ISSN: 2159-4473

Published in partnership with the International Association for the Study of Popular Romance

Editorial Board

Executive Editor: Eric Selinger, DePaul University, USA
Managing Editor: Erin Young, SUNY Empire College, USA
Associate Editor: Jonathan A. Allan, Brandon University, Canada
Associate Editor: Hsu-Ming Teo, Macquarie University, Australia
Teaching and Learning Editor: Lisa Fletcher, University of Tasmania, Australia
Book Review Editor: Amy Burge, University of Birmingham, UK
Editorial Consultant: Kathrina Haji Mohd Daud, Brunei University, Brunei
Web Editor: Sarah H. Ficke, Marymount University, USA


Editorial Board:

Crystal Anderson, Elon University, USA

Asian Popular Culture, including Wuxia, K-pop and Kdrama

Meg John Barker, The Open University, UK

Psychology, psychotherapy, LGBTQ

Mary Bly, Fordham University, USA

Cultural Studies

Marcus Collins, Loughborough University, UK

History and Popular Music

Celestino Deleyto, University of Zaragoza, Spain

Film Studies

Catherine Driscoll, University of Sydney, Australia

Cultural Studies

Lisa Fletcher, University of Tasmania, Australia


David William Foster, Arizona State University, USA

Latin American urban culture, emphasis on gender formations and identities

Ken Gelder, University of Melbourne, Australia

Genre studies, popular fiction and popular film, postcolonial studies, Australian literary studies, popular cultural studies, 19th century fiction, post-theory literary studies, subcultural studies

William Gleason, Princeton University, USA

American Literature, Cultural Studies

Michael Gratzke, University of Hull, UK

German and Comparative Literature

Emily Haddad, University of Maine, USA

Literature (particularly east/west relations)

Eva Illouz, Hebrew University, Israel


Toni Johnson-Woods, University of Queensland, Australia

Manga, Pulp Fiction, Australian and Global Popular Culture

Betty Kaklamanidou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Romantic comedy, film, Hollywood, genre:

Jayashree Kamble, LaGuardia Community College/CUNY, USA

20th and 21st century romance fiction, cultural theory, Hollywood and Hindi-language cinema, American television

Mine Özyurt Kiliç, Middle East Technical University, Turkey

English, Contemporary Women’s Writing, Theories of the Fantastic, Ethical Criticism

Simon May, King’s College London, UK


Julie Moody-Freeman, DePaul University, USA

Caribbean and African American Studies; Feminist Theory; Post Colonial Studies; Popular Romance Studies

Lynn Neal, Wake Forest University, USA

Religious Study

Lynne Pearce, Lancaster University, UK

Theories of romantic love and altered states of consciousness, affective consciousness, temporality and memory

Pamela Regis, McDaniel College, USA

The romance genre, history of the American Romance, Jane Austen

Catherine M. Roach, The University of Alabama, USA

Gender and sexuality, popular culture, romance narratives, creative writing

Martin Stokes, King’s College, London, UK

Music, ethnomusicology, cultural history

John Storey, University of Sunderland, UK

Cultural Studies

Jodie Taylor, Griffith University, Australia

Cultural Sociology, Queer Studies, Musicology

Richard Terdiman, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA

Cultural Theory, Cultural History, European Literature

Margaret E. Toye, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada

Contemporary feminist and critical theory; poststructuralist feminist ethics; feminist affect theory; feminist theories of love; gender in relation to issues of embodiment, technology, consumption, food; contemporary feminist fiction; creative forms of argument

Kim Wilkins, University of Queensland, Australia

Medievalism, Historical, Australian popular fiction, genre theory, creative writing