About

Specializes in mass market romance fiction and mainstream Indian cinema.

Co-Vice President of the International Association for the Study of Popular Romance.

Education

Ph.D. English, University of Minnesota, 2008.

M.A. English, University of Pune, 2000.

 

Other Publications

Books:

Making Meaning in Popular Romance Fiction: An Epistemology. Palgrave, 2014.

Articles:

“From Barbarized to Disneyfied: Vieiwing 1990s New York City Through Eve Dallas, J.D. Robb’s Futuristic Homicide Detective” in forum for inter-American research, 10.1: May 2017.

“All Work or All Play: Indian Consumerism, Leisure, and Ethics Under Globalization in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara” at South Asian Popular Culture, 13.1: Apr. 2015.

“What’s Love Got to Do With It? In Romance Novels, Everything!” Oklahoma Humanities Council Magazine. February 2015.

“How to Tame a Dragon: Ten Years After A Natural History of the Romance Novel.” Journal of Popular Romance Studies, 3.2: 2013.

“The Globalized Avatar of the Hindi Cinema Hero: Hrithik Roshan’s ‘Double Role’ in Kaho Naa…Pyaar Hai/Say That You Love [Me] (2000).” Film International, 10.4-5: 2012.

“Tempted by the Big Apple: The Fantasy of Western Spaces in Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna.” Studies in South Asian Film and Media, 3.1: 2012.

Essays in edited collections:

“Branding a Genre: A Brief Trans-Atlantic History of Romance Novel Cover Art.” Essay in the collection Romance Fiction and American Culture: Love as the Practice of Freedom? Ed. William Gleason and Eric Selinger, Ashgate/Taylor and Francis, Feb. 2016.

“Patriotism, Passion, and PTSD: The Critique of War in Popular Romance Novels” in New Approaches to Popular Romance Fiction. Ed. Sarah Frantz and Eric Selinger. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2012.

“Female Enfranchisement and the Popular Romance: An Indian Perspective” in Empowerment Versus Oppression: 21st Century Views of Popular Romance Novels. Ed. Sally Goade. London: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007.

Reviews:

Love and War: How Militarism Shapes Sexuality and Romance (Tom Digby 2014) in the Journal of Popular Romance Studies (http://jprstudies.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/RLAW.03.2019.pdf)

Projects

Research underway on the dialectical development of the mass-market romance novel heroine (second monograph).

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

“The Evolution of Gender Display in Romance Novels: A Brief Case Study” at theconference of the International Association for the Study of Popular Romance to be held at the Universidad de Las Palmas Gran Canarias, June 17-19, 2020.

 

 

Memberships

Popular Culture and American Culture Association

International Association for the Study of Popular Romance

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