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Romance fiction and American culture : love as the practice of freedom? / edited by William A. Gleason (Princeton University, USA) and Eric Murphy Selinger (DePaul University, USA)
Book | Ashgate Publishing Company | 2016
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xvi, 437 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction: Love as the practice of freedom? / Eric Murphy Selinger and William A. Gleason -- Part I. Popular romance and American history. 1. Pamela crosses the Atlantic; or, Pamela Andrews's story inaugurates the American romance novel / Pamela Regis ; 2. "He filled my heart with doubt" : the Southern belle's love and duty in the Civil War / Amelia Serafine ; 3. Postbellum, pre-Harlequin : American romance publishing in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century / William A. Gleason ; 4. "I'm not the only lesbian who wears a skirt" : lesbian romance fiction and identity in post-World War II America / Elizabeth Matelski ; 5. Strange stirrings, strange yearnings : The flame and the flower, Sweet savage love, and the lost diversities of blockbuster historical romance / Sarah Frantz Lyons and Eric Murphy Selinger ; 6. Scripting Black love in the 1990s : pleasure, respectability, and responsibility in the era of HIV/AIDS / Julie E. Moody-Freeman -- Part II. Romance and race. 7. Kara Walker : American romance in black and white / Rebecca Peabody ; 8. Love prevailed despite what American history said : agape and eros in Beverly Jenkins's Night song and Through the storm / Rita B. Dandridge ; 9. Flipping the script : romancing Zane's urban erotica / Consuela Francis ; 10. Orientalism, freedom, and feminism in popular romance culture / Hsu-Ming Teo ; 11. Saving China : the transformative power of whiteness in Elizabeth Lowell's Jade island and Katherine Stone's Pearl moon / Erin S. Young -- Part III. Art and commerce. 12. Henry James's "The velvet glove" and the iron fist : transatlantic cultural exchange and the romance tradition / June Hee Chung ; 13. Branding a genre : a brief transatlantic history of romance novel cover art / Jayashree Kamblé ; 14. Love the market : discourses of passion and professionalism in romance writing communities / Jessica Taylor ; 15. When I paint my masterpiece : Bob Dylan, ekphrasis, and the art of Susan Elizabeth Phillips / Eric Murphy Selinger -- Part IV. Happy endings. 16. "Jesus loves your girl more than you do" : marriage as triangle in evangelical romance and Puritan narratives / Lisa M. Gordis ; 17. Christian romance novels : inspiring convention and challenge / Rebecca Barrett-Fox ; 18. Love as the practice of bondage : popular romance narratives and the conundrum of erotic love / Catherine M. Roach ; 19. Queer romance in twentieth- and twenty-first-century America : snapshots of a revolution / Len Barot ; 20. Having it both ways; or, Writing from the third perspective : the revolutionary M/M/F ménage romance novel / Ann Herendeen.
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