Rather than defend the genre of romance fiction in clickbait pieces addressed outward to a skeptical and frequently trollish audience, I prefer to treat romance novels as deliberate collections of words by talented experts in the craft. Which I can then overanalyze and tease apart and generally have a grand critical time with. This post series will have a strong feminist slant and generally informal language, mixed liberally with swears and the occasional piece of critical jargon, for spice. In chronological order:

In April of 2014, I did an alphabetical post series on intersectional feminism in romance. Here is the complete series.