Sunday, February 09, 2014

Out Now: Issue 4.1 of the Journal of Popular Romance Studies

As Eric Selinger observes in his introduction to the latest issue of the Journal of Popular Romance Studies,
we have three essays on the subgenre of erotic romance:  two on the most famous recent contribution to that subgenre, E. L. James’s Fifty Shades trilogy, engaging it via the sharply different perspectives of fan-fiction / fandom studies and the history of white masculinity; one on the groundbreaking collection Macho Sluts (1988) by Patrick Califia, which situates this volume of lesbian BDSM fiction at the crossroads of public history (the feminist anti-pornography movement of the 1980s), queer activism, and romance genre conventions.

There is also a special section dedicated to Love in Latin American Popular Culture:
And, of course, there are a number of reviews:

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