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Thursday, 4 January 2018, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Barnard's Inn Hall

Happily Ever After: The Romance Story

Catherine M. Roach

This talk delves into one of the most powerful and omnipresent cultural storylines: Find your one true love and live happily ever after. How does this narrative function in popular culture and especially in the massive global market of women-oriented romantic fiction? 

Catherine Roach uncovers what we learn from the romance story about today’s changing norms for gender and sexuality and about the nature of happiness and love.

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Catherine is Professor of Gender and Culture Studies in New College at the University of Alabama and spent 2013-14 in residence at the University of Leeds as Fulbright Distinguished Chair.  

She is author of Stripping, Sex, and Popular Culture. Her most recent book is Happily Ever After: The Romance Story in Popular Culture, which won a Silver Medal in the Independent Publisher Book Awards. She publishes romance fiction as Catherine LaRoche.

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