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  Volume 34, Number 2, Fall 2016

Table of Contents


In Memoriam Richard Selzer (1928–2016)

pp. 239-241

Introduction: Pathological Reading

pp. 242-251

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

pp. 252-277

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

pp. 278-298

The Medical Dangers of Literary Genius

pp. 299-319

Leaky Bodies, Bawdy Books: Gonorrhea and Reading in Eighteenth-Century Britain

pp. 320-340

The Visceral Novel Reader and Novelized Medicine in Georgian Britain

pp. 341-369

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

pp. 370-388

Werther Goes Viral: Suicidal Contagion, Anti-Vaccination, and Infectious Sympathy

pp. 389-417

Radical Contagion and Healthy Literature in Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine

pp. 418-439

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

pp. 440-467

The Discourse on Dangerous Reading in Nineteenth-Century Latvia

pp. 468-483

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

pp. 484-508


pp. 509-511

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