Visionary Spenser and the Poetics of Early Modern Platonism

Visionary Spenser and the Poetics of Early Modern Platonism

by Kenneth Borris

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ISBN-13: 9780198807070
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 10/10/2017
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 6.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Kenneth Borris, Professor, Department of English, McGill University

Kenneth Borris is Professor of English Literature at McGill University. A former Canada Research Fellow and winner of the MacCaffrey Award, he is the author of two monographs, Allegory and Epic in English Renaissance Literature, and Spenser's Poetics of Prophecy. He has also edited Same-Sex Desire in the English Renaissance: A Sourcebook of Texts, 1470-1650, and co-edited The Sciences of Homosexuality in Early Modern Europe (with George Rousseau) and The Affectionate Shepherd: Celebrating Richard Barnfield (with George Klawitter). His essays and chapters have appeared in numerous serials and collections including Renaissance Quarterly, The Oxford Handbook of Edmund Spenser, Milton Studies, Spenser Studies, and The Ashgate Research Companion to the Sidneys.

Table of Contents

Introduction
PART ONE: PLATONIC POETICS
1. Platonism in Early Modern Poetics and Spenser's Poesis
PART TWO: THE SHEPHEARDES CALENDER
2. Spenser's Phaedran Calender
3. The Calender's Visions and Poetics of Beauty
PART THREE: THE 1590 AND 1596 FAERIE QUEENE
4. The (H)eroic Idealism of Spenser's Faery
5. Gloriana's 'True Glorious Type'

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