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21L.709: Studies in Literary History: Avatars, Allegory, and Apocalypse in Spenser's Faerie Queene: Home

Biographical Information about Spenser and Others

The links listed below provide information about Spenser and his work.

Religion in Spenser's Time

The links below may help to provide some context for the religious references in Spencer's work.

Geographical Resources


The links below provide some context about the time period in which Spenser wrote. To look up other specific references not addressed below, consult the resources listed under "Look Up Quick Facts."

Oxford English Dictionary (OED)

Web version of the Oxford English Dictionary (2nd ed.) and the Additions Series. New entries and revisions are added quarterly. Extremely valuable resource for researching the history of individual words, including the first recorded use.

Mythological References and References to Other Texts

For help with some of the allusions to mythology and other literary texts in The Faerie Queene, consult the resources below.

Manage Your References

Any of the these tools listed below can help you organize and cite your references. The Overview at the top of the list explains the strengths and weaknesses for each.

Literature, Global Studies and Languages, Philosophy, and Theater Arts Librarian

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