Virality: Notes on a Concept Crossing Disciplines
Virus and virus-related terms were much-abused concepts before the COVID pandemic, and they have become even more so during the pandemic. Such concepts stemming from microbiology are now used in a wide range of areas, such as the media, and even in computing language. In this paper, I map out how these concepts have spread across disciplines.
Received 14 June 2020. Revised 02 September 2020. Accepted 07 September 2020. Published online 10 September 2020
Antonio MarturanoTor Vergata University of Rome