My "History of the Book" class requires that I write a final paper of 10 to 12 pages. Joyfully (and horribly at the same time) the topic is completely up to us. The professor said, "Write on anything you want related to the history of the book." Well, I will surely take that statement and run with it.
The title I have cooked up in my head is "One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Treasure: The Myth and Reality of Romance Novels and their Readers." I’m thinking of structuring my paper like so:
- The History of Romance Novel Publishing
- The Current Era of Romance Novel Publishing
- The Myth of the Romance Reader
- The Reality of the Romance Reader
- What it All Means
Clearly, I need to make all of that more definitive, but I actually think I can get away with it this time.