The Fifth International Conference on Popular Romance Studies will focus on the romantic love and its representations in popular media, now and in the past, from anywhere in the world. It will be held at Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Greece, 19-21 June, 2014.
We are interested in scholarship on all forms of popular media: not just fictional modes (novels, films, TV shows, comics, song lyrics, fan fiction, etc.), but also didactic genres (advice columns, dating manuals, newspaper debates about love or marriage “in crisis”), depictions of real-life love, and the representations of love, romance, and material culture deployed by advertising (wedding dresses, courtship rituals, etc.).
Please submit your proposals for individual papers, full panels, roundtables, interviews, or innovative presentations for peer-review consideration to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 15, 2013.
The International Association for the Study of Popular Romance is dedicated to fostering and promoting the scholarly exploration of all popular representations of romantic love. IASPR is committed to building a strong community of scholars of popular romance through open, digital access to all scholarly work published by the Association, by organizing or sponsoring an annual international conference on popular romance studies, and by encouraging the teaching of popular romance at all levels of higher education.