The Manchester Spenser is a monograph and text series devoted to
historical and textual approaches to Edmund Spenser – to his life, times,
places, works and contemporaries.
A growing body of work in Spenser and Renaissance studies, fresh with
confidence and curiosity and based on solid historical research, is being
written in response to a general sense that our ability to interpret texts is
becoming limited without the excavation of further knowledge. So the importance
of research in nearby disciplines is quickly being recognised, and interest
renewed: history, archaeology, religious or theological history, book history,
translation, lexicography, commentary and glossary – these require treatment for
and by students of Spenser.
The Manchester Spenser, to feed, foster and build on these
refreshed attitudes, aims to publish reference tools, critical, historical,
biographical and archaeological monographs on or related to Spenser, from
several disciplines, and to publish editions of primary sources and classroom
texts of a more wide-ranging scope.
The Manchester Spenser consists of work with stamina, high
standards of scholarship and research, adroit handling of evidence, rigour of
argument, exposition and documentation.
The series will encourage and assist research into, and develop the
readership of, one of the richest and most complex writers of the Early Modern
General Editor: J.B. LethbridgeEditorial Board: Helen Cooper, Thomas
Herron, Carol V. Kaske, James Nohrnberg & Brian Vickers
Founded in 1904, MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY PRESS is the third largest University Press in the U.K. and is an outlet to publish academic research being carried out within the Victoria...