Romance at the Popular Culture Association Conference


FiniOwl2smby C. Margery Kempe

I’m away in DC at one of my favorite academic conferences; partly because it’s chock full of friends that I only get to see these days at the conference, but also because it’s always a lot of fun! Here are some of the panels (thanks to Teach Me Tonight) that will be of interest to you folks, but see the whole program here.

Romance I: Fifty Shades of Scholarship

Romance II: Authors, Characters, Readers:  What’s Changed? What’s Changing? What’s Stuck?    

Romance III: Publishing, Texts, and Authorship

Romance IV: Across the Media: Iconic Moments, Cultural Narratives, and Real-Life Love

Romance V – Special Session: A Natural History of the Romance Novel Tenth Anniversary Roundtable: Pamela Regis and the Rebooting of Popular Romance Studies

Pamela Regis – In this presentation I will reconsider our shared work—to understand the genre itself and the texts that comprise it—from the temporal vantage point provided by the decade that has passed since the publication of my account of the genre in A Natural History of the Romance Novel. My focus will be on the state of our work on the American romance novel, and the challenges that face us.


Romance VI: Paranormal Romance    

Romance VII: Problem Texts and Questions of Ethics 

Romance VIII: Homosociality, Homoeroticism, and Bisexual Desire

Romance IX: African American / Black Romance

Romance X: Romance at the Boundaries: Race, Place and Translation

Romance XI: Romance Pedagogy: Teaching, Learning, Critique

Romance XII: Open Forum: Where are We, Now, in Popular
Romance Studies?

Romance XIV: Vampire / Romance Joint Round Table

Romance XVI: After Fifty Shades of Grey: Kink and Romance
Perspectives

Vampire in Literature, Culture, and Film VIII: Paranormal and Romance

Vampire ROUNDTABLE V: Walking the Line Between Paranormal and Romance: A Roundtable Inquiry into the Heart of Paranormal Romance

Fan Culture and Theory: Uneasy Pleasures: Ethics of Studies/Fan Studies Scholarship

Romance I: Fifty Shades of Scholarship

Romance II: Authors, Characters, Readers:  What’s Changed? What’s Changing? What’s Stuck?    

Romance III: Publishing, Texts, and Authorship

Romance IV: Across the Media: Iconic Moments, Cultural Narratives, and Real-Life Love

Romance V – Special Session: A Natural History of the Romance Novel Tenth Anniversary Roundtable: Pamela Regis and the Rebooting of Popular Romance Studies

Pamela Regis – In this presentation I will reconsider our shared work—to understand the genre itself and the texts that comprise it—from the temporal vantage point provided by the decade that has passed since the publication of my account of the genre in A Natural History of the Romance Novel. My focus will be on the state of our work on the American romance novel, and the challenges that face us.


Romance VI: Paranormal Romance    

Romance VII: Problem Texts and Questions of Ethics 

Romance VIII: Homosociality, Homoeroticism, and Bisexual Desire

Romance IX: African American / Black Romance

Romance X: Romance at the Boundaries: Race, Place and Translation

Romance XI: Romance Pedagogy: Teaching, Learning, Critique

Romance XII: Open Forum: Where are We, Now, in Popular
Romance Studies?

Romance XIV: Vampire / Romance Joint Round Table

Romance XVI: After Fifty Shades of Grey: Kink and Romance
Perspectives

Vampire in Literature, Culture, and Film VIII: Paranormal and Romance

Vampire ROUNDTABLE V: Walking the Line Between Paranormal and Romance: A Roundtable Inquiry into the Heart of Paranormal Romance

Fan Culture and Theory: Uneasy Pleasures: Ethics of Studies/Fan Studies Scholarship

And mine:

BDSM/Kink/Fetish studies (Frantz) BdsM/kink in film, Pornography, and Japanese Culture
Virginia suite C 8:15pm-9:45pm WED 27 March

“from now on, i will do the things i like:” Ito Seiu, Minomura Ko, and the emergence of kinbaku (erotic rope Bondage) in Japanese Popular Culture
Douglas Thomas

Pornography as the New tool of the intellectual historian
Joseph Wright

Masochistic desire in luis Bunuel’s Belle de Jour
Julia Smith

Knocking from inside: Forging Strength through Pain in V for Vendetta and The Story of O
K.A. Laity [AKA C. Margery Kempe]

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5 Comments

  • madelineiva
    March 29, 2013 at 8:11 am

    I wish I could be there–Talk about a movable feast!

  • cmkempe
    March 29, 2013 at 9:05 am

    On the slightly disappointing side of things, I was the solo panelist! But I had a good audience and good questions so that was great — and all after a superb French bistro and two bottles of wine! 🙂

  • LizEverly
    March 29, 2013 at 11:43 am

    I’d have a hard time choosing! What a fascinating bunch of topics! Were you able to attend many other panels? Which was your favorite? And did you learn anything new? Too many questions? 😉

    • cmkempe
      March 29, 2013 at 10:36 pm

      It’s very hard choosing and there’s lots of other topics too, so I went to some mystery, pulp, comics and other things too. Fave…? Hmmm…

  • Leah St. James
    March 30, 2013 at 7:42 am

    Um…wow! That’s a LOT of panels on similar topics. I agree,sounds fascinating. (I didn’t even know body-swap fiction existed back in the 1800s!)

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