You are required to read a substantial amount of a romance novel. The novel must have been written after 1975, and should not have been filmed. To be sure browse the internet with the title of your selected romance novel, to ascertain that there is no film by that name. The novel should feature, on its cover, a man and a woman in a passionate embrace. If you do not know what to choose, try one of the web sites below:
An excellent place to get the kind of novel that is required is your local supermarket.
Regis, Pamela. A
Natural History of the Romance Novel.
Dwyer, Rachel, All You Want Is Money,
All You Need Is Love; Sex and Romance in Modern
Duncan, Ian. Modern Romance and Transformations
of the Novel : The Gothic, Scott, Dickens.
Modleski, Tania, Loving With A Vengeance:
Mass-Produced Fantasies for Women,
Radway, Jan, Reading the Romance Z 1039 W65R32 1984
Ross, Deborah, The Excellence of Falsehood, PR 830 W6R67 1991
Kaplan, Cora, "The Thorn Birds: Fiction, Fantasy, Femininity," in Kaplan, Cora, ed., Sea Changes: Essays on Culture and Feminism (London: Verso, 1986), pp. 117-146.
Langbauer, Laurie, Women and Romance, PR830 W6L36 1990
Thurston, Carol, The Romance Revolution: Erotic Novels for Women and the Quest for a New Social Identity,