Historical Romance Fiction: Heterosexuality and Perfomativity
A study of the historical romance genre in both its popular and literary manifestations. The book examines the genre as a complex and ongoing discussion about gender and sexual norms and presents a comprehensive theoretical model for analysing this discussion.
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Historical Romance Fiction: Heterosexuality and Performativity
Dr Lisa Fletcher
Limited preview - 2013
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