Tuesday, February 15, 2011

International Conference on Popular Romance


The Third Annual International Conference on Popular Romance

Can’t Buy Me Love?
Sex, Money, Power, and Romance

International Association for the Study of Popular Romance (IASPR)
Fales Library and Special Collection of New York University
New York City
June 26–28, 2011


Sunday, 1:00-1:30

Sunday, 1:30-2:00pm
Opening Remarks: Sarah S. G. Frantz, IASPR President

Sunday, 2:00-3:00pm
Roundtable: Boundaries and Intersections: Romance, Erotica, and Pornography

•Cecilia Tan (author, editor, publisher)

Sunday, 3:00-3:30pm

Sunday, 3:30-5:00
Formula/Convention/Archetype: Narrative Construction of Romance Fiction

•Catherine Roach (University of Alabama, USA): “I Love You,” He Said: The Money Shot in Romance Fiction as Feminist Porn
•Ashley Greenwood (San Diego State University, USA): Nora Roberts and Archetypes
•Jonathan A. Allan (University of Toronto, Canada): Fetish Commodity of Virginity in Popular Romance Novels
•An Goris (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium): Rape as a Trope in the Work of Nora Roberts

Sunday, 5:00-6:00


Monday, 8:30-9:00

Monday, 9:00-10:30am
Love. Power. Justice?

•Sarah S. G. Frantz (Fayetteville State University, USA): The Rapist Hero and the Female Imagination
•Linda Lee (University of Pennsylvania, USA): The Illusion of Choice: Problematizing Predestined Love in Paranormal Romance
•Jessica Miller (University of Maine, USA): Emotional Justice in the Novels of Jennifer Crusie
•Margaret Toscano (University of Utah, USA): Love’s Balance Sheet: Accounting for the Bondage of Desire and the Freedom of Choice in Historical Romance

Monday, 10:30-11:00am

Monday, 11:00-12:30pm
Love in the Stack: Popular Romance Collection Development in University Libraries

•Crystal Goldman (San Jose State University, USA)
•Nancy Down (Bowling Green State University, USA)
•Marilyn Dunn (Schlesinger Library, Harvard University, USA)
•Marvin J. Taylor (New York University, USA)

Monday, 12:30-1:30pm
Lunch (on your own)

Monday, 1:30-2:30
Keynote Speaker: Laura Kipnis (Northwestern University)

Monday, 2:30-3:00

Monday, 3:00-4:30
Sex, Money, Power: Romance through the Ages

•Hannah Priest (University of Manchester, UK): ‘Hit Cost a Thousand Pound and Mar’: Love, Sex and Wealth in the Fourteenth-Century Sir Gawain and the Carl of Carlisle
•Amanda Allen (Eastern Michigan University, USA): Charm the Boys, Win the Girls: Power Struggles in Mary Stolz’s Cold War Adolescent Girl Romance Novels
•Su-hsen Liu (National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan): Modern Gothic Romance and its Translation in Taiwan: A Case Study of the Chinese Translation of Mistress of Mellyn
•Pamela Regis (McDaniel College, USA): The First Silhouette: Following the Money

Monday, 4:30-5:00pm

Monday, 5:00-6:30pm
The Erotics of Property

•Eric Selinger (DePaul University, USA): Owning the Romance: Crusie, Phillips, and the “Erotics of Property”
•Ann Herendeen (Romance Author, USA): The Upper-Class Bisexual Man as Romantic Hero: The “Top” in the Social Structure and in the Bedroom
•Angela Toscano (University of Utah, USA): The Limits of Virtue, the Limits of Merit: Power, Privilege & Property in Historical Romance Fiction
Monday, 7:00-9:30pm
Dinner (Extra charge)


Tuesday, 8:30-9:00am

Tuesday, 9:00-10:30am
Trading Places: Worldbuilding Romance in Fiction and Film

•Jennifer Kloester (University of Melbourne, Australia): Creating a Genre: The Power of Georgette Heyer’s Regency Novels
•Susan M. Kroeg (Eastern Kentucky University, USA): Regency World-Building, History, and the End(s) of Romance
•Betty Kaklamanidou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece): The Absence of Sex and Money in the Contemporary Rom Com. Fact or Fiction?
•Jayashree Kamble (University of Minnesota): Temptation and the Big Apple: Bollywood romance goes West in Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna

Tuesday, 10:30-11:00am

Tuesday, 11:00-12:30pm
Money Changes Everything; or, Does It?

•Federica Balducci (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand): Love on a Shoestring: Romance, Recession and Consumer Culture in Italian Chick Lit
•Elena Oliete-Aldea (University of Zaragoza, Spain): Greed is Good, but Love is Better: the Influence of Economy on Romance in Oliver Stone’s Wall Street Films
•Beatriz Oria (University of Zaragoza, Spain): Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend: The Representation of Romantic Love In Sex and the City
•Antonia Losano (Middlebury College, USA): Value for Virtue in Multiple-Romance Narrative Romance

Tuesday, 12:30-1:30
Lunch (on your own

Tuesday, 1:30-3:00pm
Queering the Romantic Heroine: Where Her Power Lies

•Katherine E. Lynch (SUNY Rockland): One Small Step for Romance: The Evolution of the Queer Female Hero
•Ruth Sternglantz (Editor, Bold Strokes Books): Where the Wild Things Are: Contemporary Lesbian Romance and the Undomesticated Queer Hero
•Lynda Sandoval (Author): The Queer Heroine as a Re-imagined Reflection
•Len Barot/Radclyffe (Romance Author, Editor, and Publisher, Bold Strokes Books): Queering the Alpha

Tuesday, 3:00-3:30pm

Tuesday, 3:30-4:30pm
Final Roundtable