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Letters of Opinion

The Politics of Dancing

The Politics of Dancing

  Last week I addressed the issue of gendered and sexualized power dynamics as central to the project of Romance, particularly heterosexual Romance. I almost wish I’d written that post after last night’s Oscar show, because I think Seth MacFarlane’s… more

Courting Respectability

Courting Respectability

  Will Romance ever come to terms with its marginalization by the mainstream literary establishment? Yeah, I know many readers claim they just don’t care, or think literary fiction is overrated pretentious crap, or scoff at popular fiction authors who… more

The NeverEnding Series

The NeverEnding Series

I don’t remember the last time I read a stand alone Romance – one not populated with friends, brothers, sisters, cousins, colleagues, and random townspeople just waiting for their own story. In fact, I hadn’t even realized this until I… more