Imagining Death in Spenser and Milton

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Jane Bellamy, Elizabeth Jane Bellamy, Patrick Cheney, Michael Schoenfeldt
Palgrave Macmillan, 2003 M09 30 - 216 pages
Imagining Death in Spenser and Milton assembles a wide array of essays on the compelling topic of death in two monumental representatives of the early modern canon, Edmund Spenser and John Milton. No collection of essays on Spenser and Milton has, to date, been published. This volume draws its impetus from the conviction that death is a central, yet curiously understudied, preoccupation for Spenser and Milton, contending that death is an indispensable backdrop for any attempt to articulate the relationship between Spenser and Milton - and hence for any literary history of the early modern period itself. Each essay breaks new critical ground on death as a central theme in the work of both writers - in the final analysis, Spenser's and Milton's struggles to represent death will provide readers with rich new perspectives on the religious, cultural, ideological and psychic anxieties of early modernity itself.

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ANDREW HADFIELD Professor of English at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK and visiting Professor at Columbia University, USA THERESA KRIER Teaches at the University of Notre Dame, USA GORDON TESKEY Teaches at Harvard University, USA ANNE LAKE PRESCOTT Teaches at Barnard and Columbia, USA ROGER KUIN Professor of English Literature at York University in Toronto, Canada LINDA GREGORSON Teaches at the University of Michigan, USA MARSHALL GROSSMAN Professor of English at the University of Maryland, USA RACHEL TRUBOWITZ Associate Professor of English at the University of New Hampshire, Durham, USA LAURA L. KNOPPERS Professor of English and Director of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities at Penn State University, USA PAUL STEVENS Professor of English at Queen's University, Canada DAVID LEE MILLER Professor of English at the University of Kentucky, USA

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