Friday's events will take place in the Pallister Conference Room at the Jerome Library on the campus of Bowling Green State University

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That’s a Romance?: Writing and Reading in the Shadows of 50 Shades of Grey

Melissa Lucken, Lansing Community College

Friday, April 13th
8:00 AM


Jerome Library, Bowling Green State University

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

9:00 AM

Romancelandia on Twitter: Designing a Digital Humanities Research Assignment for First-Year Writing Students

Heather M. Schell, George Washington University
Ann K. G. Brown, George Washington University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The Category Romance Project: First-year Students Researching Romance

Jen Wofford, Ithaca College

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Where are all the Fun Books: Popular Romance and Science Fiction Novels in Academic Libraries

Sarah Sheehan, Manhattan College

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

10:05 AM

Fantasies of Black Manhood: Black Masculinities in Brenda Jackson’s Westmoreland Series

Kelly L. Choyke, Ohio University - Main Campus
Kay-Anne P. Darlington PhD, University of Rio Grande

10:05 AM - 11:05 AM

Happily Ever After …. And After: time travel, history and romance in the novels of Susanna Kearsley

Sarah H. Ficke, Marymount University

10:05 AM - 11:05 AM

Having Your Cake and Eating It: Revenge in Sarah MacLean’s Rules of Scoundrels Series

Veera Mäkelä, Independent scholar

10:05 AM - 11:05 AM

11:10 AM

Finding the Fairy Tale in Popular Romance

Linda J. Lee, University of Pennsylvania

11:10 AM - 12:10 PM

Researching the Romance Writers' Research

Caryn Radick, Rutgers University - New Brunswick/Piscataway

11:10 AM - 12:10 PM

Use Heart in Your (Re)Search: The Invitations of Popular Romance

Eric Murphy Selinger, DePaul University

11:10 AM - 12:10 PM

12:15 PM

Lunch & Viewing of "Love Between the Covers"

Jerome Library, Bowling Green State University

12:15 PM - 1:45 PM

1:45 PM

Beverly Jenkins in Conversation with Eric Selinger

Jerome Library, Bowling Green State University

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

3:00 PM

History's Been Hijacked: How To Combat White Supremacy Through Popular Literature

Elizabeth Kingston

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Romance Vs. Realism: How Critical Battles over Postwar Teen Romance Novels Led to the Emergence of Canonical Young Adult Literature

Amanda Allen, Eastern Michigan University

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Stigmatizing the Romance Genre: Reading Romance in the Digital Age

Angela Hart, American University, Washington D.C.

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

4:05 PM

An Articulation of Modern Indian Values in the Romance of Sandhya Sridhar

Kristen Rudisill, Bowling Green State University

4:05 PM - 5:05 PM

Outlandish romance: Fan and author navigation of romance genre boundaries

Spring Duvall, Salem College

4:05 PM - 5:05 PM

Paranormal Romance: A History

Maria T. Ramos-Garcia, South Dakota State University

4:05 PM - 5:05 PM

5:10 PM

Fantasies of Masculinity in Male/Male Popular Romance

Jonathan Allan, Brandon University

5:10 PM - 6:10 PM

6:15 PM

Wine & Cheese Reception

Jerome Library, Bowling Green State University

6:15 PM - 8:00 PM