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The Resource Participatory reading in late-medieval England, Heather Blatt

Participatory reading in late-medieval England, Heather Blatt

Label
Participatory reading in late-medieval England
Title
Participatory reading in late-medieval England
Statement of responsibility
Heather Blatt
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Reorienting the narrative of digital media studies to incorporate the medieval, Participatory reading in late-medieval England traces affinities between digital and medieval media to explore how participation defined reading practices and shaped relations between writers and readers in England's literary culture from the late-fourteenth to early sixteenth centuries. Traditionally, print operates as the comparative touchstone of both medieval and digital media, but Participatory reading argues that the latter share more in common with each other than either does with print. Working on the borders of digital humanities, medieval cultural studies, and the history of the book, Participatory reading draws on well-known and little-studied works ranging from Chaucer to banqueting poems and wall-texts to demonstrate how medieval writers and readers engaged with practices familiar in digital media today, from crowd-sourced editing to nonlinear apprehension to mobility, temporality, and forensic materiality illuminate. Writers turned to these practices in order to both elicit and control readers' engagement with their works in ways that would benefit the writers' reputations along with the transmission and interpretation of their texts, while readers pursued their own agendas--which could conflict with or set aside writers' attempts to frame readers' work. The interactions that gather around participatory reading practices reflect concerns about authority, literacy, and media formats, before and after the introduction of print. Participatory reading is of interest to students and scholars of medieval literature, book, and reading history, in addition to those interested in the long history of media studies.--Publisher's website
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Cataloging source
YDX
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Blatt, Heather
Dewey number
820.9/001
Index
index present
LC call number
  • PR255
  • PR255
LC item number
  • .B538 2018
  • .B53 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Manchester medieval literature and culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Reading
  • Reading
  • Literature and society
  • Literature and society
  • English literature
  • Literature and society
  • Reading
  • England
Label
Participatory reading in late-medieval England, Heather Blatt
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-255) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Reading practices and participation in digital and medieval media -- 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 -- 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 temporally: 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
Control code
1004040815
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vii, 261 pages
Isbn
9781526117991
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1004040815
Label
Participatory reading in late-medieval England, Heather Blatt
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-255) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Reading practices and participation in digital and medieval media -- 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 -- 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 temporally: 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
Control code
1004040815
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vii, 261 pages
Isbn
9781526117991
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1004040815

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