Vivanco, Laura. "Feminism and Early Twenty-First Century Harlequin Mills & Boon Romances." Journal of Popular Culture 45.5 (2012): 1060–1089. [Excerpt.]
Vivanco, Laura. "One Ring to Bind Them: Ring Symbolism in Popular Romance Fiction." New Approaches to Popular Romance Fiction: Critical Essays. Ed. Sarah S. G. Frantz and Eric Murphy Selinger. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland, 2012. 99-107. [In a review of the volume in the Journal of American Culture 37.2 (2014) this was described as one of two "particularly cogent essays" in a collection of seventeen "remarkably erudite and instructive essays" (238). I was inspired by a discussion on Jennifer Crusie's blog about the "glittery hooha," a term also discussed in the following essay.]
Vivanco, Laura and Kyra Kramer. "There Are Six Bodies in This Relationship: An Anthropological Approach to the Romance Genre." Journal of Popular Romance Studies 1.1 (2010). [It is also freely available as a pdf.]
Vivanco, Laura. "Romance and/as Religion" in the forthcoming Research Companion to Romance (Ashgate/Routledge).
Vivanco, Laura. "Changing Attitudes to Others: Meljean Brook’s Riveted (2012) and its Context."
Less Formal Pieces
An index is available of many of the topics and romance novels I have analysed on the Teach Me Tonight academic romance blog. I have also written longer essays for this website on: