Professor Sarah S. G. Franz sent us the following announcement from Eric Selinger at DePaul University – if you’re interested in academic discourse on the most awesome subject of romance novels (and who isn’t?!) check out the following:
Hello, everyone! Since there isn’t a listserv out there designed for academics who study and teach romance fiction—or, at least, there hasn’t been since the demise of Romance Novel Studies, a while back—I’ve taken the liberty of starting one.
Introducing (drum-roll, please): RomanceScholar! Not the greatest title, perhaps, but I only had 14 characters to work with, and I wanted to get across the fact that this is a list that aims to foster scholarship in the field of romance fiction, even if we do end up spending some time simply suggesting good new books to one another. (Which counts, in my book, as “fostering scholarship.” How else to get things written on the work we love?)
I realize this list may not be of interest to everyone on RRA, but I hope that even if you aren’t interested yourself, you’ll still spread the word or forward this message to anyone else you think might take an interest: colleagues, friends, teachers at other levels, etc. (I know I’d love to talk about how we TEACH these books with anyone who faces those challenges, at whatever level!)
To subscribe, visit http://mailman.depaul.edu/mailman/listinfo/romancescholar
The instructions are pretty straightforward, but be sure to open your “confirmation email” and click on the link or hit “reply” as instructed to activate your subscription.