Approaches to Teaching Shorter Elizabethan Poetry
About the Authors
Patrick Cheney, professor of English and comparative literature at Pennsylvania State University, is an editor of Comparative Literature Studies the author of Spenser's Famous Flight: A Renaissance Idea of a literary Career (1993) and Marlowe's Counterfeit Profession: Ovid, Spenser, Counter-nationhood, and coeditor of Worldmaking Spenser: Explorations in the Early Modern Age (1999). He is currently president of the International Spenser Society.
Anne Lake Prescott is Helen Goodhart Altschul Professor of English at Barnard College. The author of French Poets and the English Renaissance (1978) and Imagining Rabelais in Renaissance England (1998), she is coeditor, with Hugh Maclean, of the Norton edition of Spenser's poetry (1993) and, with Thomas Roche and William Oram, of Spenser Studies. Her current interests include giants and the figure of David in the Renaissance.
"I wish something like this had been available when I started out! But I'm glad it's available now, because even after twenty years of teaching this poetry I find myself repeatedly instructed and inspired by the wealth of ideas and information Cheney and Prescott have managed to assemble."—David Lee Miller, author, The Poem's Two Bodies: The Poetics of the 1590 Faerie Queene, and coeditor, The Production of English Renaissance Culture
"There is very specific advice about what to do in the classroom useful for both those teaching Elizabethan poetry for the first time and for experienced teachers wanting to vary their repertory."—Lauren Silberman, author, Transforming Desire: Erotic Knowledge in Books III and IV of the Faerie Queene
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