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Pathological Reading

Edited by James Kennaway and Anita O'Connell

The collection considers eighteenth and nineteenth-century discourses on the health hazards of reading in their medical, cultural, and political context.

http://muse.jhu.edu/issue/35788

CONTENTS

Guest Editors’ Introduction: Pathological Reading
James Kennaway and Anita O’Connell


Two Kinds of “Literary Poison”: Diseases of the Learned and Overstimulating Novels in Georgian Britain
James Kennaway


Toxic Texts and Reading Remedies: Literary Medicine in Eighteenth-Century Print Cultures
Ashleigh Blackwood


The Medical Dangers of Literary Genius
Sharon Ruston


Leaky Bodies, Bawdy Books: Gonorrhea and Reading in Eighteenth-Century Britain
Darren N. Wagner


The Visceral Novel Reader and Novelized Medicine in Georgian Britain
Monika Class


French Hoffmania: Théophile Gautier’s “Onuphrius” (1833) and the Critique of the Etiology of Pathological Reading
Victoire Feuillebois


Werther Goes Viral: Suicide, Textual Contagion, and Infectious Sympathy
Michelle Faubert


Radical Contagion in Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine
Jessica Roberts


The Lazy Reader: Labor, Books, and Disease in Nineteenth-Century Germany
Norman Aselmeyer


The Discourse on Dangerous Reading in Nineteenth-Century Latvia
Pauls Daija and Eva Eglāja-Kristsone


Reading Disorders: Pro-Eating Disorder Rhetoric and Anorexia Life-Writing
Emma Seaber



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