CFP: Journal of Popular Romance Studies, Georgette Heyer Special Issue (Deadline 1 oct.)

Journal of Popular Romance Studies

Georgette Heyer Special Issue

Deadline Extended 10/1/2013

The Journal of Popular Romance Studies is soliciting papers for a special forum on Heyer as a romance novelist, guest-edited by Phyllis M. Betz. Papers may focus on individual novels or groups of texts, on Heyer’s changing status as a middlebrow and popular novelist, on paratextual and contextual issues (covers and marketing, publication history, reception), or on Heyer’s legacy. All theoretical approaches are welcome. The deadline for submissions is October 1, 2012; the issue is slated for publication in April, 2013.

Essays / proposals on Heyer’s work in other genres, and on her genre-crossing texts, are also solicited for a separate anthology, also edited by Phyllis M. Betz.

Published by the International Association for the Study of Popular Romance (IASPR), the peer-reviewed Journal of Popular Romance Studies is the first academic journal to focus exclusively on representations of romantic love across national and disciplinary boundaries. JPRS is available without subscription at

For the special JPRS forum on Heyer as a romance novelist, please submit scholarly papers to An Goris, Managing Editor and Submissions should be Microsoft Word documents of no more than 10,000 words,, with citations in MLA format. To facilitate blind peer review, please remove your name and other identifying information from the manuscript. Feel free to suggest appropriate peer reviewers.

For more information about the anthology on Heyer’s work in other genres, please contact Phyllis M. Betz directly at