Spenser's Life and the Subject of Biography

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Judith H. Anderson, professor of English at Indiana University, is the author of The Growth of a Personal Voice: "Piers Plowman" and "The Faerie Queene" ( 1976), Biographical Truth: The Representation of Historical Persons in Tudor-Stuart Writing ( 1984), and Words That Matter: Linguistic Perception in Renaissance English ( 1996). She has also coedited Will's Vision of Piers Plowman ( 1990) and has written more than twenty articles on Spenserian texts. She is now working on historicized metaphor in early modern England.

Jean R. Brink, professor of English at Arizona State University, has published in the area of Elizabethan biography and bibliography. She is currently working on a biography of Spenser that will contextualize documentary sources for his life and works.

Vincent P. Carey, assistant professor at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh, teaches early modern European history. He is editor with Clare Carroll of an annotated edition of Richard Beacon colonial tract Solon His Follie ( 1996). He is currently working on a study of Gerald, the eleventh earl of Kildare, and Tudor rule in Ireland, as well as the relationship between government policy and atrocity in sixteenth-century Ireland.

Clare L. Carroll, associate professor of comparative literature at Queens College and the Graduate Center, CUNY, has with Vincent Carey edited Beacon Solon His Follie ( 1996). Her current work includes a book on Ariosto, "Orlando Furioso," A Stoic Comedy. She is also editing Spenser View of the Present State of Ireland and the Early Modern section of the Longman Anthology of British Literature.

Donald Cheney, professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, is author of Spenser's Image of Nature: Wild Man and Shepherd in "The Faerie Queene" ( 1966), "Spenser's Fortieth Birthday and Related Fictions" ( Spenser Studies, 1983), and other essays on Spenser. He is senior coeditor of The Spenser Encyclopedia ( 1990) and is working with Brenda Hosington on an edition and translation of Elizabeth Jane Weston.

Jay Farness, professor of English at Northern Arizona University, teaches ancient and Renaissance literature, literary criticism, and writing. His publications include Missing Socrates: Problems of Plato's Writing ( 1991), "Festive Theater, Restive Narrative in Don Quixote I ( PMLA, 1992), and College Writing Skills (with Peder Jones , 1991).

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