Historical Romance Fiction: Heterosexuality and Perfomativity

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., Jan 1, 2008 - Literary Criticism - 177 pages
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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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Contents

Romance History Heterosexuality
13
Georgette Heyer
49
Judith Butler and
73
History and Heterosexuality in John Fowless
95
Affective Speech Acts in The French
111
A S Byatts Possession A Romance
137
Works Cited
163
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Lisa Fletcher is Lecturer in the School of English, Journalism and European Languages at the University of Tasmania, Australia.

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