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"Breaking the Land:" Genres of Planting in The Faerie Queene

  • Couverture cartonnée
  • 144 Nombre de pages
This thesis examines the development of the georgic in Spenser's writing in relation to Virgil's conception of the genre. By readi... Lire la suite
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This thesis examines the development of the georgic in Spenser's writing in relation to Virgil's conception of the genre. By reading closely the Georgics, The Faerie Queene, and A View of the State of Ireland, I aim to show that georgic themes play a significant role in Spenser's epic and the contemporary English colonial ambitions in Ireland. To what extent does Spenser engage with the georgic? Why does Virgil's second poem appeal to Spenser, in terms of themes, symbols, and literary technique? How does this change our understanding of Spenser's epic poem and his views of the Irish situation in which he lived? In this essay, I attempt to answer these questions by analyzing Spenser's writing within its early modern literary and political context. My investigation thus focuses on Spenser's use of agricultural imagery, despite the epic genre in which he composed his most famous work.

Auteur

Anneke Hobson recently graduated from the University of Calgary with a Master of Arts in English literature, after completing a B.A. from the same university. Her research interests include early modern literature and history, place theory, genre theory, and ideas of nationalism.

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Titre: "Breaking the Land:" Genres of Planting in The Faerie Queene
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Code EAN: 9783848439034
ISBN: 978-3-8484-3903-4
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Genre: Philosophie
nombre de pages: 144
Poids: g
Taille: H220mm x B220mm
Année: 2012
Auflage: Aufl.

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