Writing the Reader: Configurations of a Cultural Practice in the English Novel

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Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG, Aug 8, 2016 - Literary Criticism - 267 pages
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The history of the novel is also a history of shifting views of the value of novel reading. This study investigates how novels themselves participate in this development by featuring reading as a multidimensional cultural practice. English novels about obsessive reading, written in times of medial transition, serve as test cases for a model that brings together analyses of form and content.

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Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Concluding Remarks
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Dorothee Birke, Univ. of Freiburg, Germany, and Univ. of Aarhus, Denmark.

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