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47.3 (Fall 2017)

Congé David Lee Miller

I don’t know if there’s precedent for an editor of The Spenser Review presuming to say goodbye, as though comings and goings in the office were a matter of consequence. I hope my break with this tradition of modesty won’t come across as hubris. Read more…

Editor's Choice Andrew Zurcher

In “Writing at Hazard: Accidental Spenser,” Andrew Zurcher explains why “Spenser’s allegoresis in The Faerie Queene might be said to be, at a deep level, accident prone.” Read more…

Spenser and Europe Willy Maley

Willy Maley reflects on the long backward shadow thrown by “Brexit”: “Spenser was made in Ireland, but he was also made by England turning back to and turning its back on a certain idea of Europe and towards another idea, that of Empire. Brexit Mark I was a shaping force.” Read more…


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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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