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45.3 (Winter 2016)

Editor's Choice

In this issue, Andrew Escobedo speculates about the possibilities for a mutually productive “friendship” between literary criticism and analytic philosophy:  

“When David Lee Miller, knowing of my interest in Anglo-American philosophy, asked me to write something about what benefits this philosophy might offer literary critics, I was pleased but also surprised. I did not think that anyone would be interested enough to ask. After all, there is not so much an active feud between our two disciplines as there is simply hostile silence.”

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Campaign Journals of the Elizabethan Irish Wars

In this review-essay, Willy Maley gives extended consideration to what he describes as “a treasure-chest of information on the workings of the English colonial administration in Spenser’s lifetime”:

“Some years ago Bert Hamilton said to me at a Spenser conference, ‘Soon we’ll know it all.’ Reading David Edwards’s collection of nineteen journals from the archives of Elizabethan Ireland, it becomes clear that we may never know it all.”

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Bas relief from the exterior of the Scuola San Giorgio degli Schiavoni in Venice. Photo courtesy of Roger Kuin.

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