Recently I was fortunate to attend some sessions the International Association for the Study of Popular Romance (aka IASPR) Conference with the theme ‘Think Globally, Love Locally?’ held in Sydney. Due to a combination of illness and other commitments I was unable to attend all the sessions. I also apologise profusely to all those who put up with my coughing, despite my best efforts with inhalers, lozenges and cough syrup. Therefore there are other writeups of the sessions I missed, however I will post notes I took under the Romance and Academia tag I have used in the past.
As always, I welcome comments and discussion. If it is your first time posting here, you will need to be approved by me, then subsequent posts will not require approval. Feel free to check out posts from past conferences too, the tags are on the side.