Suffragettes, Sex Positivity, and Smashing the Patriarchy: Historical Romance as a Powerful Political Text

Suffragettes, Sex Positivity, and Smashing the Patriarchy: Historical Romance as a Powerful Political Text

Jun 02, 2019, 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

1E16
Language:
English

Historical romance is responsible for the rise of the modern romance genre, but there's nothing old fashioned about the books themselves, which center women with strong minds, smart mouths and sexual agency. Touching on issues of class, race, gender and sexuality, historical romances are some of the most powerful political texts in the genre. Hear authors Tessa Dare, Sabrina Jeffries, Julia London, Sarah MacLean, Vanessa Riley, Ursula Renee and Scarlett Peckham discuss the power and possibility of historical romance novels, and how the books are more relevant now than ever before.

Contributors

  • Tessa Dare

    Panelist

  • Vanessa Riley

    Panelist

    Vanessa Riley writes Regency and Historical Romances of dazzling multi-culture communities with powerful persons of color. If you enjoy romances with...

  • Scarlett Peckham

    Panelist

    Scarlett Peckham is a four-time Golden Heart® finalist in Historical Romance who writes steamy stories about alpha heroines. Her Secrets of Charlotte...

  • Ursula Renée

    Panelist

    Ursula Renée writes romances with diverse characters, who struggle to achieve their Happily-For-Now. She prefers the early to mid-twentieth century,...

  • Julia London

    Panelist

  • Sabrina Jeffries

    Panelist

  • Sarah MacLean

    Moderator

Categories

  1. Category
    Fiction
    Romance
  2. Type of Event
    Panels

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