Afterword

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Abstract

This afterword considers the different ways Shakespeare and Spenser take up the problem of the human. Whereas Shakespeare grounds his examination in subjectivity, Spenser focuses on vitality, a difference that contributes to the perception, often encountered in the classroom, of Shakespeare as familiar and Spenser as alien. This essay concludes by championing Spenser's seeming alterity - by, that is, noting the continued significance of Spenser's conception of human vitality as both untethered to subjectivity and continuous with animal and vegetable life.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)281-287
Number of pages7
JournalSpenser Studies
Volume21
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Literature and Literary Theory

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    Sullivan, G. (2007). Afterword. Spenser Studies, 21, 281-287.