Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Faerie Queene, anyone?
Reading Flavia's post of 2/11 inspired me to start thinking in advance, about a course I'm teaching next year. I've proposed a graduate seminar on the Faerie Queene (though, ultimately, we will take in much of Spenser, I suspect). I decided to teach this course in part because it always bothers me that undergrad courses tend to cover only Book One (perhaps, as a poet, I'm insulted on Spenser's behalf), and in part because it's absolutely not my area of specialization and I felt I needed to shore up my own understanding of Spenser's place in Ren lit. But I'm going to need to incorporate some readings in criticism, and there...I get a little haphazard. I'm hoping that wiser folk will be able to direct me to texts that I must look at, either for my own edification or for inclusion in the syllabus. What are the seminal articles on FQ? or Spenser generally?