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Shaking the Steadfast Globe: Early Modern Futures for the Global Turn
by Ayesha Ramachandran

There are only two uses of the word “globe” in Spenser’s Faerie Queene – in stark contrast to the over two hundred forms of “world” scattered across the poem. Both, perhaps surprisingly, are hidden within elaborate similes that presage their own shattering. Read more…


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Ayesha Ramachandran, "Shaking the Steadfast Globe: Early Modern Futures for the Global Turn," Spenser Review (Fall 2022). Accessed September 24th, 2023.
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