Romance is in the SGS Air

This semester, SGS students will be studying the Romance genre. They will attend 10 classes that will teach about the history and development of Romance but also the general disdain for this genre amongst the public.

Why is the Romance genre so frowned upon?

SGS students will be reading all of the following books this semester. Have you read any of these?

Samuel Richardson’s novel Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded (1740)

Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice(1813).

Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre (1847).

Anthony Trollope’s Framley Parsonage (1861).

E. M. Forster’s A Room with a View (1908).

Georgette Heyer’s Regency Buck (1935)

Mary Stewart’s Wildfire at Midnight (1956)

Jayne Ann Krentz’ Sweet Starfire(1986)

Harlequin’s Lynne Graham, Bond of Hatred (1995)

Nora Roberts’ Dance Upon Air (2001)

J R Ward’s Lover Revealed (2007)

E L James’ Fifty Shades of Grey (2011)

Colleen Hoover It Ends With Us (2016)


What other books would you add to this list?

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