Under the Mistletoe

Essays on Holiday Romance in Popular Culture

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About the Book

When you think of holiday romance in popular culture, you probably imagine the formulaic made-for-TV movies we all love to watch: a career gal moves from the big city to a small town, where she finds the love of her life and the true meaning of Christmas. Yet, as with so much of the romance genre, our favorite holiday movies, books, TV episodes, and plays are so much richer than the oft-derided formula. The 22 chapters in this volume turn a scholarly eye to one of our most beloved and under-examined subgenres, offering celebrations and criticisms alike of Christmas, New Year, Hanukkah, and Diwali romances.
This work includes voices from global scholars across an impressive breadth of disciplines: literature, history, theatre, media, gender and sexuality studies, sociology, psychology, anthropology, law, and victim studies. Readers will delight in celebrations of old classics like Christmas in Connecticut, new favorites like A Holly Jolly Diwali, and everything in between.

About the Author(s)

Liz W. Faber is assistant professor of English and communication at Dean College in Franklin, Massachusetts. Their research focuses on science fiction and representations of artificial intelligence.

Bibliographic Details

Edited by Liz W. Faber
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2024
pISBN: 978-1-4766-9378-1
eISBN: 978-1-4766-5382-2
Imprint: McFarland