Thursday, February 12, 2009

Reading the Romance

Would you like to take a course on the history of British romance fiction? Then come to Mainz this autumn!

In the next winter semester I will teach a course called "Reading the Romance," in which we will trace the development of British romance from Austen to Heyer to Bridget Jones, from the gothic novels of the eighteenth century to Jane Eyre to The Mistress of Mellyn. And, of course, we will also discuss Mills & Boon and their role in the evolution of romance in Britain.

Needless to say that I'm thrilled to pieces!


  1. This is such good news and, oh, how I wish I could be there!

  2. Oh, that's wonderful, Sandra! Congratulations. You'll have to post the syllabus!

  3. I wish I could be in that class, but I'm thousands of miles away from Mainz! Will you share the syllabus so I can do my own study/reading? Danke schoen :-)

  4. I am a British romance enthusiast and I love the works of Jane Austen and some Mills and Boons paperbacks.

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  5. So, Sandra, what are you teaching? We want juicy details, or at least papery ones!