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Spenser's Irish work : poetry, plantation and colonial reformation

by Herron, Thomas
Published by : Ashgate, 2007 (Aldershot) Physical details: x, 268 p. ill., maps ill ISBN:0754656020; 9780754656029 (hbk.) :.
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Formerly CIP.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [225]-250) and index.

Spenser and the anxious critics -- Spenser's plantation life -- Planting reformation in Ireland : Walshe, Smith, Robinson, and Bryskett -- Spenser's heroic legacy in Munster verse : Ralph Birkenshaw and Parr Lane -- Elemental violence and the Virgilian ladder -- Flourishing monarchs : Virgil's Georgics, Gavin Douglas, and the proem to The faerie queene -- Plain thinking and civic celebration in Book I -- Imperial coda : Elizabethan progress and The Mutabilitie cantos -- Pagan hound : Cúchulainn, the Souldan, and the Spanish Armada in Book V -- Taming Raleigh's beast : monastic dissolution and local politics in Book VI.

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