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Abartis, Caesarea The Ugly-Pretty, Dull-Bright, Weak-Strong Girl in the Gothic Mansion 1979 gothic romance, precursors of modern romance, Charlotte Brontë, Daphne du Maurier, Victoria Holt/Jean Plaidy/Eleanor Burford Hibbert, Claudette Nicole
Abdullah-Poulos, Layla Muslim Love American Style: Islamic-American Hybrid Culture and Native-Born American Black Muslim Romance 2016 religion/spirituality, African American romance, Islam, Muslim romance
Abdullah-Poulos, Layla The Stable Muslim Love Triangle - Triangular Desire in African American Muslim Romance Fiction 2018 Islam, African American romance, United States of America, religion/spirituality, race/ethnicity, marriage, Muslim romance
Achieng’, Okang’a Nancy A Cosmopolitan National Romance: A Study of In Dependence by Sarah Ladipo Manyika 2017 Sarah Ladipo Manyika, trash/literary quality, Africa, race/ethnicity, gender
Ackley, Katherine Anne Women and Violence in Literature: An Essay Collection 1990
Acosta, Leonardo Penetración cultural imperialista en América Latina: comics y revistas femeninas 1973
Adair, Joshua G.; Levin, Amy K. Museums, Sexuality, and Gender Activism 2020
Adair, Joshua G. “A Battlefield All Their Own”: Selling Women’s Fictions as Fact at Plantation Museums 2020 race/ethnicity, Christian romance, historical romance, history, Tamera Alexander, social class, readers, gender
Adamenko, Olga; Klymenko, Olga Communicative Behavior via Gender Identity (Based on the English language “Love Stories”) 2020 gender, linguistics, Victoria Gordon, Leigh Greenwood, Madeleine Ker, Gil Sanderson, Harlequin Mills & Boon
Adams, Kathleen Barzun Thirty years of change: heroes, heroines, and the popular romance 2003 gender
Adkins, Denice; Esser, Linda; Velasquez, Diane Relations Between Librarians and Romance Readers: A Missouri Survey 2006 libraries/librarians, readers, trash/literary quality
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Aiken Hodge, Jane The Private World of Georgette Heyer 1984 Georgette Heyer
Al Thobaiti, Fatmah Afterlife of the Romance Hero: Readers’ Reproduction of Romance 2019 readers, gender, fanfiction, Twilight
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Alexander, Alison A Mortal Flame: Marie Bjelke Petersen, Australian Romance Writer 1874-1969 1994 Marie Bjelke Petersen, Australia
Alfonso García, María del Carmen Sobre novela rosa y condición femenina en la España de posguerra 2000 Spain, history, gender
Ali, Kecia Human in Death: Morality and Mortality in J. D. Robb's Novels 2017 Nora Roberts/J. D. Robb, science fiction/futuristic romance, family, community, race/ethnicity, work, gender, romantic suspense, police officers/police forces
Ali, Kecia Troubleshooting Post-9/11 America: Religion, Racism, and Stereotypes in Suzanne Brockmann’s Into the Night and Gone Too Far 2017 Suzanne Brockmann, religion/spirituality, race/ethnicity, United States of America, war/armed forces, Islam, sheikh romance, gender, marriage
Ali, Kecia Romance Fiction in the Archives 2018 authors, romance scholarship, Nora Roberts/J. D. Robb, race/ethnicity, gender, Publishing, sex/sexuality, LGBT+ characters, readers and/or authors
Ali, Kecia Sacrifices, Sidekicks, and Scapegoats: Black Characters and White Stories in Nora Roberts’s Romances 2019 Nora Roberts/J. D. Robb, race/ethnicity, death, romantic suspense, paranormal/fantasy/time-travel romance, rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse, police officers/police forces, authors
Allan, Jonathan A. Theorising Male Virginity in Popular Romance Novels 2011 sex/sexuality, gender, virginity
Allan, Jonathan A. Reading from Behind: A Cultural Analysis of the Anus 2016 m/m romance, Anne Tenino, sex/sexuality, LGBT+ characters, readers and/or authors
Allan, Jonathan A. The Purity of His Maleness: Masculinity in Popular Romance Novels 2016 gender, virginity, Harlequin Mills & Boon
Allan, Jonathan A.; Santos, Cristina; Spahr, Adriana Virgin Envy: The Cultural Insignificance of the Hymen 2016
Allan, Jonathan A. Men, Masculinities, and Popular Romance 2020 gender, sex/sexuality, m/m romance, pornography, LGBT+ characters, readers and/or authors
Allen, Margaret; Blackburn, Jean; Johnson, Carol; King, Margaret; Mackinnon, Alison All Her Labours: Embroidering the Framework 1984
Allen, Amanda K. The Cinderella-Makers: Postwar Adolescent Girl Fiction as Commodity Tales 2009 YA/teenage romance, Betty Cavanna, Mary Stolz, fashion/clothing, fairytales, capitalism/business, social class
Allen, Amanda K. Charm the Boys, Win the Girls: Power Struggles in Mary Stolz’s Cold War Adolescent Girl Romance Novels 2012 Mary Stolz, YA/teenage romance, trash/literary quality, gender
Allport, Tanya Female journeys: the place of Jane Eyre and "Mills and Boon" in the search for women's existential space 1988 Harlequin Mills & Boon
Alonso Valero, Encarna Cincuenta años de usos amorosos: El amor y la novela rosa 2011 Spain, love, Corín Tellado, history
Alonso Valero, Encarna Corín Tellado y la novela rosa 2012 Corín Tellado, Spain, gender, readers, trash/literary quality
Altus, Marilyn Sugar-coated Pills 1984
Álvarez, Blanca Corín Tellado ¿Yo soy así? 1992 Corín Tellado
Álvarez, Blanca Corín Tellado: mantilla y matrimonio 2000 Corín Tellado
Amaya García, Marcela Análisis discursivo de la construcción identitaria femenina y masculina en fotonovelas de Corín Tellado 2011 Corín Tellado, gender
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Anderson, Rachel The Purple Heart Throbs: The Sub-Literature of Love 1974 precursors of modern romance, trash/literary quality, religion/spirituality, Charlotte M. Yonge, Christian romance, Ruth Lamb, Rhoda Broughton, Rita, pen name of Mrs. Eliza Margaret Humphreys, Ouida, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Effie Adelaide Rowlands, also known as Madame Albanesi, Margaret Baillie-Saunders, Evelyn Everett-Green, Elinor Glyn, Florence Barclay, Ethel M. Dell, Marie Corelli, Berta Ruck, Kathlyn Rhodes, Robert Hitchens, E. M. Hull, sheikh romance, Elizabeth Hoy, Violet Winspear, Jennifer Ames, Ruby M. Ayres, Netta Muskett, Annie S. Swan, Margaret Pedler, Maysie Greig, Gilbert Frankau, Joan Butler, pen name of R. W. Alexander, Denise Robins, Ursula Bloom, Sophie Cole, medical romance, Lucilla Andrews, Kate Norway/Olive Norton, Julia Davis, settings, food, alcohol, fashion/clothing
Anderson, Jennifer Mills and Boon: love and oppression 1981 Harlequin Mills & Boon
Anderton, Gretchen E. Excitement, adventure, indifference: Romance readers' perceptions of how romance reading impacts their sex lives 2009 readers, sex/sexuality
Andrade, Roberta Manuela Barros de; Silva, Erotilde Honório A vida em cor de rosa: o romance sentimental e a ditadura militar no Brasil 2010 Corín Tellado, Brasil, history, capitalism/business, love, marriage, gender, readers, fascism/right-wing authoritarianism
Andresen, Julie Tetel Postmodern Identity (Crisis): Confessions of a Linguistic Historiographer and Romance Writer 1999 linguistics, emotions, trash/literary quality
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Ang, Ien Living Room Wars: Rethinking Media Audiences for a Postmodern World 1996 readers, feminism, emotions
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Arargüç, M. Fikret Empire and Romance: John Masters's Nightrunners of Bengal 2012 India, UK, historical romance, race/ethnicity
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Ardis, Ann E. M. Hull, Mass Market Romance and the New Woman Novel in the Early Twentieth Century 1996 E. M. Hull, history, gender, sex/sexuality, modernism, trash/literary quality, emotions
Arimbi, Diah Ariani Women in Indonesian Popular Fiction: Romance, Beauty, and Identity Politics in Metropop Novels 2017 Indonesia, settings, languages, gender, fashion/clothing, marriage
Armstrong, Jane; Byrski, Liz; Merrick, Helen Love works: Reading and writing romance in the twenty-first century 2014 readers, authors
Arnold, Marilyn Pornography, Romance, and the Paradox of Freedom 1981
Arnold-Forster, Agnes; Moulds, Alison Medical women in popular fiction 2018 health/medical, history, Harlequin Mills & Boon, gender, medical romance
Arslan, Antonia; Pozzato, Maria Pia Il rosa 1989 Italy
Arthur, Paul Longley; Bode, Katherine Advancing Digital Humanities: Research, Methods, Theories 2014
Arvanitaki, Eirini Postmillennial femininities in the popular romance novel 2017 feminism, gender, Harlequin Mills & Boon
Arvanitaki, Eirini Gender in Recent Romance Novels: A Third Wave Feminist Mills and Boon Love Affair? 2019 gender, feminism, love, Jane Porter, Leah Ashton, Kate Hewitt, Natalie Anderson, work, sex/sexuality
Assiter, Alison Romance Fiction: Porn for Women? 1988 Harlequin Mills & Boon, pornography, feminism, sex/sexuality, gender, psychology
Assiter, Alison Pornography, Feminism and the Individual 1989 pornography, feminism
Atzenhoffer, Régine Ecrire l'amour kitsch - Approches narratologiques de l'oeuvre romanesque de Hedwig Courths-Mahler (1867-1950) 2005 Hedwig Courths-Mahler
Ávila, Debbie Maria The Romance Novel of the 1930s and 1940s in Spain and Portugal: The Cases of Carmen de Icaza and Alice Ogando 2005 Carmen de Icaza, Alice Ogando writing as Mary Love, fascism/right-wing authoritarianism, Spain, Portugal, trash/literary quality
Ávila, Debbie Maria Conflicting Images of Womanhood in the Novels of Alice Ogando 2014 Alice Ogando writing as Mary Love, Portugal, fascism/right-wing authoritarianism, gender, marriage, family, love
Bach, Evelyn Sheik Fantasies: Orientalism and Feminine Desire in the Desert Romance 1997 sheikh romance, Sarah Holland, settings, Violet Winspear, E. M. Hull, Sara Wood, gender, race/ethnicity, Margaret Pargeter, Rebecca Stratton
Backman, Nelina Esther Evangelism Embarrassed: Christian Literature in a post-Christian Culture 1999 Christian romance
Badik, Victoria L. On Using Genre Fiction in Bibliotherapy 1997 psychology, Pamela Morsi, Mary Jo Putney, Catherine Anderson, Rachel Lee/Sue Civil-Brown, JoAnn Ross, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Eileen Dreyer/Kathleen Korbel
Bagchi, Jayeeta Looking for Reality in Romance 2000 Harlequin Mills & Boon, gender, feminism, fairytales, love, paratext, readers, authors, India, sex/sexuality, family
Bailie, Helen T. Blood Ties: The Vampire Lover in the Popular Romance 2011 paranormal/fantasy/time-travel romance, emotions, sex/sexuality, family, religion/spirituality
Balducci, Federica A Different Shade of Pink: Literary Thresholds and Cultural Intersections in Italian Chick Lit 2011 Italy
Balducci, Federica When chick lit meets romanzo rosa: Intertextual narratives in Stefania Bertola’s romantic fiction 2011 Stefania Bertola, chick lit, Italy, Publishing, Liala, pen name of Amalia Liana Cambiasi Negretti Odescalchi
Baldus, Kimberly Gossip, Liminality, and Erotic Display: Jennifer Crusie’s Links to Eighteenth-Century Amatory Fiction 2012 Jennifer Crusie, sex/sexuality, Delariver Manley, virginity, pornography, settings, community
Baldys, Emily M. Disabled Sexuality, Incorporated: The Compulsions of Popular Romance 2012 disability, sex/sexuality, Pamela Morsi, Billie Green, Peggy Webb, Jennifer Ashley, Colleen McCullough, gender, readers
Banti, Anna Opinioni 1961
Banti, Anna Storia e ragioni del romanzo rosa 1961 Italy
Banzon-Mooney, Isabela ‘Cinderella,’ ‘Snow White’ and Romance Fiction 1997 fairytales, gender, marriage
Barba, Shelley E.; Perrin, Joy M. The Ascendance of Harley Quinn: Essays on DC's Enigmatic Villain 2017
Barber, Karin Readings in African Popular Culture 1997
Barker, Clare; Murray, Stuart The Cambridge Companion to Literature and Disability 2017
Barletta, Sandra A. Cougars, Grannies, Evil Stepmothers, and Menopausal Hot Flashers: Roles, Representations of Age, and the Non-traditional Romance Heroine 2014 ageism
Barletta, Sandra A first kiss is still a first kiss: romancing the mid-life reader and heroine: A basic renovation 2008 ageism
Barot, Len Queer Romance in Twentieth- and Twenty-First-Century America: Snapshots of a Revolution 2016 precursors of modern romance, LGBT+ characters, readers and/or authors, lesbian romance, history, Publishing, Sarah Aldridge, Katherine V. Forrest, Isabel Miller, m/m romance, Wallace Hamilton, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Gordon Merrick, Radclyffe, erotic romance
Barr, Elizabeth “Who the devil wrote that?”: Intertextuality and Authorial Reputation in Georgette Heyer’s Venetia 2013 Georgette Heyer, trash/literary quality, Shakespeare, religion/spirituality
Barra, Andrea Cipriano Beyond the Bodice Ripper: Innovation and Change in the Romance Novel Industry 2014 readers, Publishing
Barreca, Regina New Perspectives on Women and Comedy 1992
Barrett, Rebecca Kaye Higher Love: What Women Gain from Christian Romance Novels 2003 Christian romance, readers, religion/spirituality
Barrett-Fox, Rebecca Hope, Faith and Toughness: An Analysis of the Christian Hero 2007 Christian romance, gender, family, religion/spirituality, United States of America, readers
Barrett-Fox, Rebecca Christian Romance Novels: Inspiring Convention and Challenge 2016 Christian romance, readers, gender, religion/spirituality, marriage, work
Basu, Aparna Perspectives on Women: Canada and India 1995
Batsleer, Janet Pulp in the Pink 1981 trash/literary quality, feminism, capitalism/business, race/ethnicity, Barbara Cartland, social class, gender
Batsleer, Janet; Davies, Tony; O'Rourke, Rebecca; Weedon, Chris Rewriting English: Cultural Politics of Gender and Class 1985 genre definitions, gender, capitalism/business, feminism, Florence Barclay, E. M. Hull, history, Barbara Cartland, Catherine Cookson, social class, race/ethnicity, UK, sex/sexuality, fashion/clothing
Batzke, Ina; Erbacher, Eric C.; Heß, Linda M.; Lenhardt, Corinna Exploring the Fantastic: Genre, Ideology, and Popular Culture 2018
Baum, Thomas Working the Skies: Changing Representations of Gendered Work in the Airline Industry, 1930-2011 2012 work, history, gender, Betty Beaty
Bayer-Berenbaum, Linda The Gothic Imagination: Expansion in Gothic Literature and Art 1982 Victoria Holt/Jean Plaidy/Eleanor Burford Hibbert, gothic romance
Bazenga, Aline Turismo e Romance na Literatura Popular Cor-de-rosa Tendo por Cenário a Ilha da Madeira 2019 Portugal, languages, Harlequin Mills & Boon, settings
Bazenga, Aline Language Awareness in Four Romances Set on the Island of Madeira 2020 linguistics, languages, Portugal, Harlequin Mills & Boon
Beauman, Nicola A Very Great Profession: The Woman’s Novel 1914-39 1983 Ruby M. Ayres, Ethel M. Dell, Elinor Glyn, E. M. Hull, history
Beers, Laura Feminism and Sexuality in Ellen Wilkinson's Fiction 2011 socialism and/or communism, work, gender, marriage, sex/sexuality, Ellen Wilkinson, precursors of modern romance, history
Beidler, Peter G. The Contemporary Indian Romance: A Review Essay 1991 Native American romance, race/ethnicity, historical romance, United States of America, teaching romance, Madeline Baker, Karen A. Bale, Rosanne Bittner, Kathleen Drymon, Cassie Edwards, Kathleen O’Neal Gear, Kathleen Harrington, Elisabeth Macdonald, Constance O’Banyon, Laura Parker, Patricia Pellicane, Joanne Redd, Nan Ryan, Bronwyn Williams
Bell, Kathleen Cross-dressing in Wartime: Georgette Heyer's The Corinthian in its 1940 Context 1995 Georgette Heyer, cross-dressing, war/armed forces, food, alcohol, history, social class, historical romance
Belsey, Catherine Writing About Desire 1993 love, sex/sexuality
Belsey, Catherine Desire: Love Stories in Western Culture 1994 sex/sexuality, love
Benito del Valle Eskauriaza, Amelia La reproducción ideológica de la información y el rol social femenino en la novela rosa 1996 gender
Benjamin, Sarah The Theory of 'Identity Dissonance': Mass Communication, Romance Fiction, and the Self-Concept 1999 psychology
Bennett-Kapusniak, Renee; McCleer, Adriana Love in the Digital Library: A Search for Racial Heterogeneity in E-Books 2015 libraries/librarians, race/ethnicity, African American romance
Benson, Stephen Stories of Love and Death: Reading and Writing the Fairy Tale Romance 1996 genre definitions, fairytales, myth
Berberich, Christine The Bloomsbury Introduction to Popular Fiction 2014
Béres, Laura Romance, suffering and hope, reflective practice with abused women 2001 rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse, readers, psychology, fairytales, paranormal/fantasy/time-travel romance, Michele Hauf, V. C. Andrews
Béres, Laura Negotiating Images: Popular Culture, Imagination, and Hope in Clinical Social Work Practice 2002 psychology, readers, rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse, Michele Hauf, paranormal/fantasy/time-travel romance
Bereska, Tami M. Adolescent Sexuality and the Changing Romance Novel Market 1994 YA/teenage romance, sex/sexuality
Bettinotti, Julia; Truel, Marie-Françoise Lust and Dust: Desert Fabula in Romances and Media 1997 sheikh romance, E. M. Hull
Bettinotti, Julia Re-imagining the Gold Rush; Prospectors, Log Cabins and Mail-Order Brides in Contemporary Western Romances 1998 settings, historical romance, Canada, United States of America, Ana Seymour, Kristin Hannah, history
Betz, Phyllis M. Lesbian Romance Novels: A History and Critical Analysis 2009 lesbian romance, precursors of modern romance, sex/sexuality, Isabel Miller, Jane Rule, Katherine V. Forrest, settings, social class, community, Radclyffe, Karin Kallmaker, Jennifer Fulton, readers, LGBT+ characters, readers and/or authors
Betz, Phyllis M. Katherine V. Forrest: A Critical Appreciation 2017 lesbian romance, Katherine V. Forrest, precursors of modern romance, LGBT+ characters, readers and/or authors
Beyer, Jennifer Ann Perry The romance novel revolution: a study of criticisms and readers 2000 readers
Bhasin, Neeta Romancing the 'Illegal' Immigrant 2018 Serena Bell, race/ethnicity, United States of America, social class, gender, sex/sexuality, languages, readers
Bhat, Shilpa Daithota Diasporic Inquiries into South Asian Women’s Narratives: Alien Domiciles 2020
Bianchi, Diana; D'Arcangelo, Adele Translating History or Romance? Historical Romantic Fiction and Its Translation in a Globalised Market 2015 translation, historical romance, Diana Gabaldon, trash/literary quality, genre definitions, Christian romance, Italy, Scotland
Bianchi, Diana I gentiluomini si prendono per la gola: cibo e identità nei romanzi di Georgette Heyer 2017 Georgette Heyer, historical romance
Billekens, Franciska Never Mind Me When There’s You: The Submission Of The Heroine In Young Adult Supernatural Romance Fiction 2019 YA/teenage romance, gender, paranormal/fantasy/time-travel romance
Birch, David; O’Toole, Michael Functions of Style 1988
Bird, S. Elizabeth Dressing in Feathers: The Construction of the Indian in American Popular Culture 1996
Birthisel, Jessica The Good, the Bad, and the Kinky: Erotic Romance Writing in a Post-Fifty Shades of Grey Landscape 2020 erotic romance, Fifty Shades, authors, sex/sexuality, Publishing, BDSM
Blake, Susan L. What "Race" is the Sheik?: Rereading a Desert Romance 2003 E. M. Hull, rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse, race/ethnicity, history, marriage, gender
Blanding, Cristen Interracial romance novels and the resolution of racial difference 2005 race/ethnicity, African American romance
Blodgett, Jan Protestant Evangelical Literary Culture and Contemporary Society 1997 Christian romance, religion/spirituality, Janette Oke, rural romance, historical romance, Hilda Stahl, Leonora Pruner, Leslie Holden, Lurlene McDaniel, Mary LaPietra
Bloom, Clive Bestsellers: Popular Fiction Since 1900 2002 UK, readers, Publishing, precursors of modern romance, Florence Barclay, Marie Corelli, Charles Garvice, Elinor Glyn, Baroness Orczy, Effie Adelaide Rowlands, also known as Madame Albanesi, Berta Ruck, Ethel M. Dell, Ruby M. Ayres, Jeffrey Farnol, E. M. Hull, Rafael Sabatini, Daphne du Maurier, Georgette Heyer, Margaret Mitchell, Mary Renault, Jackie Collins, Victoria Holt/Jean Plaidy/Eleanor Burford Hibbert, Barbara Taylor Bradford, Barbara Cartland, Catherine Cookson, Charlotte Lamb, Penny Jordan, M. M. Kaye, Colleen McCullough, Danielle Steel, Phyllis A. Whitney
Blouin, Michael J. Mass-Market Fiction and the Crisis of American Liberalism, 1972–2017 2018 family, social class, work, capitalism/business
Bly, Mary On Popular Romance, J. R. Ward, and the Limits of Genre Study 2012 J. R. Ward, fashion/clothing, gender, United States of America, war/armed forces, sex/sexuality, LGBT+ characters, readers and/or authors, Suzanne Brockmann
Böhmová, Petra Contemporary American Christian Fiction: Young and Rivers 2012 Francine Rivers, Christian romance
Bold, Rudolph Trash in the Library 1980 readers, trash/literary quality, Harlequin Mills & Boon
Bonelli, María Valentina La virgen desollada: la perdida de la virginidad en las novelas de Corín Tellado durante el franquismo 2012 Corín Tellado, sex/sexuality, virginity
Booth, Sandra Paradox in Popular Romances of the 1990s: The Paranormal versus Feminist Humor 1997 paranormal/fantasy/time-travel romance, rom-com romance, gender, rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse, Nora Roberts/J. D. Robb, Mallory Rush, Maggie Shayne, Rebecca Flanders, Jennifer Crusie, feminism, Beverly Sommers
Booth, Naomi Good Vibrations: Shaken Subjects and the Disintegrative Romance Heroine 2015 Samuel Richardson, Thomas Hardy, Bram Stoker, Fifty Shades, food, alcohol, BDSM
Botts, Amber Cavewoman Impulses: The Jungian Shadow Archetype in Popular Romantic Fiction 1999 gender, feminism, psychology, sex/sexuality, emotions, readers
Bowman, Barbara Victoria Holt's Gothic Romances: A Structuralist Inquiry 1983 Victoria Holt/Jean Plaidy/Eleanor Burford Hibbert, gothic romance
Bowring, Joanna; O’Brien, Margaret The Art of Romance: Mills & Boon and Harlequin Cover Designs 2008 Harlequin Mills & Boon, paratext
Brackett, Kim Pettigrew Facework Strategies Among Romance Fiction Readers 2000 psychology, readers, paratext
Bradford, Clare Monsters: Monstrous Identities in Young Adult Romance 2013 YA/teenage romance, paranormal/fantasy/time-travel romance, race/ethnicity, family
Breeden, Amanda L. Neo romance: gender renegotiation in Harlequin romance novels 2007 gender, Harlequin Mills & Boon
Breslin, Carol Ann Medieval Magic and Witchcraft in the Popular Romance Novel 1999 religion/spirituality, historical romance, history, Jude Deveraux, Elizabeth Lowell, Arnette Lamb
Brickman, Barbara Jane; Jermyn, Deborah; Trost, Theodore Louis Love Across the Atlantic: US-UK Romance in Popular Culture 2020
Brodesco, Alberto Harmony: L’amore in edicola 2009 Publishing, Italy, Harlequin Mills & Boon
Bronstein, Carolyn The Political Uses of Lesbian Romance Fiction: Reading Patrick Califia’s Macho Sluts as a Response to 1980s Anti-Pornography Feminism 2014 BDSM, LGBT+ characters, readers and/or authors, Patrick Califia
Brooker, Will; Jermyn, Deborah The Audience Studies Reader 2002
Brouillette, Sarah Romance Work 2019 Publishing, readers
Brown, Sonya C. Does This Book Make Me Look Fat? 2011 readers, health/medical, fashion/clothing, food, alcohol, Susan Donovan, Cathie Linz, Eloisa James, paratext, Jennifer Crusie
Brown, Julie Ethnicity and the American Short Story 1997
Brown, Fahamisha Patricia Anita Richmond Bunkley 2008 Anita Richmond Bunkley, African American romance, historical romance, race/ethnicity, romantic suspense, history
Brown, Fahamisha Patricia Beverly Jenkins 2008 Beverly Jenkins, historical romance, African American romance, history, romantic suspense, race/ethnicity
Browne, Ray B.; Fishwick, Marshall W. The Hero in Transition 1983
Browne, Pat Heroines of Popular Culture 1987
Brumme, Jenny; Espunya, Anna The Translation of Fictive Dialogue 2012
Brunt, Rosalind A Career in Love: The Romantic World of Barbara Cartland 1984 Barbara Cartland, social class, gender, religion/spirituality, Ethel M. Dell, Elinor Glyn, virginity
Bruttini, Adriano; Marucci, Franco La performance del testo: atti del VII Congresso Nazionale dell'Associazione Italiana di Anglistica (A.I.A.), Siena, 2-4 Novembre 1984 1986
Bryce, Jane; Dako, Kari Textual Deviancy and Cultural Syncretism: Romantic Fiction as a Subversive Strain in Black Women's Writing 1993 Valerie Belgrave, race/ethnicity
Bryce, Jane 'A World of Caribbean Romance': Reformulating the Legend of Love (or: 'Can a Caress Be Culturally Specific?') 1994 Caribbean, Harlequin Mills & Boon, social class, gender, rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse, Valerie Belgrave, race/ethnicity, settings, community, sex/sexuality
Bryce, Jane Women & Modern African Popular Fiction 1997 Africa, trash/literary quality, sex/sexuality, gender, religion/spirituality
Bryson, Mary Public Library Services to the Romance Reader: An Online Survey of Romance Readers 2004 libraries/librarians
Buckingham, David Reading Audiences: Young People and the Media 1993
Bun, Jennifer C. The Effects of Romance Novel Readership on Relationship Beliefs, Romantic Ideals, and Relational Satisfaction 2007 readers
Burg, Jacob Houses of Genre Fiction: The Shared Estrangement of Postwar American Culture 2020 settings, Kathleen Woodiwiss, Helen Hoang, rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse, social class, Danielle Steel, work, family, sex/sexuality, disability
Burge, Amy Desiring the east: a comparative study of Middle English romance and modern popular sheikh romance 2012 sheikh romance, war/armed forces, religion/spirituality, race/ethnicity, gender, fashion/clothing
Burge, Amy Do Knights Still Rescue Damsels in Distress?: Reimagining the Medieval in the Mills & Boon Historical Romance 2012 history, Harlequin Mills & Boon, paratext, social class, religion/spirituality, food, alcohol, fashion/clothing, sex/sexuality, rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse, war/armed forces, gender
Burge, Amy ‘For you are a man and she is a maid’: Performing masculinity in Orientalist medieval and modern popular romance fiction 2014 sheikh romance, precursors of modern romance, gender, Harlequin Mills & Boon, settings, fashion/clothing
Burge, Amy Representing Difference in the Medieval and Modern Orientalist Romance 2016 precursors of modern romance, sheikh romance, history, gender, race/ethnicity, sex/sexuality, settings, UK, fashion/clothing, Harlequin Mills & Boon, virginity, rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse
Burge, Amy ‘I Will Cut Myself and Smear Blood on the Sheet’: Testing Virginity in Medieval and Modern Orientalist Romance 2016 sex/sexuality, history, precursors of modern romance, sheikh romance, gender, Harlequin Mills & Boon, virginity
Burley, Stephanie Carol Hearts of Darkness: The Racial Politics of Popular Romance 2003 race/ethnicity, B. J. James, Native American romance, Dara Joy, Sandra Kitt, science fiction/futuristic romance, African American romance
Burley, Stephanie Shadows and Silhouettes: The Racial Politics of Category Romance 2000 Harlequin Mills & Boon, race/ethnicity, B. J. James, Scotland, gender, United States of America
Burley, Stephanie What's a Nice Girl like You Doing in a Book like This?: Homoerotic Reading and Popular Romance 2003 sex/sexuality, readers, Karen Robards, Kristin Hannah, virginity, BDSM, LGBT+ characters, readers and/or authors
Burnett, Hannah Eisler Shame game: Romance novels and feminist shame, a mad lib for collective feeling 2013 readers
Burnett, Ann; Beto, Rhea Reinhardt Reading Romance Novels: An Application of Parasocial Relationship Theory 2000 readers, psychology
Burnside, Mary Elizabeth The novels of Mills and Boon in the post-war period 1996 Harlequin Mills & Boon
Burt, Richard Shakespeare after Mass Media 2002
Burton, Antoinette After the Imperial Turn: Thinking with and through the Nation 2003
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Bywaters, Barbara Lee 'Re-reading Jane': Jane Austen's legacy to twentieth-century women writers 1989 Jane Austen, Georgette Heyer
Cabrera, Christine; Ménard, Amy Dana 'She Exploded into a Million Pieces': A Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of Orgasms in Contemporary Romance Novels 2013 sex/sexuality, psychology
Cabrera Infante, Guillermo O 1975
Cabrera Infante, Guillermo Una inocente pornógrafa. Manes y desmanes de Corín Tellado 1975 Corín Tellado
Cadogan, Mary And Then Their Hearts Stood Still: An Exuberant Look at Romantic Fiction Past and Present 1994 precursors of modern romance, Victoria Holt/Jean Plaidy/Eleanor Burford Hibbert, Mary Stewart, M. M. Kaye, Charlotte M. Yonge, Augusta Jane Evans, Rhoda Broughton, Marie Corelli, Florence Barclay, Annie S. Swan, Barbara Cartland, Judith McNaught, Mary Webb, Ouida, Rita, pen name of Mrs. Eliza Margaret Humphreys, Elinor Glyn, Ethel M. Dell, romances in magazines/romance magazines, Charlotte Brontë, war/armed forces, disability, Daphne du Maurier, Colleen McCullough, E. M. Hull, Violet Winspear, Flora Annie Steel, Berta Ruck, Georgette Heyer, Jane Aiken Hodge, Sylvia Andrews, Anthony Hope, Baroness Orczy, Margaret Mitchell, Mabel Barnes Grundy, Ruby M. Ayres, Denise Robins, Maysie Greig, Mary Lutyens/Esther Wyndham, Roberta Leigh/Rachel Lindsay, Radclyffe Hall, Janet Dailey, Lucilla Andrews, Jane Arbor, Caroline Anderson
Calhoun-French, Diane M. "New" Women in Old Stories: Silhouette "Intimate Moments" 1987 work
Calhoun-French, Diane M. Time-Travel and Related Phenomena in Contemporary Popular Romance Fiction 1999 paranormal/fantasy/time-travel romance, gender, historical romance, Constance O'Day Flannery, Jo Ann Simon, Heather Graham, religion/spirituality, sex/sexuality, Jayne Ann Krentz/Amanda Quick/Jayne Castle, rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse
Calhoun-French, Diane M. Of Love and Death: Murder and Mayhem Meet the Romance 2000 romantic suspense
Cameron, Lauren The Romance Publishing Industry and Its Reputation 2020 trash/literary quality, gender, feminism, readers, authors
Çamoğlu, Dikmen Yakalı Re/Presenting Gender and Love 2019
Cantor, Muriel G. Writing Fiction as Women's Work 1989 authors, Publishing
Capelle, Annick Harlequin Romances in Western Europe: The Cultural Interactions of Romantic Literature 1996 Harlequin Mills & Boon
Capps, Stephanie Carol What You Read and What You Believe: Genre Exposure and Beliefs about Relationships 2017 readers, gender, sex/sexuality, psychology, love
Carmichael, Lynne Patricia A romantic past : a study of historical romance as a form of recreational fiction in public libraries 1985 historical romance
Carmona González, Ángeles Corín Tellado: el erotismo rosa 2002 Corín Tellado
Carr, Helen From My Guy to Sci-Fi: Genre and Women's Writing in the Postmodern World 1989
Carroll, Noël The Paradox of Junk Fiction 1994 philosophy, trash/literary quality, Leigh Michaels, Betty Neels
Carroll, Joseph; McAdams, Dan P.; Wilson, Edward O. Darwin's Bridge: Uniting the Humanities and Sciences 2016
Carter, David; Galligan, Anne Making Books: Contemporary Australian Publishing 2007
Carter, Catherine Poverty, Payment, Power: Kathleen Thompson Norris and Popular Romance 2008 Kathleen Thompson Norris, precursors of modern romance, marriage, work, social class, capitalism/business, virginity, gender
Casey, Janet G. Teaching Tainted Lit: Popular American Fiction in Today's Classroom 2015
Cassiday, Julie A. A World Without Safe Words: Fifty Shades of Russian Grey 2020 Russia, Alisa Klever/Tatiana Vedenska, Fifty Shades, BDSM, national identity, romantic suspense, rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse, sex/sexuality
Cassuto, Leonard; Eby, Clare Virginia; Reiss, Benjamin The Cambridge History of the American Novel 2011
Castagna, JoAnn; Radespiel, Robin L. Making Rape Romantic: A Study of Rosemary Rogers' "Steve and Ginny" Novels 1990 rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse, Rosemary Rogers, paratext, historical romance, feminism, sex/sexuality, gender
Caton, Steven C. The Sheik: Instabilities of Race and Gender in Transatlantic Popular Culture of the Early 1920s 2000 E. M. Hull, United States of America, UK, race/ethnicity, settings, gender, history, rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse
Cawelti, John G. Adventure, Mystery, and Romance: Formula Stories as Art and Popular Culture 1976 genre definitions, trash/literary quality
Cawelti, John Romance: The Once and Future Queen 1978 precursors of modern romance, gothic romance, Harlequin Mills & Boon, Roberta Leigh/Rachel Lindsay, Phyllis A. Whitney
Cella, Laurie J. C. The Personal and the Political in American Working-Class Literature, 1850-1939: Defining the Radical Romance 2019 gender, history, United States of America, precursors of modern romance, Laura Jean Libbey, sex/sexuality, work, fashion/clothing, social class, socialism and/or communism
Centro di documentazione ricerca e iniziativa delle donne, Intorno al rosa 1987
Chakrabarti, Reema; Singh, Rajni Gender Stereotypes and Feminist Strokes: Negotiating the Spaces in Mills and Boon 2016 Harlequin Mills & Boon, Sandra Marton, Riya Lakhani, Tessa Radley, gender, feminism
Chandra, Elizabeth Blossoming Dahlia: Chinese Women Novelists in Colonial Indonesia 2015 Indonesia, precursors of modern romance, marriage, gender, history, family, race/ethnicity
Chappel, Deborah K. American romances: narratives of culture and identity 1991 Jude Deveraux, LaVyrle Spencer, Janet Dailey, precursors of modern romance, Kathleen Winsor, Margaret Mitchell, E. D. E. N. Southworth
Chappel, Deborah K. LaVyrle Spencer and the Anti-Essentialist Argument 1997 LaVyrle Spencer, feminism, food, alcohol, sex/sexuality, LGBT+ characters, readers and/or authors
Charles, John; Linz, Cathie Romancing Your Readers: How Public Libraries Can Become More Romance Reader Friendly 2005 libraries/librarians, emotions, paratext
Chaves, Duarte Nuno Memoria e Identidade Insular: Religiosidade, Festividades e Turismo nos Arquipélagos da Madeira e Açores 2019
Chelton, Mary K. Unrestricted Body Parts and Predictable Bliss: The Audience Appeal of Formula Romances 1991 libraries/librarians, trash/literary quality, sex/sexuality, fashion/clothing
Chelton, Mary K. Readers' Advisory: There Seem to be More SEALs in Romance Fiction than in the US Navy, and if so, Why Does it Matter? 2015 war/armed forces, libraries/librarians, gender, romantic suspense
Chelton, Mary K. Searching for Birth Parents or Adopted Children: Finding without Seeking in Romance Novels 2018 family
Chen, Eva Y. I. Forms of Pleasure in the Reading of Popular Romance: Psychic and Cultural Dimensions 2007 readers, emotions, feminism, psychology
Chen, Eva “The Hate that Changed”: Cycling Romance and the Aestheticization of Women Cyclists 2019 precursors of modern romance, romances in magazines/romance magazines
Cherniak, Mariia Russian Romantic Fiction 2005 Russia, socialism and/or communism, Harlequin Mills & Boon
Chess, Shira Strange Bedfellows: Subjectivity, Romance, and Hidden Object Video Games 2014 computer/video/digital games, Harlequin Mills & Boon, metafiction, Christen Anne Kelley
Chevigny, Bell Gale; Laguardia, Gari Reinventing the Americas: Comparative Studies of Literature of the United States and Spanish America 1986
Cheyne, Ria Disability Studies Reads the Romance: Sexuality, Prejudice, and the Happily-Ever-After in the Work of Mary Balogh 2017 disability, sex/sexuality, Mary Balogh, historical romance
Cheyne, Ria Disability in Genre Fiction 2018 disability, sex/sexuality, Fay Robinson/Carmel Parsons Thomaston
Cheyne, Ria Disability, Literature, Genre: Representation and Affect in Contemporary Fiction 2019 disability, emotions, Julia Quinn, family, Barbara McMahon, Christina Dodd, Barbara Delinsky, Mary Balogh
Chivers, Marian; Speed, Lesley; Tasker, Meg The warrior woman in Harlequin’s Bombshell Athena Force series 2014 Harlequin Mills & Boon, romantic suspense, war/armed forces, gender
Chopra, Radhika Wanted Men: Imaging the Hero in Popular Romantic Fiction 1995 gender
Chopra, Radhika Whose Face Do I See?: Anonymity and Authorship in Popular Romances 1998 authors
Chow, Karen Popular Sexual Knowledges and Women’s Agency in 1920s England: Marie Stopes’s Married Love and E.M. Hull’s The Sheik 1999 sex/sexuality, E. M. Hull, health/medical, history, fashion/clothing
Choyke, Kelly L. The Power of Popular Romance Culture: Community, Fandom, and Sexual Politics 2019 feminism, community, readers
Christian, Linda Kathryn Becoming a Woman through Romance: Adolescent Novels and the Ideology of Femininity 1984 YA/teenage romance, gender
Christian-Smith, Linda K. Gender, Popular Culture, and Curriculum - Adolescent Romance Novels as Gender Text 1987 YA/teenage romance, gender
Christian-Smith, Linda K. Romancing the girl: adolescent romance novels and the construction of femininity 1988 YA/teenage romance
Christian-Smith, Linda K. Becoming a Woman Through Romance 1990 YA/teenage romance, feminism, Publishing, United States of America, gender, social class, readers, race/ethnicity
Christian-Smith, Linda K. Sweet Dreams: Gender and Desire in Teen Romance Novels 1993 YA/teenage romance, gender
Christian-Smith, Linda K. Texts of Desire: Essays on Fiction, Femininity and Schooling 1993
Christian-Smith, Linda K. Voices of Resistance: Young Women Readers of Romance Fiction 1993 YA/teenage romance, social class, race/ethnicity, gender, United States of America, readers, work, Publishing
Christian-Smith, Linda K. Young Women and Their Dream Lovers: Sexuality in Adolescent Fiction 1994 YA/teenage romance, sex/sexuality
Churchwell, Sarah; Smith, Thomas Ruys Must Read: Rediscovering American Bestsellers from Charlotte Temple to The Da Vinci Code 2012
Clark, Beverly Lyon; Bernier, Karen Gennari; Henneberry-Nassau, Michelle; Jenks, Lauren Beth; Moorman, Angie J.; Rhoades, Marah Bianca Reading Romance, Reading Ourselves 1996 readers, feminism, sex/sexuality, trash/literary quality, teaching romance, Harlequin Mills & Boon, rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse, race/ethnicity, capitalism/business
Clasen, Tricia; Hassel, Holly Gender(ed) Identities: Critical Rereadings of Gender in Children’s and Young Adult Literature 2017
Clasen, Tricia Masculinity and Romantic Myth in Contemporary YA Romance 2017 gender, love, YA/teenage romance
Clawson, Laura Covering genres: romance, science-fiction/fantasy, pleasure, and respectability 1998 trash/literary quality
Clawson, Laura Cowboys and Schoolteachers: Gender in Romance Novels, Secular and Christian 2005 Christian romance, family, gender, United States of America, work, sex/sexuality, religion/spirituality
Clay, Catherine; DiCenzo, Maria; Green, Barbara; Hackney, Fiona Women's Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain, 1918-1939: The Interwar Period 2018
Close, Lisa Functional analysis of the contemporary folkloric vampire 2008 Nora Roberts/J. D. Robb
Coddington, Lynn Romance and Power: Writing Romance Novels as a Practice of Critical Literacy 1997
Coddington, Lynn Wavering Between Worlds: Feminist Influences in the Romance Genre 1997 trash/literary quality, feminism, Barbara McMahon, Ruth Wind/Barbara Samuel/Barbara O'Neal, gender, emotions, Jennifer Crusie
Cohn, Jan The Romances of Mary Roberts Rinehart: Some Problems in the Study of Popular Culture 1977 Mary Roberts Rinehart, work, marriage, precursors of modern romance