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The Orcherd of Syon, Titus and Vespasian, and Lydgate’s Siege of Thebes

influenced by the organization of a particular literary form. Similarly, Jeffrey Knight argues that textual composition is related to the materiality of printing only through the choices made by writers to respond to the material form of printing, in Bound to read: compilations, collections, and the making of Renaissance literature (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013).  5 See Martin Foys, Virtually Anglo-Saxon: old media, new media, and early medieval studies in the late age of print (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2007), particularly the

in Participatory reading in late-medieval England
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Thomas of Erceldoune’s prophecy, Eleanor Hull’s Commentary on the penitential Psalms, and Thomas Norton’s Ordinal of alchemy

, England and Scotland, 1286–1603 (London: Palgrave, 2016). 22 Thomas of Erceldoune’s prophecy, xxvff. 23 My use of ‘rhizomatic’ here follows development of the term in Deleuze and Guattari’s A thousand plateaus, referring to a non-hierarchical assemblage. The term has also been usefully explored in medieval studies in relation to manuscript studies, as providing an alternative to the traditional stemmatic view of manuscript relations; see Michael G. Sargent, ‘Organic and cybernetic metaphors for manuscript relations: stemma–cladogram–rhizome–cloud’, in The Pseudo

in Participatory reading in late-medieval England

and Ma’arat-an-Nu’man, gorged on the rotting corpses of the Muslim enemy. See L. A. M. Sumberg, ‘The “Tafurs” and the First Crusade’, Medieval Studies, 21 (1959), 224–46 and J. Tattersall ‘Anthropophagi and eaters of raw flesh in French literature of the Crusade period: myth, tradition and reality’, Medium Aevum, 57 (1988), 240–53. 5 The fourteenth-century Forme of Curye (compiled by Richard II’s chief cook) includes a recipe for cokantrice (Curye on Inglysch, eds Hieatt and Butler, p. 139); similar recipes are found in the fifteenth-century: Two Fifteenth

in Pulp fictions of medieval England