Kari Nixon
Scholar of Medical Humanities and Victorian Literature


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This edited collection explores the way that contagious-disease rhetoric has become a central structuring device of our modern moment—from viral videos to suicide “epidemics.” That is, epidemiology-influence language has become endemic to our society. Essays included address this topic from a wide variety of perspectives, including new media, sociology, literary studies, philosophy, and communications studies.

Publication Info: Endemic: Essays in Contagion Theory, co-editor with Lorenzo Servitje. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

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novels, poetry, digital media, epidemiological data, public health campaigns

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