Imagining Death In Spenser And Milton

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Imagining Death in Spenser and Milton assembles a collection of essays on the compelling topic of death in two monumental representatives of the early modern canon, Edmund Spenser and John Milton. The volume draws its impetus from the conviction that death is a central, yet curiously understudied, preoccupation for Spenser and Milton, contending that death--in all its early modern reformations and deformations--is an indispensable backdrop for any attempt to articulate the ...

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Overview

Imagining Death in Spenser and Milton assembles a collection of essays on the compelling topic of death in two monumental representatives of the early modern canon, Edmund Spenser and John Milton. The volume draws its impetus from the conviction that death is a central, yet curiously understudied, preoccupation for Spenser and Milton, contending that death--in all its early modern reformations and deformations--is an indispensable backdrop for any attempt to articulate the relationship between Spenser and Milton.

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"This... is a compelling and cutting-edge collection, replete with arguments that go to the heart of the cult and culture of death as depicted in the complex works of two major canonical authors, each corpus dissected with exquisite patience and expertise."--Professor Willy Maley, Department of English Literature, University of Glasgow

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780333983980
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 1/1/2004
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Jane Bellamy is Professor of English, University of New Hampshire.

Patrick Cheney is Professor of English, Pennsylvania State University.

Michael Schoenfeldt is Associate Professor of English, University of Michigan.

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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors
• Acknowledgements
• Table of Contents
• List of Illustrations
• Introduction: Towards Defining a Poetics of Death in Spenser and Milton--E. J. Bellamy, P. Cheney, & M. C. Schoenfeldt
• Spenser and the Death of the Queen--A. Hadfield
• Psychic Deadness in Allegory: Spenser's House of Mammon and Attacks on Linking--T. Krier
• Death in an Allegory--G. Teskey
• 'After the First Death, There is No Other': Spenser, Milton, and (Our) Death--R. Kuin and A. L. Prescott
• Anatomizing Death--L. Gregerson
• Reading Death and the Ethics of Enjoyment in Spenser and Milton--M. Grossman
• Sublime / Pauline: Denying Death in Paradise Lost--R. Trubowitz
• Imagining the Death of the King: Milton, Charles I, and Anamorphic Art--L. L. Knoppers
• Milton's Nationalism and the Rights of Memory --P. Stevens
• Afterword: Lastly Death--D. L. Miller
• Bibliography
• Index

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