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For the love of Janice Radway

Janice Radway is kind of my hero.  Her book Reading the Romance was one of my very first readings in my Ph.D. program, and I keep coming back to it in my research (along with A Feeling for Books).  Before that, I'd never considered that reader reception could be a topic of research.  I'm especially interested in how Radway's research holds up in a digital era.  I haven't come to any conclusions yet.  This is just one of the questions that's been in the back of my mind as I write the first chapter of my dissertation.  What do you think of Radway?  Has she shaped your research at all?  If so, how?


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