Film Love Matters: Romance, Love, and Sexuality in World Cinema

In 2003, David R. Shumway claimed that romantic fictional narratives, in whatever medium, instruct both readers and viewers about love, “even if they are often unaware of the lesson” (2-3). Certainly cinema plays a significant role in determining the way viewers from all over the world construct their own “real” romantic relationships, act in specific romantic and/or sexual situations, and/or emulate behaviors they have watched on the big screen.

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Sponsoring Organization(s) : 
Journal of Popular Romance Studies
Event type: 
Publication
Event date: 
Monday, January 6, 2014
Abstract due date: 
Friday, February 8, 2013
Categories: 
Comparative
Interdisciplinary
Genre & Form
Popular Culture
Gender & Sexuality
Literary Theory
Adventure & Travel Writing
Children’s Literature
Comics & Graphic Novels
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