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New PDF release: Historical Romance Fiction: Heterosexuality and

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By Lisa Fletcher

the 1st book-length examine of romance novels to target problems with sexuality instead of gender, old Romance Fiction strikes the continued debate in regards to the price and charm of hetero romance onto new flooring, trying out the claims of state of the art severe theorists on every little thing from renowned classics via Georgette Heyer, to fresh 'bodice rippers,' to old fiction via John Fowles and A.S. Byatt. starting along with her nomination of 'I love you' because the romance novel's defining speech act, Lisa Fletcher engages heavily with speech-act thought and up to date stories of performativity. the variety of texts serves to demonstrate Fletcher's definition of old romance as a fictional mode depending on the strength and familiarity of the speech act, 'I love you', and allows Fletcher to supply a close account of the genre's heritage and improvement in either its well known and 'literary' manifestations. Written from a feminist and anti-homophobic viewpoint, Fletcher's refined arguments concerning the romantic speech act serve to illustrate the genre's dependence on repetition ('Romance can basically quote') and the shaky floor on which the romance's heterosexual premise rests. Her exploration of the subgenre of cross-dressing novels is principally revealing during this regard. With its deft mixture of theoretical arguments and suggestive shut readings, Fletcher's e-book will attract experts in style, speech act and performativity idea, and gender studies.

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