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Journal Cover Literature and Medicine
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  • In Memoriam Richard Selzer (1928–2016)
    • Abstract: It may be difficult, now that so many physicians write with such success about their work, to appreciate the significance of what the surgeon Richard Selzer did when he decided to take up literary writing. While he is of course the descendant of an extensive line of clinician-writers—like Chekhov, Bulgakov, Williams—he was, from his start in horror stories, interested less in clinical situations, doctors’ interactions with patients, or narratives of illness and treatment than in representing the human body as he knew it, as the object of medicine and, especially, of the benevolent violations of surgery. Selzer’s most significant contribution to literature and medicine was, I think, to construct a poetic language ... Read More
      Keywords: Selzer, Richard,; Literature and medicine; Great Britain; English fiction; Books and reading; Gonorrhea; Hoffmann, E. T. A.; Diseases and literature; Latvia; Anorexia nervosa
      PubDate: 2017-02-11T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Introduction: Pathological Reading
    • Abstract: Of all the connections between literature and medicine, arguably one of the most intriguing but neglected is the idea that reading can in itself be a cause of disease. It seemed to the editors of this themed issue that it would be apt for a journal called Literature and Medicine to examine this key aspect of the interaction between the two halves of its title. The debate on the moral and political threat posed by books is much better known and has been the basis of anxiety and whole systems of censorship since the First Emperor of China, who is reputed to have destroyed a large proportion of the texts in the country in 213 BC, and even to have buried 460 scholars alive.1 Although destroying books has come to be ... Read More
      Keywords: Selzer, Richard,; Literature and medicine; Great Britain; English fiction; Books and reading; Gonorrhea; Hoffmann, E. T. A.; Diseases and literature; Latvia; Anorexia nervosa
      PubDate: 2017-02-11T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Two Kinds of “Literary Poison”: Diseases of the Learned and
           Overstimulating Novels in Georgian Britain
    • Abstract: Much has been written about the moral confusion unleashed by the booming market for books in Georgian Britain.1 The rise of literacy rates and of new literary genres including the novel was intimately connected to the diffusion of middle-class notions of respectability, virtue, order, and health, and at the same time was the cause of a powerful moralizing reaction.2 The journalism and indeed the literature of the long eighteenth century provide countless examples of the debate on the pleasures and perils of “good” and “bad” books. Intensive intellectual work was often depicted as rather dubious, unproductive, eccentric, and selfish. And, from the age of Samuel Richardson and Laurence Sterne to that of Maria ... Read More
      Keywords: Selzer, Richard,; Literature and medicine; Great Britain; English fiction; Books and reading; Gonorrhea; Hoffmann, E. T. A.; Diseases and literature; Latvia; Anorexia nervosa
      PubDate: 2017-02-11T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Toxic Texts and Reading Remedies: Literary Medicine in Eighteenth-Century
           Print Cultures
    • Abstract: The relationship between books and bodies was problematic throughout the long eighteenth century. Though slowly increasing, literacy and access to books were still limited, serving at least in part as indicators of social status, and the production of new genres and approaches to writing brought a range of new problems to society, including how readers received different types of texts. Critiques of the novel are well documented in literature of the eighteenth century, expressing fears over the impact of reading on the behavior of individuals. Apprehensions about women readers were especially prevalent, with beliefs abounding that their reading of novels and romances would give rise to an excess of free imagination ... Read More
      Keywords: Selzer, Richard,; Literature and medicine; Great Britain; English fiction; Books and reading; Gonorrhea; Hoffmann, E. T. A.; Diseases and literature; Latvia; Anorexia nervosa
      PubDate: 2017-02-11T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Medical Dangers of Literary Genius
    • Abstract: It has been well established that during what we now call the Romantic period there was a wholly new interest in the personal lives of writers and poets, an attempt to account for an equally new sense of literary genius.1 However, the extent to which this examination of so-called “men of genius” focused upon their bodies as well as their minds has not yet been fully explored. Medical professionals advised against taking up the pen, warning about its threat to the longevity of poets, say, compared to people in other professions. Both writing and reading had the potential to make people ill; ample evidence of this was offered to readers of the lives of Robert Burns, Lord Byron, Thomas de Quincey, William Godwin ... Read More
      Keywords: Selzer, Richard,; Literature and medicine; Great Britain; English fiction; Books and reading; Gonorrhea; Hoffmann, E. T. A.; Diseases and literature; Latvia; Anorexia nervosa
      PubDate: 2017-02-11T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Leaky Bodies, Bawdy Books: Gonorrhea and Reading in Eighteenth-Century
           Britain
    • Abstract: “Whatsoever therefore sets the Imagination to Work, whether it be Meat, Drink or Medicine, or Conversation with the amiable Sex, or Pictures, or Stories, or Reading,” opined the eminent Dutch physician-anatomist Herman Boerhaave concerning those suffering from gonorrhea, “should be avoided as Things which will most probably produce the worst Consequences.”1 Likewise, Nicholas Robinson, the physician and governor of London’s Bethlem Hospital, explicitly instructed a gonorrheic patient to neither “read lascivious Books, nor indulge himself in any vicious Objects, or lustful Pictures, that may raise his venereal Appetite.”2 These early eighteenth-century medical authors, like their contemporaries, knew that gonorrhea ... Read More
      Keywords: Selzer, Richard,; Literature and medicine; Great Britain; English fiction; Books and reading; Gonorrhea; Hoffmann, E. T. A.; Diseases and literature; Latvia; Anorexia nervosa
      PubDate: 2017-02-11T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Visceral Novel Reader and Novelized Medicine in Georgian Britain
    • Abstract: Readerly pleasures and reading disorders complement each other in the early history of European novels, like two sides of a coin. Cervantes’s Don Quixote, published in the early seventeenth century, created a highly influential prototype of the novel reader by combining romance reading with apparent mental disorder.1 The hero, a modest Spanish noble landowner, takes his guidelines for life from his avid reading of outdated romances of chivalry. Don Quixote’s way of reading is embodied; he constructs vivid sensory experiences in his mind and, concomitantly, becomes emotionally absorbed into the narrated world. So immersed is he in his reading that he lives through and even reenacts the books of romance that he has ... Read More
      Keywords: Selzer, Richard,; Literature and medicine; Great Britain; English fiction; Books and reading; Gonorrhea; Hoffmann, E. T. A.; Diseases and literature; Latvia; Anorexia nervosa
      PubDate: 2017-02-11T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • French Hoffmania: Théophile Gautier’s “Onuphrius” (1833) and the
           Critique of the Etiology of Pathological Reading
    • Abstract: “Of unknown cause”: according to the conclusion of “Onuphrius, or the Fantastic Vexations of an Admirer of Hoffmann,” a tale published by Théophile Gautier in 1833 in the collection The Jeunes-France, this phrase serves as the main character’s epitaph. It can be found, the author says, in a table of statistics established by the leading French alienist Jean-Étienne Esquirol about various deaths that occurred at the Charenton Hospital, a famous French mental asylum at the time. It seems that nothing else can be said about the case of this young poet and painter, so infatuated with E. T. A. Hoffmann’s stories that he not only imagines himself to live in a fantastic tale, but also finally dies of this misplaced ... Read More
      Keywords: Selzer, Richard,; Literature and medicine; Great Britain; English fiction; Books and reading; Gonorrhea; Hoffmann, E. T. A.; Diseases and literature; Latvia; Anorexia nervosa
      PubDate: 2017-02-11T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Werther Goes Viral: Suicidal Contagion, Anti-Vaccination, and Infectious
           Sympathy
    • Abstract: Terming both Ebola and ISIS “epidemics,” the Georgetown law professor Maxwell Gregg Bloche writes of the “politics of contagion” and tasks the same “social immune system” that protects nations against ISIS with safeguarding countries “against Ebola.”1 Such conflation of ideological dis-ease with physical infection has a long history. Today, as in the Romantic period, biological and metaphorical concerns about contagion have a tendency to develop in tandem, influencing and strengthening one another. In the long eighteenth century, the fear that suicidality could spread through textual contagion—the fear that textually represented suicide could enter the reader’s mind and cause self-destruction—took hold, long before ... Read More
      Keywords: Selzer, Richard,; Literature and medicine; Great Britain; English fiction; Books and reading; Gonorrhea; Hoffmann, E. T. A.; Diseases and literature; Latvia; Anorexia nervosa
      PubDate: 2017-02-11T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Radical Contagion and Healthy Literature in Blackwood’s Edinburgh
           Magazine
    • Abstract: During the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, the Revolution in France served as a catalyst for highly charged allegorical political rhetoric, and the idea that radical ideas were contagious became commonplace in British conservative writing and oration. In 1790 Edmund Burke characterized the Revolution in terms of sickness and cure: either revolution is a plague requiring “a most severe quarantine,” or it is a panacea, but Burke describes such a cure as “unnecessary physic.”1 Likewise, three years later William Pitt the Younger described both the revolutionary ideals of France and the Jacobin radicals as a “contagion.”2 Metaphors of infection and sickness came easily and often focused on parallels ... Read More
      Keywords: Selzer, Richard,; Literature and medicine; Great Britain; English fiction; Books and reading; Gonorrhea; Hoffmann, E. T. A.; Diseases and literature; Latvia; Anorexia nervosa
      PubDate: 2017-02-11T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Lazy Reader: Labor, Books, and Disease in Nineteenth-Century Germany
    • Abstract: In his latest cinematic masterpiece, Die andere Heimat (“Home from Home,” 2013), Edgar Reitz recreates the history of everyday life in mid-nineteenth-century Germany. The film is set in the fictional village of Schabbach in the Hunsrück region and tells the story of Jakob, a blacksmith’s son and bookish dreamer, who yearns to escape poverty and social injustice by migrating to the riches of an imagined Brazil. The very first scene of the film starts with nineteen-year-old Jakob being suddenly discovered by his father as he reads in a hidden corner of the house. The camera does not capture the emerging quarrel but moves slowly through the village towards the house while the viewer hears the yells of the father. ... Read More
      Keywords: Selzer, Richard,; Literature and medicine; Great Britain; English fiction; Books and reading; Gonorrhea; Hoffmann, E. T. A.; Diseases and literature; Latvia; Anorexia nervosa
      PubDate: 2017-02-11T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Discourse on Dangerous Reading in Nineteenth-Century Latvia
    • Abstract: This article examines the process by which the idea of pathological reading gained currency in the Latvian literary culture of the mid- and late nineteenth century. At that time, the territory of modern Latvia encompassed several provinces that belonged to the Russian empire. These provinces had been granted partially autonomous status thanks to the efforts of the Baltic German elite to strengthen cultural separatism. The movement of popular Enlightenment, attempting to educate peasant readers during the eighteenth century and leading to the subsequent emancipation of indigenous ethnic communities, reached Latvia in the mid-nineteenth century. As a result, a modern Latvian readership emerged. This new audience for ... Read More
      Keywords: Selzer, Richard,; Literature and medicine; Great Britain; English fiction; Books and reading; Gonorrhea; Hoffmann, E. T. A.; Diseases and literature; Latvia; Anorexia nervosa
      PubDate: 2017-02-11T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Reading Disorders: Pro-Eating Disorder Rhetoric and Anorexia Life-Writing
    • Abstract: Anorexia nervosa, Joan Jacobs Brumberg argues, “has become au courant, an ‘in’ disease among affluent adolescent and young adult women,” its typical sufferer “intelligent, attractive, polite, demanding of herself.”1 These words echo Elaine Showalter’s description of melancholia as “a prestigious disorder of upper-class and intellectual men.”2 Indeed, just as melancholia developed as a cult phenomenon among well-to-do men between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries, so anorexia nervosa has been seen as a fashionable, albeit underground, “lifestyle choice” amongst young women over the last two decades. Although the incidence of anorexia nervosa has been increasing since its identification in the 1870s, and ... Read More
      Keywords: Selzer, Richard,; Literature and medicine; Great Britain; English fiction; Books and reading; Gonorrhea; Hoffmann, E. T. A.; Diseases and literature; Latvia; Anorexia nervosa
      PubDate: 2017-02-11T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
 
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