Edmund Spenser: Essays on Culture and Allegory

Edmund Spenser: Essays on Culture and Allegory

by Jennifer Klein Morrison, Matthew Greenfield
     
 

Though his writings have long been integral to the canon of early modern English literature, it is only in very recent scholarship that Edmund Spenser has been understood as a preeminent anthropologist whose work develops a complex theory of cultural change.See more details below

Overview

Though his writings have long been integral to the canon of early modern English literature, it is only in very recent scholarship that Edmund Spenser has been understood as a preeminent anthropologist whose work develops a complex theory of cultural change.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754602279
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
12/01/2000
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.49(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Spenser and the theory of culture, Matthew Greenfield; Part I: Allegories of Cultural Development: Ruins and visions: Spenser, pictures, Rome, Leonard Barkan; Spenser currencies, Donald Cheney; On the Renaissance Epic: Spenser and slavery, Maureen Quilligan; Part II: Allegories of Cultural Exchange: Translated states: Spenser and linguistic colonialism, Richard A. McCabe; Colonials write the nation: Spenser, Milton and England on the margins, Linda Gregerson; The social and political thought of Spenser in his maturity, Nicholas Canny; Part III: The Functions of Allegory: `Worke fit for an Herauld': Spenser in the 90s, Paul Alpers; `The enfolding dragon': Arthur and the moral economy of The Faerie Queene, Susan Wofford; The postures of allegory, Kenneth Gross; Afterword: A view of the present state of Spenser studies: dialogue-wise, Andrew Hadfield and Willy Maley; Index.

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