© 1997

Salvaging Spenser

Colonialism, Culture and Identity


Part of the Language, Discourse, Society book series (LDS)

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Salvaging Spenser is a major new work of literary revision which places Edmund Spenser's corpus, from The Shepheardes Calender to A View of the Present State of Ireland, within an elaborate cultural and political context. The author refuses to engage in the sterile opposition between apology and attack that has marred studies of Spenser and Ireland, seeking neither to savage nor to save, but rather, in a project of critical recovery, to salvage Spenser from the wreckage of Irish history.


colonialism culture history identity Scotland

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  1. 1.University of GlasgowUK

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