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45.2 (Fall 2015)

Editor's Choice

Margaret Ferguson’s Presidential theme at the last MLA Convention, “Places of Memory,” got us thinking about how major works of criticism get remembered—or, in some cases, don’t. In this issue, James Kearney shares a few thoughts on “Certain Kinds of Ambition” in early modern literary scholarship. Read more … 

Spenser in Dublin

Spenserians from around the world gathered in Dublin, Ireland last summer for the Fifth International Spenser Society Conference, “The Place of Spenser/Spenser’s Places.” The conference showcased a wealth of new work. No doubt many of the papers will be published in a range of venues. Our sampling includes a pair of essays that offer very different takes on the theme-word “place”; a panel on the question of close reading The Faerie Queene; the text of an after-dinner toast by Roger Kuin; and the program for an evening concert by the group Peregryne, together with a link to one of the selections. Read more …

Review Essays

In this issue we bring you a pair of review essays. Willy Maley explores a major collection of essays on Ireland and Elizabeth I, while Joshua Reid gives an overview of the MHRA series Tudor & Stuart Translations.

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