Update!!! Eric Selinger has agreed to guestblog for us sometime in July! We'll have all to ourselves a guy who not only reads romance, but is, well, a guy. Please. Don't thank me. Just doing my part for the genre.
Eric Selinger is the man of my dreams, a guy bright enough to a) love romance and, 2. think gathering academicians interested in the genre, and academic writing about the genre, is a nifty idea.
When I wrote him, he never assured me he didn't come up with the idea of Romance Scholar listserv as a way to meet more chicks. But once you get a sense of the impressive size of his, uh, endeavor, I think you'll agree: Eric Selinger's on to something here, and the genre owes him big.
What do you have to offer this project of Eric's?
What role should the reader play in romance scholarship?
Encore! Go to http://mailman.depaul.edu/mailman/listinfo/romancescholarto join Eric's Romance Scholar listserve, and visit the associated Wiki bibliography at http://www.romancewiki.com/Romance_Scholarship.
Encore due! How could I talk Alpha Nerds without giving props to the King, David "Princeton Hottie and W. Carlos Williams fan" Duchovny?
Encore tre! Thanks to Manda for bringing this to our attention!