Keynote Speakers Announced for 2018 Conference!
The Seventh International Conference on Popular Romance, “Think Globally, Love Locally,” is proud to announce Keynote Speakers for our June, 2018 conference:
Lisa Fletcher, University of Tasmania
Beth Driscoll, University of Melbourne
Kim Wilkins, University of Queensland
Along with their outstanding individual contributions to the theory, history, and practice (for Wilkins) of popular fiction, our speakers are also three of the four Chief Investigators on the Australian Research Council Discovery Project “Genre Worlds: Australian Popular Fiction in the Twenty-First Century,” a systematic examination of 21st-century Australian popular fiction, the most significant growth area in Australian trade publishing since the turn of the century.
In 2015, “Genre Worlds” also received grant funding from the Romance Writers of America to develop case studies of authors at different stages in their careers, exploring the creative processes whereby works of genre fiction are created, published, and marketed.
The conference CFP can be found here, with a deadline of September 15, 2017.
News about travel support is coming—stay tuned!