Bosoms, Heaving

Romance, romance, romantic, Romantic, Romanticism, 1789-2017 Academics have recently “discovered” romance novels–bodice rippers, Regencies, love stories–but the ideas in these books have a deep history, one that links them to Sir Walter Scott, Lord Byron, and Jane Austen. This episode, I look at the steamy bits and their social and political foremothers. From Romanticism to […]

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