Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
Gender and Women's Studies
Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
© 2015 Anna L. Loughridge
I focus on the changing and now contemporary feminist conceptualization of romance fiction. Through the genre’s mass-market success and complicated history, a definition of ro·mance (genre) is conjured. By depicting a fantasy world for the female reader to escape to, feminist critics and romance academics have found the genre’s influence to be an effective one. In an analysis if popular romance fiction author, Emily Giffin, and her most recent novel The One & Only, I demonstrate what has now resulted in the modern romance and further, how the modern heroine is understood today.
Loughridge, Anna L., "A Love Affair: Feminist Voice and Representation in the Romance Fiction Narrative" (2015). Scripps Senior Theses. 650.
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.