Table of contents for Theories of reading : books, bodies, and bibliomania / Karin Littau.
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List of Illustrations.
Introduction: Anatomy of Reading.
(Books; Bibliomania; Bodies).
1. A History of Reading.
(From Reading Aloud to Reading Silently; From Monastic to Scholastic Reading; Reading in Solitude; From Intensive to Extensive Reading).
2. The Material Conditions of Reading.
(Expressive Function of Print; Instability of the Textual Object; Histories of Textual Transmission; From Manuscript to Typographic Culture; from Print to Hypermedia Culture).
3. The Physiology of Consumption.
(Side-effects of Reading; Reading-Fever; Reading Addiction; Modernity and the Assault on the Senses; Eye-Strain and Eye-Hunger; Film-Fever; Dazzling the Audience; Dizzy in Hyperspace; (Dis)Embodied in Cyberspace; Passive Consumers).
4. The Reader in Fiction.
(Dangers of Reading; The Tearful Reader; The Frightened Reader; The Passionate Reader; Pathology of Reading; Reading Games; The Danger of a Future without Books; Multisensory Media).
5. The Role of Affect in Literary Criticism.
(Reading with/out Pathos; Docere-Delectare-Movere; From Reader to Author to Text; Disinterested and Contemplative Reading; Close Reading; Reading for Sense rather than Sensation).
6. The Reader in Theory.
(Un/Readability; A Priori Conditions of Reading; Controlling Readers’ Responses; Reading Expectations; Conventions of Reading; Interpretive Communities; Failure of Reading; Misreading; The Reader as Writer; The Politics of Difference).
7. Sexual Politics of Reading.
(The Resisting Reader; Black Women Readers; Empirical Audiences; Active Consumers; "Low-/Middle-/Highbrow" Reading; Embodied Reading; Reading as/like a Woman; The Feminisation of the Reader).
Conclusion: Materialist Readings.
References and Bibliography.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Books and reading.