McDaniel Conference Linkage

I wasn’t able to attend the McDaniel Conference on Popular Romance, but here are some reports on the proceedings.

Amy Burge reports on Reflections on (Re)Reading Romance: A ‘Hands-On’ Harlequin Workshop at the recent conference held at McDaniel College. Not only does the workshop sound fascinating and illuminating, the blog post about it is, too. Here’s a bit more about the workshop and conference.

The excellent blog Read, React, Review has three posts on the McDaniel Conference:
Reflections on the McDaniel Popular Romance Conference, Part 1.
Reflections on the McDaniel Popular Romance Conference: My Paper (part 2).
Eloisa James’ Keynote for the McDaniel Popular Romance Conference.

The Liturgy of Cliche by Angela Toscano, one of the papers presented at the conference.

And another: Romance, Readers, Affect by Jonathan A. Allan.

I can’t wait until more of the papers are published, and I can read them!

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Victoria Janssen’s writing showcases her voracious lifelong love of books. She reads over 120 new books each year, especially historical romance, fantasy, and space opera, and incorporates these genres into her erotic fiction. Her 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. When not writing, Victoria conducts research in libraries and graveyards, lectures about writing and selling erotica, and speaks at literary conventions on topics such as paranormal romance, urban fantasy, erotic science fiction/fantasy, and the empowerment of women through unconventional means. Her daily writing blog features professional writing and marketing tips, genre discussion, book reviews, and author interviews. She also guest blogs for Heroes & Heartbreakers and The Criminal Element. She lives in Philadelphia.