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The Faerie Queene and Middle English Romance: The Matter of Just Memory

Andrew King

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187226
eISBN:
9780191674662
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187226.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Scholarship on Middle English romance has done little to access the textual and bibliographical continuity of this remarkable literary tradition into the 16th century and its impact on Elizabethan ... More


Reading the Allegorical Intertext: Chaucer, Spenser, Shakespeare, Milton

Judith H. Anderson

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823228478
eISBN:
9780823241125
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823228478.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The author conceives the intertext as a relation between or among texts that encompasses both Kristevan intertextuality and traditional relationships of influence, imitation, allusion, and citation. ... 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


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


Psyche's Daughter: Pleasure and The Faerie Queene

Robert H. F. Carver

in The Protean Ass: The Metamorphoses of Apuleius from Antiquity to the Renaissance

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199217861
eISBN:
9780191712357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217861.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses Apuleian influences in The Faerie Queene. It argues that Spenser used different parts of The Golden Ass in various ways and with varying degrees of success. Meroë and Pamphile ... 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


Petrarchan Tyranny and Lyric Resistance in Spenser’s Amoretti and The Faerie Queene

Cynthia N. Nazarian

in Love's Wounds: Violence and the Politics of Poetry in Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501705229
eISBN:
9781501708268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705229.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter discusses the use of Petrarchan themes to explore modes of legitimate political resistance by considering the constant collaborative dialogue between Edmund Spenser's sonnet sequence ... 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


The ‘Reformation’ of Native Romance in The Faerie Queene, Book I

Andrew King

in The Faerie Queene and Middle English Romance: The Matter of Just Memory

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187226
eISBN:
9780191674662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187226.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter investigates the use of native romance in Book I of The Faerie Queene to understand Spenser's strategy in creating a Protestant romance-epic. It examines two aspects of Spenser's ... More


The (H)eroic Idealism of Spenser’s Faery

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/9780198807070.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Spenser bases his heroic poem The Faerie Queene upon a Platonic concept that he often cites: “hero” derives from “Eros,” so that “hero” means “born of love,” which thus inspires “great work” ... 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


Introduction: General Ends and First Essentials

Catherine Nicholson

in Reading and Not Reading The Faerie Queene: Spenser and the Making of Literary Criticism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691198989
eISBN:
9780691201597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691198989.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter provides an overview of Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene. It is the peculiar and discomfiting genius of The Faerie Queene to call reading into question. Few works have a ... More


“The Falsest Twoo”: Forging The Scholarly Reader

Catherine Nicholson

in Reading and Not Reading The Faerie Queene: Spenser and the Making of Literary Criticism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691198989
eISBN:
9780691201597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691198989.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the question of how to represent the orthography of Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene in modern texts. Editions of Spenser's poem nearly always preserve the late ... More


Una’s Line: Child Readers and the After Life of Fiction

Catherine Nicholson

in Reading and Not Reading The Faerie Queene: Spenser and the Making of Literary Criticism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691198989
eISBN:
9780691201597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691198989.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the character of Una in Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene. For much of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Una was at the epicenter of The Faerie Queene, and the poem's ... More


‘It seemed another worlde to beholde’: Native Romance, History, and Book II of The Faerie Queene

Andrew King

in The Faerie Queene and Middle English Romance: The Matter of Just Memory

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187226
eISBN:
9780191674662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187226.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines Book II of The Faerie Queene where Spenser's incorporation of native romance shifts from the question of salvation to the projected union of history and romance in relation to ... More


Coda: Reading to the End

Catherine Nicholson

in Reading and Not Reading The Faerie Queene: Spenser and the Making of Literary Criticism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691198989
eISBN:
9780691201597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691198989.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This coda explains that Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene has never been read to the end, for the simple reason that no one can quite say where, or if, it ends at all. This peculiar fact—the joint ... More


Load Every Rift: Avid Readers In The Legend Of Temperance

Catherine Nicholson

in Reading and Not Reading The Faerie Queene: Spenser and the Making of Literary Criticism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691198989
eISBN:
9780691201597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691198989.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter evaluates book 2 of Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene: the Legend of Temperance. The trials of temperance—getting and spending, hunting and gathering, cultivating, preserving, hoarding, ... More


Reading against Time: Crisis in The Faerie Queene

Catherine Nicholson

in Reading and Not Reading The Faerie Queene: Spenser and the Making of Literary Criticism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691198989
eISBN:
9780691201597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691198989.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter addresses the concept of “reading against time”: reading that invokes a pressing sense of necessity in order to license a departure from established readerly norms and values. Book 5 of ... More


Spenserian Askesis: The 1590 Faerie Queene

Jonathan Goldberg

in The Seeds of Things: Theorizing Sexuality and Materiality in Renaissance Representations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230662
eISBN:
9780823235827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230662.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Daniel Juan Gil comments on Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene, saying that the poem sketches instances that are not easily comprehended by its readers. This is perhaps due to the several, ... More


Spenser, Psychomachia, and the Limits of Governance

Christopher Tilmouth

in Passion's Triumph over Reason: A History of the Moral Imagination from Spenser to Rochester

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199212378
eISBN:
9780191707254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212378.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter explores the presentation of the passions in The Faerie Queene, arguing that Spenser treats these as hostile, morally disruptive forces within the soul, powers which reason must fight ... More


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