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Spenser Sets the Agenda *

NICHOLAS CANNY

in Making Ireland British, 1580-1650

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198200918
eISBN:
9780191718274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198200918.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter explores the intellectual progression of Edmund Spenser from 1579, when he first came to prominence as a poet, to 1598 when permission was sought by his printer to have the View ... More


The Faerie Queene and Elizabethan Politics

David Norbrook

in Poetry and Politics in the English Renaissance: Revised Edition

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199247189
eISBN:
9780191697647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247189.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Poetry

The first part of The Faerie Queene was published in 1590, three years after Philip Sidney's death. Edmund Spenser's heroic poem is the fullest poetic embodiment of the political ideals of Sidney and ... More


Making Ireland British, 1580-1650

Nicholas Canny

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198200918
eISBN:
9780191718274
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198200918.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book is the first comprehensive study of all the plantations that were attempted in Ireland during the years 1580-1650. It examines the arguments advanced by successive political figures for a ... More


The Contexts of the 1590s

Andrew Hadfield

in Edmund Spenser's Irish Experience: Wilde Fruit and Salvage Soyl

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183457
eISBN:
9780191674044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183457.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter begins with a discussion of Spenser's alter ego, Colin Clout, who appeared sporadically in his poetry. It illustrates the fraught and dangerous the times in which Spenser was writing, ... More


‘That they themselves had wrought’: The Politics of A View of the Present State of Ireland

Andrew Hadfield

in Edmund Spenser's Irish Experience: Wilde Fruit and Salvage Soyl

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183457
eISBN:
9780191674044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183457.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter provides an analysis of the political world in which Spenser wrote, suggesting ways in which A View can — and should — be read. It demonstrates how Spenser's imagination was absorbed ... More


Wild Fruit from Savage Soil: The Crisis of the 1590s

S. J. Connolly

in Contested Island: Ireland 1460-1630

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198208167
eISBN:
9780191716546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208167.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Hugh O'Neill, earl of Tyrone, rose to power, first as England's client in Ulster, but subsequently as the main opponent of the extension there of the crown's authority. His rebellion in alliance with ... More


The Shepheardes Calender: Prophecy and the Court

David Norbrook

in Poetry and Politics in the English Renaissance: Revised Edition

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199247189
eISBN:
9780191697647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247189.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Poetry

Edmund Spenser's The Shepheardes Calender marked a revolution in English poetry. The volume was a virtuoso display of the stylistic and metrical skill of this ‘new poet’ who assimilated and imitated ... More


Sidney, Spenser, and Political Petrarchism

Syrithe Pugh

in Petrarch in Britain: Interpreters, Imitators, and Translators over 700 years

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264133
eISBN:
9780191734649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264133.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines traces of Petrarchism in English poets Edmund Spenser and Sir Philip Sydney. It argues that the engagements of both poets with Petrarchism are more serious, and indeed more ... More


The Spoiling of Princes: Artegall Thwarted, Calidore Confused

Andrew Hadfield

in Edmund Spenser's Irish Experience: Wilde Fruit and Salvage Soyl

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183457
eISBN:
9780191674044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183457.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter focuses on how the allegory of justice in Book V of The Faerie Queene is centred around Spenser's Irish experience. Artegall's quest for justice begins and ends in Ireland; in between, ... More


Origins and Names: Etymology and the Elizabethan Society of Antiquaries

Angus Vine

in In Defiance of Time: Antiquarian Writing in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199566198
eISBN:
9780191722462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566198.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter considers the antiquarian interest in linguistic traces, examining how writers of an antiquarian bent turned to etymology and names to access the past and unearth historical origins, and ... More


Edmund Spenser's Irish Experience: Wilde Fruit and Salvage Soyl

Andrew Hadfield

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183457
eISBN:
9780191674044
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183457.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book argues that Edmund Spenser's perception and fragmented representation of Ireland shadows the whole narrative of his major work, The Faerie Queene, traditionally regarded as one of the ... More


Cosmic Politics: The Worldly Epics of Camões and Spenser

Ayesha Ramachandran

in The Worldmakers: Global Imagining in Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226288796
eISBN:
9780226288826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226288826.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Expanding its gaze from the scale of the individual self to the communal order of the nation-state, this chapter approaches the challenge of worldmaking through the Renaissance epic. Luis Vaz de ... More


Introduction: Spenser, Marlowe, Shakespeare: Methodological Investigations

J. B. Lethbridge

in Shakespeare and Spenser: Attractive Opposites

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079627
eISBN:
9781781701058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079627.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This introductory chapter discusses the influence Edmund Spenser had on William Shakespeare, showing how Shakespeare read Spenser and addressing the question of the relations between the them. It ... More


The English Presence in Spenser’s Ireland

NICHOLAS CANNY

in Making Ireland British, 1580-1650

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198200918
eISBN:
9780191718274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198200918.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Many of the concerns voiced by Spenser, in both the View and the Faerie Queene, can only be comprehended when they are considered in the context of England's experience with Ireland during Spenser's ... More


Spenser

Colin Burrow

in Epic Romance: Homer to Milton

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117940
eISBN:
9780191671135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117940.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

There is no author so prey to double violence against self and past as Torquato Tasso; and there is no author who feels so keenly the tortured energy released by an antiquarianism that seeks vainly ... More


Reading the Allegory of The Faerie Queene

Andrew Hadfield

in Edmund Spenser's Irish Experience: Wilde Fruit and Salvage Soyl

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183457
eISBN:
9780191674044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183457.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter shows that The Faerie Queene is indisputably an allegorical work which contains a vast series of representations of political and historical events. But it demands to be read within a ... More


Conclusion

Bart van Es

in Spenser’s Forms of History

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199249701
eISBN:
9780191719332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249701.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter discusses that the book tried to place Edmund Spenser in the context of different and coexisting conceptions of the past, particularly those influenced by religious, nationalistic, and ... More


Introduction

Kenneth Borris

in Visionary Spenser and the Poetics of Early Modern Platonism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198807070
eISBN:
9780191844843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807070.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Before surveying the book’s argument, the Introduction contextualizes Spenser’s Platonic interests in relation to current trends and debates in literary studies and in Spenser studies. It further ... More


Gloriana’s “True Glorious Type”

Kenneth Borris

in Visionary Spenser and the Poetics of Early Modern Platonism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198807070
eISBN:
9780191844843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807070.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Despite the centrality of Spenser’s faery queen for his Faerie Queene and its Platonically idealized mode of mimesis, most studies do not define her symbolic scope or address her transcendental ... More


Introduction

Bart van Es

in Spenser’s Forms of History

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199249701
eISBN:
9780191719332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249701.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter discusses the conflict that arises from different readings of the past, with the historical visions in Poly-Olbion as an example. It explains that this conflict provides the snapshot of ... More


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