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The Faerie Queene

DissertationSpenser's Narrative Imagery: The Visual Structure of The Faerie Queene - Josephine S. McMurtry [.pdf]
DissertationImperialistic Myth and Iconography in Books I and II of The Faerie Queene - Barbara-Maria Bernhart [.pdf]
DissertationSpenser's Goodly Frame of Temperance: Secret Design in The Faerie Queene, Book II - Cheryl D. Calver
DissertationProvidence and the Problem of Evil in The Faerie Queene - Lorena A. Henry [.pdf]
DissertationEmergent Discourses of Difference in Spenser's Faerie Queene - Jean N. Goodrich [.pdf]
Dissertation"What the lyon ment": Iconography of the Lion in the Poetry of Edmund Spenser - E. F. AlKaaoud [.pdf]
DissertationWilling Shape-shifters: The Loathly Lady from Irish Sovranty to Spenser's Duessa - Susan Carter [.pdf]
Dissertation"Coloured with an historicall fiction": The Topical and Moral Import of Characterization
          in Edmund Spenser's Faerie Queene - Nadya Q. Chishty-Mujahid [.pdf]
DissertationMartial and Marital: Representing Masculinity in The Faerie Queene and The New Arcadia - L.A. Celovsky
Thesis A Defense of Prince Arthur's Position as Magnificence in Spenser's The Faerie Queene - J. M. Myatt
Thesis The Figure of the Poet in the Poems of Spenser - Linda Hedy Cooper [.pdf]
Thesis Psychomachia and Book I of Spenser's Faerie Queene - Viviana Comensoli [.pdf]
Thesis Spenser as a Sensuous Poet in Book II of The Faerie Queene - Martha Pfaff [.pdf]
Thesis The Gentleman and the Circle of Courtesy in Spenser's The Faerie Queene - Peter B. Murphy [.pdf]
Thesis Re-Presenting "The Legende of Holinesse": An Explication of The Faerie Queene I.12 - Rachel Colle [.pdf]
Thesis Land in Fairyland: Edmund Spenser and Emerging Perceptions of Ecology
          and Gender in the Faerie Queen - Megan Angela Sieverts
Thesis (Un)veiling Nature: A Comparative Study of Spenser's Poetics
          in Mutabilitie Canto Seven - William Walters
Thesis The Poem, the Dream and the Pastoral Landscape: A Prologue to Spenser's
          Red Crosse Knighte - Stephen L. Karcher [.pdf]
Thesis 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]
Thesis "Graunt me that Sabaoths sight": An Examination of Artegall and Britomart's Place
          in Spenser's Vision of Wholeness - Jill Doris Rouke [.pdf]
Undergrad Thesis 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 emls
"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 PlantEMLS
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 emls
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

Thesis The Figure of the Poet in the Poems of Spenser - Linda Hedy Cooper [.pdf]
Thesis 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

Thesis 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 GriffithsEMLS
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

Thesis 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

Thesis 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

Thesis 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 GrenfellEMLS



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]
DissertationSpenser's Use of Ariosto for Allegory - Susannah Jane McMurphy [.pdf]
DissertationMartial and Marital: Representing Masculinity in The Faerie Queene and The New Arcadia - L.A. Celovsky
Thesis Time, Death, and Mutability: A Study of Spenser, Shakespeare, and Donne - Jean Miriam Gerber [.pdf]
Thesis 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]
Thesis Cry of Curs: Language, Class and the Mob in Sidney, Spenser and Shakespeare - Jason J. Zirbel [.pdf]
Thesis Reaping What Was Sown: Spenser, Chaucer, and The Plowman's Tale - M.A. Thesis by David Paul Clark
Undergrad Thesis 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 ArdolinoEMLS
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 emls
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 WoolwayEMLS






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