Posts Tagged: Criticism

Links: Thursday, May 22nd

Links: Thursday, May 22nd

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A Trove Of 400,000 Images From The Met That You Can Use For Free 50 Shades of Nonsense – There was yet another awful article published where a Man shared his Manly Thoughts on romance. Natalie breaks it down for our small ladybrains. Giraldi’s article is an absolute textbook example… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, May 8th

Links: Thursday, May 8th

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Adorable Eleventh Doctor Cosplay Stigma and surprise – Sociologists Jen Lois and Joanna Gregson are studying the romance industry for their project and they have a post about the ways the genre isn’t afforded respect. The second reason is that the stigma is so powerful it is actually rubbing off… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday May 6th

Links: Tuesday May 6th

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Ugly Renaissance Babies Reading Desire: “Dark Notes on Paper” – Liz has a great post on sex scenes and desire in romance and why much of it bores her. As usual, the comments are as insightful as the post. When I first discovered romance and erotica (both when I was… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, May 3rd

Links: Saturday, May 3rd

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Rawr! BREAKING NEWS: Media Still Sexist In Reporting of Romance Industry – It was announced on Friday that News Corp was buying Harlequin and putting it under Harper Collins. The news coverage was exactly as “clever” as you thought it would be and littered with sniggering and bad puns. Heidi… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, May 1st

Links: Thursday, May 1st

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The classical dance form Bharatanatyam Boom Goes The Canon: romance, the canon problem, and iconic works – Jodi McAlister weighs in on the canon conundrum. In other news, I’m still amused by cannon/canon puns. I’m hopeless. I’m not, however, opposed to identifying iconic texts and writers, because romance certainly has… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, April 29th

Links: Tuesday, April 29th

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The Tale of the 1970s Fashion Apocalypse X is for X-Chromosomes: The Gender Binary (Part 1) – Resisting the urge to link all of Waite’s posts has been a Herculean effort. This post on gender essentialism in romance is particularly spot on. Many a romance novel mentions how the hero/heroine… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, April 26th

Links: Saturday, April 26th

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Cat in a hat. Le Sheikh C’est Chic? Not So Much! – Suleikha Snyder gets on her soapbox and lays into the sheikh romance. I’ve never been comfortable reading them and she puts her thumb right on it. Why aren’t sheikh romances tagged and shelved as interracial romances? Because, to… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, April 24th

Links: Thursday, April 24th

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The noble hound. Little Miss Crabby Pants Fires The Canon – There’s been a lot of reaction to Noah Berlatsky’s Salon article but I really liked this response from Wendy the Superlibrarian. First, no book anywhere is going to be universally loved. People being people after all. What canons should… Read more »

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Dudesplaining, The April Edition

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Last night I was linked to Yet Another Genre Thinkpiece By Someone With A Penis Which Is Therefore Worthy Of My Time No Matter How Uninformed The Author. I ranted on Twitter (as one does) and filed it in the circular bin. Things followed the predictable cycle this morning and… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, April 22nd

Links: Tuesday, April 22nd

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How to Give Dolls “Natural” Hair The genre debate: ‘Literary fiction’ is just clever marketing – Not the most coherent post, but I’d agree that genre definitions are often marketing distinctions rather than assessments of the books’ content. “Genre fiction” is a nasty phrase – when did genre turn into… Read more »

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