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The pain of Reformation : Spenser, vulnerability, and the ethics of masculinity

Author: Joseph Campana
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This study argues that the most illuminating meditation on vulnerability, masculinity, and ethics in the wake of the Reformation came from Spenser, a poet often associated with the brutalities of English rule in Ireland. The underside, or shadow, of violence in both the fantasies and the realities of Spenser's England was a corresponding contemplation of the nature of the precarious lives of subjects in
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Campana, Joseph.
Pain of Reformation.
New York : Fordham University Press, 2012
(DLC) 2011037020
Named Person: Edmund Spenser; Edmund Spenser
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Campana
ISBN: 9780823239146 0823239144 9780823249527 0823249522 9780823261680 0823261689
OCLC Number: 787845987
Description: 1 online resource (x, 286 pages)
Contents: Part I. The Legend of Holiness. Reading Bleeding Trees: The Poetics of Other People's Pain --
Spenser's Dark Materials: Representation in the Shadow of Christ --
Part II. The Legend of Temperance. On Not Defending Poetry: Spenser, Suffering, and the Energy of Affect --
Boy Toys and Liquid Joys: Pleasure and Power in the Bower of Bliss --
Part III. The Legend of Chastity. Vulnerable Subjects: Amoret's Agony, Britomart's Battle for Chastity --
Damaged Gods: Adonis and the Pain of Allegory --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Joseph Campana.

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The Pain of Reformation argues that Edmund Spenser's 1590 Faerie Queene examines emerging notions of vulnerability in Renaissance England. This book approaches sensation through the aesthetics of the  Read more...

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. . . This book will hearten anyone seeking an alternative to overly pious or hegemonic readings of 'The Faerie Queene'. * -Renaissance Quarterly * "This splendid book makes a fresh and original Read more...

 
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