The Life Aquatic: Liquid Poetics and the Discourse of Friendship in The Faerie Queene

  title={The Life Aquatic: Liquid Poetics and the Discourse of Friendship in The Faerie Queene},
  author={Steven Swarbrick},
  journal={Spenser Studies: A Renaissance Poetry Annual},
  pages={229 - 253}
  • Steven Swarbrick
  • Published 1 January 2015
  • Art
  • Spenser Studies: A Renaissance Poetry Annual
From Michel de Montaigne’s essay “Of Friendship” to Jacques Derrida’s rearticulation of the former in The Politics of Friendship, scholars both early modern and modern have sought ways to address the fluid co-mixture of bodies from which the discourse of friendship can and does emerge. More recently still, new materialist thinkers of ontology have begun to shift our attention to the ways both human and nonhuman bodies inter-animate in the making of political, interpersonal, and artistic life… 
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