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Edmund Spenser (1552-1599)
http://www.luminarium.org/renlit/spenser.htm
This site created for "students and enthusiasts of English literature" includes links to the life and works of Edmund Spenser, links to essays and articles on Spenser's work, and provides a list and links to additional sources for information about Spenser.
Contains: Works List, Works Available, Pictures, Timeline, Criticism, Commentary, Sketch
Author: Anniina Jokinen.
Keywords: "The Faerie Queene," "Astrophel and Stella," "Amoretti and Epithalamion"
 
Edmund Spenser Home Page
http://www.english.cam.ac.uk/spenser/main.htm
This page seeks to collect any and all Net materials pertaining to the works and life of Edmund Spenser. Includes texts of Spenser's work, links to a chronology, calls for papers, the Spenser Society homepage, and many other resources.
Contains: Works Available, Works List, Pictures, Criticism, Commentary, Webliography, Bibliography
Author: Andrew Zurcher
Keywords: "The Faerie Queene," "Astrophel and Stella," "Amoretti and Epithalamion"
 
The Poetry of Spenser
http://www.bartleby.com/213/index.html#11
This lengthy analysis of the author's life and works includes sections on "Spenser�s family", "Platonism in Spenser�s love poems", "The Faerie Queene", "Spenser as a word-painter and as a metrical musician", and "Summary view of Spenser�s genius."
Contains: Extensive Bio, Criticism, Bibliography
Author: W. J. Courthope
From:The Cambridge History of English and American Literature Volume III: English, Renascence and Reformation
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Reaping What Was Sown: Spenser, Chaucer, and the Plowman's Tale
http://www.uwm.edu/~dclark/thesis.pdf
"I will show the way a single, powerful aspect of the Renaissance Chaucer transformed the first book of one of the most canonical poems in English literature, The Faerie Queene. Demonstrating how The Plowman's Tale transformed Spenser's work in Book One is important for us because an understanding of the Tale's impact makes us re-examine our views of Edmund Spenser himself, showing him to be a poet concerned with the cultural construction of the English nation."
Contains: Commentary, Criticism
Author: Clark, David Paul
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Studied Barbarity: Johnson, Spenser, and Literary Progress
http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Papers/spenser.html
"Spenser was much on the mind of Samuel Johnson, one of the most active and important of those developing our notion of the Renaissance -- not in any extended treatment, but in scattered comments from the 1730s through the '80s.2 Spenser's position in Johnson's thought has received little attention,3 but tugging on these Spenserian loose ends reveals a thread woven across the entire fabric of Johnson's criticism. "
Contains: Criticism, Commentary
Author: Lynch, Jack
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The Faerie Queene

Spenser's Narrative Imagery: The Visual Structure of The Faerie Queene - Josephine S. McMurtry [.pdf]
Imperialistic Myth and Iconography in Books I and II of The Faerie Queene - Barbara-Maria Bernhart [.pdf]
Spenser's Goodly Frame of Temperance: Secret Design in The Faerie Queene, Book II - Cheryl D. Calver
Providence and the Problem of Evil in The Faerie Queene - Lorena A. Henry [.pdf]
Emergent Discourses of Difference in Spenser's Faerie Queene - Jean N. Goodrich [.pdf]
"What the lyon ment": Iconography of the Lion in the Poetry of Edmund Spenser - E. F. AlKaaoud [.pdf]
Willing Shape-shifters: The Loathly Lady from Irish Sovranty to Spenser's Duessa - Susan Carter [.pdf]
"Coloured with an historicall fiction": The Topical and Moral Import of Characterization
          in Edmund Spenser's Faerie Queene - Nadya Q. Chishty-Mujahid [.pdf]
Martial and Marital: Representing Masculinity in The Faerie Queene and The New Arcadia - L.A. Celovsky
A Defense of Prince Arthur's Position as Magnificence in Spenser's The Faerie Queene - J. M. Myatt
The Figure of the Poet in the Poems of Spenser - Linda Hedy Cooper [.pdf]
Psychomachia and Book I of Spenser's Faerie Queene - Viviana Comensoli [.pdf]
Spenser as a Sensuous Poet in Book II of The Faerie Queene - Martha Pfaff [.pdf]
The Gentleman and the Circle of Courtesy in Spenser's The Faerie Queene - Peter B. Murphy [.pdf]
Re-Presenting "The Legende of Holinesse": An Explication of The Faerie Queene I.12 - Rachel Colle [.pdf]
Land in Fairyland: Edmund Spenser and Emerging Perceptions of Ecology
          and Gender in the Faerie Queen - Megan Angela Sieverts
(Un)veiling Nature: A Comparative Study of Spenser's Poetics
          in Mutabilitie Canto Seven - William Walters
The Poem, the Dream and the Pastoral Landscape: A Prologue to Spenser's
          Red Crosse Knighte - Stephen L. Karcher [.pdf]
The Lady of the Bower: A Study of Spenser's Bower of Bliss in Relation to the Gardens of Alcina and
          Armida in the Orlando Furioso and in the Gerusalemme Liberata - Ermes Primiano Culos [.pdf]
"Graunt me that Sabaoths sight": An Examination of Artegall and Britomart's Place
          in Spenser's Vision of Wholeness - Jill Doris Rouke [.pdf]
The "Roote of ciuil conuersation": Redefining Courtesy in Book VI of The Faerie Queene - Michelle Golden
William Hazlitt on Edmund Spenser
Looking at Britomart Looking at Pictures - Adam McKeown
Spenser's Theology: The Sacraments in The Faerie Queene - Margaret Christian [.pdf]
Spiritual Warfare and The Faerie Queene - Sara Litwiller
The Prince of Rays: Spectacular Invisibility in Spenser's The Faerie Queene - Lisa Dickson
"Another game in view": The Representation of the Poet in The Faerie Queene - José Ángel García Landa
Poetic Parthenogenesis and Spenser's Idea of Creation in The Faerie Queene - Elizabeth A. Spiller
Displacing Feminine Authority in The Faerie Queene - Mary Villeponteaux
"Wise Handling and Faire Governance": Spenser's Female Educators - Sarah Plant
Women's Friendship and the Refusal of Lesbian Desire in The Faerie Queene - Tracey Sedinger
Medusa: Ekphrasis and Iconography in The Faerie Queene - Lisa Kellerby [.pdf]
The Old Woman in the Cave of Lust: Edmund Spenser's Silenced Feminine Voices
          in The Faerie Queene - Colleen E. Kennedy [.pdf]
Blurred Contours: An Attempt to Deconstruct the Female Character in Books I and III
          of Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene - Ana María Sánchez Mosquera [.pdf]
The Mummers' Play St. George and the Fiery Dragon and Book I of The Faerie Queene - J. C. Vaught [.pdf]
Spenser's Dialogic Voice in Book 1 of The Faerie Queene - Jennifer C. Vaught
Archimago: Between Text and Countertext - Harry Berger, Jr.
Redcrosse's 'springing well' of Scriptural Faith - Thomas A. Dughi
Spenserian Paralysis - William A. Oram
The Charmes Backe to Reverse: Deconstructing Architectures in
          Books II and III of The Faerie Queene - Crystal Nelson Downing
The Bower of Bliss and The Garden of Adonis - Ian Mackean
Britomart and "Venus's Glas": The Mirror in Book III of The Faerie Queene - Lynn Moorhead Morton [.pdf]
Britomartis' Heroic Love in The Faerie Queene, Book 3 - Hoyoung Kim
"Goodly Woods": Irish Forests, Georgic Trees in Books 1 and 4 of The Faerie Queene - Thomas Herron [.pdf]
Reading Gender into the Virtue of Courtesy in Book 6 of The Faerie Queene - Jin-Ah Lee
Narrative Time-Out: Anagnorisis in Book VI of The Faerie Queene - Jorge Casanova [.pdf]
To (Re)fashion a Gentleman: Ralegh's Disgrace in Spenser's Legend of Courtesy - Jeffrey B. Morris
Courteous virtu in Spenser's Book 6 of The Faerie Queene - Bruce Danner
Sir Calidore, Melibee et Colin Clout: Mélancolie et émergence de la voix du poète
          dans The Faerie Queene d'Edmund Spenser, Livre VI, chants 9 et 10 - Nathalie Fauré[.pdf]
Hellish Work in The Faerie Queene - Maurice Hunt
The Lovesick Womb's Monstrous Births in Edmund Spenser's Poetry - Frank Swannack [.pdf]
Vision, Metamorphosis, and the Poetics of Allegory in the Mutabilitie Cantos - Louise Gilbert Freeman
Chaucer's Mutability in Spenser's Mutabilitie Cantos - Glenn A. Steinberg
Borrowed Armor/Free Grace: The Quest for Authority in The Faerie Queene 1 and
          Chaucer's Tale of Sir Thopas - Craig A. Berry
"The reliques and ragges of popish superstition": The Effect of Richard Hooker's
          Of the Lawes of Ecclestiacall Polity on Book V of The Faerie Queene - Vince P. Redder [.pdf]
Milton's "sage and serious Poet Spencer": Error and Imitation in
          The Faerie Queene and Areopagitica - George F. Butler
"Thy temperance invincible": Humanism in The Faerie Queene and Paradise Regained - Sung-Kyun Yim
Spenser's Defence of Queen Elizabeth I and the Church of England in "The Faerie Queene" - Jennifer Sinclair
Spenser and Sin - K. Waddington



Shepheardes Calender

The Figure of the Poet in the Poems of Spenser - Linda Hedy Cooper [.pdf]
The Poem, the Dream and the Pastoral Landscape: A Prologue to Spenser's
          Red Crosse Knighte - Stephen L. Karcher [.pdf]
Addressing Formulæ and Politeness in The Shepheards Calender - F. Martín Miguel & S. González
The Death of the 'new Poete': Virgilian Ruin and Ciceronian Recollection in The Shepheardes Calender - R. Helfer
Skeltonic Anxiety and Rumination in The Shepheardes Calender - Kreg Segall
The Politics of Time in Edmund Spenser's English Calendar - Alison A. Chapman
Spenser Out of his Stanza - Paul J. Hecht



Complaints

Orderly Disorder: Rhetoric and Imitation in Spenser's Three Beast Poems
          from the Complaints Volume - Amanda R. Jones [.pdf]
Translated Geographies: Edmund Spenser's "The Ruines of Time" - Huw Griffiths
The Transformation of Complaint in Spenser's The Ruines of Time - Richard Danson Brown



Amoretti

Edmund Spenser's Bestiary in the Amoretti (1595) - Joan Curbet [.pdf]
"Her cruell hands": Love as Predation in Amoretti - Inju Chung [.pdf]
Platonism and the Idea of Love in Spenser's Minor Poems - Santiago Fernández-Corugedo
The Lovesick Womb's Monstrous Births in Edmund Spenser's Poetry - Frank Swannack [.pdf]
Notes on Sonnet 75 from Amoretti



Epithalamion

The Figure of the Poet in the Poems of Spenser - Linda Hedy Cooper [.pdf]
The Poetics of Accommodation in Spenser's "Epithalamion" - Judith Owens
The Mystery of the Missing Line: Spenser's Epithalamion stanza 15 - John Hale and Stefan Lane



Prothalamion

The Figure of the Poet in the Poems of Spenser - Linda Hedy Cooper [.pdf]
Commerce and Cadiz in Spenser's Prothalamion - Judith Owens
Spenser's Prothalamion and the Catullan Epithalamic Tradition - Sandra R. Patterson



A View of the Present State of Ireland

A View of the Present State of Ireland: Sovereignty, Surveillance, and Colonialism - J. W. Daems [.pdf]
Edmund Spenser and English Policy in Ireland - Howard Amos
From a View to a Discovery: Edmund Spenser, Sir John Davies, and
          the Defects of Law in the Realm of Ireland - D. Alan Orr
Significant Spaces in Edmund Spenser's View of the Present State of Ireland - Joanne Woolway Grenfell



Colin Clout's Come Home Again

Who is Colin Clout? - Jim Nielson



Fowre Hymns

Platonism and the Idea of Love in Spenser's Minor Poems - Santiago Fernández-Corugedo



Spenser & Other Writers

Book: Sonnet Literature: Sidney, Spenser, Drayton, Daniel - Richard Firestone [.pdf - ff. p194]
Spenser's Use of Ariosto for Allegory - Susannah Jane McMurphy [.pdf]
Martial and Marital: Representing Masculinity in The Faerie Queene and The New Arcadia - L.A. Celovsky
Time, Death, and Mutability: A Study of Spenser, Shakespeare, and Donne - Jean Miriam Gerber [.pdf]
The Lady of the Bower: A Study of Spenser's Bower of Bliss in Relation to the Gardens of Alcina and
          Armida in the Orlando Furioso and in the Gerusalemme Liberata - Ermes Primiano Culos [.pdf]
Cry of Curs: Language, Class and the Mob in Sidney, Spenser and Shakespeare - Jason J. Zirbel [.pdf]
Reaping What Was Sown: Spenser, Chaucer, and The Plowman's Tale - M.A. Thesis by David Paul Clark
Gallimaufray and Hellebore: Spenser and Jonson in Dialogue with the Past - Ruth M. McAdams [.pdf]
Masters of the Genre: Dante, Spenser, and the Allegorical Tradition - Josh Reid
The Death of the 'new Poete': Virgilian Ruin and Ciceronian Recollection in The Shepheardes Calender - R. Helfer
Androgyny and the Epic Quest: The Female Warrior in Ariosto and Spenser - Elizabeth J. Bellamy [.pdf]
Spenser's Poetics of Ultima Britannia — Or, Mapping Elizabeth in Ariosto's Hebrides - E. J. Bellamy [.pdf]
"Her filthy feature open showne" in Ariosto, Spenser, and 'Much Ado about Nothing' - Melinda J. Gough
Borrowed Armor/Free Grace: The Quest for Authority in The Faerie Queene 1 and
          Chaucer's Tale of Sir Thopas - Craig A. Berry
Chaucer's Mutability in Spenser's Mutabilitie Cantos - Glenn A. Steinberg
The Mummers' Play St. George and the Fiery Dragon and Book I of The Faerie Queene - J. C. Vaught [.pdf]
Skeltonic Anxiety and Rumination in The Shepheardes Calender - Kreg Segall
English Court Poets and Petrarchism: Wyatt, Sidney and Spenser - Matthew Griffiths
The Influence of Spenser's Faerie Queene on Kyd's Spanish Tragedy - Frank Ardolino
To (Re)fashion a Gentleman: Ralegh's Disgrace in Spenser's Legend of Courtesy - Jeffrey B. Morris
Who Knows Not Southwell's Clout? Assessing the Impact of Robert Southwell's
          Literary Success upon Spenser - Gary M. Bouchard
"The reliques and ragges of popish superstition": The Effect of Richard Hooker's
          Of the Lawes of Ecclestiacall Polity on Book V of The Faerie Queene - Vince P. Redder [.pdf]
Spenser, Donne, and the Theology of Joy - Adam Potkay
Edmund Spenser, Mary Sidney, and the Doleful Lay - Pamela Coren
"In sort as she it sung": Spenser's "Doleful Lay" and the Construction of Female Authorship - Danielle Clarke
Waiting for Hymen: Literary History as "Symptom" in Spenser and Milton - Elizabeth J. Bellamy
"Thy temperance invincible": Humanism in The Faerie Queene and Paradise Regained - Sung-Kyun Yim
Milton's "sage and serious Poet Spencer": Error and Imitation in
          The Faerie Queene and Areopagitica - George F. Butler
Studied Barbarity: Johnson, Spenser, and Literary Progress - Jack Lynch



General & Miscellaneous

Spanish lessons: Spenser and the Irish Moriscos - Barbara Fuchs
Critical Thumbprints in Arcadia: Renaissance Pastoral and the Process of Critique - Michael Everton
Reflections on "Imitatio" as an Educational Ideal of English Humanism - Jin Sunwoo
Spenser and the Historical Revolution: Briton Monuments and the Problem of Roman Britain - John E. Curran, Jr.
Youth Against Age: Generational Strife in Renaissance Poetry -Steven Marx
The Homosexual Pastoral Tradition: Spenser - Rictor Norton
Spenser and the Culture of Place - Joanne Woolway









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