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Title The Oxford handbook of Edmund Spenser / edited by Richard A. McCabe
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012
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Contents Spenser's life / Willy Maley -- Spenser and religion / Claire McEachern -- Spenser and politics / David Baker -- Spenser's secretarial career / Christopher Burlinson and Andrew Zurcher -- Spenser, plantation, and government policy / Ciaran Brady -- Spenser's patrons and publishers / Wayne Erickson -- Spenser's biographers / Paul D. Stegner -- A theatre for worldlings (1569) / Tom MacFaul -- The shepheardes calender (1579) / Clare Kinney -- Letters (1580) / Joseph Campana -- The faerie queene (1590) / Linda Gregerson -- Complaints and Daphnaïda (1591) / Mark David Rasmussen -- Colin Clouts come home againe, Astrophel, and The doleful lay of Clorinda (1595) / Patrick Cheney -- Amoretti and Epithalamion (1595) / Roland Greene -- The faerie queene (1596) / Elizabeth Jane Bellamy -- Fowre hymnes and Prothalamion (1596) / David Lee Miller -- A vewe of the presente state of Ireland (1596, 1633) / Elizabeth Fowler -- Two cantos of mutabilitie (1609) / Gordon Teskey -- "Lost Works," suppositious pieces, and continuations / Joseph Black and Lisa Celovsky -- Spenser's language(s) : linguistic theory and poetic diction / Dorothy Stephens -- Spenser's metrics / Jeff Dolven -- Spenser's genres / Colin Burrow -- Spenser and rhetoric / Peter Mack -- Allegory, emblem, and symbol / Kenneth Borris -- Authorial self-presentation / Richard A. McCabe -- Spenser and the Bible / Carol V. Kaske -- Spenser and classical literature / Syrithe Pugh -- Spenser and classical philosophy / Andrew Escobedo -- Spenser and history / Bart van Es -- Spenser, Chaucer, and medieval romance / Andrew King -- Spenser and neo-Latin literature / Lee Piepho -- Spenser and sixteenth-century poetics / Elizabeth Heale -- Spenser and Italian literature / Jason Lawrence -- Spenser and French literature / Anne Lake Prescott -- Spenser's textual history / Joe Loewenstein -- Spenser's literary influence / Michelle O'Callaghan -- Spenser and the visual arts / Claire Preston -- The formalist tradition / David Wilson-Okamura -- The historicist tradition in Spenser studies / John D. Staines -- Spenser and gender studies / Theresa Krier -- Psychoanalytical criticism / Elizabeth D. Harvey -- Postcolonial Spenser / Andrew Hadfield
Summary The Oxford Handbook of Edmund Spenser presents forty-two articles that examine the entire canon of Spenser's work and the social and intellectual environments in which it was produced, providing new readings of the texts, extensive analysis of former criticism, and up-to-date bibliographies. Section 1 elucidates the circumstances in which the poetry and prose were written, and suggests some of the major political, social, and professional issues with which the work engages. Section 2 presents a series of new readings of the canon. Section 3 provides a detailed analysis of what Spenser termed the poet's "cunning", the linguistic, rhetorical, and stylistic skills that distinguish his writing. Section 4 examines a wide range of subtexts, intertexts, and analogues that contextualise the works within the literary conventions, traditions, and genres upon which Spenser draws and not infrequently subverts. Section 5 grapples with the issue of Spenser's effect on succeeding generations of editors, writers, painters, and book-illustrators, while also attempting to identify the most salient and influential strands in the critical tradition
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Spenser, Edmund, 1552?-1599 -- Criticism and interpretation.
English poetry -- 16th century -- History and criticism.
Poets, English -- 16th century.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author McCabe, Richard A. (Richard Anthony), 1954-
ISBN 0191743631 (OUP e-book)
0199227365 (hqrdback)
9780191743634 (OUP e-book)
9780199227365 (hqrdback)
Other Titles Edmund Spenser