Vivian Lorraine Stephens: Romance Pioneer

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Journal of Popular Romance Studies

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In this issue’s first essay, “Vivian Lorraine Stephens: Romance Pioneer,” Rita B. Dandridge combines biography, literary analysis, and a study of production and political economy to document Vivian Stephens’ contributions to a history of romance publishing. Using interviews, reviews, books, newspapers, magazine articles, textual analysis of notes to readers, and romance novels, she traces Vivian Stephens’ historical impact in shaping Romance Publishing at Dell and Harlequin, and in Founding the Romance Writers of America.