What do we mean by 'reading for pleasure'? How does reading for pleasure feel? Why has novel-reading by women long been associated with eroticism? This lecture, by Belinda Jack will be illustrated by images of readers from Ancient Rome to the present day.
The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website: The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/reading-for-pleasure
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