Fairy in the Faerie Queene: Renaissance Elf-Fashioning and Elizabethan Myth-Making

Fairy in the Faerie Queene: Renaissance Elf-Fashioning and Elizabethan Myth-Making

by Matthew Woodcock
     
 

Woodcock examines fairy mythology in The Faerie Queene, placing Spenser's work within the context of early modern English conceptions and representations of the fairy world. Despite invitations in the poem to deconstruct the fairy queen figure, Woodcock contends that Spenser's identification of Queen Elizabeth I with Gloriana is far more ambiguous than has beenSee more details below

Overview

Woodcock examines fairy mythology in The Faerie Queene, placing Spenser's work within the context of early modern English conceptions and representations of the fairy world. Despite invitations in the poem to deconstruct the fairy queen figure, Woodcock contends that Spenser's identification of Queen Elizabeth I with Gloriana is far more ambiguous than has been previously recognized. Woodcock teaches medieval and Renaissance literature at the U. of East Anglia, UK. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754634393
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
04/01/2004
Pages:
172
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
List of abbreviations
Introduction1
1Reading fairies in early modern texts9
2Sources and contexts30
3Spenserian fairy stories51
4Setting forth fairyland and fairy knights76
5The fairy queen88
6The fairy chronicle116
Conclusion137
Bibliography141
Index158

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