General Editor:
J.B. Lethbridge   
Associate Editor:
Josh Reid   

Editorial Board:
Helen Cooper, Thomas Herron,
Carol V. Kaske, James Nohrnberg,
Brian Vickers

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J. B. Lethbridge

Shakespeare and Spenser

Attractive opposites

Shakespeare and Spenser: Attractive opposites is a much-needed volume that brings together ten original papers by experts on the relations between Spenser and Shakespeare. There has been much noteworthy work on the linguistic borrowings of Shakespeare from Spenser, but the subject has never before been treated systematically, and the linguistic borrowings lead to broader-scale borrowings and influences which are treated here. An additional feature of the book is that for the first time a large bibliography of previous work is offered which will be of the greatest help to those who follow up the opportunities offered by this collection.

Shakespeare and Spenser: Attractive opposites presents new approaches, heralding a resurgence of interest in the relations between two of the greatest Renaissance English poets to a wider scholarly group and in a more systematic manner than before. This will be of interest to Students and academics interested in Renaissance literature.

J. B. Lethbridge is Lecturer in English Literature at Tubingen University.


Spenser, Marlowe, Shakespeare: Methodological Investigations
J.B. Lethbridge

Beyond Binarism
Eros/Death and Venus/Mars in Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra
and Spenser’s Faerie Queene
Judith H. Anderson

Spenser and Shakespeare
Polarized Approaches to Psychology, Poetics, and Patronage
Robert Lanier Reid

Perdita, Pastorella, and the Romance of Literary Form
Shakespeare’s Counter-Spenserian Authorship
Patrick Cheney

Pastoral Forms and Religious Reform
in Spenser and Shakespeare
Karen Nelson

The Equinoctial Boar
Venus and Adonis in Spenser’s Garden, Shakespeare’s Epyllion,
and Richard III’s England
Anne Lake Prescott

Hamlet’s Debt to Spenser’s Mother Hubberds Tale
A Satire on Robert Cecil?
Rachel E. Hile

Spenserian Metaphor and Sidnean Example
in Shakespeare’s King Lear
Susan Oldrieve

What Means a Knight?
Red Cross Knight and Edgar
Michael L. Hays

The Seven Deadly Sins
and Shakespeare’s Jacobean Tragedies
Ronald Horton