Archive for: romance

How to Cry: On Ice Castles

Of blind skaters and waterworks.

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The Romance of Dead Parents

Charles Johnson’s “Middle Passage,” Kathleen Gilles Seidel’s “Please Remember This”: which is the romance?

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How Do You Say “Love” in Alien, or Vice Versa?

Speaking difference in Octavia Butler’s “Speech Sounds” and Laura Kinsale’s “Flowers From the Storm”

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Romance as Criticism, Criticism as Romance

Kathleen Gilles Seidel and reading “Reading the Romance.”

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Real Romance

Truth, lies,and fantasy in Laura Kinsale’s “For My Lady’s Heart.”

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How Ariel Became Disney’s Bad Woman: A Look at Disney’s Frozen and The Little Mermaid

The case for mermaids who lust.

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Romance and Male Fantasies

A dream of a patriarchy where all the men are beautiful.

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