IASPR Workshops Announced

Workshop Summaries for this summer’s International Association for the Study of Popular Romance conference are now available.

I’m attending, as an audience member–let me know if you’ll be there, and we can say hi!

I’m particularly interested in these papers:

–Jonathan A. Allan (University of Toronto): The Fetish Commodity of Virginity in Popular Romance Novels

–Len Barot/Radclyffe (Author, editor, publisher, Bold Stroke Books): Queering the Alpha

–Sarah S. G. Frantz (Fayetteville State University): The Rapist Hero and the Female Imagination

–Jayashree Kamble (University of Minnesota): Temptation and the Big Apple: Bollywood romance goes West in Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna

–Jennifer Kloester (University of Melbourne, Australia): Creating a Genre: The Power of Georgette Heyer’s Regency Novels

–Linda Lee (University of Pennsylvania): The Illusion of Choice: Problematizing Predestined Love in Paranormal Romance

–Catherine Roach (University of Alabama): “I Love You,” He Said: The Money Shot in Romance Fiction as Feminist Porn

About Victoria Janssen

Victoria Janssen’s first erotic novel, The Duchess, Her Maid, The Groom and Their Lover (Harlequin Spice, December 2008), was translated into French and German. Her second Spice novel, The Moonlight Mistress (December 2009), was translated into Italian and nominated for a RT Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Award. Her third novel is The Duke & The Pirate Queen (December 2010). She has also published erotic short stories as Elspeth Potter. Her blog features professional writing and marketing tips, genre discussion, book reviews, and occasional author interviews.
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