Author Title Publication year Topic
González-Allende, Iker La novela rosa de ambientación vasca e ideología franquista durante la Guerra Civil española 2005 Spain, national identity, war/armed forces, gender, history, work, religion/spirituality, marriage, romance and, or as, activism, fascism/right-wing authoritarianism
González-Cruz, María-Isabel Love in Paradise: Visions of the Canaries in a Corpus of Popular Romance Fiction Novels 2015 settings, Spain, Harlequin Mills & Boon, genre definitions, languages
González-Cruz, María Isabel Othering and Language: Bilingual Romances in the Canary Islands 2020 Spain, linguistics, languages
Goodwin, Sarah Webster Romance and Change: Teaching the Romance to Undergraduates 1997 teaching romance, feminism, love, gender, marriage
Gordis, Lisa M. "Jesus loves your girl more than you do": Marriage as Triangle in Evangelical Romance and Puritan Narratives 2016 Christian romance, religion/spirituality, marriage, Francine Rivers, gender
Goris, An Romance the World Over 2009 Harlequin Mills & Boon, Publishing, translation, paratext
Goris, An From Romance to Roberts and Back Again: genre, authorship and the construction of textual identity in contemporary popular romance novels 2011 Nora Roberts/J. D. Robb, authors, trash/literary quality, genre definitions, paratext, Harlequin Mills & Boon, romantic suspense, rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse
Goris, An 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 2011 readers, romance scholarship
Goris, An Loving by the Book: Voice and Romance Authorship 2012 authors, trash/literary quality
Goris, An Mind, Body, Love: Nora Roberts and the Evolution of Popular Romance Studies 2012 romance scholarship, Nora Roberts/J. D. Robb, sex/sexuality, emotions, philosophy, love, readers
Goris, An Happily Ever After ... And After: Serialization and the Popular Romance Novel 2013 genre definitions, Publishing, community, readers, happy ending, Nora Roberts/J. D. Robb, J. R. Ward, work, family, love
Goris, An Hidden Codes of Love: The Materiality of the Category Romance Novel 2015 paratext, Harlequin Mills & Boon
Gorry, April Marie Leaving Home for Romance: Tourist Women's Adventures Abroad 1999 evolutionary psychology
Goşa, Codruţa Sex and the Genre: The Role of Sex in Popular Romance 2012 Nora Roberts/J. D. Robb, Sandra Brown, Judith McNaught, sex/sexuality
Gottschall, Jonathan; Wilson, David Sloan The Literary Animal: Evolution and the Nature of Narrative 2005
Graf, Andreas Hedwig Courths-Mahler 2000 Hedwig Courths-Mahler
Graham, Robert J. Media Literacy and Cultural Politics 1989 readers, teaching romance
Granqvist, Raoul Major Minorities: English Literatures in Transit 1993
Graves, Joanne Beyond Valentine's Day: The romance novel in the evolving world of publishing 2014 New Zealand, libraries/librarians
Graybill, Beth Chasing the Bonnet: The Premise and Popularity of Writing Amish Women 2010 Christian romance, rural romance
Greenfeld-Benovitz, Miriam The Interactive Romance Community: The Case of "Covers Gone Wild" 2014 community, readers, paratext
Greenwood, Alice Language Stereotypes in Mass Market Romances 1983 linguistics
Greer, Germaine The Female Eunuch 1970 fashion/clothing, romances in magazines/romance magazines, Georgette Heyer, Barbara Cartland, Lucy Walker, sex/sexuality
Gregor, Theresa Lynn From Captors to Captives: American Indian Responses to Popular American Narrative Forms 2010 Native American romance, Cassie Edwards, Janet Wellington
Grescoe, Paul The Merchants of Venus: Inside Harlequin and the Empire of Romance 1996 Harlequin Mills & Boon, Publishing, Janet Dailey, Barbara Cartland, Charlotte Lamb, Leigh Michaels, Nora Roberts/J. D. Robb, film/movies, Heather Graham, Judith McNaught, Anne Mather, Violet Winspear
Griffin, Susan E. Resistance and Reinvention in Sandra Cisneros' Woman Hollering Creek 1997 Corín Tellado, readers, rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse
Griffin, Linda An Analysis of Meaning Creation through the Integration of Sociology and Literature: A Critical Ethnography of a Romance Reading Group 1999 readers
Griffin, Gabriele Outwrite: Lesbianism and Popular Culture 1993
Griffiths, Clare V. J.; Nott, James J.; Whyte, William Classes, Cultures, & Politics: Essays on British History for Ross McKibbin 2011
Grim, William E.; Harper, Michael B. Yearbook of Interdisciplinary Studies in the Fine Arts, Volume 3 1992
Griswold, Wendy; Bastian, Misty Continuities and Reconstructions in Cross-cultural Literary Transmission: The Case of the Nigerian Romance Novel 1987 Nigeria, genre definitions, sex/sexuality, gender, Bisi Abejo
Grossmann, Francis; Gymnich, Marion; Siepmann, Dirk Alcohol and Tobacco Consumption in English and French Novels Since the 1950s: A Corpus-Stylistic Analysis 2020 food, alcohol, linguistics, history, gender, emotions, social class
Gruneau, Richard S. Popular Cultures and Political Practices 1988
Gruner, Elisabeth Rose Constructing the Adolescent Reader in Contemporary Young Adult Fiction 2019 YA/teenage romance
Guttman, Anna; Hockx, Michel; Paizis, George The Global Literary Field 2006
Haddad, Emily A. Bound to Love: Captivity in Harlequin Sheikh Novels 2007 sheikh romance, Harlequin Mills & Boon, Susan Mallery, Alexandra Sellers, marriage, race/ethnicity, war/armed forces, Jane Porter, Susan Stephens, Kristi Gold, Laura Wright
Haefner, Margaret J. Challenging the -isms: Gender and Race in Brockmann's Troubleshooters, Inc. Romance Novels 2009 Suzanne Brockmann, gender, race/ethnicity, war/armed forces
Hagemann, Susanne Gendering Places: Georgette Heyer's Cultural Topography 1996 Georgette Heyer, settings, gender, fashion/clothing
Hague, Euan; Stenhouse, David A Very Interesting Place: Representing Scotland in American Romance Novels 2007 Scotland, Karen Marie Moning, paratext, Sue-Ellen Welfonder, linguistics, readers, historical romance, Diana Gabaldon, paranormal/fantasy/time-travel romance
Hague, Euan Mass Market Romance Fiction and the Representation of Scotland in the United States 2014 Scotland, United States of America, settings, Terri Brisbin, Blythe Gifford, Susan Fraser King, Margaret Mallory, historical romance, Diana Gabaldon, paranormal/fantasy/time-travel romance, linguistics, history, readers
Hains, Maryellen Beauty and the Beast: 20th Century Romance? 1989 fairytales, Robin McKinley, paranormal/fantasy/time-travel romance, Jayne Ann Krentz/Amanda Quick/Jayne Castle, Iris Johansen, Debbie Macomber, emotions, capitalism/business
Hall, Stuart; Hobson, Dorothy; Lowe, Andrew; Willis, Paul Culture, Media, Language: Working Papers in Cultural Studies, 1972-79 1980
Hall, Glinda Fountain A genre of our own: the cultural work of women's popular romance fiction 2008 gender, sex/sexuality, Emma Holly, Kathleen Woodiwiss, Rosemary Rogers, historical romance, settings, Emily Toth, Patricia Rice, Candice Proctor, Patricia Potter, Beverly Jenkins, United States of America, authors, national identity, race/ethnicity, history, African American romance, trash/literary quality
Hall, Glinda Fountain Inverting the Southern Belle: Romance Writers Redefine Gender Myths 2008 historical romance, United States of America, gender, race/ethnicity, Emily Toth, Candice Proctor, Patricia Rice, marriage, sex/sexuality, war/armed forces
Hall, Glinda F. The Creators of Women’s Popular Romance Fiction: The Authors Who Gave Women a Genre of Their Own 2009 gender, sex/sexuality, Emma Holly, Kathleen Woodiwiss, Rosemary Rogers, historical romance, Emily Toth, Patricia Rice, Candice Proctor, Patricia Potter, Beverly Jenkins, United States of America, authors
Hallam, Julia; Moody, Nickianne Consuming for Pleasure: Selected Essays on Popular Fiction 2000
Hallam, Julia Nursing the Image: Media, Culture and Professional Identity 2000 medical romance, work, gender, health/medical, race/ethnicity, social class
Hamilton, Cristen Vindicating the Historical Romance 2013 historical romance, Sabrina Jeffries, work, Jude Deveraux, Christina Dodd, marriage, Lisa Kleypas, gender, Elizabeth Boyle, happy ending, Laura Lee Guhrke, Cathy Maxwell
Hamlyn, Eleanor Reading the Genre Codes in Giorgio Scerbanenco's Hybridised Romanzi Rosa 2014 Giorgio Scerbanenco, romantic suspense
Hammill, Faye The Republic of Love and Popular Romance 2003 love, Jane Austen, metafiction, work
Hapgood, Lynne Margins of Desire: The Suburbs in Fiction and Culture, 1880-1925 2005 Publishing, readers, emotions, social class, romances in magazines/romance magazines, war/armed forces, Sophie Cole, Alice Askew, Louise Gerard, Mary Hamilton, gender, settings, race/ethnicity, Africa, India
Harders, Robin Borderlands of Desire: Captivity, Romance, and the Revolutionary Power of Love 2012 United States of America, race/ethnicity, history, Samuel Richardson, Jane Austen, E. M. Hull, sheikh romance, Violet Winspear, Michelle Reid, Louise Allen, Elizabeth Vaughn
Harlan, Kimber Leigh Romancing the reader: constructing a discursive and social female identity through romance novels 2005 gender, readers
Harris, Racheal Really Romantic? Pirates in Romantic Fiction 2018 pirates, sex/sexuality, historical romance, rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse, virginity
Harris, Patricia Marie The rhetorical vision of courtship in Harlequin Romances: a fantasy theme analysis 1985 Harlequin Mills & Boon
Harris, Marlene A new breed of romance: romance authors who find themselves publishing via both traditional contracts and the new world of the self-published are living a hybrid life 2013 Publishing, authors, libraries/librarians, Sophie Barnes, Bella Andre, Courtney Milan, Mary Jo Putney, Jane Porter, Candis Terry
Harris, Alana; Jones, Timothy Willem Love and Romance in Britain, 1918-1970 2015
Harrison, Rachel Women and Romantic Fiction: Subordination and Resistance 1980 readers
Harrison, Brady All Our Stories Are Here: Critical Perspectives on Montana Literature 2009
Hartmann, Britta Ulrike Island fictions: Castaways and imperialism 2014 settings, islands, Violet Winspear, Margery Hilton, Ginna Gray, Julie Tetel Andresen, Penelope Neri, Donna Simpson, Darlene Marshall, Jill Shalvis, Kandy Shepherd, Tracey Garvis Graves
Haruna, Alkasim; Abd Aziz, Noor Hashima Towards an Understanding of the Efferent Reading Stance of Hausa Popular Romance Novels 2019 Nigeria, Africa, readers
Harvey, Keith; Shalom, Celia Language and Desire: Encoding Sex, Romance, and Intimacy 1997
Harzewski, Stephanie The new novel of manners: Chick lit and postfeminist sexual politics 2005 chick lit
Hashim, Ruzy Suliza; Hamdan, Shahizah Ismail Facets of Women in Malay Romance Fiction 2010 Malaysia, chick lit, gender, Islam, Publishing, paratext, marriage
Hassencahl, Fran Persecutors, Victims and Rescuers in Harlequin Romances 1980 Harlequin Mills & Boon, gender, psychology, work, fashion/clothing, sex/sexuality, family
Haynsworth, Leslie Janet Evanovich 2008 Janet Evanovich, rom-com romance, romantic suspense
Hayton, Christopher J.; Hayton, Sheila The Girls in White: Nurse Images in Early Cold War Era Romance and War Comics 2012 comics/manga, medical romance, work, gender, war/armed forces
Hazen, Helen Endless Rapture: Rape, Romance, and the Female Imagination 1983 rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse, feminism
Hedrick, Tace Chica Lit: Popular Latina Fiction and Americanization in the Twenty-First Century 2015 race/ethnicity, United States of America
Hedrick, Donald; Reynolds, Bryan Shakespeare without Class: Misappropriations of Cultural Capital 2000
Heffernan, Joan-Mary Women's romantic fiction: a study of three New Zealand Mills and Boon authors 1992 Daphne Clair, Robyn Donald, Susan Napier
Heinecken, Dawn Changing Ideologies in Romance Fiction 1999 feminism, historical romance, Jayne Ann Krentz/Amanda Quick/Jayne Castle, Laura Kinsale, Kathleen Woodiwiss, gender, sex/sexuality
Heiss, Karin 14 Weeks of Love and Labour: Teaching Regency and Desert Romance to Undergraduate Students 2015 teaching romance, historical romance, sheikh romance, Georgette Heyer, E. M. Hull, Marguerite Kaye, race/ethnicity, film/movies, Publishing
Helgason, Jon; Kärrholm, Sara; Steiner, Ann Hype: Bestsellers and Literary Cultures 2014
Hellekson, Karen; Busse, Kristina Fan Fiction and Fan Communities in the Age of the Internet: New Essays 2006
Heller, Tamar Having It All: Consumption and Ideological Tension in an Innovative Romance Novel 1997
Henderson, Courtney R. Ladies and Loners: A Comparative Gender Study of the Romance and Popular Western 2007 gender, Johanna Lindsey, Joan Johnston, LGBT+ characters, readers and/or authors, settings, race/ethnicity, trash/literary quality, paratext, historical romance
Herendeen, Ann The Upper-Class Bisexual Top as Romantic Hero: (Pre)dominant in the Social Structure and in the Bedroom 2012 Ann Herendeen, LGBT+ characters, readers and/or authors, wealth/prosperity, social class, BDSM, Jane Austen, historical romance, history, sex/sexuality, gender, Georgette Heyer
Herendeen, Ann Having it Both Ways; or, Writing from the Third Perspective: The Revolutionary M/M/F Ménage Romance Novel 2016 LGBT+ characters, readers and/or authors, Ann Herendeen, marriage, metafiction, Georgette Heyer
Herman, David Creatural Fictions: Human-Animal Relationships in Twentieth- and Twenty-First-Century Literature 2016
Hermes, Joke Sexuality in Lesbian Romance Fiction 1992 LGBT+ characters, readers and/or authors, Sarah Aldridge, Katherine V. Forrest, Valerie Taylor, precursors of modern romance, rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse, Michelle Martin, readers
Hermes, Joke Vergnügen oder Aufklärung? Sexualität in lesbischen Liebesromanen? 1992 LGBT+ characters, readers and/or authors, Valerie Taylor, Katherine V. Forrest, precursors of modern romance
Hernández Guerrero, María José Prosumidoras de traducciones: Aproximación al fenómeno de la traducción fan de novela romántica 2016 readers, translation
Hess, Jonathan M. Middlebrow Literature and the Making of German-Jewish Identity 2010 Judaism, Germany, precursors of modern romance, romances in magazines/romance magazines, Ludwig Philippson, Salomon Formstecher, religion/spirituality, Rahel Meyer, family, Marcus Lehmann, George Eliot
Hey, Valerie The Necessity of Romance 1983
Higashi, Sumiko Adapting Middlebrow Taste to Sell Stars, Romance, and Consumption 2017 romances in magazines/romance magazines
Hilton, Linda Ann Wheeler Half Heaven, Half Heartache: Discovering the Transformative Potential in Women's Popular Fiction 2000 feminism
Hinks, John; Armstrong, Catherine Book Trade Connections from the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Centuries 2008
Hinnant, Charles H. Desire and the Marketplace: A Reading of Kathleen Woodiwiss's The Flame and the Flower 2003 Kathleen Woodiwiss, capitalism/business, rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse, fashion/clothing
Hipsky, Martin Modernism and the Women’s Popular Romance in Britain, 1885–1925 2011 Marie Corelli, Ethel M. Dell, E. M. Hull, Mary Ward/Mrs. Humphry Ward, Baroness Orczy, Florence Barclay, Elinor Glyn, precursors of modern romance
Hirdman, Anja Speaking through the flesh: Affective encounters, gazes and desire in Harlequin romances 2016 emotions, gender, sex/sexuality, Harlequin Mills & Boon
Hirsbrunner, A. R. Doomed to become heroines? Identification, women and fiction 2000 psychology, feminism
Hirschman, Elizabeth C.; Holbrook, Morris B. SV - Symbolic Consumer Behavior 1981
Hodgson, Kathleen The representation of the female hero in the romantic fiction of Mills & Boon 2006 Harlequin Mills & Boon
Hohne, Karen; Wussow, Helen A Dialogue of Voices: Feminist Literary Theory and Bakhtin 1994
Holden, Stacy E.; Tabol, Charity In Sickness and In Health: Representations of PTSD in Post-9/11 Romance Novels 2015 war/armed forces, health/medical, Harlequin Mills & Boon, United States of America, romance and, or as, activism, Susan Mallery, Karen Templeton, Janice Kay Johnson, disability, psychology
Holden, Stacy E. Love in the Desert: Images of Arab-American Reconciliation in Contemporary Sheikh Romance Novels 2015 Harlequin Mills & Boon, sheikh romance, United States of America, authors, Islam, Susan Mallery, Sandra Marton, fashion/clothing, Maisey Yates, settings, Lynne Raye Harris, Violet Winspear, Jane Porter
Holley, Robert P. Self-Publishing and Collection Development: Opportunities and Challenges for Libraries 2015
Hollows, Joanne Feminism, Femininity and Popular Culture 2000 romance scholarship
Holman, Rebecca H.; Solomon, Michael R. NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 18 1991
Holmes, Diana Romance and Readership in Twentieth-Century France: Love Stories 2006 history, France, religion/spirituality, Christian romance, Delly, precursors of modern romance, genre definitions, gender, readers, Georges Ohnet, Maryan, pen name of Marie Cadiou, Marcelle Tinayre, Colette, Max de Veuzit, Magali, pen name of Jeanne Philbert, Harlequin Mills & Boon, sex/sexuality, lesbian romance, Marine Rambach and Anne Rousseau, LGBT+ characters, readers and/or authors
Holmes, Diana The comfortable reader: Romantic bestsellers and critical disdai 2010 France, trash/literary quality, Marc Levy, Anna Gavalda, readers, community, national identity
Hoorenman, Johanna Public Conflicts and Private Treaties in Kathleen Eagle’s Fire and Rain 2020 Kathleen Eagle, Native American romance, race/ethnicity, United States of America, history
Hopkins, Lisa After Austen: Reinventions, Rewritings, Revisitings 2018
Hopkins, Lisa Georgette Heyer: What Austen Left Out 2018 Georgette Heyer, Jane Austen, history, war/armed forces, historical romance
Hopkins, Lisa Waltzing with Wellington, Biting with Byron: Heroes in Austen Tribute Texts 2018 Jane Austen, Georgette Heyer, gender, historical romance
Hotz-Davies, Ingrid; Kirchhofer, Anton; Leppänen, Sirpa Internet Fictions 2009
Howlett, Peter; Morgan, Mary S. How Well Do Facts Travel? The Dissemination of Reliable Knowledge 2011
Huang, Yu-ting; Weaver-Hightower, Rebecca Archiving Settler Colonialism: Culture, Space and Race 2019
Hubbard, Rita Cooper Relationship Styles In Popular Romance Fiction: A Fantasy Theme Analysis Of Harlequin Romances, 1950-1979 1981 Harlequin Mills & Boon, gender, feminism
Hubbard, Rita C. The Changing-Unchanging Heroines and Heroes of Harlequin Romances, 1950-1979 1983 Harlequin Mills & Boon, gender, authors, Elizabeth Hoy, Roumelia Lane, Elizabeth Hunter
Hubbard, Rita C. Relationship Styles in Popular Romance Novels, 1950-1983 1985 Lilian Warren as Rosalind Brett/Kathryn Blair/Celine Conway, gender, Roumelia Lane, Elizabeth Hunter, Elaine Raco Chase, Harlequin Mills & Boon
Hubbard, Rita C. Magic and Transformation: Relationships in Popular Romance Novels, 1950 to the 1980s 1992 Lilian Warren as Rosalind Brett/Kathryn Blair/Celine Conway, gender, Roumelia Lane, Elizabeth Hunter, Elaine Raco Chase, Harlequin Mills & Boon
Hughes, Helen Muriel Changes in Historical Romance, 1890s to the 1980s: The Development of the Genre from Stanley Weyman to Georgette Heyer and her Successors 1988 historical romance, Georgette Heyer
Hughes, Helen The Historical Romance 1993 historical romance, history, Georgette Heyer, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Stanley Weyman, Rafael Sabatini, Jeffrey Farnol, Barbara Cartland, social class, UK, gender, A. E. W. Mason, Baroness Orczy, readers, Sir Walter Scott, precursors of modern romance
Huntwork, Mary M. Why Girls Flock to Sweet Valley High 1990 YA/teenage romance, readers
Huq, Maimuna From Piety to Romance: Islam-Oriented Texts in Bangladesh 1999 Islam, religion/spirituality, Bangladesh
Hurley, Frances K. In the Words of Girls: The Reading of Adolescent Romance Fiction 1999 YA/teenage romance, readers, gender
Hurst, Rochelle The Barrister’s Bedmate: Harlequin Mills & Boon and the Bridget Jones Debate 2009 chick lit, feminism, Helen Fielding, Harlequin Mills & Boon
Hutton-Jarvis, C. A. The educational potential of romantic fiction 1998 readers, teaching romance
Ibarrola-Armendariz, Aitor; Ortiz de Urbina Arruabarrena, Jon On the move: Glancing Backwards To Build a Future in English Studies 2016
Iesué, Renata Romance and Reality: Popular Writing by Nigerian Women 1990 Nigeria
Illouz, Eva Hard-Core Romance: Fifty Shades of Grey, Best-Sellers, and Society 2014 Fifty Shades, BDSM
Inge, M. Thomas; Hall, Dennis The Greenwood Guide to American Popular Culture: Volume Four (Pulps and Dime Novels through Young Adult Fiction) 2002
Ingram, Angela; Patai, Daphne Rediscovering Forgotten Radicals: British Women Writers 1889-1939 1993
Iqbal, Kundan The impact of romance novels on women's sexual and reproductive health 2014 readers, sex/sexuality
Irons, Glenwood Gender, Language, and Myth: Essays on Popular Narrative 1992
Irvine, Janice M. Sexual Cultures and the Construction of Adolescent Identities 1994
Iwai, Gaku Wartime Ideology in 'The Thimble': A Comparative Study of Popular Wartime Romance and the Anti-romance of D. H. Lawrence 2015 war/armed forces, Berta Ruck, gender, UK, national identity
Jackson, Stevi Women and Heterosexual Love: Complicity, Resistance and Change 1995 love, feminism, emotions, psychology, readers
Jackson, Elaine Riding the tosh horse: women writers of popular romance between the wars 2005 E. M. Hull, Berta Ruck, Marguerite Jervis/Oliver Sandys
Jackson, Elaine Sievier’s Monthly (1909): Pseudonyms and Readership in Early Twentieth Century Popular Fiction 2008 Marguerite Jervis/Oliver Sandys, Publishing, precursors of modern romance
Jackson, Cia Harlequin Romance: The Power of Parody and Subversion 2017 Harlequin Mills & Boon
Jagodzinski, Mallory Of Bustles and Breeches: Cross-dressing Romance Novel Heroines and the Performance of Gender Ideology 2010 cross-dressing, gender, Celeste Bradley, Eloisa James, Pam Rosenthal, fashion/clothing, sex/sexuality
Jagodzinski, Mallory Love is (Color) Blind: Historical Romance Fiction and Interracial Relationships in the Twenty-First Century 2015 Theresa Romain, Meredith Duran, Courtney Milan, race/ethnicity, historical romance, gender, disability, United States of America, history, rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse
Janzen, Moira J. Georgette Heyer's Regency romances: serious literature or popular fiction? 1994 Georgette Heyer, trash/literary quality
Jarmakani, Amira “The Sheik Who Loved Me”: Romancing the War on Terror 2010 sheikh romance, United States of America, war/armed forces, feminism, capitalism/business, race/ethnicity, Islam, gender, metaphor/symbolism
Jarmakani, Amira Desiring the Big Bad Blade: Racing the Sheikh in Desert Romances 2011 sheikh romance, race/ethnicity, sex/sexuality, paratext, fashion/clothing, United States of America, readers, Islam, Spain, religion/spirituality
Jarmakani, Amira An Imperialist Love Story: Desert Romances and the War on Terror 2015 sheikh romance, war/armed forces, United States of America, race/ethnicity, Islam, E. M. Hull, gender, marriage, rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse
Jarvis, Christine A. Desirable Reading: The Relationship between Women Students' Lives and their Reading Practices 2003 readers, teaching romance, gender, Islam, sex/sexuality, UK
Jarvis, Christine Romancing the Curriculum: Empowerment through Popular Culture 1995 teaching romance, readers
Jarvis, Christine Love Changes Everything: The Transformative Potential of Popular Romantic Fiction 1999 teaching romance, readers, feminism, Harlequin Mills & Boon, gender, sex/sexuality, marriage, rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse, social class, wealth/prosperity, race/ethnicity, Charlotte Brontë, China, UK
Jarvis, Christine Hungry Heroines: The Exploration of a "Generative Theme" in Romantic Fiction 2000
Jarvis, Christine Using Fiction for Transformation 2006 teaching romance, feminism, gender, readers
Jensen, Margaret Ann Women and Romantic Fiction: A Case Study of Harlequin Enterprises, Romances, and Readers 1980 Harlequin Mills & Boon, readers, capitalism/business, social class, work
Jensen, Margaret Ann Love's $weet Return: The Harlequin Story 1984 Harlequin Mills & Boon, metafiction, readers, Publishing, virginity, sex/sexuality, paratext, work, authors, gender, happy ending, settings, race/ethnicity, social class, rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse, food, alcohol, fashion/clothing, love, marriage, feminism
Joannou, Maroula Women's Writing, Englishness and National and Cultural Identity: The Mobile Woman and the Migrant Voice, 1938-1962 2012 UK, war/armed forces, Daphne du Maurier, precursors of modern romance, Kathleen Winsor, Georgette Heyer, cross-dressing, fashion/clothing
Jocks, Yvonne Annette Adventure and Virtue: Alternating Emphasis in the Popular Romance Tradition 1988 precursors of modern romance
Johnson, Valerie B. What a Canon Wants: Robin Hood, Romance Novels, and Carrie Lofty’s What a Scoundrel Wants 2018 Carrie Lofty, precursors of modern romance, historical romance
Johnson, Naomi Ruth Consuming Desires: A Feminist Analysis of Bestselling Teen Romance Novels 2007 YA/teenage romance, capitalism/business, fashion/clothing, gender, sex/sexuality, Publishing
Johnson, Naomi R. Consuming Desires: Consumption, Romance, and Sexuality in Best-Selling Teen Romance Novels 2010 YA/teenage romance, Publishing, capitalism/business, fashion/clothing, gender, sex/sexuality
Johnson, Heather Yorkshire English in Georgette Heyer's The Unknown Ajax 2017 languages, Georgette Heyer, historical romance
Johnson, Emily D. Exploring His/Her Library: Reading and Books in Russian Romance 2020 Russia, metafiction, authors, Harlequin Mills & Boon, Galina Kulikova, Natal’ia Mironova, Publishing, socialism and/or communism, trash/literary quality, race/ethnicity, rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse
Johnson-Kurek, Rosemary E. "I Am Not a Bimbo": Persona, Promotion, and the Fabulous Fabio 1999 Fabio Lanzoni, also known as Fabio, paratext
Johnson-Kurek, Rosemary E. Leading Us into Temptation: The Language of Sex and the Power of Love 1999 Harlequin Mills & Boon, feminism, sex/sexuality, erotic romance, linguistics, gender, virginity, rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse, Abra Taylor, Candace Schuler, Lori Foster, Jennifer Crusie
Johnson-Woods, Toni Pulp: A Collector's Book of Australian Pulp Fiction Covers 2004 paratext
Johnson-Woods, Toni; Sarwal, Amit Sold by the Millions: Australia's Bestsellers 2012
Jones, Ann Rosalind Mills & Boon meets feminism 1986 feminism, Harlequin Mills & Boon, work, social class, gender, sex/sexuality
Jones, Amanda Madness, Monks and Mutiny: Neo-Victorianism in the Work of Victoria Holt 2019 Victoria Holt/Jean Plaidy/Eleanor Burford Hibbert, gothic romance, romantic suspense, feminism, Charlotte Brontë, gender, marriage, family, Wilkie Collins, health/medical, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, India
Jossart, Deborah A. Transforming the fairytale: a diachronic study of utopias of popular romance 2004 fairytales
Joyal, Amanda From Victorian literature to the romance novel: Disability and the courtship plot 2012 disability, precursors of modern romance, Charlotte Brontë, Dinah Craik, gender, Teresa Medeiros, Brenda Novak, Catherine Anderson, Erin McCarthy
Juhasz, Suzanne Texts to Grow On: Reading Women’s Romance Fiction 1988 genre definitions, psychology, readers, gender, love
Juhasz, Suzanne Reading from the Heart: Women, Literature, and the Search for True Love 1994 readers, psychology, precursors of modern romance, Jane Austen, Emily Brontë, Charlotte Brontë, Louisa May Alcott, Gloria Naylor, Isabel Miller, Valerie Taylor, lesbian romance
Juhasz, Suzanne Lesbian Romance Fiction and the Plotting of Desire: Narrative Theory, Lesbian Identity, and Reading Practice 1998 lesbian romance, LGBT+ characters, readers and/or authors, Sarah Aldridge, readers, gender, psychology, work, love, sex/sexuality, family
Kahn, Laurie Love Between the Covers 2015 authors, Jennifer Crusie, Eloisa James, Beverly Jenkins, Radclyffe
Kaler, Anne K. Conventions of Captivity in Romance Novels 1999 sheikh romance, religion/spirituality, settings, E. M. Hull, sex/sexuality, rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse
Kaler, Anne K. Hero, Heroine, or HERA: A New Name for an Old Problem 1999 linguistics
Kaler, Anne K. Introduction: Conventions of the Romance Genre 1999 trash/literary quality
Kaler, Anne K.; Johnson-Kurek, Rosemary E. Romantic Conventions 1999
Kaler, Anne K. Dysfunctional Detectives and Romantic P.I.s: Impediments to the Happy Marriage of Mystery and Romance 2000 romantic suspense, gender
Kamble, Jayashree Female Enfranchisement and the Popular Romance: Employing an Indian Perspective 2007 India, readers, gender, feminism, marriage, Linda Howard, Nora Roberts/J. D. Robb, Kim Lawrence, Lisa Kleypas, fashion/clothing, sex/sexuality, virginity
Kamble, Jayashree Uncovering and Recovering the Popular Romance Novel 2008 capitalism/business, war/armed forces, sex/sexuality, paratext, readers, India
Kamble, Jayashree Patriotism, Passion, and PTSD: The Critique of War in Popular Romance Fiction 2012 war/armed forces, United States of America, national identity, disability, Linda Howard, marriage, Gaelen Foley, Suzanne Brockmann, Sherrilyn Kenyon
Kamblé, Jayashree Making Meaning in Popular Romance Fiction: An Epistemology 2014 war/armed forces, capitalism/business, gender, race/ethnicity, Lisa Kleypas, Nora Roberts/J. D. Robb, genre definitions, Suzanne Brockmann, Gaelen Foley, Diana Gabaldon, Linda Howard, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Johanna Lindsey, Anne Mather, Lindsay McKenna, Judith McNaught, historical romance, paranormal/fantasy/time-travel romance, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Julia Quinn, Nalini Singh, Violet Winspear, rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse
Kamblé, Jayashree Branding a Genre: A Brief Transatlantic History of Romance Novel Cover Art 2016 paratext, Harlequin Mills & Boon, historical romance, trash/literary quality
Kamble, Jayashree From Barbarized to Disneyfied: Viewing 1990s New York City Through Eve Dallas, J.D. Robb’s Futuristic Homicide Detective 2017 Nora Roberts/J. D. Robb, science fiction/futuristic romance, capitalism/business, romantic suspense
Kamblé, Jayashree When Wuxia Met Romance: The Pleasures and Politics of Transculturalism in Sherry Thomas’s My Beautiful Enemy 2020 Sherry Thomas, China, war/armed forces, race/ethnicity, historical romance, UK, gender, national identity, family
Kamitsuka, Margaret D. Prolife Christian Romance Novels: A Sign that the Abortion-as-Murder Center Is Not Holding? 2020 Christian romance, religion/spirituality, health/medical, rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse, Francine Rivers, family, United States of America
Kanerick, Caroline ‘A Jazzed and Patchwork Modern’: ‘future’ girls and modern masculinities in the early popular romances of Berta Ruck 2010 Berta Ruck, gender, history, trash/literary quality, family, community, fashion/clothing, sex/sexuality, war/armed forces, LGBT+ characters, readers and/or authors
Kania, Richard R. E. Pirates and Piracy in American Popular Culture 2014 pirates, historical romance, Daphne du Maurier
Kapell, Matthew; Becker, Suzanne Patriarchy, the Christian Romance Novel, and the 'Ecosystem of Sex' 2005 Christian romance, sex/sexuality, feminism, religion/spirituality, Janette Oke, Francine Rivers, readers, Jane Almquist
Kapila, Shuchi Educating Seeta: The Anglo-Indian Family Romance and the Poetics of Indirect Rule 2010 India, precursors of modern romance, Flora Annie Steel, Maud Diver, Bithia Mary Croker, Alice Perrin
Kaplan, Deborah "Why would any woman want to read such stories?": The Distinctions Between Genre Romances and Slash Fictions 2012 fanfiction, genre definitions, LGBT+ characters, readers and/or authors, Suzanne Brockmann, gender
Kebadze, Nino Fictions of Surrender: Romance and Exemplarity in Post-War Spanish Women's Narratives 2007 Luisa-María Linares, Concha Linares-Becerra, Carmen de Icaza, Spain, fascism/right-wing authoritarianism, gender
Kebadze, Nino Romance and Exemplarity in Post-War Spanish Women's Narratives 2009 Luisa-María Linares, Concha Linares-Becerra, Carmen de Icaza, María Mercedes Ortoll, gender, fascism/right-wing authoritarianism, Spain
Keegan, Faye Jessica Soft metafiction(s) : Mary Stewart and the self-reflective middlebrow 2016 Mary Stewart, romantic suspense, trash/literary quality, national identity, history
Keegan, Faye ‘Snob Value’: Gender and Literary Value in Mary Stewart 2017 Mary Stewart, romantic suspense, trash/literary quality, gender, authors
Keen, Suzanne Probable Impossibilities: Historical Romance Readers Talk Back 2018 Diana Gabaldon, readers, history
Kelly, Brendan D. Medical Romance 2007 medical romance
Kelly, Brendan D. Medical romance: love never dies 2016 medical romance
Kelso, Sylvia Singularities: the interaction of feminism(s) and two strands of popular American fiction, 1968-89 1996 gothic romance, Barbara Michaels a.k.a. Elizabeth Peters a.k.a. Barbara Mertz, Phyllis A. Whitney, feminism
Kelso, Sylvia Stitching Time: Feminism(s) and Thirty Years of Gothic Romance 1997 gothic romance, Barbara Michaels a.k.a. Elizabeth Peters a.k.a. Barbara Mertz, feminism, family
Kemppinen, Anne-Mari Katriina Translating for popular literature with special reference to Harlequin books and their Finnish translations 1988 translation, Harlequin Mills & Boon, Finland
Kemppinen, Anne Translation for Popular Literature with Special Reference to Harlequin Books and their Finnish Translation 1989 translation, Finland, Harlequin Mills & Boon
Kendal, Evie The use of free indirect discourse in J. R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood series 2019 J. R. Ward, close reading, linguistics, genre definitions, paranormal/fantasy/time-travel romance, readers
Kerr, Ashley Elizabeth Indigenous Lovers and Villainous Scientists: Rewriting Nineteenth-Century Ideas of Race in Argentine Romance Novels 2019 history, race/ethnicity, Argentina, science/technology, national identity, historical romance
Khuankaew, Sasinee Femininity and masculinity in three selected twentieth-century Thai romance fictions 2015 gender, Thailand, Buddhism, marriage, sex/sexuality, feminism, religion/spirituality
Khuankaew, Sasinee Femininity and Masculinity in Twenty-First Century Thai Romantic Fictions 2017 gender, Thailand, sex/sexuality, Buddhism
Killeen, Jarlath Nora Roberts: the Power of Love 2018 Nora Roberts/J. D. Robb, love
Killing, Peter Harlequin Enterprises Limited: Case Material of the Western School of Business Administration 1978
Kinard, Amanda Marette Forbidden Pleasures: The Romance and Its Readers 1999 sex/sexuality, social class, virginity, readers, capitalism/business, wealth/prosperity
King, Laura The Perfect Man: Fatherhood, Masculinity and Romance in Popular Culture in Mid-Twentieth-Century Britain 2015 family, gender, marriage, history, UK
Kinsale, Laura The Androgynous Reader: Point of View in the Romance 1992 readers, gender, psychology, happy ending, feminism, paratext
Kirkham, Pat; Thoms, David War Culture: Social Change and Changing Experience in World War Two Britain 1995
Kirkland, Catherine Elisabeth For The Love Of It: Women Writers And The Popular Romance 1984 authors, work, Publishing, feminism, trash/literary quality
Kitchen, Veronica Veterans and Military Masculinity in Popular Romance Fiction 2018 war/armed forces, gender, disability
Klarich, Morgan L. Multiculturalism, Sex, and Powerful Women: The New Romance Novel as the Voice of Neofeminism? 2012 feminism, sex/sexuality, gender, race/ethnicity, United States of America
Kloester, Jennifer V. Georgette Heyer: writing the Regency. History in fiction from Regency Buck to Lady of Quality 1935-1972 2004 Georgette Heyer, history, historical romance
Kloester, Jennifer V. Images of England: Georgette Heyer's Regency World in the Dominions 2004 Georgette Heyer
Kloester, Jennifer Georgette Heyer and the Great Jane 2006 Georgette Heyer, Jane Austen
Kloester, Jennifer Georgette Heyer: Biography of a Bestseller 2011 Georgette Heyer
Kohlman, Marla H.; Krieg, Dana B. Discourses on Gender and Sexual Inequality: The Legacy of Sandra L. Bem 2017
Kohlman, Marla H.; Simpson, Samantha N. For the Sake of Hearth and Home: Gender Schematicity in the Romance Novel 2017 gender, Harlequin Mills & Boon, race/ethnicity, work, marriage, family
Kokkola, Lydia Virtuous Vampires and Voluptuous Vamps: Romance Conventions Reconsidered in Stephenie Meyer’s ‘‘Twilight’’ Series 2011 Twilight, religion/spirituality, YA/teenage romance, love, sex/sexuality, family, health/medical
Kolko, Beth E. Writing the Romance: Cultural Studies, Community, and the Teaching of Writing 1994 authors, feminism, work, community, capitalism/business, Publishing
Koolen, Corina; van Dalen-Oskam, Karina; van Cranenburgh, Andreas; Nagelhout, Erica Literary quality in the eye of the Dutch reader: The National Reader Survey 2020 trash/literary quality, gender, Netherlands
Koski, Patricia; Holyfield, Lori; Thompson, Marcella Romance Novels as Women's Myths 1997 myth, emotions
Koster, Cees Stuiverromans - vertaald? 1997 translation, Harlequin Mills & Boon, Netherlands
Kramer, Kyra Raising Veils and other Bold Acts: The Heroine's Agency in Female Gothic Novels 2011 gothic romance, romantic suspense, gender, Victoria Holt/Jean Plaidy/Eleanor Burford Hibbert, Elizabeth Lowell
Kramer, Kyra Getting Laid, Getting Old, and Getting Fed: The Cultural Resistance of Jennifer Crusie’s Romance Heroines 2012 Jennifer Crusie, ageism, food, alcohol, gender, feminism, sex/sexuality
Kramer, Devon J. Truth through the medium of cheerfulness: Romance novels as points of resistance 2010 Maria Edgeworth, Elizabeth Gaskell, Georgette Heyer, Lisa Kleypas, precursors of modern romance
Kramer, Daniela; Moore, Michael Family Myths in Romantic Fiction 2001 psychology, love, family, marriage, myth, Harlequin Mills & Boon, gender, rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse, virginity, sex/sexuality, work
Kramer, Daniela; Moore, Michael Gender Roles, Romantic Fiction and Family Therapy 2001 psychology, Harlequin Mills & Boon, gender, marriage, family, rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse
Kramp, Michael Jane Austen and Masculinity 2018
Kratzer, Jessica M. W. Communication in Kink: Understanding the Influence of the Fifty Shades of Grey Phenomenon 2020
Kray, Susan Deconstructive Laughter: Romance Author as Subject, The Pleasure of Writing the Text 1987 authors, readers, emotions
Krentz, Jayne Ann Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women: Romance Writers on the Appeal of the Romance 1992 Jayne Ann Krentz/Amanda Quick/Jayne Castle, readers, gender, authors, emotions, myth, Cathie Linz, Linda Barlow, metaphor/symbolism, linguistics, happy ending, rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse, Laura Kinsale, psychology, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, feminism, Daphne Clair, precursors of modern romance, Robyn Donald, Anne Stuart, love, Elizabeth Lowell, war/armed forces, Mary Jo Putney, virginity, Doreen Owens Malek, Brittany Young, sex/sexuality, Penelope Williamson, trash/literary quality, Judith Arnold, work, Stella Cameron, Sandra Brown, Suzanne Simmons Guntrum, Diana Palmer, Kathleen Gilles Seidel
Kress, Gunther Textual Matters: The Social Effectiveness of Style 1988 linguistics, readers, medical romance, settings
Kroeg, Susan M. 'Truly Our Contemporary Jane Austen': Thinking Like an Austen Fan about Regency Romances 2012 historical romance
Kundin, Susan G. Romance versus Reality: A Look at YA Romantic Fiction 1985 YA/teenage romance
Künne, Regina Eternally Yours - Challenge and Response: Contemporary US American Romance Novels by Jayne Ann Krentz and Barbara Delinsky 2015 Jayne Ann Krentz/Amanda Quick/Jayne Castle, Barbara Delinsky, United States of America, religion/spirituality
Kuortti, Joel; Ilmonen, Kaisa; Valovirta, Elina; Korkka, Janne Thinking with the Familiar in Contemporary Literature and Culture 'Out of the Ordinary' 2019
Kustritz, Anne Slashing the Romance Narrative 2003 fanfiction, gender, emotions, sex/sexuality
Kutzer, M. Daphne "I Won't Grow up"—Yet: Teen Formula Romance 1986 YA/teenage romance, family, love, sex/sexuality, readers
Kuznets, Lois; Zarin, Eve Sweet Dreams for Sleeping Beauties: Pre-Teen Romances 1982 YA/teenage romance, settings
Labanyi, Jo Romancing the Early Franco Regime: the Novelas Románticas of Concha Linares-Becerra and Luisa-María Linares 2004 Concha Linares-Becerra, Luisa-María Linares, fascism/right-wing authoritarianism, Spain, film/movies, war/armed forces, work, metafiction, wealth/prosperity
Laframboise, Donna The Princess at the Window: A New Gender Morality 1996 rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse, BDSM, pornography, feminism, race/ethnicity, Johanna Lindsey, Catherine Hart, Susan Johnson, Kathleen Morgan, Heather Graham, Katharine Kincaid
Lam, Maylyn Reading the sweet dream: adolescent girls and romance fiction 1986 readers
Lam, Maylyn The romance of feminism: feminism on and as popular romance 1994 feminism
Lam, Adam; McNaughton, Howard D. The Reinvention of Everyday Life: Culture in the twenty-first century 2006
Lamprinou, Artemis Translated Romances: the Effect of Cultural Textual Norms on the Communication of Emotions 2011 translation, emotions, Greece
Lamprinou, Artemis A Study on the Cultural Variations in the Verbalisation of Near-Universal Emotions: Translating Emotions from British English into Greek in Popular Bestseller Romances 2012 translation, Greece
Lang, Miriam Taiwanese Romance: San Mao and Qiong Yao 2003 Taiwan, Qiongyao/Qiong Yao
Laquintano, Timothy The Legacy of the Vanity Press and Digital Transitions 2013 Publishing, Harlequin Mills & Boon
Larcombe, Wendy Compelling Engagements: Feminism, Rape Law and Romance Fiction 2005 rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse, feminism, gender
Larrier, Renée "Quand la lecture devient passion": Romance Novels and Literacy in Abidjan 2007 Ivory Coast, Africa
Larson, Christine An Economy of Words: Precarity, Solidarity and Innovation in Digital Book Publishing 2017 Publishing, authors, work
Larson, Christine Open networks, open books: gender, precarity and solidarity in digital publishing 2019 authors, Publishing
Larson, Christine The Color of Romance: Gatekeeping in the Age of Digital Media 2019 Publishing, race/ethnicity
Lawrence, Kelsey No Happy Ending: Leadership Falls Apart at the Romance Writers of America 2020 capitalism/business, authors, race/ethnicity