Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 256 pages, 8.38 × 5.34 × 0.66 in
Published: October 1, 1998
Publisher: Pluto Press (UK)
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0745313817
ISBN - 13: 9780745313818
From the Publisher
Our fascination with romance is seemingly indestructible. Until
now, however, romance has been badly neglected as a subject for
serious academic study. This original collection aims to redress
this imbalance by focusing on the changing nature, or "rescripting"
of romance in film & fiction. This is the first volume to fully
consider the cultural representation of romance in the wake of
postmodernism & postcolonialism & offers clear evidence of
romance as a "category under stress." The contemporary nature of
the texts discussed - such as Basic Instinct, Fatal Attraction
& Hotel du Lac - places it at the center of many current
debates concerning identity, gender, sexuality & desire.
Viewing romance in the context of queer theory & AIDS, &
challenging many popular psychoanalytic concepts such as abjection,
the collection also makes a significant contribution to feminist
& gay/lesbian discussions on the politics of romantic love.