19th January 2021 by

POSTPONEMENT – Romance Reading Group: Queering the Romance, Thurs 28st January, 17:30-18:30ish

Due to sickness, the Romance Reading Group session on ‘Queer Romance Novels’ has now been postponed to next week, Thursday 28th January at the same time, 17:30-18:30ish. We are very sorry for any inconvenience. Your registration will remain the same and so will the Zoom link you have been sent, but this will now work next week, Thursday 28th January at the same time, 17:30-18:30ish. We hope you are still able to attend.

Join us for our fun, informal event on Queering the Romance…

Please RSVP now via our website (https://romancegroup.wixsite.com/home/event-details/queering-the-romance)

You will be sent links to Zoom, some questions and quotes to look over.

This session will seek to question how contemporary queer romance novels conform, challenge or adapt the romance genre through two recently published LGBT+ romances: Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston (2019) and Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann (2018).  You can find the pre-session reading via our website, here.

Unlike our Christmas special, this session is less presentation-based and more a general discussion. Some questions to consider while reading the quotes…

  • What makes a romance novel queer or LGBT+?
  • How is the queer body being portrayed in these texts?
  • What romance tropes are being used in these novels?
  • Are these tropes being queered? If so, how?
  • How is the queer romantic relationship being portrayed?
  • Do the romances in these novels conform to heternormative ideals?
  • Does the sexuality and gender of the authors influence the ‘queerness’ of the novel?
  • How important is it to have LGBT+ authors writing LGBT+ romances?
  • What role does intersectionality play in these texts?

Can’t wait to discuss this with you all on Thursday 28th!