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Author Blatt, Heather, author.

Title Participatory reading in late-medieval England / Heather Blatt.

Publication Info. Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2018.


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Description 1 online resource (vii, 261 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
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Series Manchester medieval literature and culture
Manchester medieval literature and culture.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-255) and index.
Contents Introduction : Reading practices and participation in digital and medieval media -- Part I. Partcipatory discourse -- Corrective reading : Geoffrey Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde and John Lydgate's Troy book -- Nonlinear reading : the Orcherd of Syon, Titus and Vespasian, and Lydgate's Siege of Thebes -- Part II. Evoking participation -- Reading materially : John Lydgate's 'Soteltes for the coronation banquet of Henry VI' -- Reading architecturally : the wall texts of a Percy family manuscript and the Poulys Daunce of St Paul's Cathedral -- Reading temporarily : Thomas of Erceldoune's Prophecy, Eleanor Hull's Commentary on the penitential Psalms, and Thomas Norton's Ordinal of alchemy -- Conclusion : Nonreading in late-medieval England.
Summary This book explores how modern media practices can illuminate participatory reading in England from the late-fourteenth to the early-sixteenth centuries. Nonlinear apprehension, immersion and embodiment are practices intimately familiar to readers of Wikipedia, players of video games and users of multi-touch mobile devices. But far from being unique to digital media, they have clear analogues in the pre-modern era. Participatory reading in late-medieval England traces how the affinities between old and new media can reveal fresh insights not only about the digital, but also about the long history of media forms and practices. It thus casts new light on the literary practices of a period pre- and post-print to demonstrate how participatory reading vitally contributed to and shaped these negotiations of fragile authority.
Funding Knowledge Unlatched KU Select 2017: Front list Collection 100908
Note Print version record.
This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
Access Open Access EbpS
Subject English literature -- Middle English, 1100-1500 -- History and criticism.
Reading -- England -- To 1500.
Reading -- England -- 16th century.
Literature and society -- England -- History -- To 1500.
Literature and society -- England -- History -- 16th century.
Littérature anglaise -- 1100-1500 (Moyen anglais) -- Histoire et critique.
Lecture -- Angleterre -- Jusqu'à 1500.
Lecture -- Angleterre -- 16e siècle.
Littérature et société -- Angleterre -- Histoire -- 16e siècle.
Literary studies: classical, early and medieval.
Literary studies: classical, early & medieval.
English literature -- Middle English. (OCoLC)fst01710961
Literature and society. (OCoLC)fst01000096
Reading. (OCoLC)fst01090626
England. (OCoLC)fst01219920
Chronological Term To 1599
Indexed Term Literature
Digital media
Reading history
Bodies or embodiment
Movement or mobility
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: Blatt, Heather. Participatory reading in late-medieval England 1526117991 (OCoLC)1004040815
ISBN 9781526118004 (electronic bk.)
1526118009 (electronic bk.)
9781526117991 (electronic bk.)
1526117991 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 10.7765/9781526118004 doi
AU@ 000066983659
CHNEW 001035059
CHVBK 556235231
UKMGB 018832870
UKMGB 020285267

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