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Spenser at Play

Abstract:

Reading The Faerie Queene is like playing. This article develops an account of three relevant tendencies of play—to change through time, to animate its object, and to remain opaque in meaning—and distinguishes this account from other critical understandings of play. It then introduces a historical analogue to Spenser’s playfulness—the giving of formerly holy objects to children as toys during the Reformation—and uses it as a lens through which to read the ending of the first book of Spenser’s...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1632/pmla.2018.133.1.19

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
English Faculty
Oxford college:
University College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-7950-521X
Publisher:
Modern Language Association
Journal:
PMLA More from this journal
Volume:
133
Issue:
1
Pages:
19-35
Publication date:
2019-01-31
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ISSN:
0030-8129
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
pubs:973593
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uuid:a0f8e11b-450c-471f-b9b7-59935c8394ad
Local pid:
pubs:973593
Source identifiers:
973593
Deposit date:
2019-02-15

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