Thursday, July 18, 2019

Call for Blog Posts: Nursing Clio Looking for Analysis of Historical Romances

Call for Bloggers

Romancing Clio

In historical romance novels, swashbuckling heroes meet widowed gentlewomen, young women send their dashing suitors off to fight in the Civil War, and there are more British dukes that have ever existed in the British peerage.

For the “Romancing Clio” series, Nursing Clio invites pitches for essays of 500–1200 words that dive into the historical world of individual romance novels. We are looking for essays that take historical romances seriously, but also treat them in good faith and maybe even with a little humor. We want experts on the Civil War to tell us why we should be reading Alyssa Cole; scholars of British suffrage and women scientists to read Courtney Milan; and we expect (of course) someone will want to write about Outlander. These are just a few examples, but we welcome pitches about books from diverse time periods (ancient Rome, anyone?) and especially desire essays on non-US/UK settings.

Please send your pitch — a few sentences on your topic — and a CV to by August 30, 2019. Essays will be due in October and November, to be published over the winter.

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