Fayetteville State Professor Wins National Grant

February 26, 2008 · Print This Article

911426-1.jpegSarah S. G. Frantz, an assistant professor of English at Fayetteville State University (FSU), won the 2007-2008 Academic Research Grant from the Romance Writers of America (RWA). The $5000 grant provides funding for the academic study of mass market popular romance fiction.Frantz teaches eighteenth-century and Romantic-era British literature at FSU, as well as popular literature and culture. She has published articles on Jane Austen and popular romance fiction and is currently editing two academic anthologies, one of which examines popular romance fiction from new theoretical perspectives. Frantz also blogs about popular romance fiction at Romancing the Blog and Teach Me Tonight. The research grant will provide summer funding for Frantz to write three academic articles on popular romance fiction.

One of the largest writers’ organizations in the country, the RWA is the national association for published and aspiring romance writers. The grant program seeks to develop and support academic research devoted to genre romance novels, writers, and readers and to encourage a well-informed public discourse about genre romance texts and literacy practices.

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