Conference presentations

2017

  • Schwegler-Castañer, Astrid: “Tasting the Wide Ocean’: Planetary Conviviality against Tourists’ Consumption of a Commodified Exotic Elsewhere in Simone Lazaroo’s Sustenance“, Fifth Biannual Northern Postcolonial Network Symposium: Culinary Cultures, York St John University, 5 May, 2017.

 

  • García-Fernández, Aurora; Pérez-Fernández, Irene; Cruz-Gutiérrez, Cristina; and Fresno-Calleja, Paloma: Thematic panel: “‘Land(e)scaping the shopping list’: Old and New Uses of the Exotic in Contemporary Popular Romance”, Theorising the Popular Conference, Liverpool Hope University, 21-22 June 2017.

 

  • Pomar-Amer, Miquel: “Distinctively Majorcan features in Helen Walsh’s The Lemon Grove and Emma Straub’s The Vacationers”, International Seminar on Languages and Cultures in the Romance Novel, Universidad de las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 21-23 June 2017.

 

  • Fresno-Calleja, Paloma: “Selling the Land of the Long White Cloud in Spain: Sarah Lark’s Landscape Novels”, Conference: Islands on Sale: New Zealand and Pacific Arts in the Global Marketplace, Regent’s University, London, 30 June – 1 July.

 

  • García-Fernández, Aurora: “Up and away from Exoticism: (Re)Packaging New Zealand for academic consumption in Spain”, Conference: Islands on Sale: New Zealand and Pacific Arts in the Global Marketplace, Regent’s University, London, 30 June – 1 July.

 

  • Pérez-Fernández, Irene: “Trespassing the Colour Line in Popular Romantic Fiction: the Politics of Generic Innovation in Malorie Blackman’s Young Adult Novels”, Afroeuropeans Conference , University of Tampere, Finland (6-8 July 2017).

 

  • Cruz-Gutiérrez, Cristina: “(Mis)Guiding Readers: the Mark(et)ing of Imaginative Boundaries in The Fever Tree by Jennifer McVeigh”, 41st AEDEAN Conference, University of La Laguna, Spain (8-10 November 2017).

 

  • Fernández-Rodríguez, Carolina: “Literary Activism in Chamorro Romance: Conquered and A Mansion on the Moon“, 41st AEDEAN Conference, University of La Laguna, Spain (8-10 November 2017).

 

  • Moreno-Álvarez, Alejandra: “The Exotic Trope Alive and Kicking: Ruth Prawer Jhavala and Nicole C.Vosseler”, 41st AEDEAN Conference, University of La Laguna, Spain (8-10 November 2017).

 

  • Perez-Ríu, Carmen; García-Fernández, Aurora; Pérez-Fernández, Irene; Fresno-Calleja, Paloma: “From Mills and Boon to the Post-Millenial Boom: The Production, Reception and Marketing of Popular Romance”, 41st AEDEAN Conference, University of La Laguna, Spain (8-10 November 2017).

 

  • Pomar-Amer, Miquel: “Fantasy holidays in the Balearic Islands: #fakeituntilyoumakeit”, 41st AEDEAN Conference, University of La Laguna, Spain (8-10 November 2017).

 

  • Schwegler-Castañer, Astrid: “Palatable (Hi)stories: Exoticism in Contemporary Historical Romance”, 41st AEDEAN Conference, University of La Laguna, 8-10 November 2017.

 

  • Pérez Rodríguez, Eva M: “Lives and Nations Emerging from Ruins: Homes, Exoticism and Recent History in The House of Dust and Dreams by Brenda Reid and Eurydice Street by Sofka Zinovieff”, 10th Conference of the Hellenic Association for the Study of English: Beyond the Ruin: Investigating the Fragment in English Studies, University of Athens, 23-25 November 2017.

 

  • García-Fernández, Aurora: ““Waltzing the Subaltern: The Politics of Romance Writing in and about Australia”, III International Translit Seminar: “Through the Emotional Glass:Historicising Romance, De/Romanticising History”, 24 November 2017.

 

  • Fresno-Calleja, Paloma: “Digging up the Un/Romantic Past: Historical Novels about the Chinese Immigrant Experience in New Zealand”, III International Translit Seminar: “Through the Emotional Glass:Historicising Romance, De/Romanticising History”, 24 November 2017.

 

  • Moreno-Álvarez, Alejandra: “India, just Heat, Dust and Tea? Ruth Prawer Jhabvala and Nicole C. Vosseler”, AEEI Conference, Writing/Righting Wrongs:  Misrepresentation,  Discrimination, InequalityUniversitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 29 November – 1 December 2017.

 

  • Pomar-Amer, Miquel: “Les Balears a la cultura popular en anglès: literatura romántica, de viatges i de detectius”, Research Seminar Cultura, conflicte i nous subjectes socials en la Mallorca contemporània, Universitat de les Illes Balears, 22 December 2017.

2018

  • Fresno-Calleja, Paloma: “Romantic desti/nations: Branding New Zealand in contemporary romance fiction”, GAPS Conference: Nationalism and the Postcolonial, Johannes Gutenberg University, 10 – 12 May, 2018.

 

  • Cruz-Gutiérrez, Cristina: “(De)Romanticizing the Nigerian Nation: Reformulating Intimate and Public Boundaries in Third-Generation Feminist Fiction”, Seminario de Doctorado en Filología y Filosofía, “Literatura(s) y cultura(s): Representación y recepción desde la modernidad hasta la contemporaneidad”, University of the Balearic Islands, 30 May 2018.

 

  • Pérez-Rodríguez, Eva M.: “Like Old Bruises”: Widowhood and Family Traumas in Leah Fleming’s The War Widows and Sofka Zinovieff’s The House on Paradise Street”, Romantic E-Scapes: Popular Romance in the Digital Age, University of the Balearic Islands 9-11 July 2018.

 

  • Pomar-Amer, Miquel: “The inescapable past: haunting memories of the war in Jo Eames’ The Faithless Wife”, Romantic E-Scapes: Popular Romance in the Digital Age, University of the Balearic Islands 9-11 July 2018.

 

  • Pérez Ríu, Carmen:  “Neo-Victorian popular romance and the pleasures(?) of anachronism”, Romantic E-Scapes: Popular Romance in the Digital Age, University of the Balearic Islands 9-11 July 2018.

 

  • Fresno-Calleja, Paloma: “100% Pure Romance? Rosalind James’s ‘Escape to New Zealand’ Series”, Romantic E-Scapes: Popular Romance in the Digital Age, University of the Balearic Islands 9-11 July 2018.

 

  • Schwegler Castañer, Astrid: “Devouring Textual Love: The Culinary Metaphor in Contemporary Historical Romance”, Romantic E-Scapes: Popular Romance in the Digital Age, University of the Balearic Islands 9-11 July 2018.

 

  • Villar-Argáiz, Pilar: “History, Exoticism and Romance in Popular Fiction set in Ireland”, Romantic E-Scapes: Popular Romance in the Digital Age, University of the Balearic Islands 9-11 July 2018.

 

  • García-Fernández, Aurora: “Between Exotic Postcards and Green Activism: Environmental Preoccupations in Contemporary Australian Romance”, Romantic E-Scapes: Popular Romance in the Digital Age, University of the Balearic Islands 9-11 July 2018.

 

  • Cruz-Gutiérrez, Cristina: “ ‘Yeah, I love it too but just don’t romanticize it’: An African City at the Crossroads of Romance and InsubordiNation”, Romantic E-Scapes: Popular Romance in the Digital Age, University of the Balearic Islands 9-11 July 2018.

 

  • Moreno Álvarez, Alejandra: “De-exotifying Romance Novels in Postcolonial India”, Romantic E-Scapes: Popular Romance in the Digital Age, University of the Balearic Islands 9-11 July 2018.

 

  • Fernández Rodríguez, Carolina: “Nora Roberts’ Inn Boonsboro Trilogy: Fuelling the Myth of Romantic Love, Stoking the Fire of Consumerism”, Romantic E-Scapes: Popular Romance in the Digital Age, University of the Balearic Islands 9-11 July 2018.

 

  • Irene Pérez Fernández (University of Oviedo): “Atoning the Colonial Past in Contemporary Caribbean Romance: Female Characters Challenging the Norms”, Romantic E-Scapes: Popular Romance in the Digital Age, University of the Balearic Islands 9-11 July 2018.

 

  • Fernández Rodríguez, Carolina: “Chamorro Romance Heroines: Loving the G.I. while Resisting Imperialism”, Contemporary Women’s Writing Association, “Writing Wrongs”, Northumbria University, 20-21 September 2018.

 

  • Fresno-Calleja, Paloma: “Feminist Romance Samoan-Style: Local and Global Wrongs in Lani Wendt Young’s Scarlet Series”, Contemporary Women’s Writing Association, “Writing Wrongs”, Northumbria University, 20-21 September 2018.

 

  • García Fernández, Aurora: “Aspirational Dreaming: Political Activism and Transcultural Pedagogy in Anita Heiss’s Romantic Fiction”, Contemporary Women’s Writing Association, “Writing Wrongs”, Northumbria University, 20-21 September 2018.

 

  • Pérez Fernández, Irene: “Re/writing Racial Wrongs:  Ethical and Political Uses of Romance in Malorie Blackman’s Young Adult Series”, Contemporary Women’s Writing Association, “Writing Wrongs”, Northumbria University, 20-21 September 2018.

 

  • Pomar-Amer, Miquel: “The 3 Rs in The Hen Party and The Brazilian: Reality show, Romance and Recycling”, 8th International SELICUP Conference: “The Humanities and the Challenges of the New Europe: Culture, Languages, Identities”, Universitat de les Illes Balears, 24-26 October 2018.

 

  • Moreno-Álvarez, Alejandra: “What has The Man Booker Prize to do with the Romance Fiction Genre? Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Lowland“, 49 AEDEAN conference, University of Cordoba, 7-9 November, 2018.

 

  • Schwegler-Castañer: “Of Puzzles and Vegemite Toast: Romance and National Identity in the Gameplay of Florence”, Congreso SELICUP. “Las Humanidades ante los Retos de la Nueva Europa: Culturas, Lenguas e Identidades”, Universidad de las Islas Baleares, 24-26 de octubre de 2018.

 

  • Pomar-Amer, Miquel: “The 3 Rs in The Hen Party and The Brazilian: Reality show, Romance and Recycling”, Congreso SELICUP. “Las Humanidades ante los Retos de la Nueva Europa: Culturas, Lenguas e Identidades”, Universidad de las Islas Baleares, 24-26 de octubre de 2018.

 

  • Villar-Argáiz, Pilar, Pérez-Rodríguez, Eva M., Pomar-Amer, Miquel and Fresno-Calleja, Paloma: Round Table: “Neo-Orientalism in the Romantic Tourist Novel”, 49 AEDEAN conference, University of Cordoba, 7-9 November, 2018.