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A Brief Literary History of Romance Novels
Although romance novels have long been derided as “bodice-rippers” and “chick lit,” the genre is having a big cultural moment right now, thanks in part to the smash success of Netflix’s Bridgerton, adapted from Julia Quinn’s book series. What’s more, some critics have even begun to argue that romance novels are an actually important feminist genre. How did we reach this point? How did romance novels develop into the genre we recognize today? At each meeting, we’ll discuss a notable romance novel and explore its contribution to the genre as a whole. No prior experience with the subject is necessary. Molly Keran is a PhD candidate at the University of Michigan, where she studies genre and popular literature.
Event Type : Study Groups      
Category : Literature, Poetry, and Drama
Date(s) : 10/18/2021 - 12/20/2021
Day of Week : Monday
Time : 3:30-5:00pm
Location : Online
Instructor : Keran Molly
Fee : $50.00
Pre-requisites : https://umich.zoom.us/j/93270963688?pwd=ZkpsVXhhUjNDOEN0WSt6c2tmYTlaQT09
Event Status : OPEN