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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).
Series Manchester medieval literature and culture
Manchester medieval literature and culture.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-255) and index.
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 Description based on print version record.
Subject Literary studies: classical, early and medieval.
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.
Indexed Term Literature
Digital media
Reading history
Bodies or embodiment
Movement or mobility
Other Form: Print version: Blatt, Heather, Participatory reading in late-medieval England 1526117991 (OCoLC)1004040815
ISBN 9781526118004 (electronic bk.)
1526118009 (electronic bk.)
1526117991 (hardback)
9781526117991 (hardback)
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