Issue 4.2 of the peer-reviewed Journal of Popular Romance Studies is available free on-line. It features a special issue on The Popular Culture of Romantic Love in Australia, guest edited by Hsu-Ming Teo, with pieces on material culture, mass-market fiction (for men and women), and Australian film, and an interview with award-winning Australian romance novelist Anne Gracie.
Two new pieces on teaching romance novels at the university level round out the issue, along with the text of the Popular Culture Association’s 30th Anniversary Roundtable discussions of Janice Radway’s Reading the Romance and five new book reviews.
Our next issue will appear this summer, and we welcome submissions on romantic love and its representations in global popular culture, now and in the past. For information on current topics of interest and submissions guidelines, visit http://jprstudies.org/submissions/topics-of-interest. Friend us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!