The International Spenser Society is a scholarly organization devoted to the reading and study of the works of Edmund Spenser. The Society sponsors a session each year at the Modern Language Association Convention, as well as two sessions at the Renaissance Society of America Conference and one at the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference.
The Society also supports international conferences on Spenser such as those at Yale in 1996, Cambridge in 2001, Toronto in 2006, Dublin in 2015, and the Globe Research in Action workshop on Spenser and Shakespeare in London 2017. We sponsor the Colin Clout Award for lifetime achievement, the Isabel MacCaffrey Award for the best new book or article on Spenser, the Anne Lake Prescott Graduate Student Conference Paper Prize and the annual Hugh MacLean Memorial Lecture. We have an active membership of 763.