. Ed. Toni Johnson-Woods and Amit Sarwal (Newcastle Upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars), pp. 82-95. Excerpt [The introduction to this volume of essays can be found here.]
Fletcher, Lisa, 2003. 
"Historical Romance, Gender and Heterosexuality: John Fowles's The French Lieutenant's Woman and A.S. Byatt's Possession." Journal of Interdisciplinary Gender Studies 7.1-2: 26-42. PDF
Fletcher, Lisa, 2004. 
‘“Mere Costumery”? Georgette Heyer’s Cross-Dressing Novels,’ in Masquerades: Disguise in English Literature from the Middle Ages to the Present, Eds. Pilar Sánchez Calle and Jesús López-Paláez Casellas, (Gdansk: University of Gdansk Press), pp. 196-212. AbstractDownload
Fletcher, Lisa, 2008. 
Historical Romance Fiction and Heterosexuality: Heterosexuality and Performativity, (Ashgate). [Fletcher examines "the connections between popular “classics” by [...] Georgette Heyer, a selection of mass market historical romances published between 1980 and 2005," John Fowles’s The French Lieutenant’s Woman and A.S. Byatt’s Possession.] Abstract, Index and Excerpt and Excerpts via Google Books.
Fletcher, Lisa, Rosemary Gaby, and Jennifer Kloester, 2011. 
'Pedagogy Report: Embedding Popular Romance Studies in Undergraduate English Units: Teaching Georgette Heyer’s Sylvester', Journal of Popular Romance Studies 1.2 [15].
Fletcher, Lisa, 2013. 
'The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Popular Romance Studies: What is it, and why does it matter?', Journal of Popular Romance Studies 3.2 [16]. [Also available as a pdf.]
Fletcher, Lisa, 2014. 
'Writing the Happy Ever After: An Interview with Anne Gracie', Journal of Popular Romance Studies 4.2. [17] [Also available as a pdf.]
Fletcher, Lisa, Beth Driscoll, and Kim Wilkins, 2018. 
"Genre Worlds and Popular Fiction: The Case of Twenty-First-Century Australian Romance", Journal of Popular Culture. Online First 16 July 2018. Excerpt
Fong, Katrina, Justin B. Mullin and Raymond A. Mar, 2013. 
"What You Read Matters: The Role of Fiction Genre in Predicting Interpersonal Sensitivity". Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts 7.4 (2013): 370-376.[18]
Fong, Katrina, Justin B. Mullin, and Raymond A. Mar, 2015. 
"How Exposure to Literary Genres Relates to Attitudes Toward Gender Roles and Sexual Behavior." Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts. Advance online publication. 27 April 2015. [19]
Forbes, Curdella, 2006. 
'X Press Publications: Pop Culture, “Pop Lit” and Caribbean Literary Criticism: An Essay of Provocation', Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal 4.1. [20]
Fordham, Helen, 2014. 
'‘That’s love for you’: Destabilizing divides and re-imaging subjectivities in the romantic fiction of Eloisa James.' Australasian Journal of Popular Culture 3.3: 273-284. Abstract
Foster, Guy Mark, 2007. 
'How Dare a Black Woman Make Love to a White Man! Black Women Romance Novelists and the Taboo of Interracial Desire.' in Empowerment versus Oppression: Twenty First Century Views of Popular Romance Novels. ed. Sally Goade, (Newcastle, U.K.:Cambridge Scholars Pub.) pp. 103-128. Article about Foster's research and this item.
Foster, Guy Mark, 2015. 
'What To Do If Your Inner Tomboy Is a Homo: Straight Women, Bisexuality, and Pleasure in M/M Gay Romance Fictions', Journal of Bisexuality, Published online first. Abstract
Fox, Pamela, 1994. 
'The "Revolt of the Gentle": Romance and the Politics of Resistance in Working-Class Women's Writing', NOVEL: A Forum on Fiction, 27.2: 140-160. Excerpt
Fowler, Bridget, 1979. 
' "True to Me Always": An Analysis of Women's Magazine Fiction', The British Journal of Sociology 30.1: 91-119. Abstract [Fowler takes "for analysis stories published in popular twopenny magazines and sampled them at four-weekly intervals for the period mid-1929 to mid-1930".]
Fowler, Bridget, 1991. 
The Alienated Reader: Women and Popular Romantic Literature in the Twentieth Century (Brighton: Harvester Wheatsheaf).
Francis, Conseula and Alison Piepmeier, 2011. 
'Interview: Joanna Russ,' Journal of Popular romance Studies 1.2. [21] ["In this interview, Russ reflects on her initial responses to slash fandom and considers its political and social meanings in the 1980s and today."]
Francis, Conseula, 2016. 
'Flipping the Script: Romancing Zane's Urban Erotica', Romance Fiction and American Culture: Love as the Practice of Freedom? Ed. William A. Gleason and Eric Murphy Selinger (Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate), pp. 167-180.
Franco, Jean, 1986. 
"The Incorporation of Women: A Comparison of North American and Mexican Popular Narrative." in Studies in Entertainment: Critical Approaches to Mass Culture. Ed. Tania Modleski, (Bloomington: Indiana UP), pp. 119-138. [Especially Harlequin Romances; treatment of women; compared to photonovel. Franco says that "While there is an obvious risk in laying too much emphasis on a single example, I am now going to do precisely that" and chooses to take as a specific example of a Harlequin romance Moonwitch [sic] by Ann Mather [sic]."] Excerpt
Franco, Jean, 2004. 
"Plotting Women: Popular Narratives for Women in the United States and in Latin America." in The Latin American Cultural Studies Reader. Eds. Ana Del Sarto, Alicia Ríos, and Abril Trigo, (Durham, NC: Duke UP) pp. 183-202.
Franssen, Thomas and Olav Velthuis, 2014. 
'Making materiality matter: a sociological analysis of prices on the Dutch fiction book market, 1980–2009.' Socio-Economic Review. Abstract ["in terms of size, romance books are smaller than all other books: on average 18.48 cm, which is 1.5 cm less than the other genres. This implies that each romance novel is, just because of its size, 24% cheaper than other genres."]
Frantz, Sarah S. G., 2002. 
"'Expressing' Herself: The Romance Novel and the Feminine Will to Power," in Scorned Literature: Essays on the History and Criticism of Popular Mass-Produced Fiction in America. Eds. Lydia Cushman Schurman and Deidre Johnson. (Connecticut: Greenwood Press) pp. 17-36. Abstract
Frantz, Sarah S. G., 2008. 
'Suzanne Brockmann', Teaching American Literature: A Journal of Theory and Practice 2.2/3. [Formerly at [22]. This link no longer works but a pdf of the entire issue can be downloaded from [23]].
Frantz, Sarah S. G., 2009. 
'Darcy’s Vampiric Descendants: Austen’s Perfect Romance Hero and J. R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood', Persuasions On-line 30.1. [24]
Frantz, Sarah S. G., 2009. 
"'I’ve tried my entire life to be a good man': Suzanne Brockmann’s Sam Starrett, Ideal Romance Hero." Women Constructing Men: Female Novelists and their Male Characters, 1750-2000. Ed. Sarah S. G. Frantz and Katharina Rennhak. (Lanham, MD: Lexington), pp. 227-247. Excerpt
Frantz, Sarah S. G., 2012. 
' "How we love is our soul": Joey W. Hill's BDSM Romance Holding the Cards,' New Approaches to Popular Romance Fiction: Critical Essays, ed. Sarah S. G. Frantz and Eric Murphy Selinger (Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland), pp. 47-59.
Frantz, Sarah S. G., 2012. 
“The History of BDSM Fiction and Romance,” Fifty Writers on Fifty Shades of Grey, ed. Lori Perkins (Dallas, TX: BenBella Books), pp. 159-172.
Frantz, Sarah S. G., 2013. 
'On the Tenth Anniversary of Pamela Regis’s A Natural History of the Romance Novel', Journal of Popular Romance Studies 3.2 [25] [Also available as a pdf.]
Frantz Lyons, Sarah and Eric Murphy Selinger, 2016. 
'Strange Stirrings, Strange Yearnings: The Flame and the Flower, Sweet Savage Love, and the Lost Diversities of Blockbuster Historical Romance', Romance Fiction and American Culture: Love as the Practice of Freedom? Ed. William A. Gleason and Eric Murphy Selinger (Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate), pp. 89-110.
Frederick, Rhonda. 2013.
"Making Jamaican Love: Colin Channer's Waiting in Vain and Romance-ified Diaspora Identities." Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal Of Criticism 17, no. 3: 63-84.
Frenier, Mariam Darce, 1988. 
Good-bye Heathcliff: Changing Heroes, Heroines, Roles, and Values in Women’s Category Romances, Contributions in Women’s Studies, no. 94. (New York: Greenwood Press). Contents page and excerpts
Friedman, Lenemaja, 1990. 
Mary Stewart, Twayne's English Authors Series, 474 (Boston: Twayne). [Chapters 1-4 discuss Mary Stewart's romantic suspense novels, giving the reader what is, in effect, a detailed synopsis and review of each novel.]
Frolund, Tina, 2007.
Genrefied Classics: A Guide to Reading Interests in Classic Literature. (Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited) Has a section on Romance Literature. [According to the abstract, "By identifying the genre characteristics of more than 400 classic fiction works, and organizing titles according to those features, it helps readers find the types of books they enjoy; and it helps you promote classics to teen (and adult!) readers."]
Fuchs, Barbara, 2004. 
Romance. The New Critical Idiom. Ed. John Drakakis. New York: Routledge. [See the chapter on "Romance and 'genre' literature," on pages 124-130]. Excerpt and Index and excerpt available via the "View Inside" feature at Routledge's website


Gagne-Hawes, Genevieve. 2006. 
"Anatomy of a Romance: Questioning genre conventions in the novels of Nora Roberts." Modern Mask 1.2.[26]
Ganguly, Keya. 1991. 
'Alien(ated) Readers: Harlequin Romances and the Politics of Popular Culture', Communication, 12.2: 129-50.
Gardner, Jeanne Emerson. 2013. 
"She Got Her Man, but Could She Keep Him? Love and Marriage in American Romance Comics, 1947–1954." Journal Of American Culture 36, no. 1: 16-24. Excerpt
Gardner, Jeanne. 2012. 
"Girls Who Sinned in Secret and Paid in Public: Romance Comics, 1949-1954." In Comic Books and the Cold War, 1946-1962: Essays on Graphic Treatment of Communism, the Code and Social Concerns, 92-102. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2012
Gardner, Jeanne. 2011. 
"'True-To-Life': Romance Comics and Teen-Age Desire, 1947-1954." Forum for World Literature Studies, vol. 3, no. 1, Apr. 2011, pp. 118-128.
Gargano, Elizabeth, 2006. 
' "English Sheiks" and Arab Stereotypes: E. M. Hull, T. E. Lawrence, and the Imperial Masquerade', Texas Studies in Literature and Language 48.2: 171-186. Excerpt
Garland, Sarah, 2012. 
'Ornamentalism: Desire, Disavowal, and Displacement in E. M. Hull's The Sheik', Must Read: Rediscovering American Bestsellers from Charlotte Temple to The Da Vinci Code, ed. Sarah Churchwell and Thomas Ruys Smith (London: Continuum), pp. 197-216.
Garton, Stephen, 2008. 
"'Fit Only for the Scrap Heap': Rebuilding Returned Soldier Manhood in Australia After 1945." Gender & History 20.1: 48-67. Abstract
Gates, Sarah, 2016. 
"Feminism, NASCAR and the Italian billionaire's secret baby: Defending the romance genre." Voiceworks 103 (Autumn): 95-101. Abstract
Geest, Dirk de, and An Goris, 2010. 
"Constrained Writing, Creative Writing: The Case of Handbooks for Writing Romances." Poetics Today 31, no. 1: 81-106. Abstract
Gelder, Ken, 2004. 
Popular Fiction: The Logics and Practices of a Literary Field (Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge). [See the section on "Romance, formula, industry, subgenres" on pages 43-52.] Excerpt.
Gelder, Ken and Rachael Weaver, 2010. 
"Louise Mack and Colonial Pseudo Literature." Southerly 70.2: 82-95.[27]
Gehrmann, Susanne, 2018. 
“Remediating Romance: Forms and Functions of New Media in Contemporary Love Stories from Togo and South Africa”. Africa Today 65.1: 65-84. Abstract
Gifford, James, 2017. 
“Mary Stewart’s Greek Novels: Hellenism, Orientalism and the Cultural Politics of Pulp Presentation.” Greece in British Women’s Literary Imagination, 1913-2013. Ed. Eleni Papargyriou, Semele Assinder and David Holton. New York: Peter Lang, 2017. 99-118. Excerpt
Gilbert, Pam and Sandra Taylor, 1993. 
"Reading the Romance," Nation, Culture, Text: Australian Cultural and Media Studies. Ed. Graeme Turner. London: Routledge. 246-??? ** Excerpt
Gill, Rosalind and Elena Herdieckerhoff. 2006. 
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Gillis, Bryan and Joanna Simpson, 2015. 
Sexual Content in Young Adult Literature: Reading between the Sheets (Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield). [See Chapter 6 on "Sexual Content in Young Adult Romance".] Excerpt
Gillis, Stacy, 2015. 
"The Cross-Dresser, the Thief, His Daughter and Her Lover: Queer Desire and Romance in Georgette Heyer’s These Old Shades", Women: A Cultural Review 26.1-2: 57-74. Abstract
Gillis, Stacy, 2018. 
“Manners, Money, and Marriage: Austen, Heyer, and the Literary Genealogy of the Regency Romance”. After Austen: Reinventions, Rewritings, Revisitings. Ed. Lisa Hopkins. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. 81-101.
Glass, E. R., and A. Mineo. 1986. 
"Georgette Heyer and the Uses of Regency." In Marucci, Franco (ed.); Bruttini, Adriano (ed.) La performance del testo, 283-292. Siena: Ticci.
Gleason, William, 2011. 
“Belles, Beaux, and Paratexts: American Story Papers and the Project of Romance.” Journal of Popular Romance Studies 2.1 [29]
Gleason, William A, 2016. 
'Postbellum, Pre-Harlequin: American Romance Publishing in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century', Romance Fiction and American Culture: Love as the Practice of Freedom? Ed. William A. Gleason and Eric Murphy Selinger (Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate), pp. 57-70.
Gleason, William, 2016. 
"The Inside Story: Jennifer Crusie and the Architecture of Love." Popular Fiction and Spatiality: Reading Genre Settings. Ed. Lisa Fletcher. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 79-93. Excerpt Abstract
Goade, Sally, 2007. 
'Introduction' pp. 1-11 and 'Understanding the Pleasure: An Undergraduate Romance Reading Community.' pp. 206-230 in Empowerment versus Oppression: Twenty First Century Views of Popular Romance Novels. (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing). Edited by Goade. [pdf of table of contents, introduction and first chapter here]
Goldman, Crystal, 2012. 
“Love in the Stacks: Popular Romance Collection Development in Academic Libraries,” Journal of Popular Romance Studies 3.1.[30]
Goldman, Crystal, 2015. 
“Special Issue: Romancing the Library (Editor’s Introduction),” Journal of Popular Romance Studies 5.1.[31]
Golubov, Nattie, 2017. 
"Reading the Romance Writer as an Author-Entrepreneur," Interférences littéraires/Literaire interferenties 21 (December), "Gendered Authorial Corpographies", Ed. Aina Pérez Fontdevila & Meri Torras Francès, 131-160. Abstract and link to pdf
Gómez Calderón, María José. 
“Romancing the Dark Ages: The Viking Hero in Sentimental Narrative.” Boletín Millares Carlo 26 (2007): 287-97.[32]
González-Cruz, Maria-Isabel. 2015. 
"Love in Paradise: Visions of the Canaries in a Corpus of Popular Romance Fiction Novels". Oceánide, Journal of the Spanish Society for the Study of Popular Culture SELICUP, vol. 7.[33]
González-Cruz, Maria-Isabel, 2016. 
"Discourse Types and Functions in Popular Romance Fiction Novels ("Work in Progress")." On the move: Glancing Backwards To Build a Future in English Studies Ed. Aitor Ibarrola-Armendariz and Jon Ortiz de Urbina Arruabarrena. Bilbao: Universidad de Deusto. 265-271.
González Cruz, Maria Isabel, 2017. 
'Exploring the dynamics of English/Spanish codeswitching in a written corpus', Alicante Journal of English Studies / Revista Alicantina de Estudios Ingleses 30: 331-355. Abstract and link to pdf
González Mínguez, M. Teresa, 2010. 
"Who is more fragile? A study of heroes and heroines in the twentieth century romantic fiction of Mills and Boon." Cuadernos Kóre 1.2: 179-192. [Abstract and PDF.]
Goodwin, Sarah Webster, 1997. 
"Romance and Change: Teaching the Romance to Undergraduates.", Paradoxa: Studies in World Literary Genres 3.1-2: 233-241.
Gordis, Lisa M., 2016. 
'"Jesus loves your girl more than you do": Marriage as Triangle in Evangelical Romance and Puritan Narratives', Romance Fiction and American Culture: Love as the Practice of Freedom? Ed. William A. Gleason and Eric Murphy Selinger (Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate), pp. 323-346.
Goris, An, 2009. 
"Romance the World Over," in Global Cultures. Ed. Frank A. Salamone. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars. pp. 59-?? ** [Discusses the worldwide translation, production and distribution of Harlequins.] Abstract
Goris, An, 2011. 
“Matricide in Romance Scholarship? Response to Pamela Regis’ Keynote Address at the Second Annual Conference of the International Association for the Study of Popular Romance,” Journal of Popular Romance Studies 2.1.[34]
Goris, An, 2012. 
"Loving by the Book: Voice and Romance Authorship," in New Approaches to Popular Romance Fiction. Critical Essays. Ed. Frantz, Sarah S.G. and Selinger, Eric Murphy. Jefferson: McFarland. pp. 73-83.
Goris, An, 2012. 
"Mind, Body, Love: Nora Roberts and the Evolution of Popular Romance Studies," Journal of Popular Romance Studies 3.1.[35]
Goris, An, 2013. 
'A Natural History of the Romance Novel’s Enduring Romance with Popular Romance Studies', Journal of Popular Romance Studies 3.2 [36] [Also available as a pdf.]
Goris, An, 2013. 
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Goris, An, 2015. 
"Hidden Codes of Love : The Materiality of the Category Romance Novel." Belphégor.[38]
Goșa, Codruța. 2012. 
"Sex and the Genre: The Role of Sex in Popular Romance." In Romance: The History of a Genre, 14-28. Newcastle upon Tyne, England: Cambridge Scholars. [Nora Roberts, Sandra Brown, Judith McNaught] [Excerpt available from here]
Graham, Robert J., 1989. 
“Media Literacy and Cultural Politics.” Adult Education Quarterly 39.3: 152-60. Abstract ["Through an analysis of two representative media-romance fiction and television news programs-this article argues for the production of a more media-literate citizenry. The section on women's romances addresses the confluence of a commercial, institutional and ideological matrix that poses crucial problems of a socio-cultural nature." The section on romance is mostly based on Radway's Reading the Romance.]
Graves, Joanne, 2014. 
'Beyond Valentine's Day: The romance novel in the evolving world of publishing', LIANZA Conference 2014, 12-15 October, Auckland, New Zealand: Pou Whakairo: Connect and Thrive. [LIANZA is the Library and Information Association of New Zealand. The article discusses New Zealand libraries and romance authors.][39]
Graybill, Beth. 2010. 
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Greenfeld-Benovitz, Miriam, 2012. 
'The Interactive Romance Community: The Case of "Covers Gone Wild",' New Approaches to Popular Romance Fiction: Critical Essays, ed. Sarah S. G. Frantz and Eric Murphy Selinger (Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland), pp. 195-205.
Greenwood, Alice. 1983. 
"Language Stereotypes in Mass Market Romances." CUNYForum: Papers in Linguistics 9: 157-173.
Greer, Germaine, 1971. 
The Female Eunuch (London: Paladin). [First published in 1970, there is a chapter on romance (pages 171-189in this edition) in which she critiques Georgette Heyer's Regency Buck, Barbara Cartland's The Wings of Love and Lucy Walker's The Loving Heart.]
Grescoe, Paul, 1996. 
The Merchants of Venus: Inside Harlequin and the Empire of Romance (Vancouver: Raincoast). [ Kathleen Gilles Seidel's "Half-Risen Venus", Paradoxa 3.1-2 (1997): 250-252 is a review of this book.]
Griffin, Susan E., 1997. 
"Resistance and Reinvention in Sandra Cisneros' Woman Hollering Creek." Ethnicity and the American Short Story, ed. Julie Brown (New York: Garland), pp. 85-96. Excerpt ["Cisneros' [...] 'Woman Hollering Creek,' is the story in which she most clearly illustrates the negative effects of popular romance genres' portrayal of women, and it is also the story in which she begins to illustrate how women can resist the romance narrative" (87).]
Griswold, Wendy, and Misty Bastian, 1987. 
“Continuities and Reconstructions in Cross-cultural Literary Transmission: The Case of the Nigerian Romance Novel.” Poetics 16.3-4: 327-351. Abstract
Griswold, Wendy, 1989. 
"Formulaic Fiction: The Author as Agent of Elective Affinity." Comparative Social Research. 11: 75-130.
Gruner, Elisabeth Rose, 2019. 
Constructing the Adolescent Reader in Contemporary Young Adult Fiction. London: Palgrave Macmillan. Abstract [See in particular Chapter 3, "Misreading the Classics: Gender, Genre, and Agency in YA Romance", pp. 51-84.]