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The Resource Happily ever after : the romance story in popular culture, Catherine M. Roach

Happily ever after : the romance story in popular culture, Catherine M. Roach

Label
Happily ever after : the romance story in popular culture
Title
Happily ever after
Title remainder
the romance story in popular culture
Statement of responsibility
Catherine M. Roach
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Find your one true love and live happily ever after." The trials of love and desire provide perennial story material, from the Biblical Song of Songs to Disney's princesses, but perhaps most provocatively in the romance novel, a genre known for tales of fantasy and desire, sex and pleasure. Hailed on the one hand for its women-centered stories that can be sexually liberating, and criticized on the other for its emphasis on male/female coupling and mythical happy endings, romance fiction is a multi-million dollar publishing phenomenon, creating national and international societies of enthusiasts, practitioners, and scholars. Catherine M. Roach, alongside her romance-writer alter-ego, Catherine LaRoche, guides the reader deep into Romancelandia where the smart and the witty combine with the sexy and seductive to explore why this genre has such a grip on readers and what we can learn from the romance novel about the nature of happiness, love, sex, and desire in American popular culture
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roach, Catherine M.
Dewey number
813/.08509
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.L6
LC item number
R58 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Romance fiction, American
  • Romance fiction, English
  • Women in literature
  • Love in literature
  • Popular literature
  • Popular literature
  • Love in literature
  • Popular literature
  • Romance fiction, American
  • Romance fiction, English
  • Women in literature
  • Great Britain
  • United States
  • Das Romantische
  • Liebesgeschichte
  • Massenkultur
  • Romantische Liebe
  • USA
Label
Happily ever after : the romance story in popular culture, Catherine M. Roach
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-212) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Journey into Romancelandia -- Find your one true love: book lovers and the romance story -- Going native: when the academic is (also) the fan -- Notes from the imagination: reading romance writing: wherein Catherine Roach and Catherine LaRoche, in feisty dialogue, comment upon LaRoche's fiction -- Sex: good girls do, or, romance fiction as sex-positive feminist mommy porn -- Notes from the field: romance writers of America -- Love: bondage and the conundrum of erotic love -- Notes from the writing: "between the sheets" and other moments toward romance novelist -- Happily ever after: the testament of erotic faith -- Epilogue: lessons from romancing the academic
Control code
ocn920017448
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 221 pages
Isbn
9780253020444
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015033975
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780253020444
  • (OCoLC)920017448
Label
Happily ever after : the romance story in popular culture, Catherine M. Roach
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-212) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Journey into Romancelandia -- Find your one true love: book lovers and the romance story -- Going native: when the academic is (also) the fan -- Notes from the imagination: reading romance writing: wherein Catherine Roach and Catherine LaRoche, in feisty dialogue, comment upon LaRoche's fiction -- Sex: good girls do, or, romance fiction as sex-positive feminist mommy porn -- Notes from the field: romance writers of America -- Love: bondage and the conundrum of erotic love -- Notes from the writing: "between the sheets" and other moments toward romance novelist -- Happily ever after: the testament of erotic faith -- Epilogue: lessons from romancing the academic
Control code
ocn920017448
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 221 pages
Isbn
9780253020444
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015033975
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780253020444
  • (OCoLC)920017448

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