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Spenser's Secret Career

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

  • Date Published: January 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521030939

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  • Edmund Spenser (c. 1552–99) conducted two careers at once: a celebrated national poet, he also pursued a lifelong career as secretary to various political and ecclesiastical figures. Richard Rambuss's book explores the ways in which this latter career, usually allotted only a cursory mention in accounts of Spenser's professional and social ambitions, informed his poetic career. The study takes issue with prevailing historicist accounts which see Spenser's careerism as shaped entirely by service to the court and as focused on a single-minded pursuit of laureateship along a Virgilian career route from pastoral to epic. It presents an alternative picture, and argues that for Spenser the manipulation of secrets provided a strategy for self-promotion and a means of measuring his distance from royal and aristocratic power. Spenser's Secret Career throws light on Spenser and on ideas of gender, power and subjecthood in the Renaissance.

    • Interesting study of a neglected aspect of a major poet
    • An exploration of the interplay of secrets and secrecy in Spenser's poetry
    • Throws light on conceptions of gender, power, and subjecthood in Renaissance culture
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    • Date Published: January 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521030939
    • length: 184 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 12 mm
    • weight: 0.283kg
    • contains: 4 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    Acknowledgements
    List of abbreviations
    Introduction
    1. Professional secrets
    2. The secretary's study: the secret designs of The Shepheardes Calender
    3. 'In sundrie hands': the 1590 Faerie Queene and Spenser's Complaints
    4. Secret sights, private parts: the 1596 Faerie Queene
    Notes
    List of works cited
    Index.

  • Author

    Richard Rambuss, Tulane University, Louisiana

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