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Author: Sarah Ficke

Scandalous Romance Down Under: Becoming and Unbecoming a Heroine in The Bachelor/ette Australia and The Bachelorette New Zealand

Introduction The Bachelor/ette franchise has been the locus of scandal for many years. Notably, recently, the US franchise erupted in a scandal over racism, provoked…

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Review: Ace: What Asexuality Reveals About Desire, Society, and the Meaning of Sex, by Angela Chen, and Asexual Erotics: Intimate Readings of Compulsory Sexuality, by Ela Przybylo

At first sight, it is perhaps unclear why popular romance scholars should invest in these two books in the face of other demands on our…

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Review: Discursos e Identidades en la Ficción Romántica: Visiones Anglófonas de Madeira y Canarias / Discourses and Identities in Romance Fiction: Anglophone Visions from Madeira and the Canaries, ed. by María Isabel González Cruz

The literary convention that construes and represents the south of Europe as a reverse signifier to British civilization—a constellation of unique characteristics at the opposite…

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