"Clowdily Enwrapped in Allegorical Deuices": The Joys and Perils of Teaching Spenser's Epic

@inproceedings{Cavanagh2003ClowdilyEI,
  title={"Clowdily Enwrapped in Allegorical Deuices": The Joys and Perils of Teaching Spenser's Epic},
  author={Sheila T. Cavanagh},
  year={2003}
}
My introduction to Edmund Spenser came in my sophomore year in college during a survey class, when my professor announced: “If you’ve read one page of The Faerie Queene, you’ve read more than enough.” Since I had never heard of the epic, let alone read a word of it, I had no reason to doubt this proffered wisdom. That same semester, however, I encountered Spenser again, albeit vicariously, from a very different perspective. A group of my friends were enrolled in the senior honors seminar, which… CONTINUE READING

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