Spenser's Monstrous Regiment
Elizabethan Ireland and the Poetics of Difference
By (author) Richard A. McCabe
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Spenser's Monstrous Regiment by Richard A. McCabe
Book DescriptionSpenser's Monstrous Regiment examines the works of Edmund Spenser within the dual, but interactive, contexts of imperial aspiration and female 'regiment' to provide a reinterpretation of The Faerie Queene as a (frustrated) colonial romance more akin to Camoes' Os Lusiadas in its political and racial outlook than to the heroic verse of Ariosto or Tasso. It is the first study to contextualise Spenser's polemical response to the Irish colonial situation by reference to contemporary Gaelic literature, and particularly Bardic Poetry. The dialectical format of A View of the Present State of Ireland operates to exclude the Gaelic voice from participation in the Irish political debate, and contemporary criticism unwittingly participates in the exclusion through its concentration upon colonial tracts written by English politicians and planters. The present study constitutes a sustained attempt to reverse this tendency and thereby provide a new perspective for the understanding of hi
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198187349
(223mm x 145mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 17-Oct-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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