Disability Studies Reads the Romance

  title={Disability Studies Reads the Romance},
  author={R. Cheyne},
  journal={Journal of Literary \& Cultural Disability Studies},
  pages={37 - 52}
  • R. Cheyne
  • Published 2013
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies
As the most popular of the popular genres, romance novels are an important site of investigation for cultural disability studies, a field concerned with the effects that representations of disability have on the world. The article explores the productive potentials of a dialogue between cultural disability studies and popular romance studies. With a focus on selected novels by Mary Balogh, a bestselling author of historical romance, the argument is that the frequent use of disabled characters… Expand