Generously sponsored by the Romance Writers of America, Samhain Publishing, Depaul University, the University of Queensland, and Queensland University of Technology, the First Annual Conference on Popular Romance studies brings together scholars from all over the world, discussing many different aspects of popular romance.The schedule of papers and events is now available, and the registration page is at IASPR's website.
Eminent Australian scholars Juliet Flesch and Lisa Fletcher headline the event. Presenters come from all corners of the globe, including the US, South Korea, Indonesia, India, New Zealand, Italy, and of course, Australia, filling six panels discussing everything from popular romance novels, Japanese manga, and a biography of Princess Diana, to Georgette Heyer, Bollywood movies, and Twilight.
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Brisbane Conference: Registration Now Open
news in my last post, there's a lot going on at IASPR. But before we get to 2010, there's the conference planned for Brisbane (13-14 August):