BT007. Love-O-Meter

BT007. Love-O-Meter

Guest: Lisa Fletcher | Host: Kat Mayo | Audio producer: Rudi Bremer | Recorded: 1/11/2015 GenreCon

I met Australian academic Lisa Fletcher a few years ago at the Romance Writers of Australia conference in Fremantle. She has so many interesting things to say about popular fiction, genre, and romance, so I was so glad I could steal half an hour of her time to record this podcast at GenreCon last year. We actually talked for longer, but we had to start again after 15 minutes because I had forgotten to press record!

Lisa is one of the scholars working on a project called Genre worlds: Australian popular fiction in the 21st century (2016–2019). This project won an RWA (US) grant, followed by a very prestigious grant from the Australia Research Council. Lisa talks about the project’s goals and  methodology, as well as other themes and topics in popular fiction that pique her interest. She also talks about the challenges of teaching romance at university, and some of the books and techniques she uses in her classes.

Finally, a shout out to @JustineLavaworm and @charlesatan for their kind tweets about the podcast. Thanks, guys!


Dr Lisa Fletcher — Senior Lecturer in the English Department of the University of Tasmania; Teaching and Learning Editor, Journal of Popular Romance Studies


  • BT | Amz | Aud — Possession by A. S. Byatt
  • BT | Amz | Aud — Historical Romance Fiction: Heterosexuality and Performativity by Lisa Fletcher
  • BT | Amz | Aud — Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie
  • BT | Amz | Aud — Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh
  • BT | Amz | Aud — The Autumn Bride by Anne Gracie
  • BT | Amz | Aud — The French Lieutenant’s Woman by John Fowles
  • BT | Amz | Aud — Island Genre, Genre Islands by Ralph Crane and Lisa Fletcher
  • Popular Fiction and Spatiality: Reading Genre Settings, edited by Lisa Fletcher
  • BT | Amz | Aud — Three Sisters Island Trilogy by Nora Roberts
  • BT | Amz | Aud — These Old Shades by Georgette Heyer
  • BT | Amz | Aud — The Masqueraders by Georgette Heyer
  • BT | Amz | Aud — The Corinthians by Georgette Heyer
  • BT | Amz | Aud — Untamed by Anna Cowan

Authors & academics

Dr Danielle WoodA. S. Byatt, Jennifer Crusie, Nalini Singh, Anne Gracie, Christine Feehan, John Fowles, Kim Wilkins, Beth Driscoll, David Carter, Ralph Crane, Nora Roberts, Juliet Flesch, Emma Darcy, Georgette HeyerAnna Cowan


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