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Review: Queer Experimental Literature: The Affective Politics of Bad Reading, by Tyler Bradway

Bradway, Tyler. Queer Experimental Literature: The Affective Politics of Bad Reading. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. Lxiii + 268 pp. £22.99 (softcover).

Review: Modern Romance, by Aziz Ansari, with Eric Klinenberg; Is Monogamy Dead?, by Rosie Wilby; How to Go Steady, by Jacque Nodell

Ansari, Aziz, with Eric Klinenberg. Modern Romance. Pp. 288. London: Penguin Random House, 2015. US $17.00 (paper). ISBN: 9780143109259.

Wilby, Rosie. Is Monogamy Dead? Pp. 340. London: Accent Press, 2017. US $11.85 (paper). ISBN: 9781786154538.

Nodell, Jacque. How to Go Steady. Pp. 200. 2017. US $9.99 (paper). ISBN: 9781983612909.

Review: Love and War: How Militarism Shapes Sexuality and Romance, by Tom Digby

Digby, Tom. Love and War: How Militarism Shapes Sexuality and Romance. Pp. 240. New York: Columbia University Press, 2014. US $25.00 (paperback). ISBN: 9780231168410.

Review: Salaam, Love: American Muslim Men on Love, Sex, and Intimacy, edited by Ayesha Mattu and Nura Maznavi

Mattu, Ayesha and Nura Maznavi (eds). Salaam, Love: American Muslim Men on Love, Sex, and Intimacy. Pp. 248. Boston: Beacon Press, 2014. US $16.00 (paper). ISBN: 9780807079751.

Review: New Directions in Popular Fiction: Genre, Distribution, Reproduction, edited by Ken Gelder

Gelder, Ken, ed. New Directions in Popular Fiction: Genre, Distribution, Reproduction. Pp. 474. London, UK: Springer Nature, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. EUR$114.99 (Hardcover) ISBN: 9781137523464.

Review: The Popular Culture of Romantic Love in Australia, edited by Hsu-Ming Teo

Teo, Hsu-Ming, ed. The Popular Culture of Romantic Love in Australia. Pp. 371. Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing Limited, 2017. A$ 39.95 (paperback). ISBN: 9781925588316.

Review: Making Modern Love: Sexual Narratives and Identities in Interwar Britain, by Lisa Z. Sigel; Women’s Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain, 1918–1939: The Interwar Period, edited by Catherine Clay, Maria DiCenzo, Barbara Green, and Fiona Hackney

Sigel, Lisa Z. Making Modern Love: Sexual Narratives and Identities in Interwar Britain. Pp. 258. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2012. US $29.95 (paper). ISBN: 9781439908051.

Clay, Catherine, Maria DiCenzo, Barbara Green, and Fiona Hackney, editors. Women’s Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain, 1918–1939: The Interwar Period. Pp. 528. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2017. UK £150.00. ISBN: 9781474412537.

Review: Human in Death: Morality and Mortality in J. D. Robb’s Novels, by Kecia Ali

Ali, Kecia. Human in Death: Morality and Mortality in J. D. Robb's Novels. Pp. 206. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2017. US $29.95 (hardcover). ISBN: 9781481306270.

Review: Cupcakes, Pinterest and Ladyporn: Feminized Popular Culture in the Early Twenty-First Century, edited by Elana Levine

Levine, Elana, ed. Cupcakes, Pinterest and Ladyporn: Feminized Popular Culture in the Early Twenty-First Century. Pp. 296. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2015. US $28.00 (paperback) ISBN: 9780252081088.

Review: Race and Popular Fantasy Literature: Habits of Whiteness, by Helen Young

Young, Helen. Race and Popular Fantasy Literature: Habits of Whiteness. Pp. 224. New York: Routledge, 2016. US $49.95 (paperback). ISBN: 9781138547704.

Review: Island Genres, Genre Islands: Conceptualisation and Representation in Popular Fiction, by Ralph Crane and Lisa Fletcher

Crane, Ralph and Lisa Fletcher. Island Genres, Genre Islands: Conceptualisation and Representation in Popular Fiction. Pp. xix, 202. London: Rowman & Littlefield, 2017. US $34.95 (paper). ISBN: 9781783482061.

Review: Heartthrobs: A History of Women and Desire, by Carol Dyhouse

Dyhouse, Carol. Heartthrobs: A History of Women and Desire. Pp. xv, 262. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. US $27.95 (hardcover). ISBN: 9780198765837.

Review: Romance Fiction and American Culture: Love as the Practice of Freedom?, edited by William A. Gleason and Eric Murphy Selinger

Gleason, William A., and Eric Murphy Selinger, editors. Romance Fiction and American Culture: Love as the Practice of Freedom? Pp. xvi, 437. New York: Routledge, 2016. US $50.95 (paper). ISBN: 9781472431530.

Review: Representing Difference in the Medieval and Modern Orientalist Romance, by Amy Burge

Burge, Amy. Representing Difference in the Medieval and Modern Orientalist Romance. Pp. XVII, 279. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. US $74.99 (eBook). ISBN: 9781137593566.

Review: Women and Erotic Fiction. Critical Essays on Genres, Markets and Readers, edited by Kristen Phillips

Phillips, Kristen, ed. Women and Erotic Fiction. Critical Essays on Genres, Markets and Readers. Pp. 262. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc. Publishers 2015. US $40.00. Print. ISBN: 9780786495849.

Review: Men: Notes from an Ongoing Investigation, by Laura Kipnis

Kipnis, Laura. Men: Notes from an Ongoing Investigation. Pp. 211. New York: Metropolitan Books, 2014. US $25.00 (hardcover). ISBN: 9781627791878.

Review: Making Meaning in Popular Romance Fiction: An Epistemology, by Jayashree Kamblé

Kamblé, Jayashree. Making Meaning in Popular Romance Fiction: An Epistemology. Pp. 191. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. US $85.00 (paper). ISBN: 9781137395054.

Review: Love Between the Covers, produced, written, and directed by Laurie Kahn

Kahn, Laurie, director. Love Between the Covers. Blueberry Hill Productions, 2015.
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Review: An Imperialist Love Story: Desert Romances and the War on Terror, by Amira Jarmakani

Jarmakani, Amira. An Imperialist Love Story: Desert Romances and the War on Terror. Pp. 288. New York: NYU Press, 2015. US $28.00 (paper). ISBN: 9781479820863.

Review: Reading the Bromance: Homosocial Relationships in Film and Television, edited by Michael DeAngelis

DeAngelis, Michael, ed. Reading the Bromance: Homosocial Relationships in Film and Television. Pp. 328. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2014. US $31.99. ISBN: 9780814338988.