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Gallimaufray and Hellebore: Edmund Spenser and Ben Jonson in dialogue with the past

Ruth M. McAdams, Unniversity of Pennsylvania

Division: Humanities

Dept/Program: English

Document Type: Undergraduate Student Research

Mentor(s): Sean Keilen

Date of this Version: 17 April 2006

This document has been peer reviewed.

 

Abstract

Ben Jonson’s play Poetaster, or, The Arraignment and Edmund Spenser’s set of pastoral poems The Shepheardes Calender are two English Renaissance texts acutely aware of and concerned with their place in the literary canon vis-à-vis those who have come before. Each work attempts to establish the relationship of the English language to the Latin language and to create an authoritative English lexicon different than but related to Latin. My project compares the ways these two writers conceive of the classical tradition and use it as a counterpoint to their own understanding of the burgeoning English literary canon.

Discipline(s)

English Language and Literature

Suggested Citation

McAdams, Ruth M., "Gallimaufray and Hellebore: Edmund Spenser and Ben Jonson in dialogue with the past" 17 April 2006. CUREJ: College Undergraduate Research Electronic Journal, University of Pennsylvania, https://repository.upenn.edu/curej/36.

Date Posted: 28 August 2006

This document has been peer reviewed.

 

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