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 [she, her] currently writes cozy space opera for Kalikoi. The novella series A Place of Refuge begins with Finding Refuge: Telepathic warrior Talia Avi, genius engineer Miki Boudreaux, and augmented soldier Faigin Balfour fought the fascist Federated Colonies for ten years, following the charismatic dissenter Jon Churchill. Then Jon disappeared, Talia was thought dead, and Miki and Faigin struggled to take Jon’s place and stay alive. When the FC is unexpectedly upended, Talia is reunited with her friends and they are given sanctuary on the enigmatic planet Refuge. The trio of former guerillas strive to recover from lifetimes of trauma, build new lives on a planet with endless horizons, and forge tender new connections with each other.
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