Edmund Spenser and the Romance of Space

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Edmund Spenser and the romance of space advances the exploration of literary space into new areas, firstly by taking advantage of recent interdisciplinary interests in the spatial qualities of early modern thought and culture, and secondly by reading literature concerning the art of cosmography and navigation alongside imaginative literature with the purpose of identifying shared modes and preoccupations. The book looks to the work of cultural and historical geographers in order to gauge the roles that aesthetic subjectivity and the imagination play in the development of geographical knowledge: contexts ultimately employed by the study to achieve a better understanding of the place of Ireland in Spenser's writing. The study also engages with recent ecocritical approaches to literary environments, such as coastlines, wetlands, and islands, thus framing fresh readings of Spenser's handling of mixed genres.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherManchester University Press
Number of pages344
ISBN (Print)9781526139672
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2019

Publication series

NameThe Manchester Spenser
PublisherManchester University Press

Structured keywords

  • Centre for Environmental Humanities


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