Monthly Archives: August 2014

Lady Almina, Highclere Castle, and Puff Pastry

In the 1980s, when feminism trickled into higher education in the U.S., literary critics, historians, and others turned to excavating the untold stories of women as a way of challenging a gender-biased “master” narrative of history, an andro-centric literary canon, … Continue reading

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A Natural History of the Romance Novel, by Pamela Regis

An interesting if occasionally dry survey of the evolution of the romance novel into the modern day’s bestselling genre, and a heartfelt defense of why it’s okay to read (and like) these books. I’m not sure what makes this scholarly … Continue reading

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