Seven Romance Novels are seven actual romance novels from the point of view of seven different authors, all of whom are named Erin Cosgrove. The theme of each novel subverts the romance genre’s formula, carrying its logic to unromantic extremes. The satiric novel, “The Baader-Meinhof Affair”, 2003, Printed Matter Inc., takes on the romance genre’s trope of romanticizing the outlaw. It depicts the unlikely amour between a student studying serial killers and a Baader-Meinhof aficionado.
“The Baader-Meinhof Affair” has a hard cover German language translation, “Die Baader-Meinhof-Affäre”, Blumenbar Publishing Munich, Germany 2005. Her live action and video, “A Heart Lies Beneath,” (based on “The Baader-Meinhof Affair” and her artwork), was chosen to be produced for the Sundance Channel’s TVlab in 2003.