Admission Price: Free to attend but places must be booked in advance
In the next City English Department Research Seminar, Judith Watts will ask: Why do we read for pleasure? What do we want from our favourite genre?
Judith will begin to answer these questions by drawing on research undertaken for her PhD: Reading for Pleasure and Profit: the role of the publisher, authors and readers in creating, constructing and consuming the Mills & Boon experience of genre, 1946-1973.
In particular, the session will offer:
- a peek inside the Mills & Boon files in The British Archive Publishing & Printing
- insight into how acts of reading lead to the co-creation of genre
- findings about romance readers which pre-date Radway’s study in Reading the Romance
- some of the joys of collection-based and interdisciplinary research
The City English Department Research Seminar is designed to introduce students and staff to the wide-ranging research going on in the department. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be available.
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When and where
6.00pmTuesday 4th February 2020