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Unfinished Business (Part Two)

Note: This is the second in a three part series about unfinished drafts of famous and not-so-famous works.  The third part of this series is scheduled to go out on Wednesday. 1,133 more words

New Writer

Bad fairy

My Faerie Queene is Carabosse

I somehow took her mantle

Bad fairy-witch by whom we lost

Our beauty to a spindle

For what use mine her blonde airhead… 141 more words


The Historical and Poetic Contexts of Richard III

For this week we explored the world of Elizabeth 1st, Edmund Spenser’s The Fairie Queene,  and Christopher Marlowe’s Faustus together with Thomas More’s incendiary damnation of Richard III (from which Shakespeare borrowed furiously in order to keep in good with his reigning monarch!). 332 more words

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March 6

LOSSE is no shame, nor to be lesse then foe;
But to bee lesser then himselfe doth marre
Both loosers lott, and victours prayse alsoe: 143 more words

Thomas A Kempis

Spenser, Poetry and Performance, 12-13 June 2017

Dr Jane Grogan of UCD is co-organising this exploratory research event, which takes place on 12–13 June at Shakespeare’s Globe in London in collaboration with the International Spenser Society.

Academic Events

February 27

WHAT man is he, that boasts of fleshly might
And vaine assurance of mortality,
Which, all so soone as it doth come to fight
Against spirituall foes, yields by and by, 184 more words