Age of Spenser Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Literary Criticism (1400-1800))

Bassnett, Susan. "The Faerie Queen." In Elizabeth I: A Feminist Perspective, pp. 52-66. Oxford: Berg Publishers, 1988.

Discusses Elizabeth I's roles as both a spectator and a performer in music and poetry. Focuses on how she crafted a public persona suitable for wielding power in an era of emerging modern nation-states.

Bell, Ilona. "Elizabeth I, Always Her Own Free Woman." In Political Rhetoric, Power, and Renaissance Women, edited by Carole Levin and Patricia A. Sullivan, pp. 57-82. Albany: State University Press of New York, 1995.

Argues that Elizabeth I was an early feminist who used the...

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