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New Approaches To Popular Romance Fiction

New Approaches to Popular Romance Fiction PDF
Author: Sarah S.G. Frantz
Publisher: McFarland
Release: 2014-01-10
ISBN: 0786489677
Size: 19.40 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 275
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New Approaches To Popular Romance Fiction

by Sarah S.G. Frantz, New Approaches To Popular Romance Fiction Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download New Approaches To Popular Romance Fiction books, Despite the prejudices of critics, popular romance fiction remains a complex, dynamic genre. It consistently maintains the largest market share in the American publishing industry, even as it welcomes new subgenres like queer and BDSM romance. Digital publishing originated in erotic romance, and savvy online communities have exploded myths about the genre's readership. Romance scholarship now reflects this diversity, transformed by interdisciplinary scrutiny, new critical approaches, and an unprecedented international dialogue between authors, scholars, and fans. These eighteen essays investigate individual romance novels, authors, and websites, rethink the genre's history, and explore its interplay of convention and originality. By offering new twists in enduring debates, this collection inspires further inquiry into the emerging field of popular romance studies.



The Routledge Research Companion To Popular Romance Fiction

The Routledge Research Companion to Popular Romance Fiction PDF
Author: Jayashree Kamblé
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2020-08-11
ISBN: 1317041941
Size: 37.11 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 566
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The Routledge Research Companion To Popular Romance Fiction

by Jayashree Kamblé, The Routledge Research Companion To Popular Romance Fiction Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Routledge Research Companion To Popular Romance Fiction books, Popular romance fiction constitutes the largest segment of the global book market. Bringing together an international group of scholars, The Routledge Research Companion to Popular Romance Fiction offers a ground-breaking exploration of this global genre and its remarkable readership. In recognition of the diversity of the form, the Companion provides a history of the genre, an overview of disciplinary approaches to studying romance fiction, and critical analyses of important subgenres, themes, and topics. It also highlights new and understudied avenues of inquiry for future research in this vibrant and still-emerging field. The first systematic, comprehensive resource on romance fiction, this Companion will be invaluable to students and scholars, and accessible to romance readers.



Romance Fiction And American Culture

Romance Fiction and American Culture PDF
Author: William A. Gleason
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2017-05-15
ISBN: 1134806280
Size: 23.50 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 456
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Romance Fiction And American Culture

by William A. Gleason, Romance Fiction And American Culture Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Romance Fiction And American Culture books, Since the 1970s, romance novels have surpassed all other genres in terms of popularity in the United States, accounting for half of all mass market paperbacks sold and driving the digital publishing revolution. Romance Fiction and American Culture brings together scholars from the humanities, social sciences, and publishing to explore American romance fiction from the late eighteenth to the early twenty-first century. Essays on interracial, inspirational, and LGBTQ romance attend to the diversity of the genre, while new areas of inquiry are suggested in contextual and interdisciplinary examinations of romance authorship, readership, and publishing history, of pleasure and respectability in African American romance fiction, and of the dynamic tension between the genre and second wave feminism. As it situates romance fiction among other instances of American love culture, from Civil War diaries to Bob Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks, Romance Fiction and American Culture confirms the complexity and enduring importance of this most contested of genres.



Diversity In Intellectual Property

Diversity in Intellectual Property PDF
Author: Irene Calboli
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release: 2015-05-28
ISBN: 131629935X
Size: 53.26 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Law
Languages : en
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Diversity In Intellectual Property

by Irene Calboli, Diversity In Intellectual Property Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Diversity In Intellectual Property books, This book aims to create an interface between intellectual property and diversity - including cultural, biological, religious, racial, and gender-based diversity. While acknowledging that the historical rationale for intellectual property protection is based on theories of utilitarian incentives and property rights, the authors of this volume assert that the current intellectual property framework is not incompatible with including diversity as part of its objectives. Through its various themes, this book delves into the debate of whether such inclusion can be made possible and how intellectual property norms could be effectively used to protect and promote diversity. In this volume, leading scholars address ongoing regional, national, and international debates within the contexts of diversity, the existing legal framework, and the broader political and economic climate. The authors tackle such wide-ranging topics as the prohibition against trademarking slurs and concepts of intellectual property in ancient Indian texts.



The Bloomsbury Introduction To Popular Fiction

The Bloomsbury Introduction to Popular Fiction PDF
Author: Christine Berberich
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release: 2014-12-18
ISBN: 1441155678
Size: 16.68 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 304
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The Bloomsbury Introduction To Popular Fiction

by Christine Berberich, The Bloomsbury Introduction To Popular Fiction Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Bloomsbury Introduction To Popular Fiction books, Guiding readers through key writers and genres, historical contexts and major theoretical approaches, this is a comprehensive introduction to the study of popular fiction. Charting the rise of commercial fiction from the 19th century to today, The Bloomsbury Introduction to Popular Fiction includes introductory surveys, written by leading scholars, to a wide range of popular genres, including: Science Fiction Crime Writing Romance and Chick Lit Adventure Stories and Lad Lit Horror Graphic Novels Children's Literature Part II of the book also includes case-study readings of key writers and texts, from the work of HG Wells, Ian Fleming and Raymond Chandler to more recent books such as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. The book also includes a chapter covering "The Writer's Perspective" on popular publishing, while annotated guides to further reading and online resources throughout give students the tools they need to pursue independent study on their courses.



Twenty First Century Popular Fiction

Twenty First Century Popular Fiction PDF
Author: Bernice Murphy
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Release: 2018-10-31
ISBN: 1474414869
Size: 69.95 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 208
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Twenty First Century Popular Fiction

by Bernice Murphy, Twenty First Century Popular Fiction Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Twenty First Century Popular Fiction books, This groundbreaking collection provides students with a timely and accessible overview of current trends within contemporary popular fiction.



Christian Popular Culture From The Chronicles Of Narnia To Duck Dynasty

Christian Popular Culture from The Chronicles of Narnia to Duck Dynasty PDF
Author: Eleanor Hersey Nickel
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release: 2021-05-13
ISBN: 1725281201
Size: 31.31 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 238
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Christian Popular Culture From The Chronicles Of Narnia To Duck Dynasty

by Eleanor Hersey Nickel, Christian Popular Culture From The Chronicles Of Narnia To Duck Dynasty Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Christian Popular Culture From The Chronicles Of Narnia To Duck Dynasty books, Christian popular culture has tremendous influence on many American churchgoers. When we have a choice between studying the Bible and reading novels, downloading movies, or watching television, we become less familiar with Numbers than with Narnia. This book examines popular Christian narratives with rigorous scholarly methods and assumes that they are just as complex, fascinating, and worthy of investigation as the latest secular Netflix series or dystopian novel. While most scholars focus on the religious aspects of Christian texts, this study takes a new approach by analyzing their social responsibility in portraying the complex dynamics of race, class, and gender in a profoundly unequal America. Close readings of six case studies—The Chronicles of Narnia, Francine Rivers’s Redeeming Love, Jan Karon’s Mitford novels, Left Behind, the films of the Sherwood Baptist Church, and Duck Dynasty—uncover both harmful stereotypes and Christians serving as leaders in social justice.



Bad Girls And Transgressive Women In Popular Television Fiction And Film

Bad Girls and Transgressive Women in Popular Television  Fiction  and Film PDF
Author: Julie A. Chappell
Publisher: Springer
Release: 2017-07-03
ISBN: 3319472593
Size: 23.81 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 289
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Bad Girls And Transgressive Women In Popular Television Fiction And Film

by Julie A. Chappell, Bad Girls And Transgressive Women In Popular Television Fiction And Film Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Bad Girls And Transgressive Women In Popular Television Fiction And Film books, This collection of essays focuses on the representations of a variety of “bad girls”—women who challenge, refuse, or transgress the patriarchal limits intended to circumscribe them—in television, popular fiction, and mainstream film from the mid-twentieth century to the present. Perhaps not surprisingly, the initial introduction of women into Western cultural narrative coincides with the introduction of transgressive women. From the beginning, for good or ill, women have been depicted as insubordinate. Today’s popular manifestations include such widely known figures as Lisbeth Salander (the “girl with the dragon tattoo”), The Walking Dead’s Michonne, and the queen bees of teen television series. While the existence and prominence of transgressive women has continued uninterrupted, however, attitudes towards them have varied considerably. It is those attitudes that are explored in this collection. At the same time, these essays place feminist/postfeminist analysis in a larger context, entering into ongoing debates about power, equality, sexuality, and gender.



The Gothic Romance Wave

The Gothic Romance Wave PDF
Author: Lori A. Paige
Publisher: McFarland
Release: 2018-09-19
ISBN: 1476634173
Size: 22.45 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 191
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The Gothic Romance Wave

by Lori A. Paige, The Gothic Romance Wave Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Gothic Romance Wave books,  The late 1960s and early 1970s saw the birth of modern feminism, the sexual revolution, and strong growth in the mass-market publishing industry. Women made up a large part of the book market, and Gothic fiction became a higher popular staple. Victoria Holt, Mary Stewart and Phyllis Whitney emerged as prominent authors, while the standardized paperback Gothic sold in the millions. Pitched at middle-class women of all ages, Gothics paved the way for contemporary fiction categories such as urban fantasy, paranormal romance and vampire erotica. Though not as popular today as they once were, Gothic paperbacks retain a cult following—and the books themselves have become collectors’ items. They were also the first popular novels to present strong heroines as agents of liberation and transformation. This work offers the missing chapters of the Gothic story, from the imaginative creations of Ann Radcliffe and the Brontë sisters to the bestseller 50 Shades of Grey.



Island Genres Genre Islands

Island Genres  Genre Islands PDF
Author: Ralph Crane
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release: 2017-02-03
ISBN: 1783482079
Size: 51.59 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 224
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Island Genres Genre Islands

by Ralph Crane, Island Genres Genre Islands Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Island Genres Genre Islands books, The first book length study of the conceptualization and representation of islands in popular fiction.