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Allegory, space and the material world in the writings of Edmund Spenser / Christopher Burlinson.

By: Burlinson, Christopher.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Studies in Renaissance literature (Woodbridge, Suffolk, England): v. 17.Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK ; Rochester, NY : D.S. Brewer, 2006Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 256 pages) : illustrations.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781846154447; 1846154448.Subject(s): Allegory | Space perception -- In literatureAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Allegory, space and the material world in the writings of Edmund Spenser.DDC classification: 821/.3 LOC classification: PR2358 | .B87 2006Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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CONTENTS -- LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS -- ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS -- ABBREVIATIONS AND CONVENTIONS -- PREFACE -- Part I: Space and Materiality in the Realm of Allegorical Romance -- 1. Accounting for the Material in Spenser’s Allegory -- 2. Space, Place, and Location: Inside and Outside the Poem -- Part II: Architectural Space and the Status of the Object inThe Faerie Queene -- 3. Galleries: Space, Mythography, and the Object -- 4. Royal Chambers: Space and Presence -- Part III: Beleaguered Spaces -- 5. ‘Goodly Workemanship’: Fortifications and the Body -- 6. Defended Spaces, Fast Spaces, Proper Spaces -- 7. The Stones of Kilcolman: Spenserian Biography, the Ruin, and the Material Fragment -- Part IV: The Physical and Allegorized Landscape -- 8. Deforestation and the Spenserian Wood -- 9. The Houses of the Poor -- CONCLUSION -- BIBLIOGRAPHY -- INDEX. =520 \\ This book provides a radical reassessment of Spenserian allegory, in particular of The Faerie Queene, in the light of contemporary historical and theoretical interests in space and material culture. It explores the ambiguous and fluctuating attention to materiality, objects, and substance in the poetics of The Faerie Queene, and discusses the way that Spenser's creation of allegorical meaning makes use of this materiality, and transforms it. It suggests further that a critical engagement with materiality (which has been so important to the recent study of early modern drama) must come, in the case of allegorical narrative, through a study of narrative and physical space, and in this context it goes on to provide a reading of the spatial dimensions of the poem - quests and battles, forests, castles and hovels - and the spatial characteristics of Spenser's other writings. The book reaffirms the need to place Spenser in his historical contexts - philosophical and scientific, military and architectural - in early modern England, Ireland and Europe, but also provides a critical reassessment of this literary historicism. Dr CHRISTOPHER BURLINSON is a Research Fellow in English at Emmanuel College, Cambridge.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-245) and index.

CONTENTS -- LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS -- ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS -- ABBREVIATIONS AND CONVENTIONS -- PREFACE -- Part I: Space and Materiality in the Realm of Allegorical Romance -- 1. Accounting for the Material in Spenser’s Allegory -- 2. Space, Place, and Location: Inside and Outside the Poem -- Part II: Architectural Space and the Status of the Object inThe Faerie Queene -- 3. Galleries: Space, Mythography, and the Object -- 4. Royal Chambers: Space and Presence -- Part III: Beleaguered Spaces -- 5. ‘Goodly Workemanship’: Fortifications and the Body -- 6. Defended Spaces, Fast Spaces, Proper Spaces -- 7. The Stones of Kilcolman: Spenserian Biography, the Ruin, and the Material Fragment -- Part IV: The Physical and Allegorized Landscape -- 8. Deforestation and the Spenserian Wood -- 9. The Houses of the Poor -- CONCLUSION -- BIBLIOGRAPHY -- INDEX. =520 \\ This book provides a radical reassessment of Spenserian allegory, in particular of The Faerie Queene, in the light of contemporary historical and theoretical interests in space and material culture. It explores the ambiguous and fluctuating attention to materiality, objects, and substance in the poetics of The Faerie Queene, and discusses the way that Spenser's creation of allegorical meaning makes use of this materiality, and transforms it. It suggests further that a critical engagement with materiality (which has been so important to the recent study of early modern drama) must come, in the case of allegorical narrative, through a study of narrative and physical space, and in this context it goes on to provide a reading of the spatial dimensions of the poem - quests and battles, forests, castles and hovels - and the spatial characteristics of Spenser's other writings. The book reaffirms the need to place Spenser in his historical contexts - philosophical and scientific, military and architectural - in early modern England, Ireland and Europe, but also provides a critical reassessment of this literary historicism. Dr CHRISTOPHER BURLINSON is a Research Fellow in English at Emmanuel College, Cambridge.

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