Author Title Publication year Topic
Palmer, Gary B.; Occhi, Debra J. Languages of Sentiment: Cultural constructions of emotional substrates 1999
Panizza, Letizia; Wood, Sharon A History of Women’s Writing in Italy 2000
Papargyriou, Eleni; Assinder, Semele; Holton, David Greece in British Women’s Literary Imagination, 1913-2013 2017
Paradis, Kenneth Types and Tropes: History and Moral Agency in Evangelical Inspirational Fiction 2020 Christian romance, Francine Rivers, religion/spirituality, history, United States of America, settings, metafiction, historical romance
Parameswaran, Radhika E. Public Images, Private Pleasures: Romance Reading at the Intersection of Gender, Class, and National Identities in Urban India 1997 Harlequin Mills & Boon, India, readers, gender, social class, national identity
Parameswaran, Radhika Western Romance Fiction as English-Language Media in Postcolonial India 1999 Harlequin Mills & Boon, India, readers, social class, libraries/librarians, sex/sexuality, gender, trash/literary quality
Parameswaran, Radhika Reading Fictions of Romance: Gender, Sexuality, and Nationalism in Postcolonial India 2002 India, gender, social class, national identity, sex/sexuality, readers, Publishing, paratext, historical romance, race/ethnicity, marriage, virginity, family
Parke, Maggie; Wilson, Natalie Theorizing Twilight: Critical Essays on What's at Stake in a Post-Vampire World 2011
Parnell, Claire Models of Publishing and Opportunities for Change: Representations in Harlequin, Montlake and Self-Published Romance Novels 2018 Publishing, Harlequin Mills & Boon, gender, sex/sexuality, social class
Parv, Valerie Healing Writes: Restorying the Authorial Self through Creative Practice: and Birthright, a speculative fiction novel 2007 authors, psychology, Valerie Parv
Patai, Daphne; Ingram, Angela Fantasy and Identity: The Double Life of a Victorian Sexual Radical 1993 gender, paranormal/fantasy/time-travel romance, Irene Clyde, precursors of modern romance, LGBT+ characters, readers and/or authors
Pattee, Amy S. Reading the Adolescent Romance: Sweet Valley High and the Popular Young Adult Romance Novel 2011 YA/teenage romance
Patterson, Janet Consuming Passion 1981 Harlequin Mills & Boon, readers
Patthey-Chavez, G. Genevieve; Clare, Lindsay; Youmans, Madeleine Watery Passion: The Struggle between Hegemony and Sexual Liberation in Erotic Fiction for Women 1996 metaphor/symbolism, erotic romance, gender, sex/sexuality, linguistics, Shirlee Busbee, Julie Garwood, Roberta Gellis, Johanna Lindsey, Jayne Ann Krentz/Amanda Quick/Jayne Castle, Bertrice Small, Rachel Lee/Sue Civil-Brown, Elizabeth Lowell, Emma Merritt, Fayrene Preston, Kasey Stuart, Linda Turner, virginity, food, alcohol, war/armed forces, rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse, work
Paulvé, Dominique; Guérin, Marie Le roman du roman rose 1994 Delly, Max du Veuzit, Berthe Bernage, Magali, pen name of Jeanne Philbert
Pawling, Christopher Popular Fiction and Social Change 1984
Peabody, Rebecca Kara Walker: American Romance in Black and White 2016 historical romance, race/ethnicity, sex/sexuality, Barbara Ferry Johnson
Pearce, Lynne; Stacey, Jackie Romance Revisited 1995
Pearce, Lynne; Wisker, Gina Fatal Attractions: Rescripting Romance in Contemporary Literature and Film 1998
Pearce, Lynne Popular Romance and Its Readers 2004 Jeanette Winterson, food, alcohol, settings, psychology, Violet Winspear, readers, sex/sexuality
Pearce, Lynne Romance Writing 2007 love, Jane Rule, LGBT+ characters, readers and/or authors, Ann Bannon, Margaret Mitchell, Daphne du Maurier, Jeanette Winterson
Pearce, Lynne Romance and Repetition: Testing the Limits of Love 2011 love, psychology, philosophy
Pearce, Elizabeth Florence Reading the Lesbian Romance: Re-imagining Love, Sex, Relationships, and Community 2004 lesbian romance
Peaty, Gwyneth Rock Hard: Gargoyles in Contemporary Gothic Romance 2015 paranormal/fantasy/time-travel romance, war/armed forces, United States of America, Christine Warren, Lisa Blackwood, Sally Painter, Marjorie M. Liu, Danielle Monsch
Pecora, Norma Identity by Design: The Corporate Construction of Teen Romance Novels 1999 YA/teenage romance, fashion/clothing, sex/sexuality, rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse, food, alcohol, LGBT+ characters, readers and/or authors, race/ethnicity
Percec, Dana Romance: The History of a Genre 2012
Pérez Casal, Inmaculada Love in Times of Crisis: An Approach to Contemporary Romance Novels in Spain 2016 Spain, Publishing, precursors of modern romance
Pérez Casal, Inmaculada Mass-market romance and the question of genre: N. Sparks, E. L. James and D. Gabaldon 2018 Diana Gabaldon, Fifty Shades, Nicholas Sparks, genre definitions, film/movies
Pérez Casal, Inmaculada The Romance Novel as Bildungsroman in the Works of Rosamunde Pilcher and Lisa Kleypas 2018 gender, Rosamunde Pilcher, Lisa Kleypas, historical romance
Pérez Casal, Inmaculada “There’s Something Charming about a Man with an Accent, Isn’t There?”: The Representation of Otherness in Three Novels by Lisa Kleypas 2020 Lisa Kleypas, race/ethnicity, historical romance, languages, social class, UK
Pérez-Casal, Inmaculada Business-like Lords and Gentlemanly Businessmen: The Romance Hero in Lisa Kleypas's Wallflowers Series 2020 Lisa Kleypas, capitalism/business, historical romance, United States of America, UK, national identity, social class
Pérez-Gil, María del Mar Exoticism, Ethnocentrism, and Englishness in Popular Romance Fiction: Constructing the European Other 2018 Spain, national identity, UK, race/ethnicity, islands, Harlequin Mills & Boon
Pérez-Gil, María del Mar Representations of Nation and Spanish Masculinity in Popular Romance Novels: The Alpha Male as “Other” 2019 Spain, gender, national identity, Harlequin Mills & Boon, UK
Pérez-Gil, María del Mar Britannia’s Daughters: Popular Romance Fiction and the Ideology of National Superiority (1950s–1970s) 2020 national identity, race/ethnicity, UK, history, Violet Winspear, Lilian Warren as Rosalind Brett/Kathryn Blair/Celine Conway, Kay Thorpe, Greece, Spain, Jean S. MacLeod/Catherine Airlie, gender, feminism
Perkins, Lori Fifty Writers on Fifty Shades of Grey 2012
Peukert, Christian; Reimers, Imke Digital Disintermediation and Efficiency in the Market for Ideas 2018 Publishing
Philadelphoff-Puren, Nina The Mark of Refusal: Sexual Violence and the Politics of Recontextualization 2004 rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse, Charlotte Lamb
Philadelphoff-Puren, Nina Contextualising Consent: The Problem of Rape and Romance 2005 rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse, Charlotte Lamb
Philips, Deborah Marketing Moonshine 1985
Philips, Deborah Mills and Boon: The Marketing of Moonshine 1990 Harlequin Mills & Boon, Publishing, paratext
Philips, Deborah The Empire of Romance: Love in a Postcolonial Climate 2011 Harlequin Mills & Boon, UK, race/ethnicity, Pamela Kent, Juliet Shore/Anne Vinton, Jean Herbert, settings, work, Lilian Warren as Rosalind Brett/Kathryn Blair/Celine Conway, Africa, medical romance
Phillips, Kristen Women and Erotic Fiction: Critical Essays on Genres, Markets & Readers 2015
Piatti-Farnell, Lorna; Brien, Donna Lee New Directions in 21st Century Gothic: The Gothic Compass 2015
Pierini, Francesca “He Looks like He’s Stepped out of a Painting:” The Idealization and Appropriation of Italian Timelessness through the Experience of Romantic Love 2020 Italy, history, Shakespeare, Marina Fiorato, Anne Fortier, work, race/ethnicity
Po-Yu, Rick Wei “She is a Jade”: A Georgian Gaming Woman Re-imagined in Georgette Heyer’s Faro’s Daughter 2018 Georgette Heyer, history, feminism, historical romance
Popova, Milena Rewriting the Romance: Emotion Work and Consent in Arranged Marriage Fanfiction 2018 fanfiction, sex/sexuality, marriage, emotions
Pöppel, Hubert Las reinas de la novela rosa en España y Alemania: Corín Tellado y Hedwig Courths-Mahler 2014 Germany, Spain, Corín Tellado, Hedwig Courths-Mahler, trash/literary quality
Porter, David Internet Culture 1997
Postma, Kathlene American Women Readers Encounter Turkey in the Shadow of Popular Romance 1999 United States of America, Greece, Turkey, national identity, precursors of modern romance, Demetra Vaka, race/ethnicity
Potter, Jane Elizabeth Boys in khaki, girls in print: women's literary responses to the great war, 1914-1918 1998 war/armed forces, national identity
Potter, Jane "A great purifier": The Great War in Women's Romances and Memoirs 1914-1918 1997 war/armed forces, Berta Ruck, Ruby M. Ayres
Potter, Jane Boys in Khaki, Girls in Print: Women's Literary Responses to the Great War 1914-1918 2005 war/armed forces, Ruby M. Ayres, Berta Ruck, Mary Ward/Mrs. Humphry Ward, Florence Barclay, disability, gender, social class, paratext, Bessie Marchant, Janet Laing, Marie Belloc Lowndes, religion/spirituality, national identity
Potter, Jane ‘Khaki and Kisses’: Reading the Romance Novel in the Great War 2015 war/armed forces, readers, national identity, gender
Powley, Tammy Romance Fiction in Florida: The Crisscross of Jane Austen and Angela Hunt 2015 Angela Hunt, Jane Austen
Powley, Tammy; Van Camp, April Women of Florida Fiction: Essays on 12 Sunshine State Writers 2015
Pozzato, Maria Pia Il romanzo rosa 1982
Press, Andrea L. New Views on the Mass Production of Women's Culture 1986 romance scholarship
Preston, Cathy Lynn Folklore, Literature, and Cultural Theory: Collected Essays 1995
Proctor, Candice The Romance Genre Blues or Why We Don't Get No Respect 2007 trash/literary quality, emotions, gender, pornography
Puren, Nina Hymeneal Acts: Interrogating the Hegemony of Rape and Romance 1995 rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse, Charlotte Lamb, race/ethnicity, virginity
Puri, Jyoti Reading Romance Novels in Postcolonial India 1997 India, readers, marriage, sex/sexuality, gender, social class, family
Pustz, Matthew Comic Books and American Cultural History: An Anthology 2012
Pylkkänen, Merita Didactic Fulfillment and the Popular Romance: Jude Deveraux’s The Mulberry Tree 2013 Jude Deveraux
Quilliam, Susan “He seized her in his manly arms and bent his lips to hers…”. The surprising impact that romantic novels have on our work 2011 sex/sexuality, readers
Rabine, Leslie W. Reading the Romantic Heroine: Text, History, Ideology 1985 Harlequin Mills & Boon, work, Charlotte Brontë, emotions, Publishing, authors
Rabine, Leslie W. Romance in the Age of Electronics: Harlequin Enterprises 1985 Harlequin Mills & Boon, work, Charlotte Brontë, emotions, Publishing, authors
Rabinowitz, Paula Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature
Radford, Jean Introduction 1986 trash/literary quality, romance scholarship, genre definitions, precursors of modern romance, socialism and/or communism, feminism, readers
Radford, Jean The Progress of Romance: The Politics of Popular Fiction 1986
Radford, Jean A Certain Latitude: Romance as Genre 1992 genre definitions
Radhika, P. Narratives of Fractured Conjugality: Women’s Romance Novels in Kannada, 1950s-1960s 2004 India
Radhika, P. Inaugurating a (Feminine) Public: Women’s Romances in Kannada, 1950s–1960s 2014 India, psychology
Radick, Caryn Romance Writers’ Use of Archives 2016 libraries/librarians, authors, historical romance, trash/literary quality
Radner, Hilary Shopping Around: Feminine Culture and the Pursuit of Pleasure 1995 gender, feminism, readers, sex/sexuality, Barbara Delinsky, metafiction, Roumelia Lane, psychology, pornography, BDSM, Kathleen Woodiwiss, historical romance, race/ethnicity, LaVyrle Spencer, settings
Radstone, Susannah Sweet Dreams: Sexuality, Gender and Popular Fiction 1988
Radway, Janice A. The Aesthetic in Mass Culture: Reading the "Popular" Literary Text 1982 gothic romance, Victoria Holt/Jean Plaidy/Eleanor Burford Hibbert, fashion/clothing
Radway, Janice A. Women Read the Romance: The Interaction of Text and Context 1983 readers, psychology, gender
Radway, Janice A. Interpretive Communities And Variable Literacies: The Functions Of Romance Reading 1984 readers, linguistics
Radway, Janice A. Reading the Romance: Women, Patriarchy, and Popular Literature 1984 Publishing, feminism, readers, genre definitions, marriage, psychology, gender
Radway, Janice The Utopian Impulse in Popular Literature: Gothic Romances and "Feminist" Protest 1981 gothic romance, readers, genre definitions, Victoria Holt/Jean Plaidy/Eleanor Burford Hibbert, United States of America, gender, feminism, Kathleen Woodiwiss, sex/sexuality
Radway, Janice Romance and the Work of Fantasy: Struggles over Feminine Sexuality and Subjectivity at Century's End 1994 authors, feminism, gender, sex/sexuality, romance scholarship, Publishing, work, Jude Deveraux
Raitt, Suzanne; Tate, Trudi Women's Fiction and The Great War 1997
Rak, Michele Rosa: La letteratura del divertimento amoroso 1999
Ramos-García, María T.; Vivanco, Laura Introduction 2020
Ramos-García, María T.; Vivanco, Laura Love, Language, Place, and Identity in Popular Culture: Romancing the Other 2020
Ramos-García, María T. Representations of Otherness in Paranormal Romance: Race and Wealth in Nalini Singh and J.R. Ward 2020 Nalini Singh, J. R. Ward, paranormal/fantasy/time-travel romance, race/ethnicity, United States of America, capitalism/business
Rampoldi Hnilo, Lynn A. The effects of romance in young adult fiction on pre-adolescent African-American females 1996 readers, YA/teenage romance, psychology
Rampure, Archana Doctors in the Darkness: Reading Race, Gender, and History in the Popular Medical Romance 2005 medical romance, race/ethnicity, UK, Olivia Gates, war/armed forces, national identity, Harlequin Mills & Boon, United States of America, feminism, work, Juliet Shore/Anne Vinton, Debbie Macomber, health/medical, history, Lucy Agnes Hancock, Louise Gerard, Helen Dore Boylston, Lilian Warren as Rosalind Brett/Kathryn Blair/Celine Conway, Charlotte Lamb, Africa, war/armed forces
Ramsdell, Kristin Encyclopedia of Romance Fiction 2018 Publishing, paranormal/fantasy/time-travel romance, comics/manga, Christian romance, marriage, Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, Emily Brontë, Barbara Cartland, Janet Dailey, Daphne du Maurier, Ethel M. Dell, erotic romance, feminism, science fiction/futuristic romance, Elinor Glyn, Margaret Mitchell, Harlequin Mills & Boon, Georgette Heyer, Victoria Holt/Jean Plaidy/Eleanor Burford Hibbert, historical romance, E. M. Hull, romance scholarship, LGBT+ characters, readers and/or authors, libraries/librarians, romantic suspense, Samuel Richardson, rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse, Nora Roberts/J. D. Robb, Bertrice Small, Mary Stewart, translation, Patricia Veryan, Phyllis A. Whitney, Kathleen Winsor, Kathleen Woodiwiss, race/ethnicity
Randell, Karen; Weedon, Alexis Atlantic Liners, It Girls and Old Europe in Elinor Glyn’s Romantic Adventures 2020 Elinor Glyn, social class, wealth/prosperity, precursors of modern romance, marriage, United States of America, history
Rani, Mohd. Zariat Abdul Islam, Romance and Popular Taste in Indonesia: A textual analysis of Ayat ayat cinta by Habiburrahman El-Shirazy and Syahadat cinta by Taufiqurrahman Al-Azizy 2012 Indonesia, Habiburrahman El-Shirazy, Taufiqurrahman Al-Azizy, Islam, religion/spirituality, paratext, film/movies, Publishing, marriage
Rani, Mohd. Zariat Abdul The Conflict of Love and Islam: The Main Ingredients in the Popular Islamic Novels of Malaysia 2014 Malaysia, Islam, religion/spirituality, Zaid Akhtar, Ilham Hamdani, paratext, Publishing
Rapp, Adrian; Dodgen, Lynda; Kaler, Anne K. A Romance Writer Gets Away with Murder 2000 Sandra Brown, romantic suspense, death
Rata, Georgeta Linguistic Studies of Human Language 2013
Raub, Patricia Issues of Passion and Power in E. M. Hull's The Sheik 1992 E. M. Hull, sex/sexuality, United States of America, history, gender, precursors of modern romance, Elinor Glyn, Harlequin Mills & Boon
Raw, Laurence The Silk Road of Adaptation: Transformations across Disciplines and Cultures 2013
Reed, Eleanor Domestic Culture in Woman's Weekly, 1918-1958 2018 history, social class, romances in magazines/romance magazines, precursors of modern romance, UK
Reep, Diana The Rescue And Romance: Popular Novels Before World War I 1982 precursors of modern romance, United States of America, gender, race/ethnicity, social class
Reeves, Anne R. Adolescents Talk about Reading: Exploring Resistance to and Engagement with Text 2004 readers
Regan, Lisa Women and the 'War Machine' in the Desert Romances of E. M. Hull and Rosita Forbes 2017 E. M. Hull, UK, war/armed forces, national identity
Regis, Pamela Complicating Romances and their Readers: Barrier and Point of Ritual Death in Nora Roberts's Category Fiction 1997 Nora Roberts/J. D. Robb, romance scholarship, genre definitions
Regis, Pamela A Natural History of the Romance Novel 2003 genre definitions, trash/literary quality, Samuel Richardson, Jane Austen, precursors of modern romance, Charlotte Brontë, Anthony Trollope, E. M. Forster, Georgette Heyer, Mary Stewart, Harlequin Mills & Boon, Janet Dailey, Jayne Ann Krentz/Amanda Quick/Jayne Castle, Nora Roberts/J. D. Robb, rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse, E. M. Hull
Regis, Pamela Female genre fiction in the twentieth century 2011 genre definitions, Samuel Richardson, precursors of modern romance, E. D. E. N. Southworth, religion/spirituality, Kathleen Thompson Norris, Faith Baldwin, Claire Morgan/Patricia Highsmith, LGBT+ characters, readers and/or authors, Kathleen Woodiwiss, Jennifer Crusie, Beverly Jenkins, Ann Herendeen, Nora Roberts/J. D. Robb, marriage
Regis, Pamela What Do Critics Owe the Romance? Keynote Address at the Second Annual Conference of the International Association for the Study of Popular Romance 2011 feminism, trash/literary quality, pornography, readers, emotions, romance scholarship
Reid Boyd, Elizabeth Romancing feminism: From women’s studies to women’s fiction 2014 feminism, love, readers
Reid-Walsh, Jacqueline Adolescent Girls' Romance Fiction: Contemporary Conduct Books? 1993 YA/teenage romance, readers, precursors of modern romance, gender
Reitemeier, Rebecca Romance Novels and Higher Education 2019 precursors of modern romance, feminism, readers, psychology, teaching romance
Rholetter, Wylene Nora Roberts 2008 Nora Roberts/J. D. Robb, rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse, family, romantic suspense, feminism, work, Janet Dailey, fairytales, paranormal/fantasy/time-travel romance, Harlequin Mills & Boon
Richlin, Amy Pornography and Representation in Greece and Rome 1992
Ricker-Wilson, Carol Busting Textual Bodices: Gender, Reading, and the Popular Romance 1999 gender, Danielle Steel, readers, feminism, work, social class, trash/literary quality
Rix, Robert W. “Love in the Clouds”: Barbara Cartland’s Religious Romances 2009 Barbara Cartland, religion/spirituality, love, gender, Christian romance, Marie Corelli, Ethel M. Dell
Roach, Catherine M. Getting a Good Man to Love: Popular Romance Fiction and the Problem of Patriarchy 2010 love, religion/spirituality, happy ending, sex/sexuality, BDSM, Maya Banks, Joey W. Hill, J. R. Ward
Roach, Catherine M. 'Going Native': Aca-Fandom and Deep Participant Observation in Popular Romance Studies 2014 authors, romance scholarship
Roach, Catherine M. Happily Ever After: The Romance Story in Popular Culture 2016 authors, religion/spirituality, love, sex/sexuality, Beverly Jenkins, gender, rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse, genre definitions
Roach, Catherine M. Love as the Practice of Bondage: Popular Romance Narratives and the Conundrum of Erotic Love 2016 love, BDSM, Beverly Jenkins, James Buchanan, J. R. Ward, gender, LGBT+ characters, readers and/or authors, m/m romance
Roach, Catherine M. Erotica 2018 erotic romance, sex/sexuality, pornography, love, LGBT+ characters, readers and/or authors, feminism, rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse, BDSM, Alexis Hall
Roberts, Sherron Killingsworth Meet Jessica and Elizabeth from Sweet Valley: Who Are the Female Role Models in Popular Romance Novels for Children? 2002 YA/teenage romance
Roberts, Sherron Killingsworth Twenty-five years and counting of Sweet Valley: Jessica and Elizabeth in romance novels for young children? 2010 YA/teenage romance
Roberts, Gillian Reading between the Borderlines: Cultural Production and Consumption across the 49th Parallel 2018
Robertson, Rachel ‘Driven by Tens’: Obsession and cognitive difference in Toni Jordan’s romantic comedy Addition 2014 disability, Toni Jordan
Robinson, Lillian S. Sex, Class, and Culture 1978 historical romance, history, Jane Austen, Georgette Heyer, fashion/clothing, sex/sexuality, social class, gender, trash/literary quality
Roccella, Eugenia La letteratura rosa 1998
Rollins, Shannon Marie Crafting women’s narratives: the material impact of twenty-first century romance fiction on contemporary steampunk dress 2019 steampunk, fashion/clothing, gender, Gail Carriger, feminism, race/ethnicity, Adrienne Kress
Roman, Leslie G.; Christian-Smith, Linda K.; Ellsworth, Elizabeth Becoming Feminine: The Politics of Popular Culture 1988
Rosa, Alberto Asor Letteratura italiana. Storia e geografia, III, L'età contemporanea 1989
Rosanowski, Annika Can She Have It All? Pregnancy Narratives in Contemporary Category Romance 2019 family, gender, Harlequin Mills & Boon, marriage
Rose, Suzanna Is Romance Dysfunctional? 1985 sex/sexuality, gender, psychology, fairytales, readers
Ross, Marlon B. “What’s Love But a Second Hand Emotion?”: Man-on-Man Passion in the Contemporary Black Gay Romance Novel 2013 African American romance, LGBT+ characters, readers and/or authors, race/ethnicity, Larry Duplechan, James Earl Hardy, m/m romance, family, E. Lynn Harris
Ross, Catherine Sheldrick Reader on Top: Public Libraries, Pleasure Reading, and Models of Reading 2009 libraries/librarians, readers, trash/literary quality
Rudisill, Kristen Full-Blooded Desi Romance: Contemporary English-Language Romance Novels in India 2018 India, readers, Publishing, national identity, Harlequin Mills & Boon, family
Ruggiero, Josephine A.; Weston, Louise C. Sex-Role Characterization of Women in "Modern Gothic Novels" 1977 gender, gothic romance, feminism, Mary Stewart, Victoria Holt/Jean Plaidy/Eleanor Burford Hibbert, Phyllis A. Whitney, Jane Blackmore, Dorothy Eden, Susan Howatch, Anne Maybury, social class, work, readers
Ruggiero, Josephine A.; Weston, Louise C. Conflicting Images of Women in Romance Novels 1983 gothic romance, historical romance, gender, readers
Rush, Ramona R.; Allen, Donna Communications at the Crossroads: The Gender Gap Connection 1989
Russ, Joanna Somebody's Trying to Kill Me and I Think It's My Husband: The Modern Gothic 1973 gothic romance, genre definitions, settings, Phyllis A. Whitney, Margaret Summerton, Helen Arvonen, Susan Howatch, Anne Maybury, Dorothy Eden, food, alcohol, fashion/clothing, sex/sexuality, gender
Russell, Shannon Dangerous Young Men: Themes of Female Sexuality and Masculinity in Paranormal Romance Novels for Young Adults 2014 YA/teenage romance, paranormal/fantasy/time-travel romance, sex/sexuality, gender, rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse
Ryan, Mary Amongst women: Male romance authors and Irish chick lit author, Andrew O’Connor 2011 authors, gender, chick lit, Andrew O’Connor
Ryder, Mary Ellen Smoke and mirrors: Event patterns in the discourse structure of a romance novel 1999 linguistics, Barbara Cartland
Sagun, Karryl Kim Abella Book Mavens of Manila: an interpretative phenomenological analysis of contemporary niche publishers in the Philippines 2019 Philippines, Publishing, Mina V. Esguerra
Salamone, Frank A. Global Cultures 2009
Sales, Roger The Loathsome Lord and the Disdainful Dame: Byron, Cartland and the Regency Romance 1999 Barbara Cartland, historical romance
Salmon, Catherine; Symons, Donald Warrior Lovers: Erotic Fiction, Evolution and Female Sexuality 2003 evolutionary psychology, m/m romance, sex/sexuality
Salmon, Catherine Crossing the Abyss: Erotica and the Intersection of Evolutionary Psychology and Literary Studies 2005 evolutionary psychology, sex/sexuality, feminism, pornography, fanfiction
Salmon, Catherine The Pop Culture of Sex: An Evolutionary Window on the Worlds of Pornography and Romance 2012 evolutionary psychology, pornography, gender, feminism
Salmon, Catherine What Do Romance Novels, Pro Wrestling, and Mack Bolan Have in Common?: Consilience and the Pop Culture of Storytelling 2016 evolutionary psychology
Salter, Anastasia Plundered Hearts: Infocom, Romance, and the History of Feminist Game Design 2020 computer/video/digital games, pirates, fashion/clothing, feminism
Salvador Miguel, Nicasio Letras de la España contemporánea. Homenaje a José Luis Varela 1995
Salvador Miguel, Nicasio ¿Hay precedentes de la novela rosa? 1995 precursors of modern romance, genre definitions, trash/literary quality
Samuel, Barbara The Art of Romance Novels 1997 Ruth Wind/Barbara Samuel/Barbara O'Neal, authors, feminism, emotions, gender, readers
Sánchez Calle, Pilar; Malcolm, David; López-Peláez Casellas, Jesús Masquerades: Disguise in Literature in English from the Middle Ages to the Present 2004
Sánchez-Palencia Carazo, Carolina El discurso femenino de la novela rosa en lengua inglesa la mujer como protagonista, autora y lectora del género 1994 gender, authors, readers, genre definitions, precursors of modern romance, gothic romance, historical romance, erotic romance, Katherine V. Forrest
Sánchez-Palencia Carazo, Carolina El discurso femenino de la novela rosa en lengua inglesa 1997 gender
Sandbakken, Asta Margrethe Feeling Men: Masculinity, Sexuality, and Emotion in the Contemporary Romance 2016 sex/sexuality, gender, Nora Roberts/J. D. Robb, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, emotions
Sanders, Lise Shapiro Consuming Fantasies: Labor, Leisure, and the London Shopgirl, 1880-1920 2006 social class, history, gender, readers, precursors of modern romance, Publishing, romances in magazines/romance magazines, work
Sanders, Lise Shapiro Making the Modern Girl: Fantasy, Consumption, and Desire in Romance Weeklies of the 1920s 2018 romances in magazines/romance magazines, gender, social class, fashion/clothing, work, precursors of modern romance
Sanna, Antonio Pirates in History and Popular Culture 2018 pirates, historical romance
Santaemilia, José Gender, Sex and Translation: The Manipulation of Identities 2005
Santaulària, Isabel The Fallacy of Eternal Love: Romance, Vampires and the Deconstruction of Love in Linda Lael Miller's Forever and the Night and For All Eternity 2002 paranormal/fantasy/time-travel romance, death, happy ending, Linda Lael Miller, gender, religion/spirituality
Sanyal, Madhuparna Re-imagining the late-colonial Anglo-Indian woman's romance: Reading Maud Diver 2008 Maud Diver, India, UK, race/ethnicity, precursors of modern romance
Sarwal, Amit; Sarwal, Reema Reading Down Under: Australian Literary Studies Reader 2009
Saunders, Corinne A Companion to Romance: From Classical to Contemporary 2004
Savinainen, Raija Gender-specific features of male/female interaction in a popular romantic novel by Barbara Cartland 2001 linguistics, Barbara Cartland, gender
Sceats, Sarah; Cunningham, Gail Image & Power: Women in Fiction in the Twentieth Century 1996
Schalk, Sami Happily Ever After for Whom? Blackness and Disability in Romance Narratives 2016 disability, race/ethnicity, sex/sexuality, African American romance, Gwynne Forster, gender, war/armed forces, N. K. Jemisin, paranormal/fantasy/time-travel romance
Schell, Heather The Big Bad Wolf: Masculinity and Genetics in Popular Culture 2007 animals, health/medical, gender, evolutionary psychology, paranormal/fantasy/time-travel romance
Schell, Heather The Love Life of a Fact 2011 gender, evolutionary psychology, authors, feminism, romance scholarship, sex/sexuality, animals, Linda Howard, paranormal/fantasy/time-travel romance
Schell, Heather Bringing the Mid-West to the Middle-East: An Analysis of a Harlequin Romance in English and Turkish 2013 translation, Harlequin Mills & Boon, Turkey, Shirley Jump, readers, family, social class, gender
Schell, Heather; Larsen, Katherine How the Story Ends: Gender, Sexuality, and Nation in the Happy Ending 2019 happy ending, Sonali Dev, Radclyffe, United States of America, gender, trash/literary quality
Schell, Heather After “I Do”: Turkish Harlequin Readers Re-Imagine the Happy Ending 2020 Turkey, Harlequin Mills & Boon, happy ending, Shirley Jump, family, readers, love, work
Schiffman, Leon G.; Schnaars, Steven P. The Consumption of Historical Romance Novels: Consumer Aesthetics in Popular Literature 1981 historical romance, Publishing, readers
Schoene, Berthold The Edinburgh Companion to Contemporary Scottish Literature 2007
Schurman, Lydia Cushman; Johnson, Deidre Scorned Literature: Essays on the History and Criticism of Popular Mass-Produced Fiction in America 2002
Schwab, Sandra Martina Of Dragons, Knights, and Virgin Maidens: Dragonslaying and Gender Roles from Richard Johnson to Modern Popular Fiction 2013 historical romance, Teresa Medeiros, Gaelen Foley, Stephanie Laurens, metaphor/symbolism, genre definitions, Harlequin Mills & Boon, happy ending, Sandra Schwab, gender, Penelope Williamson, animals, Julia Ross, virginity, romance scholarship
Schwab, Sandra “It Is Only with One’s Heart That One Can See Clearly”: The Loss of Sight in Teresa Medeiros’s The Bride and the Beast and Yours until Dawn 2012 disability, Teresa Medeiros, metaphor/symbolism, fairytales, settings, Charlotte Brontë, myth
Scott, Alison M. Romance in the Stacks; or, Popular Romance Fiction Imperiled 2002 libraries/librarians, trash/literary quality, romance scholarship
Seale, Maura "I find some Hindu practices like burning widows, utterly bizarre": Representations of Sati and Questions of Choice in Veils of Silk 2007 Mary Jo Putney, India, historical romance, feminism, race/ethnicity, gender, religion/spirituality, death, family, marriage
Seidel, Kathleen Gilles Judge Me by the Joy I Bring 1992 readers, happy ending, love, settings, emotions, feminism
Selinger, Eric Murphy Foils and Fakers, Monsters and Makers 2006 Georgette Heyer, Eloisa James, A. S. Byatt
Selinger, Eric Murphy Rereading the Romance 2007 romance scholarship
Selinger, Eric Murphy How to Read a Romance Novel (and Fall in Love with Popular Romance) 2012 close reading, trash/literary quality, Laura Kinsale, marriage, Milton, disability, religion/spirituality, love
Selinger, Eric Murphy; Frantz, Sarah S. G. Introduction: New Approaches to Popular Romance Fiction 2012 Loretta Chase, romance scholarship
Selinger, Eric Murphy Nothing But Good Times Ahead: A Special Forum on Jennifer Crusie (Editor’s Introduction) 2012 Jennifer Crusie, romance scholarship, marriage, family, feminism
Selinger, Eric Murphy My Metatextual Romance: Thinking With (and About) Jaane Tu Ya Janne Na 2014 film/movies
Selinger, Eric Murphy An Interview with Susan Elizabeth Phillips 2015 Susan Elizabeth Phillips, rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse, romance scholarship, United States of America, religion/spirituality, authors
Selinger, Eric Murphy; Gleason, William A. Introduction: Love as the Practice of Freedom? 2016 genre definitions, Nell Stark, romance scholarship
Selinger, Eric Murphy When I Paint My Masterpiece: Bob Dylan, Ekphrasis, and the Art of Susan Elizabeth Phillips 2016 Susan Elizabeth Phillips, metafiction, close reading, trash/literary quality, gender, music
Sequeiros, Paula “Holding the Dream”: Women’s Favorite Reading Matter in a Portuguese Prison 2018 readers, Portugal
Serafine, Amelia "He Filled My Heart with Doubt": The Southern Belle's Love and Duty in the Civil War 2016 history, United States of America, precursors of modern romance, Augusta Jane Evans, death, war/armed forces, religion/spirituality, gender, Edward Bulwer-Lytton, readers
Şerban, Andreea Romancing the Paranormal: A Case Study of J.R. Ward’s The Black Dagger Brotherhood 2012 paranormal/fantasy/time-travel romance, J. R. Ward, LGBT+ characters, readers and/or authors, sex/sexuality
Serisier, Tanya On Not Reading Fifty Shades: Feminism and the Fantasy of Romantic Immunity 2015 Fifty Shades, readers, feminism, rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse
Shachar, Hila A Post-Feminist Romance: Love, Gender and Intertextuality in Stephenie Meyer's Saga 2011 Twilight, Emily Brontë, Charlotte Brontë, Harlequin Mills & Boon
Shapiro, Joan; Kroeger, Lee Is Life a Romantic Novel? The Relationship Between Attitudes About Intimate Relationships and the Popular Media 1991 psychology, readers
Sheehan, Sarah E.; Stevens, Jen Creating a Popular Romance Collection in an Academic Library 2015 libraries/librarians
Shibamoto Smith, Janet S. Language and Gender in the (Hetero)Romance: "Reading" the Ideal Hero/ine through Lovers' Dialogue in Japanese Romance Fiction 2004 Japan
Shibamoto Smith, Janet S. Translating True Love: Japanese Romance Fiction, Harlequin-Style 2005 Japan, Harlequin Mills & Boon, linguistics, gender, emotions, translation
Shibamoto Smith, Janet S. Changing Lovestyles: Fictional Representations of Contemporary Japanese Men in Love 2008 love, gender, Japan, marriage, linguistics
Shore, Z. Lesley Essay Review: Girls Learning, Women Teaching: Dancing to Different Drummers 2000 readers
Short, Christopher Brown The history of romance illustration and the romance novel cover 1996 paratext
Shumway, David R. Romance in the Romance: Love and Marriage in Turn-of-the-Century Best Sellers 1999 precursors of modern romance, love, marriage, history, national identity
Sichelschmidt, Gustav Hedwig Courths-Mahler. Deutschlands erfolgreichste Autorin. Eine literatursoziologische Studie 1967 Hedwig Courths-Mahler
Simon, Jenni M. Consuming Agency and Desire in Romance: Stories of Love, Laughter, and Empowerment 2018 feminism, authors, romance and, or as, activism, rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse
Sinner, Carsten Fictional orality in romance novels: Between linguistic reality and editorial requirements 2012 translation, languages
Slušná, Zuzana Paranormal and Religious as Part of Pop Cultural Consumerism 2014 paranormal/fantasy/time-travel romance, religion/spirituality
Slušná, Zuzana Postfeminism, Post-romantic and New Patterns of Feminity [sic] in Popular Culture 2015 readers, gender, sex/sexuality, pornography, trash/literary quality
Slusser, George E.; Rabkin, Eric S. Intersections: Fantasy and Science Fiction 1987
Smáradóttir, Helena María Love as a Commodity: Brand-Name Romantic Fiction and its Readers. The Domain and Readership of Harlequin Enterprises, Both in Iceland and Abroad 2009 Harlequin Mills & Boon, Iceland, readers
Smith, William Clay Kinchen Revising Captivity Narratives 2002 United States of America, historical romance, Native American romance, Fern Michaels, race/ethnicity, Nan Ryan, Karen A. Bale
Smith, Janet S. (Shibamoto) From Hiren to Happî-endo: Romantic Expression in the Japanese Love Story 1999 Japan, marriage, love, linguistics, family, metaphor/symbolism, emotions
Smith, Faith Beautiful Indians, Troublesome Negroes, and Nice White Men: Caribbean Romances and the Invention of Trinidad 1999 Caribbean, race/ethnicity, Valerie Belgrave, feminism, national identity
Smith, Clarissa; Attwood, Feona; McNair, Brian The Routledge Companion to Media, Sex and Sexuality 2018
Snitow, Ann Barr Mass Market Romance: Pornography for Women is Different 1979 Harlequin Mills & Boon, readers, gender, virginity, fashion/clothing, food, alcohol, sex/sexuality, religion/spirituality, settings, work, pornography, Anne Mather
Snodgrass, Mary Ellen Reading Nora Roberts 2010 Nora Roberts/J. D. Robb
Sonnet, Esther 'Erotic Fiction by Women for Women': The Pleasures of Post-Feminist Heterosexuality 1999 sex/sexuality, feminism, pornography
Sonnet, Esther What the Woman Reads: Categorising Contemporary Popular Erotica for Women 2000 sex/sexuality, feminism
Sonnet, Esther '"Just a book", she said ...': Refiguring Ethnography for the Female Readers of Sexual Fiction 2002 readers, sex/sexuality
Spears, Jessica D. The Romance Novel Cover 2018 paratext, Publishing, gender, sex/sexuality, pornography
Spehner, Norbert L'Amour, toujours l'amour ...: The Popular Love Story and Romance: A Basic Checklist of Secondary Sources 1997 romance scholarship
Spillman, K. Elizabeth The "Managing Female" in the Novels of Georgette Heyer 2012 Georgette Heyer, gender, metafiction, marriage
Spraggs, Gillian Hell and the Mirror: A Reading of Desert of the Heart 1992 Jane Rule, religion/spirituality, LGBT+ characters, readers and/or authors, settings, Radclyffe Hall, psychology
Stacey, Jackie; Pearce, Lynne The Heart of the Matter: Feminists Revisit the Romance 1995 feminism
Stapleton, Rachel F.; Viselli, Antonio Iconoclasm: The Breaking and Making of Images 2019
Steiner, Peter; Červenka, Miroslav; Vroon, Ronald The Structure of the Literary Process Studies dedicated to the Memory of Felix Vodička 1982
Sterk, Helen Mae Functioning fictions: the adjustment rhetoric of Silhouette romance novels 1986 readers, gender
Stern, Stephanie C.; Robbins, Brianne; Black, Jessica E.; Barnes, Jennifer L. What You Read and What You Believe: Genre Exposure and Beliefs About Relationships 2018 psychology, readers, love, gender
Stern, Barbara B. Two Pornographies: a Feminist View of Sex in Advertising 1991 pornography, feminism, sex/sexuality, gender
Stieg, Margaret F. Indian Romances: Tracts for the Times 1985 precursors of modern romance, India, settings, race/ethnicity, gender, UK
Still, Julie Reading Between the Lines: Librarians as Authors of Fiction 2005 libraries/librarians, Jayne Ann Krentz/Amanda Quick/Jayne Castle
Stinson, Emmett; Mannion, Aaron The Return of Print?: Contemporary Australian Publishing 2016
Stoneley, Peter 'Never Love a Cowboy': Romance Fiction and Fantasy Families 1999 United States of America, Ann Major, Lindsay McKenna, Robin Morgan, family, gender
Stotesbury, John A. Language and Mindstyle in Anglophone Popular Romantic Fiction under Apartheid 1994 Africa
Stotesbury, John A. Genre and Islam in Recent Anglophone Romantic Fiction 2004 Islam, Leila Aboulela, Rayda Jacobs, religion/spirituality
Stowers, Eva City of Fantasy: Romance Novels in Las Vegas 2007 settings
Strehle, Susan; Carden, Mary Paniccia Doubled Plots: Romance and History 2003
Struve, Laura Sisters of Sorts: Reading Romantic Fiction and the Bonds Among Female Readers 2011 readers, paratext, Publishing, precursors of modern romance
Suárez Coalla, Paquita; Rivera Valdés, Sonia; Íñigo, Ainoa Repercusión de la lectura y otras formas de arte en nuestra vida y nuestra obra: Memorias del VII coloquio de LART, Centro Español de Manhattan, Nueva York, 26-28 de octubre de 2016 2018
Sullivan, Larry E.; Schurman, Lydia Cushman Pioneers, Passionate Ladies, and Private Eyes: Dime Novels, Series Books, and Paperbacks 1996
Sullivan, Ceri; White, Barbara Writing and Fantasy 1999
Sutton, Roger Librarians and the Paperback Romance: Trying to Do the Right Thing 1985 libraries/librarians, YA/teenage romance, sex/sexuality, trash/literary quality
Suwanban, Pauline From Exhalation to Transformation: The Female Body in the Orientalist Romance 2018 E. M. Hull, gender, sex/sexuality, race/ethnicity
Swaffield, Audrey-Claire Paperbacks Promoting Passion! What Is Harlequin Really Presenting? 1981 Harlequin Mills & Boon
Swaminathan, Srividhya J. D. Robb’s Police Procedurals and the Critique of Modernity 2016 Nora Roberts/J. D. Robb, romantic suspense, science fiction/futuristic romance
Taddeo, Julie Anne Corsets of Steel: Steampunk's Reimagining of Victorian Femininity 2013 fashion/clothing, steampunk, feminism, gender, history
Taddeo, Julie Anne; Miller, Cynthia J. Steaming Into a Victorian Future: A Steampunk Anthology 2013
Talbot, Mary M. Fictions at Work: Language and Social Practice in Fiction 1995 readers, Harlequin Mills & Boon, sex/sexuality, gender, Kate Walker, fashion/clothing, linguistics, metafiction, social class, romances in magazines/romance magazines, YA/teenage romance, feminism
Talbot, Mary M. ‘An Explosion Deep inside Her’: Women’s Desire and Popular Romance Fiction 1997 Harlequin Mills & Boon, sex/sexuality, gender, Robyn Donald, Diana Hamilton, linguistics
Tang, Yang Between Fantasy and Reality: Time-Travel Romance and Media Fandom in Chinese Cyberspace 2014 China, paranormal/fantasy/time-travel romance
Tanner, David Literary Success and Popular Romantic Fiction: Ethel M. Dell, a Case Study 2016 Ethel M. Dell, trash/literary quality, precursors of modern romance, Publishing, romances in magazines/romance magazines, India, settings
Tapper, Olivia Romance and Innovation in Twenty-First Century Publishing 2014 Publishing, Harlequin Mills & Boon
Tatlock, Lynne German Writing, American Reading: Women and the Import of Fiction, 1866-1917 2012 Germany, United States of America, translation, gender, work, marriage, fairytales, family, Publishing, E. Marlitt/Eugenie John, Wilhelmine Heimburg/Bertha Behrens, Fanny Lewald, Wilhelmine von Hillern, Claire von Glümer, Ursula Zöge von Manteuffel, E. Werner/Elisabeth Bürstenbinder, religion/spirituality, Nataly von Eschstruth, metafiction, social class, Charlotte Brontë, E. Juncker, Moritz von Reichenbach/Valeska von Reiswitz, Gräfin von Bethusy-Huc, Golo Raimund/Bertha [Heyn] Frederich, history, national identity, war/armed forces, race/ethnicity, Louisa May Alcott
Tatlock, Kristen Doris Raised on romance: a cultural study of romance fiction 1986
Tatum, James The Search for the Ancient Novel 1994