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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture

4:30 PM Symposium Registration
5:00-6:40 PM Keynote Addresses by Kay Mussell and Jennifer Crusie
6:45-7:30 PM Roundtable Discussion with Kay Mussell, Jennifer Crusie, 
  Mary Bly/Eloisa James, April Alliston, and An Goris.
  Moderated by Pamela Regis.

Friday, October 25, 2013

201 Stanhope Hall


9:30 – 11:00 AM: Edna, Mary, Lindsey: Exploring Individual Romance Authors

Deborah Chappel Traylor, “The Novels of Edna Ferber, An Important Link in Popular American Women's Fiction”

Maryan Wherry, “Adventure, Mystery, Romance: The Voice and Style of Mary Stewart”

Hsu-Ming Teo, “'Everyone loves a Lindsey!': Evaluating the Historical Romance Oeuvre of Johanna Lindsey”

11:00 – 11:30 AM: coffee break

11:30 – 1:00 PM: Feminism, Sexuality, Gender and Authorship

Jackie Horne, “Feminism and the Romance Author”

Jonathan Allan, “Twisting the Romance Novelist” (TBC)

Jennifer Lois and Joanna Gregson, “Sneers and Leers: Romance Novel Writers and the Stigma of Sexual Shamelessness”

1:00 – 2:15 PM: lunch

Annette Couch-Jareb, “Self-Publishing and the Individual Author as an Agent of Change” (1:30-2:00)

2:15 – 4:15 PM: Construction of Authorship in Romance Novels, Paratexts and Community Practices

Jayashree Kamble, “Defiance and Definition: Constructing Authorship in Lisa Kleypas’s Dreaming of You

Eric Selinger, “The World Split Open, Slightly; Or, I Fought the Law and the Law Spanked”

Jessica Matthews, “When Authors Won’t “Die”: Diana Gabaldon as Imperial Author in the Books and Writers Community Online Forum”

Regina Künne, “L’Auteur Est Mort. Vive L’Auteur!”

4:15 – 4:30 PM: concluding remarks

Eric Selinger & An Goris

4:30 – 5:30 PM: reception