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Enabling engagements : Edmund Spenser and the poetics of patronage

Author: Judith Owens
Publisher: Montreal ; Ithaca : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Enabling Engagements contributes to current critical debates regarding early modern subjectivity and early modern cultural capital. In stressing the boldness of Edmund Spenser's poetics of patronage, Judith Owens shows that Elizabethans could and did excercise agency within a wide range of institutions. By consistently challenging assumptions of courtly hegemony in early modern society, Owens suggests a new  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Edmund Spenser; Edmund Spenser; Edmund Spenser; Edmund Spenser; Edmund Spenser; Edmund Spenser
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Owens
ISBN: 0773523316 9780773523319
OCLC Number: 48242408
Description: xii, 183 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Contexts --
The shepheardes calendar --
Commendatory verses --
The dedicatory sonnets --
Ralegh in The faerie queene III --
Responsibility: Judith Owens.
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An insightful reading of Edmund Spenser, demonstrating his poetic and political stance through his engagements with patrons.  Read more...


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"Clear and impressive. This is a serious advance in state-of-the-art research and makes a fascinating case for a major revision of the ways in which most scholars chart Spenser's career and his Read more...

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