The MLA Convention 2015 will take place in Vancouver from January 8-11 and Maria Teresa Ramos-Garcia has posted two calls for papers related to romance:
Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy in the 21st CenturyIf you're interested in presenting a paper, send a 300-word abstract to Maria (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 15 March 2014.
Why has the paranormal become so prevalent in romance? How are romance conventions, expectations, and readership altered in this subgenre?
Fifty Heirs of Grey
How has the success of Fifty Shades of Grey influenced the reading and writing of romance novels, as well as the marketing of erotica?