Tuesday, November 30, 2021

New Publications: Romantic Love, Translation, Brazil and Malaysia

The Routledge Companion to Romantic Love
was published today and "is an multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary reference work essential for students and researchers interested in the field of love, romance and popular romance fiction. This [is a] first-of-its-kind volume illustrating the broad and interdisciplinary nature of Love Studies." Of the 32 chapters, around half are about romance fiction. The table of contents is available here.

Some other recently published works are:

Billekens, Franciska (2021). The Editor and Translator's Passionate Embrace: Cultural and Linguistic Alterations in Translated Harlequin Category Romance Novels. Masters thesis, Radboud University.

Carlos, Giovana Santana (2021). "Literatura pop feminina: as fãs de romance no Brasil." Comunicação e Culturas Urbanas: temas, debates e perspectivas. Ed. Simone Luci Pereira, Thiago Tavares das Neves e Fernanda Elouise Budag. INTERCOM. 189-216 

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Free Online Conference on Popular Fiction: 6-8 December


I'm expecting this to include at least some papers about romance given that

Our second keynote speaker will be Jayashree Kamble (@prof_romance). Jayashree is currently the vice-president of @IASPR and the author of Making Meaning in Popular Romance Fiction: An Epistemology.

Registration is via Eventbrite.

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Three Calls for Papers

A quick reminder about the PCA/ACA conference: I've already posted about the romance area's call for papers but Jodi McAlister (one of the area chairs) recently tweeted that "The PCA conference is going to be fully online in 2022!" 

The University of New England's Popular Culture Research Network have put out a call for papers for "a virtual symposium to be held online on Thursday 10th of February 2022" which "will explore the ways that romantic themes are threaded throughout popular culture. We welcome papers from researchers across the academic spectrum on the theme of romance, love, and lust in popular culture." More details here (scroll down to the list of calls for papers and click on the last one, for "Will you be my Valentine?: Romance, love, and lust in popular culture"). The closing date is the 31st of December 2021.

Also in February 2022, the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México is holding a symposium on "El Chico Malo." Unfortunately I couldn't find a webpage about this, only a tweet from Nattie Golubov containing an image. I'll paste it in below. The closing date is 1 December 2021 and the contact email is Nattie Golubov's.