From 1750 onwards, novel reading was believed to ruin(sexual) morals, middle-class core values, aesthetic standards, health, and intellect. This panel will contrast and compare the economics of and attitudes towards cheap(inexpensive) literature in different countries up to this day. We invite papers on the dangers of reading from medical history or media history perspectives; popular culture and its distribution; perception; poetics; etc.
Please submit 250-500 word abstracts to Carolin Lange at email@example.com.
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