Lisa Fletcher moves the debate about the value and appeal of heterosexual romance onto new ground, testing the claims of speech-act and performativity theorists on everything from popular classics by Georgette Heyer, to 'bodice rippers, ' to historical fiction by John Fowles and A. S. Byatt. Nominating 'I love you' as the romance novel's defining speech act, Fletcher offers a lively mix of theoretical arguments and suggestive close readings.History and Heterosexuality in John Fowlesa#39;s The French Lieutenant s Woman The woman had no face, no particular degree ... (Fowles, aquot;Notesaquot; 136) In the introduction to his well-known essay aquot;Notes on an Unfinished Novelaquot; John Fowles tells of the ... First, Fowlesa#39;s story is to be treated as a aquot;giftaquot; which grants us special access to the authora#39;s thoughts a his dreams no ... I read it, rather, as an unintentional condensation of the novela#39;s thematic preoccupations, its generic and historicalanbsp;...
|Title||:||Historical Romance Fiction|
|Author||:||Dr Lisa Fletcher|
|Publisher||:||Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2013-05-28|