Author Title Publication year Topic
Tatum, Charles Lágrimas, risas y amor: Mexico's Most Popular Romance Comic Book 1980 comics/manga, Mexico
Taylor, Jessica Anne Write the Book of Your Heart: Career, Passion and Publishing in the Romance Writing Community 2013 authors, Publishing, race/ethnicity, social class, gender, love, work
Taylor, Jessica And You Can Be My Sheikh: Gender, Race, and Orientalism in Contemporary Romance Novels 2007 gender, race/ethnicity, sheikh romance, settings, paratext
Taylor, Jessica Romance and the Female Gaze Obscuring Gendered Violence in The Twilight Saga 2014 gender, rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse, Twilight
Taylor, Jessica Love the Market: Discourses of Passion and Professionalism in Romance Writing Communities 2016 authors, work, emotions, Publishing
Taylor, Jessica Animating Creative Selves: Pen Names as Property in the Careers of Canadian and American Romance Writers 2018 authors, Publishing, work
Taylor, Jessica Flexible Nations: Canadian Romance Writers, American Romance, and the Romance of Canada 2018 Canada, authors, national identity, Kate Bridges, settings, Publishing, Harlequin Mills & Boon, race/ethnicity, historical romance, history
Taylor, Helen Romantic Readers 1989 readers, gender, race/ethnicity, Barbara Taylor Bradford, LGBT+ characters, readers and/or authors, lesbian romance, Margaret Mitchell, social class
Taylor, Helen Why Women Read Fiction: The Stories of Our Lives 2019 readers, Harlequin Mills & Boon, Fifty Shades
Teague, Anna Sophia Wester “If my hubby ever did half the stuff my book boyfriends did… I’d put him six ft in the ground” : narratives of interpersonal and gendered violence as discussed in romance novel review websites 2015 readers, rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse, psychology, pornography, gender, sex/sexuality
Tegan, Mary Beth Becoming Both Poet and Poem: Feminists Repossess the Romance 2007 feminism, Mary Stewart, Jennifer Crusie, Vicki Lewis Thompson, Georgette Heyer
Tennenhouse, Tracy Shana Female Fantasies in Women's Popular Fiction 1996 precursors of modern romance, gender, lesbian romance, erotic romance
Teo, Hsu-Ming Shanghaied By Sheiks: Orientalism and hybridity in women's romance writing 1999 sheikh romance, race/ethnicity
Teo, Hsu-Ming The Romance of White Nations: Imperialism, Popular Culture and National Histories 2003 national identity, race/ethnicity, UK, history, Africa, gender, Mary Gaunt, with John Ridgwell Essex, E. M. Hull, sheikh romance, Harlequin Mills & Boon, United States of America, Native American romance
Teo, Hsu-Ming Romancing the Raj: Interracial Relations in Anglo-Indian Romance Novels 2004 India, UK, social class, history, race/ethnicity, gender, Flora Annie Steel, Mrs F. E. Penny, Alice Perrin, Maud Diver, Alice Eustace, Juliet Armstrong, Harlequin Mills & Boon, national identity
Teo, Hsu-Ming Orientalism and Mass Market Romance Novels in the Twentieth Century 2007 sheikh romance, gender, race/ethnicity, sex/sexuality, history, E. M. Hull, UK, United States of America, work, feminism, family
Teo, Hsu-Ming Historicizing The Sheik: Comparisons of the British Novel and the American Film 2010 E. M. Hull, film/movies, UK, United States of America, race/ethnicity, history, gender, sex/sexuality, war/armed forces, rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse
Teo, Hsu-Ming "Bertrice teaches you about history, and you don't even mind!": History and Revisionist Historiography in Bertrice Small's The Kadin 2012 history, historical romance, Bertrice Small, gender, feminism, readers
Teo, Hsu-Ming Desert Passions: Orientalism and Romance Novels 2012 history, sheikh romance, precursors of modern romance, race/ethnicity, E. M. Hull, United States of America, historical romance, gender, Islam, sex/sexuality, rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse
Teo, Hsu-Ming “We have to learn to love imperially”: Love in Late Colonial and Federation Australian Romance Novels 2014 Australia, precursors of modern romance, love, gender, marriage, national identity, Mary Bradford Whiting, UK, race/ethnicity, family, sex/sexuality, rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse, Broda Reynolds, Mabel Forrest, Marie Bjelke Petersen, Alice Grant Rosman, Rosa Praed, rural romance, settings, work, Ada Cambridge
Teo, Hsu-Ming Imperial Affairs: The British Empire and the Romantic Novel, 1890-1939 2016 precursors of modern romance, UK, history, national identity, Harlequin Mills & Boon, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Africa, India, E. M. Hull, race/ethnicity, gender, sheikh romance, Nora K. Strange, settings, Rosa Praed, Mary Gaunt, Gertrude Page, Florence Riddell, Flora Annie Steel, Ouida, Marie Corelli, Kathlyn Rhodes, Joan Conquest, Mrs F. E. Penny, Maud Diver, Alice Perrin, Alice Eustace, rural romance
Teo, Hsu-Ming Orientalism, Freedom, and Feminism in Popular Culture 2016 United States of America, Islam, history, E. M. Hull, historical romance, sheikh romance, sex/sexuality, gender, feminism, work, race/ethnicity, Barbara Faith, Elizabeth Mayne, Dana Marton, romantic suspense, war/armed forces, national identity
Teo, Hsu-Ming The Popular Culture of Romantic Love in Australia 2017
Teo, Hsu-Ming The Contemporary Anglophone Romance Genre 2018 gender, sex/sexuality, Publishing, race/ethnicity
Teo, Hsu-Ming Cultural Authenticity, the Family, and East Asian American Romance Novels 2020 race/ethnicity, Asia, China, authors, Publishing, United States of America, family, Jade Lee, Jeannie Lin, Onoto Watanna/Winnifred Eaton, precursors of modern romance, historical romance, history, love, Elizabeth Lowell, Marie Donovan, Dorien Kelly, Vicki Essex, Camy Tang, Christian romance, Ruby Lang, Jennifer Lewis, Helen Hoang, Courtney Milan
Teo, Hsu-Ming; Selinger, Eric Murphy; Kamblé, Jayashree The Routledge Research Companion to Popular Romance Fiction 2020 UK, United States of America, Australia, gothic romance, historical romance, paranormal/fantasy/time-travel romance, YA/teenage romance, Christian romance, erotic romance, African American romance, sheikh romance, romance scholarship, Publishing, libraries/librarians, social class, wealth/prosperity, sex/sexuality, gender, love, religion/spirituality, race/ethnicity, Harlequin Mills & Boon
Therrien, Kathleen M. Trembling at Her Own Response: Resistance and Reconciliation in Mass-Market Romance Novels 1997 Julie Garwood, Jayne Ann Krentz/Amanda Quick/Jayne Castle, Susan Wiggs, gender, national identity
Therrien, Kathleen M. "One Would Die Rather Than Speak ... about Such Subjects": Exploring Class, Gender, and Hegemony in Anya Seton's Dragonwyck 2015 teaching romance, Anya Seton, gothic romance, social class, gender, sex/sexuality, rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse
Therrien, Kathleen Straight to the Edges: Gay and Lesbian Characters and Cultural Conflict in Popular Romance Fiction 2012 LGBT+ characters, readers and/or authors, Diana Gabaldon, Julie Garwood, rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse, Jayne Ann Krentz/Amanda Quick/Jayne Castle, Susan Wiggs, Emma Holly, social class, gender, BDSM
Thierauf, Doreen Forever After: Desire in the 21st-Century Romance Blockbuster 2016 Jane Austen, sex/sexuality, marriage, gender, feminism, readers, psychology, Twilight, Fifty Shades, rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse, BDSM
Thomas, Patrick; Takayoshi, Pamela Literacy in Practice: Writing in Private, Public and Working Lives 2016
Thomas, Glen; James, Bridie The Romance Industry: A Study of Reading and Writing Romance 2006 authors, readers
Thomas, Glen Romance: The Perfect Creative Industry? A Case Study of Harlequin-Mills and Boon Australia 2007 Harlequin Mills & Boon, Publishing, Australia, readers, authors
Thomas, Glen The Best Australian Romance Novelist: Emma Darcy 2007 Emma Darcy, Helen Bianchin, settings, Australia, sex/sexuality, family, metafiction
Thomas, Glen "And I Deliver": An Interview with Emma Darcy 2008 Emma Darcy, Harlequin Mills & Boon, authors, Australia, sex/sexuality, settings, emotions, Publishing
Thomas, Glen Happy Readers or Sad Ones? Romance Fiction and the Problems of the Media Effects Model 2012 readers, psychology, Anna Campbell, rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse
Thomas, Audrey A Fine Romance, My Dear, This Is 1986 Harlequin Mills & Boon, readers, pornography, rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse, Charlotte Lamb, work
Thompson, Marcella; Koski, Patricia; Holyfield, Lori Romance and agency: An argument revisited 1997 romance scholarship, readers, feminism
Thompson, Anne B. Rereading Fifties Teen Romance: Reflections on Janet Lambert 2005 Janet Lambert, YA/teenage romance, family, war/armed forces
Thurlow, Michelle “A Whisper of Satin”: The Infant Dress Leitmotif 2010 Christian romance, Beverly Lewis, religion/spirituality, gender, fashion/clothing, music
Thurston, Carol M. Popular Historical Romances: Agent for Social Change? An Exploration of Methodologies 1985 historical romance, sex/sexuality, gender
Thurston, Carol The Romance Revolution: Erotic Novels for Women and the Quest for a New Sexual Identity 1987 erotic romance, United States of America, readers, historical romance, sex/sexuality, Publishing, feminism, work, Harlequin Mills & Boon, gender, pornography, rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse, Rosemary Rogers, virginity, gothic romance, Bertrice Small, LaVyrle Spencer, Kathleen Woodiwiss
Tidwell, Christy “A Little Wildness”: Negotiating Relationships between Human and Nonhuman in Historical Romance 2016 animals, paratext, historical romance, Bertrice Small, Patricia Gaffney, metaphor/symbolism, gender, rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse, family, sex/sexuality, happy ending
Tienkamp, Aaf New Adult Romance: An Emerging Genre 2016 NA romance, sex/sexuality, genre definitions
Timson, Beth S. The Drug Store Novel: Popular Romantic Fiction and the Mainstream Tradition 1983 gothic romance, Jane Austen, Martha Finley, United States of America, gender
Tirkkonen-Condit, Sonja; Condit, Stephen Empirical Studies in Translation and Linguistics 1989
Tobin-McClain, Lee Paranormal Romance: Secrets of the Female Fantastic 2000 paranormal/fantasy/time-travel romance, authors, Susan Carroll, Kathleen Kane, Catherine Mulvany, Susan Plunkett, Emilie Richards, genre definitions, gender, readers
Tokley, Anne-Marie Where is my Happy Ending and Why am I Looking for it? The Romance Myth in Contemporary Popular Australian Women’s Fiction 2008 Australia, love, feminism, gender, romances in magazines/romance magazines, national identity, Harlequin Mills & Boon, chick lit, Marion Lennox
Tomlinson, Alan Consumption, Identity, and Style: Marketing, Meanings, and the Packaging of Pleasure 1990
Toscano, Angela A Parody of Love: the Narrative Uses of Rape in Popular Romance 2012 rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse, Kathleen Woodiwiss, Carolyn Jewel, Anna Campbell, Catherine Coulter, Anne Stuart, Patricia Gaffney, love
Toscano, Angela The Idolatry of the Real: Form, Formula, and Happy Endings in Romance Literature 2019 trash/literary quality, genre definitions, readers, Jennifer Crusie, happy ending
Towheed, Shafquat; King, Edmund G. C. Reading and the First World War: Readers, Texts, Archives 2015
Trachsel, Mary Horse Stories and Romance Fiction: Variants or Alternative Texts of Female Identity? 1997 gender, animals
Travis, Melissa E. Assume the Position: Exploring Discipline Relationships 2013 BDSM
Treacher, Amal What is Life Without My Love?: Desire and Romantic Fiction 1988 Harlequin Mills & Boon, psychology, readers, emotions, feminism, love, Sally Wentworth, sex/sexuality
Trower, Shelley; Tooth Murphy, Amy; Smith, Graham ‘Me mum likes a book, me dad’s a newspaper man’: Reading, gender and domestic life in ‘100 Families’ 2019 gender, readers
Turnbull, Sue 'Nice Dress, Take It Off': Crime, Romance and the Pleasure of the Text 2002 Janet Evanovich, readers
Turner, Katherine Daphne Du Maurier's Mary Anne: Rewriting the Regency Romance as Feminist History 2017 history, Daphne du Maurier
Turner, Graeme Nation, Culture, Text: Australian Cultural and Media Studies 1993
Turner, Ellen The Sheik Returns: Imitations and Parodies of the Desert Romance 2014 E. M. Hull, sheikh romance, trash/literary quality, sex/sexuality, Harlequin Mills & Boon, rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse
Turner, Ellen E. M. Hull's Camping in the Sahara: desert romance meets desert reality 2015 E. M. Hull
Ty, Eleanor Desire and Temptation: Dialogism and the Carnivalesque in Category Romances Desire and Temptation: Dialogism and the Carnivalesque in Category Romances 1994 readers, metafiction, Harlequin Mills & Boon, gender, metaphor/symbolism, sex/sexuality, fashion/clothing, disability
Uddin-Khan, Evelyn Angelina Gender, Ethnicity and the Romance Novel 1995 readers, gender, race/ethnicity
Uparkar, Shilpa Desi love stories: Harlequin Mills & Boon’s Indian enterprise 2014 Harlequin Mills & Boon, India, languages
Uszkurat, Carol Ann Mid Twentieth Century Lesbian Romance: Reception and Redress 1993 lesbian romance, Publishing, precursors of modern romance, history, feminism, psychology, gender, sex/sexuality, LGBT+ characters, readers and/or authors
Valeo, Christina A. Crusie and the Con 2012 Jennifer Crusie, metafiction, happy ending, readers
Valeo, Christina A. The Power of Three: Nora Roberts and Serial Magic 2012 Nora Roberts/J. D. Robb, paranormal/fantasy/time-travel romance, religion/spirituality, community, family, love
Valovirta, Elina No Ordinary Love: The Romantic Formula of Stepsibling Erotica 2019 NA romance, erotic romance, family
Valverde, Mariana Sex, Power and Pleasure 1985 pornography, sex/sexuality, gender, BDSM, wealth/prosperity, lesbian romance, Jane Rule, marriage, LGBT+ characters, readers and/or authors
van der Putten, Jan; Arnez, Monika; Wieringa, Edwin P.; Graf, Arndt Traditions Redirecting Contemporary Indonesian Cultural Productions 2017
van Lent, Peter “Her Beautiful Savage”: The Current Sexual Image of the Native American Male 1996 Native American romance, race/ethnicity, sex/sexuality, gender, United States of America
Vani, Christina Immortal Words: The Language and Style of the Contemporary Italian Undead-Romance Novel 2018 paranormal/fantasy/time-travel romance, Italy
Veldman-Genz, Carole The More the Merrier? Transformations of the Love Triangle Across the Romance 2012 love, Lisa Kleypas, Christina Dodd, Linda Howard, Catherine George, Isabelle Holland, Jude Deveraux, Amanda Scott, Catherine Coulter, Maggie Osborne/Margaret St. George, Karen Ranney, Sandra Brown, Nicole Jordan, LaVyrle Spencer, Penelope Williamson, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, feminism, erotic romance, Emma Holly, Rachel Bo, marriage, Mardi Ballou, Ellora's Cave, Samantha Kane, LGBT+ characters, readers and/or authors
Veldman-Genz, Carole Selling Gay Sex to Women: The Romance of M/M and M/M/F Romantica 2015 sex/sexuality, erotic romance, m/m romance, Ellora's Cave, gender, BDSM, LGBT+ characters, readers and/or authors
Vera-Cazorla, María Jesús “And they Drive on the Wrong Side of the Road”: The Anglo- centric Vision of the Canary Islands in Mills & Boon Romance Novels (1955–1987) 2020 UK, Spain, Harlequin Mills & Boon, settings, national identity, history, gender, fascism/right-wing authoritarianism, family, marriage, religion/spirituality
Veros, Vassiliki The Romance Reader and the Public Library 2012 libraries/librarians, trash/literary quality, readers, Australia
Veros, Vassiliki A Matter of Meta: Category Romance Fiction and the Interplay of Paratext and Library Metadata 2015 libraries/librarians, Harlequin Mills & Boon, paratext
Veros, Vassiliki Keepers: Marking the Value of the Books on my Shelves 2017 readers, trash/literary quality
Veros, Vassiliki Metatextual Conversations: The Exclusion/Inclusion of Genre Fiction in Public Libraries and Social Media Book Groups 2019 libraries/librarians, trash/literary quality, readers
Veros, Vassiliki The selective tradition, the role of romance fiction donations, and public library practices in New South Wales, Australia 2020 Australia, libraries/librarians
Villar-Argáiz, Pilar Ireland and the Popular Genre of Historical Romance: The Novels of Karen Robards 2018 Ireland, historical romance, Karen Robards, UK, race/ethnicity, gender, cross-dressing, settings, rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse, sex/sexuality
Vitackova, Martina Representation of racial and sexual ‘others’ in Afrikaans popular romantic fiction by Sophia Kapp 2018 Sophia Kapp, race/ethnicity, sex/sexuality, Africa
Vivanco, Laura; Kramer, Kyra There Are Six Bodies in This Relationship: An Anthropological Approach to the Romance Genre 2010 gender, Harlequin Mills & Boon, Christian romance, family, sex/sexuality, lesbian romance, LGBT+ characters, readers and/or authors
Vivanco, Laura For Love and Money: The Literary Art of the Harlequin Mills & Boon Romance 2011 Harlequin Mills & Boon, trash/literary quality, metafiction, Shakespeare, Jane Austen, fairytales, myth, metaphor/symbolism
Vivanco, Laura Feminism and Early Twenty-First Century Harlequin Mills & Boon Romances 2012 feminism, Harlequin Mills & Boon
Vivanco, Laura Jennifer Crusie's Literary Lingerie 2012 Jennifer Crusie, sex/sexuality, fashion/clothing, metaphor/symbolism
Vivanco, Laura One Ring to Bind Them: Ring Symbolism in Popular Romance Fiction 2012 fashion/clothing, marriage, Lisa Kleypas, Jennifer Crusie, Loretta Chase, Melissa McClone, Jayne Ann Krentz/Amanda Quick/Jayne Castle, Jessica Hart, Dorie Graham, Roslyn Hardy Holcomb, Margot Early, Laura Abbot, sex/sexuality, metaphor/symbolism
Vivanco, Laura Georgette Heyer: The Nonesuch of Regency Romance 2013 social class, race/ethnicity, Georgette Heyer, history, historical romance
Vivanco, Laura Pursuing Happiness: Reading American Romance as Political Fiction 2016 United States of America, gender, disability, race/ethnicity, history, national identity, Linnea Sinclair, Pamela Morsi, Nora Roberts/J. D. Robb, Sharon Shinn, LaVyrle Spencer, Beverly Jenkins, Karin Kallmaker, work, community, historical romance, Sharon Brondos, Mary Burton, Ruth Jean Dale, Joan Johnston, Ruth Wind/Barbara Samuel/Barbara O'Neal, Joan Wolf, LGBT+ characters, readers and/or authors
Vivanco, Laura A Place “We All Dream About”: Greece in Mills & Boon Romances 2017 Greece, race/ethnicity, Harlequin Mills & Boon, sex/sexuality, science/technology, myth
Vivanco, Laura Changing Attitudes to Others: Meljean Brook’s Riveted (2012) and its Context 2020 Meljean Brook, Publishing, authors, readers, race/ethnicity, disability, gender, steampunk, LGBT+ characters, readers and/or authors, Zoë Archer, war/armed forces
Voaden, Rosalynn The Language of Love: Medieval Erotic Vision and Modern Romance Fiction 1995 gender, religion/spirituality
Wagner, Wendy Jennifer Crusie 2008 Jennifer Crusie, fairytales, romantic suspense, rom-com romance, LGBT+ characters, readers and/or authors
Waldschmidt, Anne; Berressem, Hanjo; Ingwersen, Moritz Culture - Theory – Disability: Encounters between Disability Studies and Cultural Studies 2017
Walker, Lisa Polar bears and evil scientists: Romance, comedy and climate change 2014 science/technology, romance and, or as, activism, authors, settings
Wallace, Doris B. Education, Arts, and Morality: Creative Journeys 2005
Wallace, Diana The Woman's Historical Novel: British Women Writers, 1900-2000 2005 Georgette Heyer, Daphne du Maurier, Mary Renault, Victoria Holt/Jean Plaidy/Eleanor Burford Hibbert, Catherine Cookson, Jeanette Winterson, A. S. Byatt, historical romance
Waller, Philip Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918 2006 Charles Garvice, Florence Barclay, precursors of modern romance, authors
Wardrop, Stephanie The Heroine is Being Beaten: Freud, Sadomasochism, and Reading the Romance 1995 Kathleen Woodiwiss, rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse, psychology, BDSM, Linda Howard, gender, family, virginity, readers
Wardrop, Stephanie Last of the Red Hot Mohicans: Miscegenation in the Popular American Romance 1997 United States of America, Native American romance, race/ethnicity, religion/spirituality, precursors of modern romance, Colleen Faulkner, gender, Genell Dellin
Warner, Celeste R. Heyer’s heroes: An investigation into Georgette Heyer and her literary ‘mark’ on the Regency hero 2010 Georgette Heyer
Warnes, Christopher Desired State: Black Economic Empowerment and the South African Popular Romance 2014 Africa, work, race/ethnicity, South Africa, gender
Washington, AlTonya An Indie Author in a Library World 2015 Publishing, authors, readers, libraries/librarians
Waters, Chris New Women and Socialist-Feminist Fiction: The Novels of Isabella Ford and Katharine Bruce Glasier 1993 socialism and/or communism, LGBT+ characters, readers and/or authors, precursors of modern romance, Katharine Bruce Glasier
Watson, Daphne Their Own Worst Enemies: Women Writers of Women's Fiction 1995 Daphne du Maurier, Mary Stewart, Harlequin Mills & Boon, fairytales, gender, Charlotte Brontë, BDSM, social class, food, alcohol, fashion/clothing, work
Weaver-Zercher, Valerie Tracing the Backstory of Amish Romance Novels 2012 Christian romance, rural romance, precursors of modern romance, religion/spirituality, paratext, Helen Reimensnyder Martin, Beverly Lewis, Cora Gottschalk Welty, race/ethnicity, Ruth Lininger Dobson, Joseph W. Yoder, Clara Bernice Miller, Janette Oke, Publishing
Weaver-Zercher, Valerie Thrill of the Chaste: the Allure of Amish Romance Novels 2013 Christian romance, United States of America, religion/spirituality, paratext, Publishing, Beverly Lewis, Wanda Brunstetter, Cindy Woodsmall, sex/sexuality, virginity, readers, gender, Helen Reimensnyder Martin, precursors of modern romance, Clara Bernice Miller, Cora Gottschalk Welty, rural romance, Ruth Lininger Dobson, Joseph W. Yoder, Janette Oke, settings, happy ending, marriage, family, Linda Byler, race/ethnicity
Weibel, Kathryn Mirror Mirror: Images of Women Reflected in Popular Culture 1977 Harlequin Mills & Boon, gothic romance
Weir, Angela; Wilson, Elizabeth The Greyhound Bus Station in the Evolution of Lesbian Popular Culture 1992 LGBT+ characters, readers and/or authors, precursors of modern romance, Ann Bannon, Valerie Taylor, Claire Morgan/Patricia Highsmith, history, March Hastings, marriage, psychology, cross-dressing, Gale Wilhelm, Radclyffe Hall, Randy Salem, gender, sex/sexuality
Weis, Lois; Fine, Michelle Beyond Silenced Voices: Class, Race, and Gender in United States Schools 1993
Weisser, Susan Ostrov; Fleischner, Jennifer Feminist Nightmares: Women at Odds: Feminism and the Problem of Sisterhood 1994
Weisser, Susan Ostrov The Wonderful-Terrible Bitch Figure in Harlequin Novels 1994 Harlequin Mills & Boon, gender, Anne Hampson, sex/sexuality, Charlotte Lamb
Weisser, Susan Ostrov The Glass Slipper: Women and Love Stories 2013 love, gender, feminism, Twilight, romance scholarship, Isabel Sharpe, African American romance, race/ethnicity, Harlequin Mills & Boon, pornography
Wendell, Sarah "You call me a bitch like that's a bad thing": Romance Criticism and Redefining the Word "Bitch" 2012 readers, gender, feminism, fashion/clothing, authors
Westman, Karin E. A Story of Her Weaving: The Self-Authoring Heroines of Georgette Heyer's Regency Romance 2003 Georgette Heyer, trash/literary quality, historical romance
Weston, Louise C.; Ruggiero, Josephine A. Male-Female Relationships in Best-Selling "Modern Gothic" Novels 1978 gothic romance, romantic suspense, gender, Mary Stewart, Victoria Holt/Jean Plaidy/Eleanor Burford Hibbert, Phyllis A. Whitney, Jane Blackmore, Dorothy Eden, Susan Howatch, Anne Maybury
Whalen, Kacey A Consumption of Gay Men: Navigating the Shifting Boundaries of M/M Romantic Readership 2017 m/m romance, readers, gender, sex/sexuality, K. J. Charles, LGBT+ characters, readers and/or authors
Wherry, Maryan More than a Love Story: The Complexities Of the Popular Romance 2015 genre definitions, precursors of modern romance, fairytales, Jennifer Crusie, sex/sexuality
Whissell, Cynthia Objective Analysis of Text: I. A Comparison of Adventure and Romance Novels 1994 linguistics
Whissell, Cynthia Mate Selection in Popular Women's Fiction 1996 evolutionary psychology, family, gender
Whissell, Cynthia The Formula Behind Women's Romantic Formula Fiction (Statistical survey of 50 Harlequin-Presents novels) 1998 Harlequin Mills & Boon, genre definitions
White, Ann Yvonne Genesis Press: Cultural Representation and the Production of African American Romance Novels 2008 African American romance, Publishing, readers, race/ethnicity, precursors of modern romance, Dyanne Davis, sex/sexuality
Whitehead, Frances Love Makes the World Go Round (?): The Romantic Novel as a Publishing Phenomenon 1992 precursors of modern romance, genre definitions, Harlequin Mills & Boon, Japan, Africa, readers, Publishing
Whitsitt, Novian Islamic-Hausa Feminism and Kano Market Literature: Qur'anic Reinterpretation in the Novels of Balaraba Yakubu 2002 Nigeria, Africa, Islam, gender, marriage, feminism, religion/spirituality, Balaraba Ramat Yakubu, sex/sexuality, family, health/medical
Whitsitt, Novian Hausa Women Writers Confronting the Traditional Status of Women in Modern Islamic Society: Feminist Thought in Nigerian Popular Fiction 2003 Nigeria, Africa, Islam, religion/spirituality, gender, Bilkisu Ahmed Funtuwa, marriage, love, work, Balaraba Ramat Yakubu
Whitsitt, Novian Islamic-Hausa Feminism Meets Northern Nigerian Romance: The Cautious Rebellion of Bilkisu Funtuwa 2003 Nigeria, Africa, Islam, Bilkisu Ahmed Funtuwa, marriage, gender, religion/spirituality, feminism, work, love, family
Whyte, Tamara Lynn Shakespeare in Love: Appropriation of Shakespeare in Popular Romance Novels 2013 Shakespeare
Whyte, Tamara "A consummation devoutly to be wished": Shakespeare in Popular Historical Romance Fiction 2012 Shakespeare, Jacquie D'Allessandro, Sabrina Jefferies, Kalen Hughes/Isobel Carr, readers, Eloisa James, Susan Wiggs, Andrea Pickens, Kathryn Caskie, Suzanne Enoch, historical romance, Kasey Michaels, Mary Balogh, Margaret Moore
Wiebe, Laura Speculative Matter: Generic Affinities, Posthumanisms and Science-Fictional Imaginings 2012 paranormal/fantasy/time-travel romance, Christine Feehan
Wilbur, Shawn P. An Archaeology of Cyberspaces: Virtuality, Community, Identity 1997 Harlequin Mills & Boon, Publishing
Wilkins, Kim “Ravished by Vikings”: The Pre-modern and the Paranormal in Viking Romance Fiction 2016 historical romance, paranormal/fantasy/time-travel romance, sex/sexuality, history, feminism, gender, war/armed forces, rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse
Williams, Jeffrey J. The Culture of Books: An Interview with Janice Radway 2006 romance scholarship, Publishing
Williams, Elizabeth W. Queering Settler Romance: The Reparative Eugenic Landscape in Nora Strange's Kenyan Novels 2019 Nora K. Strange, sex/sexuality, race/ethnicity, Kenya, Africa, family, science/technology, history, settings, rural romance, rape and/or intimate partner violence/abuse
Williams, Clover; Freedman, Jean R. Shakespeare's Step-Sisters: Romance Novels and the Community of Women 1995 readers, feminism, gender, trash/literary quality
Williams, Clover Keepers of the Flame: The Romance Novel and Its Fans 1998 readers
Williamson, Val Labour of Love: Gender and the Delivery of the Nineties Mills & Boon "Medical" 1998 medical romance, Harlequin Mills & Boon, work, paratext, health/medical, Gil Sanderson, Margaret Holt
Williamson, Margaret The Greek romance 1986 precursors of modern romance, Chariton, Xenophon of Ephesus, Achilles Tatius, Longus, Heliodorus, love, rural romance
Willinsky, John; Hunniford, R. Mark Reading the Romance Younger: The Mirrors and Fears of a Preparatory Literature 1993 Canada, YA/teenage romance, readers, gender
Wilson, Nicola The Book World: Selling and Distributing British Literature, 1900-1940 2016
Wilson, Frances Byromania: Portraits of the Artist in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Culture 1999
Wilson, Elizabeth Suzanne Women creating men: the history of the hero in contemporary category romance fiction since the 1950s 1986 gender
Wilt, Judith Women Writers and the Hero of Romance 2014 precursors of modern romance, E. M. Hull, gender
Winks, Robin W.; Corrigan, Maureen Mystery and Suspense Writers: The Literature of Crime, Detection, and Espionage, Volume 2 1998
Wintle, Sarah The Sheik: What Can be Made of a Daydream 1996 E. M. Hull, film/movies, sex/sexuality, gender, race/ethnicity, Robert Hitchens, animals
Wirtén, Eva Hemmungs "They Seek It Here, They Seek It There, They Seek It Everywhere": Looking for the "Global" Book 1998 Harlequin Mills & Boon, translation, Sweden, Sandra Canfield, Sally Wentworth, Janice Kaiser, sex/sexuality, national identity
Wirtén, Eva Hemmungs Global Infatuation: Explorations in Transnational Publishing and Texts: The case of Harlequin Enterprises and Sweden 1998 Sweden, translation, Harlequin Mills & Boon
Wirtén, Eva Hemmungs Harlequin romances in Swedish: a case study in globalized publishing 2000 translation, Sweden, Harlequin Mills & Boon, Publishing
Wood, Christine V. Tender Heroes and Twilight Lovers: Re-Reading the Romance in Mass-Market Pulp Novels, 1950–1965 2014 LGBT+ characters, readers and/or authors, gender, United States of America, precursors of modern romance, Paula Christian, Ann Bannon, Randy Salem, sex/sexuality
Wood, Andrea Radicalizing Romance: Subculture, Sex, and Media at the Margins 2008 LGBT+ characters, readers and/or authors, m/m romance, lesbian romance, comics/manga, race/ethnicity, pornography, sex/sexuality
Wood, Andrea Making the Invisible Visible: Lesbian Romance Comics for Women 2015 sex/sexuality, comics/manga, lesbian romance, LGBT+ characters, readers and/or authors
Woodruff, Juliette A spate of words, full of sound & fury, signifying nothing: or, How to read in Harlequin 1985 gothic romance, Harlequin Mills & Boon, historical romance, Barbara Cartland, Georgette Heyer, marriage
Woods, Robert H. Evangelical Christians and Popular Culture: Pop Goes the Gospel. Volume 2: Literature, Music, Popular Art, and Merchandise 2013
Wu, Yan; Mallan, Kerry; McGillis, Roderick (Re)Imagining the World: Children’s Literature’s Response to Changing Times 2013
Wu, Huei-Hsia Gender, Romance Novels and Plastic Sexuality in the United States: A Focus on Female College Students 2006 sex/sexuality, readers, gender, psychology
Wu, Huei-Hsia Reading Romance Novels and Female Sexuality among American Heterosexual and Lesbian College Students 2007 readers, LGBT+ characters, readers and/or authors, sex/sexuality, gender, psychology
Wyatt, Neal; Olsen, Georgine; Ramsdell, Kristin; Saricks, Joyce; Welch, Lynne Core Collections in Genre Studies: Romance Fiction 101 2007 libraries/librarians, historical romance, romantic suspense, paranormal/fantasy/time-travel romance, genre definitions
York, Chris; York, Rafiel Comic Books and the Cold War, 1946-1962: Essays on Graphic Treatment of Communism, the Code and Social Concerns 2012
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Young, Beth Rapp Accidental Authors, Random Readers, and the Art of Popular Romance 1997 trash/literary quality, romance scholarship, authors, readers
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Zakreski, Patricia Tell Me Lies: Lying, Storytelling, and the Romance Novel as Feminist Fiction 2012 Jennifer Crusie, feminism, gender, metafiction
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