Irish Demons: English Writings on Ireland, the Irish, and Gender by Spenser and His Contemporaries
By: Joan M. Fitzpatrick (author)Hardback
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The interplay between colonialism and gender is the focus of this book, which concentrates on Edmund Spenser's Faerie Queene in the context of English history. Spenser's attitudes toward the Irish are drawn out of the text of his poetry, especially his preoccupations with sexual promiscuity, Catholicism, and miscegenation. The underlying textual dynamics are analyzed in terms of Spenser's relationship with Queen Elizabeth and his residence in Ireland.
Joan Fitzpatrick is a lecturer in Renaissance Literature at University College Northampton in England.
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Acknowledgments Chapter 3 Writing of Ireland: The "Supplication" and A View of the Present State of Ireland Chapter 4 Religious Conflict: Truth, Error, and Duplicity Chapter 5 Acrasia, Ruddymane, and the Red Hand of Ulster Chapter 6 Gendered Histories: Nicolas Sander, Shakespeare, and the Post-Reformation Propaganda War Chapter 7 Savage Landscapes: Ireland and the Irish Rebels Chapter 8 The Plight of Munera: Violence against the Sexual and Religious Other Chapter 9 Pastoral Idylls and Lawless Rebels Chapter 10 Mutabilitie and Degeneration in The Faerie Queene Chapter 11 Notes Chapter 12 Bibliography Chapter 13 Index
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