Touching the Text: Reading Pleasure in the Eighteenth Century

FR8040-KateDevine.mp3
April 25, 2016

Kate Devine, a graduate student in Hanna Roman’s spring 2016 “Rethinking the Enlightenment French Novel” class, discusses how we can imagine the relationship between the reader’s body and the body of the text in eighteenth-century literature in the Morris Wachs Collection. What do contemporary materialist theories, many of them explained or enacted in these texts, of reading tell us about what happened when the reader interacted with the text.

Title

Touching the Text: Reading Pleasure in the Eighteenth Century

Date

April 25, 2016

Description

Kate Devine, a graduate student in Hanna Roman’s spring 2016 “Rethinking the Enlightenment French Novel” class, discusses how we can imagine the relationship between the reader’s body and the body of the text in eighteenth-century literature in the Morris Wachs Collection. What do contemporary materialist theories, many of them explained or enacted in these texts, of reading tell us about what happened when the reader interacted with the text.

Language

English

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Copyright

Format

1 audio clip

Source

Vanderbilt University

Files

FR8040-KateDevine.mp3

Citation

Devine, Kathryn E. and Vanderbilt University, “Touching the Text: Reading Pleasure in the Eighteenth Century,” Gallery, accessed December 9, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/2584.