Author Title Publication year Topic
Lawrence, E. E. On the problem of oppressive tastes in the public library 2020 libraries/librarians, race/ethnicity, philosophy
Lawrey, Jeffrey A.; McLuckie, Alyx; Mulberry, Benjamin J.; Mullins, Erin K.; Shuler, Autumn R.; Kratzer, Jessica M. W. Communication, Kink, and Sexual Education: What Young Women Learned from Fifty Shades of Grey 2018 Fifty Shades, readers, sex/sexuality, erotic romance, BDSM
Lazere, Donald American Media and Mass Culture: Left Perspectives 1987
Leavenworth, Maria Lindgren Lover Revamped: Sexualities and Romance in the Black Dagger Brotherhood and Slash Fan Fiction 2009 fanfiction, J. R. Ward, paranormal/fantasy/time-travel romance, gender
Ledford-Miller, Linda Gender and Genre Bending: The Futuristic Detective Fiction of J.D. Robb 2011 Nora Roberts/J. D. Robb, romantic suspense, science fiction/futuristic romance, genre definitions
Lee, Zi-Ying; Liao, Min-Hsiu The “Second” Bride: The Retranslation of Romance Novels 2018 translation, Publishing, Taiwan
Lee, Linda J. Guilty Pleasures: Reading Romance Novels as Reworked Fairy Tales 2008 fairytales, paranormal/fantasy/time-travel romance, Christine Feehan, sex/sexuality
Lee, Amy Forming a Local Identity: Romance Novels in Hong Kong 2007 Hong Kong
Leedy, Helen The Portrayal of Women in Romance Novels 1985 Rosemary Rogers, Kathleen Woodiwiss
Legallois, Dominique; Charnois, Thierry; Poibeau, Thierry Repérer les clichés dans les romans sentimentaux grâce à la méthode des ‘motifs’ 2016 trash/literary quality, Harlequin Mills & Boon, linguistics
Leith, Murray Stewart; Sim, Duncan The Modern Scottish Diaspora: Contemporary Debates and Perspectives 2014
Lennard, John Of Modern Dragons and other essays on Genre Fiction 2007 Nora Roberts/J. D. Robb, romantic suspense, paranormal/fantasy/time-travel romance, genre definitions, gender, sex/sexuality, rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse, science fiction/futuristic romance
Lennard, John Of Sex and Faerie: Further essays on Genre Fiction 2010 sex/sexuality, paranormal/fantasy/time-travel romance, rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse
Leonzini, Alexandra “All the Better to Eat You With”: The Eroticization of the Werewolf and the Rise of Monster Porn in the Digital Age 2018 paranormal/fantasy/time-travel romance, sex/sexuality, pornography
Lepschy, Anna Laura The Popular Novel, 1850-1920 2000 Liala, pen name of Amalia Liana Cambiasi Negretti Odescalchi
Lessard, Victoria Marketing Desire: The "Normative/Other" Male Body and the "Pure" White Female Body on the Cover Art of Cassie Edwards' Savage Dream (1990), Savage Persuasion (1991), and Savage Mists (1992) 2017 Cassie Edwards, Native American romance, paratext, race/ethnicity, historical romance
Levi, Antonia; McHarry, Mark; Pagliassotti, Dru Boys’ Love Manga: Essays on the Sexual Ambiguity and Cross-Cultural Fandom of the Genre 2010
Levina, Mariia Readers of Mass Literature, 1994-200: From Paternalism to Individualism? 2003 Russia, Publishing, readers
Liffen, Jane "A very Glamorized Picture, that": Images of Scottish Female Herring Workers on Romance Novel Covers 2008 paratext, psychology, work
Light, Alison Returning to Manderley – Romance Fiction, Female Sexuality and Class 1984 Daphne du Maurier, readers, psychology, social class, sex/sexuality, UK
Lin, Fang-mei Social Change and Romantic Ideology: The Impact of the Publishing Industry, Family Organization, and Gender Roles on the Reception and Interpretation of Romance Fiction in Taiwan, 1960-1990 1992 love, family, Publishing, Taiwan
Lin, Fang-mei 性別化東方主義 : 女性沙漠羅曼史的重層東方想像 = Gendering orientalism: women's desert romance and the multiplicity of oriental imagination 2016 sheikh romance, translation, Taiwan
Lind, Rebecca Ann Race/Gender/Media: Considering Diversity Across Audiences, Content, and Producers 2004
Lindfors, Bernth Romances for the Office Worker: Aubrey Kalitera and Malawi's White-Collar Reading Public 1993 Malawi, Africa, Publishing, metafiction
Linke, Gabriele Contemporary Mass Market Romances as National and International Culture: A Comparative Study of Mills & Boon and Harlequin Romances 1997 Harlequin Mills & Boon, United States of America, UK, national identity, race/ethnicity
Linke, Gabriele Local Color in Contemporary Harlequin and Silhouette Romances: Popular Imagery of the American South and West 1997 United States of America, settings, Harlequin Mills & Boon
Linke, Gabriele Visions and Versions of Parenthood in British and American Series Romances 2000 family
Linke, Gabriele Populärliteratur als kulturelles Gedächtnis: Eine vergleichende Studie zu zeitgenössischen britischen und amerikanischen popular romances der Verlagsgruppe Harlequin Mills & Boon 2003 Harlequin Mills & Boon
Linz, Cathie; Bouricius, Ann; Byrnes, Carole Exploring the World of Romance Novels 1995 libraries/librarians, paranormal/fantasy/time-travel romance, Publishing, paratext, race/ethnicity, trash/literary quality
Litton, Joyce A. From Seventeenth Summer to Miss Teen Sweet Valley: Female and Male Sex Roles in Teen Romances, 1942-91 1994 YA/teenage romance, gender, Rosamond du Jardin, Betty Cavanna, Maureen Daly, family
Liu, Su-hsen The Translation/Mutation of Romantic Love: An Exploration of the Translation History of Modern Romances in Taiwan after 1960 2012 translation, Taiwan
Livingston, Eric The Textuality of Pleasure 2006 close reading, readers, trash/literary quality, Gina Wilkins
Lohmann, Jennifer 'Beauty and the Beast' Themes in Romance Novels 2006 fairytales
Lois, Jennifer; Gregson, Joanna Sneers and Leers: Romance Writers and Gendered Sexual Stigma 2015 authors, sex/sexuality, gender
Lois, Jennifer; Gregson, Joanna Aspirational Emotion Work: Calling, Emotional Capital, and Becoming a 'Real' Writer 2019 authors, work, emotions
Losano, Antonia Sneaking It In at the End: Teaching Popular Romance in the Liberal Arts Classroom 2015 teaching romance, Georgette Heyer, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, E. M. Hull, Nora Roberts/J. D. Robb, Jennifer Crusie
Lovell, Stephen; Menzel, Birgit Reading for Entertainment in Contemporary Russia: Post-Soviet Popular Literature in Historical Perspective 2005
Lowery, Karalyne The Militarized Shapeshifter: Authorized Violence and Military Connections as an Antidote to Monstrosity 2018 paranormal/fantasy/time-travel romance, war/armed forces, United States of America
Lozano Sampedro, Mª Teresa La culture et le travail de la femme. Une approche comparative entre Delly et Corín Tellado 2014 Delly, Corín Tellado, work, marriage, fairytales, precursors of modern romance
Lutz, Deborah Heidegger, the Erotics of Ontology, and the Mass-Market Romance 2003 love, death, philosophy
Lutz, Deborah The Dangerous Lover and the Erotics of Failure: Nineteenth-century Byronism and the Contemporary Romance 2004 precursors of modern romance, love, historical romance, death, philosophy
Lutz, Deborah The Dangerous Lover: Gothic Villains, Byronism, and the Nineteenth-Century Seduction Narrative 2006 love, death, philosophy, precursors of modern romance, historical romance, Rosemary Rogers, Daphne du Maurier, E. M. Hull, Victoria Holt/Jean Plaidy/Eleanor Burford Hibbert, Georgette Heyer, Emily Brontë, Charlotte Brontë, Samuel Richardson
Lutz, Deborah The Haunted Space of the Mind: The Revival of the Gothic Romance in the Twenty-First Century 2007 gothic romance, settings, Evelyn Rogers
Lynch, Katherine E.; Sternglantz, Ruth E.; Barot, Len Queering the Romantic Heroine: Where Her Power Lies 2012 LGBT+ characters, readers and/or authors, lesbian romance, Radclyffe Hall, precursors of modern romance, Katherine V. Forrest, Radclyffe, Lea Santos, gender, paranormal/fantasy/time-travel romance
Mabee, Norma Augusta La novela rosa de Corín Tellado: Desorden, conflicto y escape de la ectopia 1993 Corín Tellado
Macdonald, Andrew; Macdonald, Gina; Sheridan, Mary Ann Shape-shifting: Images of Native Americans in Recent Popular Fiction 2000 Native American romance, race/ethnicity
Maher, Jennifer Ripping the Bodice: Eating, Reading, and Revolt 2001 food, alcohol, romance scholarship, feminism, readers
Mäkelä, Veera "World Turned Upside Down": The Role of Revolutions in Maya Rodale's Regency-Set Romances 2020 Maya Rodale, United States of America, UK, historical romance, social class, gender, race/ethnicity, emotions, feminism
Makinen, Merja Feminist Popular Fiction 2001 feminism, romance scholarship, Susan Napier, work, sex/sexuality, gender, Lisa Shapiro, LGBT+ characters, readers and/or authors, love, family
Malinowska, Anna Paternal Structures of the Romance 2017 family, love, gender
Malloy, Audrey Miles Remnants of the Bodice Ripper: How Consent is Characterized in Heterosexual and Lesbian Erotic Romance Novels 2017 gender, sex/sexuality, lesbian romance, rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse, LGBT+ characters, readers and/or authors
Mangat, T. K. The surgeon in popular fiction - The Mills and Boon doctor-nurse romance 1998 Harlequin Mills & Boon, medical romance
Mann, Peter H. The Romantic Novel: A Survey of Reading Habits 1969 Harlequin Mills & Boon, readers
Mann, Peter H. A New Survey: The Facts About Romantic Fiction 1974 Harlequin Mills & Boon, readers
Mann, Peter H. Romantic Fiction and Its Readers 1979 readers, Harlequin Mills & Boon, trash/literary quality
Mann, Peter H. The Romantic Novel and its Readers 1981 trash/literary quality, sex/sexuality, readers
Mann, Peter H. Romantic Fiction and Its Readership 1985 readers, genre definitions
Margolies, David Mills & Boon: guilt without sex 1982 Harlequin Mills & Boon
Margolis, Harriet Feminist Irony or Poisonous FANTASY?: Category Romance and the Conscious Reader 1992 readers, feminism
Margolis, Harriet The Lover's Value(s): Women's Romance Novels in an Exchange-Based Society 1995 feminism, readers
Margolis, Harriet A Childe in Love, Or Is It Just Fantasy? The Values of Women's Genres 1997 Emma Darcy, emotions, work, family, love
Margolis, Ann In Defense of Romantic Fiction 2009 Publishing, genre definitions
Markert, John Beyond Gatekeepers: Romance Publishing and the Production of Culture 1984 Publishing
Markert, John Romance Publishing and the Production of Culture 1985 Publishing, Harlequin Mills & Boon, United States of America, sex/sexuality, historical romance, Kathleen Woodiwiss
Markert, John The publishing decision: Managerial policy and its effect on editorial decision making—The case of romance publishing 1987 Publishing
Markert, John Publishing Romance: The History of an Industry, 1940s to the Present 2016 Publishing, Harlequin Mills & Boon, historical romance, erotic romance, m/m romance, lesbian romance, gothic romance, romantic suspense, African American romance, paranormal/fantasy/time-travel romance, Avon, Ellora's Cave, LGBT+ characters, readers and/or authors, BDSM
Markert, John God is Love: The Christian Romance Market 2017 Christian romance, Publishing, sex/sexuality
Marks, Pamela The Good Provider in Romance Novels 1999 marriage, wealth/prosperity, emotions, history, United States of America, precursors of modern romance, Susan Warner, disability, sex/sexuality, work
Martens, Debra Weaving Alliances: Selected Papers Presented For The Canadian Women's Studies Association at the 1991 and 1992 Learned Societies Conferences 1993
Martin, Darcy 'Womanhood Reinvented: Eve Dallas, Protagonist in J. D. Robb's "In Death" Series 2003 Nora Roberts/J. D. Robb, feminism, science fiction/futuristic romance, gender, work, rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse, marriage, community
Martínez Garrido, Elisa Bildungsroman y crítica de género: Novela rosa y narrativa de mujeres 2000 Italy, precursors of modern romance, gender, love, fairytales
Martínez de la Hidalga, Fernando La novela popular en España (vol 1.) 2000
Mason, Gillian Rosemary Rogers 2008 Rosemary Rogers, historical romance, rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse, sex/sexuality, erotic romance, BDSM
Masteller, Jean Carwile Romancing the Reader: From Laura Jean Libbey to Harlequin Romance and Beyond 1996 precursors of modern romance, Laura Jean Libbey, romances in magazines/romance magazines, Publishing, work, social class, Harlequin Mills & Boon, sex/sexuality, Jayne Ann Krentz/Amanda Quick/Jayne Castle, metafiction
Matelski, Elizabeth "I'm Not the Only Lesbian Who Wears a Skirt": Lesbian Romance Fiction and Identity in Post-World War II America 2016 LGBT+ characters, readers and/or authors, fashion/clothing, United States of America, gender, precursors of modern romance, history, metafiction, Claire Morgan/Patricia Highsmith, lesbian romance, Valerie Taylor, Ann Bannon, Rita Mae Brown
Matter, Laura Sewell Pursuing the Great Bad Novelist 2007 Charles Garvice, trash/literary quality, precursors of modern romance
Matthews, Amy T. Entangled: the exegetical process of a romance writer 2016 authors, feminism, genre definitions, trash/literary quality
Matthews, Amy T. The hopeful romantic 2016 feminism, authors
Maunder, Andrew Berta Ruck 2016 Berta Ruck, war/armed forces
Maunder, Andrew British Literature of World War I: The Short Story and the Novella 2016
Mayfield, Kerrita K. Liminal eRoticism: Emerging Forms of Gender Identity and Performance in e-Romances and Their Feminist Electronic Communities 2014 feminism, Publishing, gender, erotic romance, LGBT+ characters, readers and/or authors, Jeanne Laws, chick lit, Shelly Laurenston, race/ethnicity, paranormal/fantasy/time-travel romance, happy ending, BDSM, m/m romance
Maynard, Lee Anna LaVyrle Spencer 2008 LaVyrle Spencer, historical romance, metafiction, race/ethnicity, food, alcohol, disability, war/armed forces, rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse, family, death, settings
Mazloomian, Maryam; Mohammadi, Nahid Discursive Vulnerability and Identity Development: A Triangular Model of Bio-Forces in Cultural Ecological Analysis of American Romance Fiction 2018 Debbie Macomber, psychology
Mazzarella, Sharon R.; Pecora, Norma Odom Growing Up Girls: Popular Culture and the Construction of Identity 1999
McAleer, Joseph Scenes from Love and Marriage: Mills and Boon and the Popular Publishing Industry in Britain, 1908-1950 1990 Publishing, Harlequin Mills & Boon, romances in magazines/romance magazines, Mary Burchell, pen name of Ida Cook, Jean S. MacLeod/Catherine Airlie, Barbara Cartland, virginity, marriage, family, social class
McAleer, Joseph Popular Reading and Publishing in Britain, 1914-1950 1992 Harlequin Mills & Boon, Publishing, libraries/librarians, romances in magazines/romance magazines, Mary Burchell, pen name of Ida Cook, Jean S. MacLeod/Catherine Airlie, Sara Seale, Louise Gerard, Barbara Cartland, virginity, sex/sexuality, family, social class
McAleer, Joseph Passion's Fortune: The Story of Mills & Boon 1999 Harlequin Mills & Boon, Publishing, UK, Betty Beaty, Mary Burchell, pen name of Ida Cook, Elizabeth Carfrae, Fay Chandos/Jan Tempest, Sophie Cole, Lilian Warren as Rosalind Brett/Kathryn Blair/Celine Conway, Iris Danbury, Joyce Dingwell/Kate Starr, Constance M. Evans, Eleanor Farnes, Louise Gerard, Elizabeth Gilzean, romances in magazines/romance magazines, Roberta Leigh/Rachel Lindsay, libraries/librarians, Jean S. MacLeod/Catherine Airlie, Phyllis Matthewman, medical romance, sex/sexuality, work, marriage, race/ethnicity, happy ending, family, religion/spirituality, readers, Marjorie Moore, Betty Neels, Valerie K. Nelson, Kate Norway/Olive Norton, Denise Robins, Sara Seale, Juliet Shore/Anne Vinton, gender, Alex Stuart, Essie Summers, Joan Sutherland, Anne Weale, Hilary Wilde, Violet Winspear, Mary Lutyens/Esther Wyndham, Ireland
McAleer, Joseph Love, Romance, and the National Health Service 2011 Harlequin Mills & Boon, UK, medical romance, health/medical, work, Elizabeth Gilzean, Marjorie Moore, Fay Chandos/Jan Tempest, Kate Norway/Olive Norton, Jean S. MacLeod/Catherine Airlie, Juliet Shore/Anne Vinton, Valerie K. Nelson, Alex Stuart, Joan Blair, Betty Beaty, Ireland, Marguerite Lees, Norrey Ford, Anne Lorraine, Mary Burchell, pen name of Ida Cook
McAlister, Jodi Ann Romancing the Virgin: Female Virginity Loss and Love in Popular Literature in the West 2015 love, sex/sexuality, gender, Twilight, Fifty Shades, Harlequin Mills & Boon, virginity
McAlister, Jodi ‘That complete fusion of spirit as well as body’: Heroines, heroes, desire and compulsory demisexuality in the Harlequin Mills & Boon romance novel 2014 Harlequin Mills & Boon, sex/sexuality, love, gender, Denise Robins, Lynne Graham
McAlister, Jodi Breaking the Hard Limits: Romance, Pornography, and the Question of Genre in the Fifty Shades Trilogy 2015 Fifty Shades, pornography, E. M. Hull, sex/sexuality
McAlister, Jodi Between Pleasure and Pain: The Textual Politics of the Hymen 2016 history, sex/sexuality, virginity
McAlister, Jodi Traveling Through Time and Genre: Are the Outlander Books Romance Novels? 2016 Diana Gabaldon, genre definitions
McAlister, Jodi “You and I are humans, and there is something complicated between us”: Untamed and queering the heterosexual historical romance 2016 Anna Cowan, gender, historical romance, Georgette Heyer, readers, cross-dressing, fashion/clothing, LGBT+ characters, readers and/or authors
McAlister, Jodi; Teo, Hsu-Ming Love in Australian Romance Novels 2017 national identity, Australia, love, rural romance, gender, sex/sexuality, history, Publishing, genre definitions, race/ethnicity, settings, feminism
McAlister, Jodi Defining and Redefining Popular Genres: The Evolution of ‘New Adult’ Fiction 2018 genre definitions, YA/teenage romance
McAlister, Jodi The literary text as historical artifact: The colonial couple in Australian romantic fiction by women, 1838-1860 2018 Australia, love, precursors of modern romance, history, national identity
McAlister, Jodi “Feelings Like the Women in Books”: Declarations of Love in Australian Romance Novels, 1859–1891 2018 precursors of modern romance, Australia, love, history, national identity, marriage
McAlister, Jodi; Parnell, Claire; Trinidad, Andrea Anne #RomanceClass: Genre World, Intimate Public, Found Family 2020 Philippines, genre definitions, Publishing, readers, authors, Mina Esguerra, LGBT+ characters, readers and/or authors, sex/sexuality
McAlpine, Rachel The Passionate Pen: New Zealand’s Romance Writers Talk to Rachel McAlpine 1998 New Zealand, Victoria Aldridge, Rilla Berg, Gloria Bevan, Eva Burfield, Daphne Clair, Robyn Donald, Catherine Hay, Rosalie Henaghan, Miriam Macgregor, Mary Moore, Susan Napier, Jessie Nichols, Ivy Preston, Essie Summers, Rachelle Swift, feminism
McCafferty, Kate Palimpsest of Desire: The Re-Emergence of the American Captivity Narrative as Pulp Romance 1994 historical romance, United States of America, trash/literary quality, Native American romance, race/ethnicity, family, rural romance, wealth/prosperity, gender
McCay, Mary A. Love's Labors Won: Romance Fiction and the Politics of Love 2001 Laura Kinsale, Mary Jo Putney, Jayne Ann Krentz/Amanda Quick/Jayne Castle
McCracken, Scott Pulp: Reading Popular Fiction 1998 precursors of modern romance, Harlequin Mills & Boon, Penny Jordan, feminism, psychology, Elizabeth Power, gender, Emma Richmond, Catherine Cookson, metaphor/symbolism, settings
McKay, Jade; Parsons, Elizabeth Out of Wedlock: The Consummation and Consumption of Marriage in Contemporary Romance Fiction 2009 marriage, Harlequin Mills & Boon, sex/sexuality, virginity, wealth/prosperity, work, feminism, family
McKee, Alan Beautiful Things in Popular Culture 2007
McKinley, Tracey Lynn The Female Quest: An Analysis of Archetypal Layering in Harlequin Presents 2007 teaching romance, Lynne Graham, Diana Hamilton, gender, Harlequin Mills & Boon
McKnight-Trontz, Jennifer The Look of Love: The Art of the Romance Novel 2002 paratext
McLennon, Leigh Defining Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance: Crossing Boundaries of Genre, Media, Self and Other in New Supernatural Worlds 2014 paranormal/fantasy/time-travel romance, genre definitions
McLennon, Leigh Contemporary vampire genre fiction: ethical feeding and the posthuman vampire in urban fantasy and paranormal romance 2017 paranormal/fantasy/time-travel romance
McNamara, Sallie Georgette Heyer: The Historical Romance and the Consumption of the Erotic, 1918-1939 2000 Georgette Heyer, gender, sex/sexuality, historical romance, fashion/clothing, cross-dressing, settings
McNeil, Helen She trembled at his touch 1981 Harlequin Mills & Boon, social class
McWilliam, Kelly Romance in foreign accents: Harlequin-Mills & Boon in Australia 2009 Publishing, Harlequin Mills & Boon, Australia
Melman, Billie Women and the Popular Imagination in the Twenties: Flappers and Nymphs 1988 precursors of modern romance, Ethel M. Dell, E. M. Hull, sex/sexuality, gender, race/ethnicity, settings, metaphor/symbolism, animals, rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse, pornography, romances in magazines/romance magazines, social class, work, community
Ménard, A. Dana; Cabrera, Christine ‘Whatever the Approach, Tab B Still Fits into Slot A’: Twenty Years of Sex Scripts in Romance Novels 2011 sex/sexuality, psychology
Ménard, A. Dana Note from the Field: Reflecting on Romance Novel Research: Past, Present and Future 2013 sex/sexuality, psychology, romance scholarship
Méndez, José Luis The Novels of Corín Tellado 1986 Corín Tellado
Meyer, Michaela D. E. Living the Romance through Castle: Exploring Autoethnography, Popular Culture and Romantic Television Narratives 2015 readers
Michel, Anita Re-reading the (series) romance: toward a typology of recent series romance novels 1997
Miles, Angela Confessions of a Harlequin Reader: Romance and the Myth of Male Mothers 1988 readers, psychology, Harlequin Mills & Boon, feminism, love, family, sex/sexuality, emotions
Miller, Kathleen A Little Extra Bite: Dis/Ability and Romance in Tanya Huff and Charlaine Harris’s Vampire Fiction 2010 disability, paranormal/fantasy/time-travel romance, Tanya Huff, Charlaine Harris, feminism, metaphor/symbolism, metafiction
Miller, Jessica Passionate Virtue: Conceptions of Medical Professionalism in Popular Romance Fiction 2015 medical romance, health/medical, work, Harlequin Mills & Boon, rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse, race/ethnicity, rural romance
Mirmohamadi, Kylie Love on the Land: Australian Rural Romance in Place 2015 Australia, rural romance, genre definitions, paratext, settings, race/ethnicity, Kerry McGinnis, Fiona Palmer
Mitchell, Karen S. Ever After: Reading the Women Who Read (and Re-Write) Romances 1996 readers, Lisa Gregory, trash/literary quality, rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse
Mitchell, Diana If You Can't Beat'em, Join 'em: Using the Romance Series to Confront Gender Stereotypes 1995 YA/teenage romance, gender, teaching romance
Modleski, Tania Popular Feminine Narratives: A Study of Romances, Gothics, and Soap Operas 1980 Harlequin Mills & Boon, gothic romance, psychology
Modleski, Tania The Disappearing Act: A Study of Harlequin Romances 1980 Harlequin Mills & Boon, readers, psychology, gender
Modleski, Tania Loving with a Vengeance: Mass‐Produced Fantasies for Women 1982 Harlequin Mills & Boon, gothic romance, gender, psychology, readers, rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse
Modleski, Tania Studies in Entertainment: Critical Approaches to Mass Culture 1986
Modleski, Tania My Life as a Romance Reader 1997 readers, rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse, sex/sexuality, feminism, Brenda Joyce, African American romance, Eboni Snoe, Beverly Jenkins, historical romance, gender, Nancy Martin, Suzanne Robinson, LGBT+ characters, readers and/or authors
Modleski, Tania My Life as a Romance Writer 1998 BDSM, romance scholarship, Jennifer Crusie, Jayne Ann Krentz/Amanda Quick/Jayne Castle, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, gender, Linda Howard, evolutionary psychology, sex/sexuality, feminism
Moffitt, Mary Anne Smeltzer Understanding Middle-Class Adolescent Leisure: A Cultural Studies Approach to Romance Novel Reading 1990 readers, emotions
Moffitt, Mary Anne Articulating Meaning: Reconceptions of the Meaning Process, Fantasy/Reality, and Identity in Leisure Activities 1993 readers
Moffitt, Mary Anne Leisure Fiction and the Audience: Meaning and Communication Strategies 1993 readers
Montague, Holly W. From Interlude in Arcady to Daphnis and Chloe: Two Thousand Years of Erotic Fantasy 1994 Longus, Achilles Tatius, Margery Hilton, rural romance, social class, paratext, disability, metaphor/symbolism, sex/sexuality, rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse, feminism, gender, Heliodorus
Montague, Holly Sweet and Pleasant Passion: Female and Male Fantasy in Ancient Romance Novels 1992 Longus, precursors of modern romance
Moody, Stephanie Lee Affecting Genre: Women's Participation with Popular Romance Fiction 2013 readers, teaching romance
Moody, Stephanie Women's Leadership in Romance Fiction Scholarship 2010 Samuel Richardson, Jane Austen, Harlequin Mills & Boon, Georgette Heyer, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Linda Howard, Janet Evanovich, Jennifer Crusie, Anna Campbell, Deidre Knight, Lora Leigh, Ann Herendeen, romance scholarship
Moody, Stephanie Building Social Worlds: Examining Women’s Uses of Romance Novels 2016 readers
Moody, Stephanie Identification, Affect, and Escape: Theorizing Popular Romance Reading 2016 readers, emotions, Jennifer Crusie, J. R. Ward, Judith McNaught, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Teresa Medeiros, sex/sexuality, race/ethnicity, gender
Moody, Nickianne; Hallam, Julia Medical Fictions 1997
Moody, Nickianne Mills & Boon’s Temptations: Sex and the Single Couple in the 1990s 1998 Harlequin Mills & Boon, work, family, marriage, Jo Morrison, LaVyrle Spencer, Mary Tate Engels, Alicia Fox, Cathy Gillen Thacker, Rita Clay Estrada, Cara McLean, Candace Schuler, Carla Neggers, gender, feminism
Moody-Freeman, Julie E. Scripting Black Love in the 1990s: Pleasure, Respectability, and Responsibility in an Era of HIV/AIDS 2016 health/medical, Brenda Jackson, African American romance, sex/sexuality, gender, race/ethnicity, United States of America, history, romance and, or as, activism
Moore, Michael; Kramer, Daniela SATIR FOR BEGINNERS: Incongruent Communication Patterns in Romantic Fiction 1999 linguistics, Harlequin Mills & Boon, psychology
Moore, Laura M. Sexual Agency, Safe Sex, and Consent Negotiations in Erotic Romance Novels 2019 sex/sexuality, rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse
Moore, Kate; Selinger, Eric Murphy The Heroine as Reader, the Reader as Heroine: Jennifer Crusie’s Welcome to Temptation 2012 Jennifer Crusie, readers, metafiction, romance scholarship, sex/sexuality, marriage
Moran, Albert "No More Virgins": Writing Romance ‐ an Interview with Emma Darcy 1990 Emma Darcy, Harlequin Mills & Boon, emotions, readers, authors
Moreno-Álvarez, Alejandra India, Heat, Dust, and Tea? Alienness and Marketability in Ruth Prawer Jhabvala and Nicole C. Vosseler 2020 India, trash/literary quality, Nicole C. Vosseler, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, happy ending, race/ethnicity
Moretto, Shirley; Weidenburner, Kathleen We’ll Take Romance! 1984 libraries/librarians
Morgan, Paula “Like Bush Fire in My Arms”: Interrogating the World of Caribbean Romance 2003 Caribbean, race/ethnicity, Valerie Belgrave, Dorothy Jolly, Deidre D'Allan, Lynn-Ann Ali, Lucille Colleton, Annette Charles, settings, social class, sex/sexuality, work, Islam
Morrissey, Katherine Fanning the Flames of Romance: An Exploration of Fan Fiction and the Romance Novel 2008 fanfiction
Morrissey, Katherine Fifty Shades of Remix: The Intersecting Pleasures of Commercial and Fan Romances 2014 Fifty Shades, fanfiction
Morrissey, Katherine Steamy, Spicy, Sensual: Tracing the Cycles of Erotic Romance 2015 erotic romance, Publishing, genre definitions, Kathleen Woodiwiss, Avon, historical romance, BDSM, LGBT+ characters, readers and/or authors
Morrissey, Katherine Romance Networks: Aspiration & Desire in Today’s Digital Culture 2016 fanfiction, Publishing, readers, genre definitions, Fifty Shades, Twilight, sex/sexuality, love, pornography, Harlequin Mills & Boon, erotic romance
Morton, Leith The reinvention of romance: The rewriting, reception and censorship of 'ninjobon' in modern Japan 2015 genre definitions, readers, Japan, love, precursors of modern romance
Mosley, Shelley; Charles, John; Havir, Julie The Librarian as Effete Snob: Why Romance? 1995 libraries/librarians, Ginger Chambers
Moss, Madi Markle Review: When Was the Last Time You Read a Romance Novel? 2020 Christian romance, race/ethnicity, Ilima Todd
Moss, Gemma Un/Popular Fictions 1989 readers, authors, YA/teenage romance, race/ethnicity, feminism, gender, teaching romance
Moss, Gemma Girls Tell the Teen Romance: Four Reading Histories 1993 YA/teenage romance, readers
Moss, Gemma The Place for Romance in Young People's Writing 1993 YA/teenage romance, readers, race/ethnicity
Mostow, Joshua S. The Columbia Companion to Modern East Asian Literature 2003
Motte, Warren A Walk on the Sheikh Side 2012 sheikh romance, paratext, Harlequin Mills & Boon, Sharon Kendrick, trash/literary quality, animals, metaphor/symbolism
Moudileno, Lydie The Troubling Popularity of West African Romance Novels 2008 Africa, settings, trash/literary quality
Mouritsen, Maren M. Ye Are Free to Choose: Agency and the Latter-Day Saint Woman 1981
Moy, Patricia; Matheson, Donald Voices: Exploring the Shifting Contours of Communication 2019
Muhomah, Catherine What do women want?: Versions of masculinity in Kenyan romantic fiction 2002 Kenya, Asenath Odaga, marriage, gender, sex/sexuality, family, wealth/prosperity
Mukherjea, Ananya My Vampire Boyfriend: Postfeminism, “Perfect” Masculinity, and the Contemporary Appeal of Paranormal Romance 2011 paranormal/fantasy/time-travel romance, feminism, gender, YA/teenage romance
Mulhern, Chieko Irie Japanese Harlequin Romances as Transcultural Woman's Fiction 1989 Japan, metaphor/symbolism, sex/sexuality, family, work, rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse, food, alcohol
Munt, Sally New Lesbian Criticism: Literary and Cultural Readings 1992
Muram, David; Rosenthal, Ted L.; Tolley, Elizabeth A.; Peeler, Molly M.; Pitts, Bridget Teenage Pregnancy: Dating and Sexual Attitudes 1992 readers, sex/sexuality
Murphy, Bernice M.; Matterson, Stephen Twenty-First-Century Popular Fiction 2018
Mussell, Kay J. Beautiful and Damned: The Sexual Woman in Gothic Fiction 1975 United States of America, sex/sexuality, gothic romance, gender, family
Mussell, Kay J. "But Why Do They Read Those Things?": The Female Audience and the Gothic Novel 1983 gothic romance, readers
Mussell, Kay Fantasy and Reconciliation: Contemporary Formulas of Women’s Romance Fiction 1984 Mary Stewart, Victoria Holt/Jean Plaidy/Eleanor Burford Hibbert, Phyllis A. Whitney, Roberta Gellis, Anya Seton, Georgette Heyer, Barbara Cartland, feminism, romantic suspense, historical romance, gender, sex/sexuality, marriage, precursors of modern romance, erotic romance, readers, romance scholarship, Harlequin Mills & Boon, gothic romance, Jane Austen, history, settings, social class, UK, United States of America, fairytales, family, Charlotte Brontë, psychology
Mussell, Kay On-Line Romance 1997 readers, libraries/librarians, authors
Mussell, Kay Paradoxa Interview with Barbara G. Mertz 1997 Barbara Michaels a.k.a. Elizabeth Peters a.k.a. Barbara Mertz, genre definitions, Mary Stewart
Mussell, Kay Paradoxa Interview with Janet Dailey 1997 Janet Dailey, United States of America, disability
Mussell, Kay Paradoxa Interview with Jayne Ann Krentz 1997 Jayne Ann Krentz/Amanda Quick/Jayne Castle, Publishing, romance scholarship
Mussell, Kay Paradoxa Interview with Nora Roberts 1997 Nora Roberts/J. D. Robb, Harlequin Mills & Boon, Publishing, settings
Mussell, Kay Where's Love Gone? Transformations in Romance Fiction and Scholarship 1997 paranormal/fantasy/time-travel romance, race/ethnicity, romance scholarship, readers, authors, family, LGBT+ characters, readers and/or authors
Mussell, Kay Kay Mussell Replies to Tania Modleski 1998 romance scholarship
Mussell, Kay; Tuñón, Johanna North American Romance Writers 1999 authors, United States of America, Judith Arnold, Mary Balogh, Jo Beverley, Loretta Chase, Rachel Lee/Sue Civil-Brown, Judith Ivory/Judy Cuevas, Sharon and Tom Curtis, Justine Davis/Justine Dare, Eileen Dreyer/Kathleen Korbel, Kathleen Eagle, Patricia Gaffney, Jennifer Greene/Jeanne Grant/Jessica Massey/Alison Hart, Lorraine Heath, Tami Hoag, Susan Johnson, Dara Joy, Lynn Kerstan, Sandra Kitt, Susan Krinard, Jill Marie Landis, Pamela Morsi, Maggie Osborne/Margaret St. George, Mary Jo Putney, Alicia Rasley, Emilie Richards, Paula Detmer Riggs, Nora Roberts/J. D. Robb, Ruth Wind/Barbara Samuel/Barbara O'Neal, Kathleen Gilles Seidel, Jennifer Crusie
Mussell, Kay Romance Fiction 2002 genre definitions, precursors of modern romance, romance scholarship
Naber, Christine Marie Rape myths are the theory--romance novels are the practice: The impact of exposure to images of women in popular culture 1995 rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse, paratext, psychology
Nachbar, Jack; Lause, Kevin Popular Culture: An Introductory Text 1992
Nakagawa, Chiho Safe Sex with Defanged Vampires: New Vampire Heroes in Twilight and the Southern Vampire Mysteries 2011 paranormal/fantasy/time-travel romance, Charlaine Harris, Twilight, gender, United States of America, sex/sexuality, virginity, metafiction
Nash, Walter Language in Popular Fiction 1990 Barbara Cartland, Anne Weale, Claudia Jameson, Barbara Perkins, linguistics
Ndalianis, Angela The Horror Sensorium: Media and the Senses 2012 paranormal/fantasy/time-travel romance, Laurell K. Hamilton, Charlaine Harris, Christine Feehan
Neal, Lynn S. Romancing God: Reading Evangelical Romance Novels 2000 Christian romance, readers, authors, religion/spirituality, United States of America, Robin Lee Hatcher, Terry Blackstock, Peggy Stoks, Irene Brand, Shari MacDonald, Janette Oke, family, Francine Rivers
Neal, Lynn S. Romancing God: Evangelical Women and Inspirational Fiction 2006 Christian romance, religion/spirituality, readers, Grace Livingston Hill, Publishing, United States of America, authors, gender, Robin Lee Hatcher, Beverly Lewis, marriage, Catherine Marshall, Janette Oke, race/ethnicity, Francine Rivers, sex/sexuality, Peggy Stoks, Lori Wick, Brenda Wilbee
Neal, Lynn S. Evangelical Love Stories: The Triumphs and Temptations of Romantic Fiction 2013 Christian romance, Publishing, religion/spirituality, readers, authors, sex/sexuality
Nelson, Elizabeth The Romance of Self-Publishing 2015 Publishing, authors
Neuhaus, Jessamyn; Neuhaus, John 'Sometimes It Feels More Like a Commune Than a Town': Envisioning Utopian Possibilities in Robyn Carr's Virgin River Romance Novels 2015 small towns, Robyn Carr, community, capitalism/business
Neuman, Susan B. The Uses of Reading Mass-Produced Romance Fiction 1985 readers, Sue Byfield, Harlequin Mills & Boon
Neuman, Shirley; Stephenson, Glennis ReImagining Women: Representations of Women in Culture 1993
Neves, Mariana Brasileiro ROMANCES DE BOLSO: A novela romântica da Harlequin Books no mercado editorial brasileiro 2014 Harlequin Mills & Boon, Brasil
Neville, Lucy Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys: Women and Gay Male Pornography and Erotica 2018 pornography, m/m romance, sex/sexuality, LGBT+ characters, readers and/or authors
Newell, Stephanie; Okome, Onookome Popular Culture in Africa: The Episteme of the Everyday 2014
Newns, Lucinda Renegotiating romantic genres: Textual resistance and Muslim chick lit 2018 chick lit, Islam, feminism, religion/spirituality
Newton, Marlo Leigh Romancing the tome: the novels of Georgette Heyer 1991 Georgette Heyer
Neylon, Virginia Lyn Reading and Writing the Romance Novel: An Analysis of Romance Fiction and Its Place in the Community College Classroom 2003 genre definitions, precursors of modern romance, teaching romance
Nielsen, Inge Caught in the Web of Love: Intercepting the Young Adult Reception of Qiongyao's Romances On-Line 2000 Taiwan, YA/teenage romance, readers, Qiongyao/Qiong Yao, film/movies, translation, fanfiction
Nikbakht, H. Female Agency in the Harlequin Romance Formula: developments within the timeframe of second wave feminism 2019 Harlequin Mills & Boon, feminism, family, work, sex/sexuality, gender, Carole Mortimer, Roberta Leigh/Rachel Lindsay, virginity, rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse, health/medical, marriage
Nilson, Maria From The Flame and the Flower to Fifty Shades of Grey: Sex, Power and Desire in the Romance Novel 2013 Fifty Shades, sex/sexuality, Kathleen Woodiwiss, chick lit, rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse
Nilson, Maria Nådens tuttar : Om skönheter, odjur och den frälsande kvinnokroppen i modern romance 2017 fairytales, paranormal/fantasy/time-travel romance, Fifty Shades, Twilight, sex/sexuality
Noizet, Pascale L’idée moderne d’amour. Entre sexe et genre: vers une théorie du sexologème 1996 love, Harlequin Mills & Boon, Samuel Richardson
Nolan, Michelle Love on the Racks: a History of American Romance Comics 2008 comics/manga
Novak, Julia Nell Gwyn in Contemporary Romance Novels: Biography and the Dictates of 'Genre Literature' 2014 history, historical romance
Novakova, Iva; Siepmann, Dirk Phraseology and Style in Subgenres of the Novel: A Synthesis of Corpus and Literary Perspectives 2020 linguistics, languages, translation
Nowicka, Katarzyna How to Romance the Masses – Problems of Translating Light Romantic Fiction in Poland 2013 translation, Poland, Harlequin Mills & Boon
Núñez Puente, Sonia The Romance Novel and Popular Culture during the Early Franco Regime in Spain: Towards the Construction of Other Discourses of Femininity 2008 Spain, fascism/right-wing authoritarianism, Carmen de Icaza, gender, work, metafiction
Nyquist, Mary Romance in the Forbidden Zone 1993 Samuel Richardson, gender, marriage, Linda Shaw, sex/sexuality, race/ethnicity, Sonya Pelton, Native American romance, Arlene James, rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse, work
O'Byrne, Patricia Popular fiction in postwar Spain: the soothing, subversive novela rosa 2008 Spain, fascism/right-wing authoritarianism, work, religion/spirituality, María Mercedes Ortoll, war/armed forces, Ángeles Villarta Tuñón, María Morgan/Rosa María Cajal
O'Byrne, Patricia Post-War Spanish Women Novelists and the Recuperation of Historical Memory 2014 Spain
O'Connor, Karen Gender and Women's Leadership: A Reference Handbook 2010
O'Mahony, Lauren Kate In search of feminist romance in Australian 'Chick Lit' 2015 chick lit, Australia, feminism
O'Mahony, Lauren Australian rural romance as feminist romance? 2014 rural romance, gender, feminism, Australia, work, Rachael Treasure, Nicole Alexander, Karly Lane
O'Mahony, Lauren Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks?: Romance, Ethics and Human-Dog Relationships in a Rural Australian Novel 2014 animals, rural romance, Rachael Treasure, Australia, gender, work, death
O'Mahony, Lauren Death and the Australian Rural Romance Novel 2017 rural romance, Australia, death
O'Mahony, Lauren; Murphy, Olivia From polite society to the Pilbara: The ingénue abroad in Evelina and The Girl in Steel-Capped Boots 2018 Frances Burney, precursors of modern romance, Australia, Loretta Hill, gender
O'Neil, Kathryn M. Women's rhetoric and the romance novel genre 2016 readers, authors, Eloisa James, Mary Jo Putney, Jude Ouvrard, Jackie Williams, gender, race/ethnicity, disability, Stella Eromonsere-Ajanaku
Okamoto, Shigeko; Shibamoto Smith, Janet S. Japanese Language, Gender, and Ideology: Cultural Models and Real People 2004
Oklopčić, Biljana Medieval heresy in Croatian historical romances: a case study of Marija Jurić Zagorka’s Plameni inkvizitori 2016 Marija Jurić Zagorka, historical romance, Croatia, religion/spirituality, history, precursors of modern romance, trash/literary quality, gender, readers, national identity
Okome, Onookome Reading the Popular: Onitsha Market Romance and the Practice of Everyday Life 2009 Africa
Olivarez, Omar; Hardie, Ryan; Blackburn, Kate G. The Language of Romance: An Open Vocabulary Analysis of the Highest Rated Words Used in Romance Novels 2018 languages, psychology, sex/sexuality
Olivier, Séverine Le roman sentimental. Productions contemporaines et pratiques de lecture 2009 readers, psychology
Olivier, Séverine Francophone Perspectives on Romantic Fiction: From the Academic Field to Reader’s Experience 2012 romance scholarship, readers, France, Canada, Harlequin Mills & Boon, Publishing, sex/sexuality, translation
Omissi, Dominic The Mills and Boon memsahibs: women's romantic Indian fiction 1877-1947 1995 India, settings
Onega, Susana; Gutleben, Christian Refracting the Canon in Contemporary British Literature and Film 2004
Opas, Lisa Lena; Tweedie, Fiona The Magic Carpet Ride: Reader Involvement in Romantic Fiction 1999 linguistics, Harlequin Mills & Boon, Danielle Steel, historical romance, readers
Osborne, Laurie E. Romancing the Bard 1999 Shakespeare, historical romance, Georgette Heyer, Joan Wolf, cross-dressing, Edith Layton, Kasey Michaels, Susan Carroll, Loretta Chase, Margaret Evans Porter, Christina Dodd, Deanna James, Mary Balogh, Michelle Martin, gender
Osborne, Laurie E. Harlequin Presents: That '70s Shakespeare and Beyond 2002 Shakespeare, Harlequin Mills & Boon, Janet Dailey, Elizabeth Ashton, Valerie Thian, gender, Jane Donnelly, Kay Thorpe, historical romance, Kasey Michaels, Carole Buck, Judith Arnold, Lynn Kerstan, Publishing
Osborne, Laurie Sweet, Savage Shakespeare 2000 Shakespeare
Osborne, Gwendolyn E. In Search of Women Who Look Like Me: A Brief History of the African-American Romance 2003 African American romance, race/ethnicity, precursors of modern romance, Publishing, Eva Rutland, paratext, readers
Osborne, Gwendolyn E. "Women Who Look Like Me": Cultural Identity and Reader Responses to African American Romance Novels 2004 African American romance, race/ethnicity, readers, United States of America, love, sex/sexuality, social class, paratext
Owen, Mairead Women's Reading of Popular Romantic Fiction: A Case Study in the Mass Media: A Key to the Ideology of Women 1990 readers, Publishing, authors, libraries/librarians, UK
Owen, Mairead Re-inventing romance: Reading popular romantic fiction 1997 readers, paratext, genre definitions, feminism, fairytales, psychology, sex/sexuality
O’Neill, Maria; Zamorano Llena, Carmen The Aesthetics of Ageing: Critical Approaches to Literary Representations of the Ageing Process 2002
Pagliassotti, Dru Better than Romance? Japanese BL Manga and the Subgenre of Male/Male Romantic Fiction 2010
Pagliassotti, Dru Better than Romance? Japanese BL Manga and the Subgenre of Male/Male Romantic Fiction 2010 m/m romance, fanfiction, comics/manga, readers, LGBT+ characters, readers and/or authors
Pagliassotti, Dru Love and the Machine: Technology and Human Relationships in Steampunk Romance and Erotica 2013 steampunk, science/technology, health/medical, sex/sexuality
Paige, Lori A. The Gothic Romance Wave: A Critical History of the Mass Market Novels, 1960-1993 2018 gothic romance, precursors of modern romance, historical romance
Paizis, George 'Reine ou esclave .... ': conflicting images of women in the contemporary 'romantic novel' in France 1986 gender, feminism, readers, France, Publishing
Paizis, George "Putting People First" or the contemporary romantic novel, critical discourse and ideology 1987
Paizis, George That's Romance 1987
Paizis, George Love, Ideology and Reality: the popular romantic novel and the reader 1994
Paizis, George Category Romances: Translation, Realism and Myth 1998 translation, Harlequin Mills & Boon
Paizis, George Love and the Novel: The Poetics and Politics of Romantic Fiction 1998 Publishing, Harlequin Mills & Boon, genre definitions, paratext, settings, happy ending, readers, love
Paizis, George Category Romance in the Era of Globalization: The Story of Harlequin 2006 Harlequin Mills & Boon, Publishing, comics/manga
Palmer, Susan Romance Fiction and the Avon Ladies 1996 libraries/librarians
Palmer, Paulina Girl Meets Girl: Changing Approaches to the Lesbian Romance 1998 lesbian romance, Isabel Miller, Michelle Martin, Deborah Powell, LGBT+ characters, readers and/or authors, marriage, gender, fairytales, Jane Austen, romantic suspense, fashion/clothing