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  1. This is a really provocative set of associations. It makes me want to map Arthur Mervyn and see how its social networks could be visualized.

    I wonder, in terms of the novel’s medical content, what the implications would be. My contention is that the novel forwards a climatist/sanitationist perspective, in other words it doesn’t want us to believe the fever is spread by person-to-person contagion. But the emphasis here on the spread of information is absolutely something the novel is concerned with — spreads of influence & behavior — right? It would be a fun exercise to map the novel’s social relations with those concerns in mind, or perhaps to test the limits of its anti-contagionist positions.

  2. PS: Thinking abt the video with reference to Arthur Mervyn also reminded me of this project.

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