Popular Romance Project

The Popular Romance Project explores the fascinating, often contradictory origins and influences of popular romance as told in novels, films, comics, advice books, songs, and internet fan fiction, taking a global and historical perspective.

Designed for readers and writers, scholars from every field, and the general public, the website explores romance in popular culture and fiction. The larger project includes a feature-length documentary focusing on the global community of romance readers, writers, and publishers and an academic symposium on the past and future of the romance novel hosted by the Library of Congress Center for the Book.