The International Spenser Society is a scholarly organization devoted to the reading and study of the works of Edmund Spenser. The Society sponsors two sessions each year at the Modern Language Association Convention, and one session each year at the Renaissance Society of America Conference and at the International Congress of Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
The Society also supports international conferences on Spenser such as those at Yale in 1996, Cambridge in 2001, and Toronto in 2006. We sponsor the Colin Clout Award for lifetime achievement, the Isabel MacCaffrey Award for the best new book or article on Spenser, and the annual Hugh MacLean Memorial Lecture. We have an active membership of 350.