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Erotic Romance

McAlister, J ORCID: 0000-0003-4529-9205 2021 , 'Erotic Romance', in J Kamblé and E Murphy Selinger and H-M Teo (eds.), The Routledge Research Companion to Popular Romance Fiction , Routledge, United Kingdom.

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This chapter examines erotic romance, a literary category whose history has been largely ignored in the wake of the Fifty Shades-phenomenon. It seeks to better understand and define erotic romance by situating it in context: in particular, its industrial context, examining its publishing history and its relationships to fan fiction and the burgeoning digital publishing marketplace. It argues that erotic romance is a space which pushes the boundaries of the romance genre, both structurally and in terms of content, but ultimately exists within those boundaries.

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Authors/Creators:McAlister, J
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