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Edmund Spenser in Context

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Andrew Escobedo, Andrew Wallace, William A. Oram, Richard McCabe, Gregory Kneidel, Anna Riehl Bertolet, Andrew Zurcher, Brian Lockey, Thomas Herron, Willy Maley, Philip Schwyzer, David Quint, Katherine Little, Clare Kinney, Jamie Ferguson, Judith H. Anderson, William Kerwinl, Gordon Teskey, Michael Hetherington, Cathy Shrank, John E. Curran, Jr, Paul J. Hecht, David Scott Wilson-Okamura, Syrithe Pugh, Patrick Cheney, Craig A. Berry, Mary Ellen Lamb, Anne Lake Prescott, William Junker, Joe Moshenska, Beth Quitslund, Sarah Howe, Susannah Brietz Monta, Ayesha Ramachandran, Julian Yates, Melissa E. Sanchez, Kimberly Anne Coles
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  • Date Published: October 2016
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107094536

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  • Edmund Spenser's poetry remains an indispensable touchstone of English literary history. Yet for modern readers his deliberate use of archaic language and his allegorical mode of writing can become barriers to understanding his poetry. This volume of thirty-seven essays, written by distinguished scholars, offers a rich introduction to the literary, political and religious contexts that shaped Spenser's poetry, including the environment in which he lived, the genres he drew upon, and the influences that helped to fashion his art. The collection reveals the multiple personae that Spenser constructs within his work: to read Spenser is to read a rich archive of literary forms, and this volume provides the contexts in which to do so. A further reading list at the end of the volume will prove invaluable to further study.

    • The essays in this volume are long enough to offer a rich introduction to the topic but are short enough for 37 of them to be included, so the book fills the gap between an encyclopaedia and a traditional anthology of long essays
    • Except for drama, Spenser samples nearly all of the major genres of his time, and this book provides a rich archive of contexts
    • The essays are pitched at a level between student introductions and more advanced scholarly studies, giving this volume a wide appeal
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    • Date Published: October 2016
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107094536
    • length: 384 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 160 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.78kg
    • contains: 9 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Andrew Escobedo
    Part I. Spenser's Environment:
    1. Pedagogy, education, and early career Andrew Wallace
    2. Laureate career-fashioning William A. Oram
    3. Patrons Richard McCabe
    4. Church controversy Gregory Kneidel
    5. Figures of Elizabeth Anna Riehl Bertolet
    6. Publication and the book marketplace Andrew Zurcher
    7. Colonialism and the New World Brian Lockey
    8. Colonialism and Irish plantation Thomas Herron
    9. Spenser's Irish circle Willy Maley
    10. Land, boundaries, and borders Philip Schwyzer
    Part II. Genre and Craft:
    11. Epic David Quint
    12. Pastoral Katherine Little
    13. Romance Clare Kinney
    14. The Bible and biblical hermeneutics Jamie Ferguson
    15. Allegory: theory and practice Judith H. Anderson
    16. Complaint and satire William Kerwinl
    17. Renaissance literary theory Gordon Teskey
    18. Renaissance rhetorical theory Michael Hetherington
    19. Poetry and the Commonwealth Cathy Shrank
    20. Poetical history John E. Curran, Jr
    21. Premodern literary character Andrew Escobedo
    22. Prosody Paul J. Hecht
    Part III. Influences and Analogues:
    23. Virgil David Scott Wilson-Okamura
    24. Ovid Syrithe Pugh
    25. Petrarch Patrick Cheney
    26. Chaucer Craig A. Berry
    27. The Sidney circle Mary Ellen Lamb
    28. Spenser's French connection Anne Lake Prescott
    29. Plato and Platonism William Junker
    30. Aristotle and the virtues Joe Moshenska
    31. Protestant theology and devotion Beth Quitslund
    32. Emblem and iconography Sarah Howe
    33. Saints, legends, and calendars Susannah Brietz Monta
    34. Cosmology and cosmography Ayesha Ramachandran
    35. Early modern ecology Julian Yates
    36. Sex and eroticism in the Renaissance Melissa E. Sanchez
    37. Gender in the 1590 Faerie Queene Kimberly Anne Coles
    Further reading
    Index.

  • Editor

    Andrew Escobedo, Ohio University
    Andrew Escobedo has been Co-Editor of the journal Spenser Studies since 2010, and his second book, Volition's Face: Personification and the Will in Renaissance Literature, is forthcoming. His work has been recognized by several national awards and distinctions, and his research won the support of a residential fellowship at the National Humanities Center in 2009–10.

    Contributors

    Andrew Escobedo, Andrew Wallace, William A. Oram, Richard McCabe, Gregory Kneidel, Anna Riehl Bertolet, Andrew Zurcher, Brian Lockey, Thomas Herron, Willy Maley, Philip Schwyzer, David Quint, Katherine Little, Clare Kinney, Jamie Ferguson, Judith H. Anderson, William Kerwinl, Gordon Teskey, Michael Hetherington, Cathy Shrank, John E. Curran, Jr, Paul J. Hecht, David Scott Wilson-Okamura, Syrithe Pugh, Patrick Cheney, Craig A. Berry, Mary Ellen Lamb, Anne Lake Prescott, William Junker, Joe Moshenska, Beth Quitslund, Sarah Howe, Susannah Brietz Monta, Ayesha Ramachandran, Julian Yates, Melissa E. Sanchez, Kimberly Anne Coles

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