Book Thingo: Readers talking about books we love, especially romance
About This Show
Lively discussions about romance books, culture, and Tim Tams, between readers, academics, and bestselling authors. Find out about upcoming romance titles and remember old favourites. Discover how the romance genre reflects feminism, sexuality, morality, and culture. Happy endings are mandatory. Hosted by Kat Mayo and produced in Australia. bookthingo.com.au.
Most Recent Episode
BT044. Lauren Rosewarne: Mutually pleasurable
Dr Lauren Rosewarne answers some very tricky questions around cultural taboos and popular culture. Why are so many cultural taboos related to normal functions of the female body? Why is there so little masturbation in romance fiction? How do writers balance storytelling and politics -- in particular, how do romance writers manage feminism in the face of competing allegiances?
Rudi asks why infidelity is such a problematic trope for romance readers, and Lauren talks about how this relates to the disproportionate number of single fathers in Christmas films. We finish off by talking about what Kat considers the final taboo in romance. See if you can guess what that is, and let us know if you agree or disagree!
Host: Kat Mayo
Audio producer: Rudi Bremer
Recorded: 8/9/2017 OzPod17