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Australian romance fiction

O’Mahony, L. (2020) Australian romance fiction. In: Kamblé, J., Selinger, E.M. and Teo, H-S, (eds.) The Routledge Research Companion to Popular Romance Fiction. Routledge as part of Taylor & Francis, pp. 72-96.

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This chapter examines the evolution of Australia’s popular romance fiction from the mid-eighteenth century through to today’s mass-market publishing phenomenon. The chapter defines Australian popular romance fiction, explores how the genre has changed since its inception and discusses the production and consumption of Australian romance novels. Key developments in the genre since the year 2000 are then explained to argue that Australia’s romance fiction industry is today both vibrant and highly successful.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation(s): Creative Media, Arts and Design
Publisher: Routledge as part of Taylor & Francis
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