This chapter reviews the various ways in which the shared bodiliness of humans and animals has been shown to haunt medieval texts and images. Further avenues for research are suggested, such as the role of animal lore and fables in collections of exempla, or the grotesquely blended bodies that people the margins of medieval manuscripts. Lastly, a close reading is offered of some further works in which the human-animal interface is an important thematic element, shaping (and constraining) the kinds of texts that are produced: the romance of William of Palerne, and the various accounts (including that of Gower in Vox Clamantis) of the Rising of 1381.
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