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42.2-3 (Winter 2013)

In Memoriam, Marshall Grossman, October 24, 1947 - March 29, 2011

This inaugural issue of The Spenser Review in its new format is dedicated to the memory of our colleague Marshall Grossman, a distinguished scholar and critic who taught at the University of Maryland.

Although deeply saddened by the loss of this beloved colleague, we are grateful for the body of work he left behind. Friends and colleagues have been editing for publication work that he left unfinished at his death. A conference paper entitled “Inserting Me: Some Instances of Predication and the Privation of the Private Self in Shakespeare and Donne” appears with a response from David Miller in the volume Shakespeare and Donne: Generic Hybrids and the Cultural Imaginary, edited by Judith H. Anderson and Jennifer C. Vaught and dedicated to Marshall Grossman, forthcoming from Fordham University Press. An essay on Milton entitled “Poetry and Belief in Paradise Regained, to which is added, Samson Agonistes,” edited for publication by ...

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Spenser Gets a Life
2012 brought us the first biography of Edmund Spenser in more than half a century. SpR honors the event with three separate reviews: one by Judith Anderson, a leading Spenserian who has also studied the "life-writing" of the period; one by historian David Harris Sacks; and one by biographer David Riggs.
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