Spenser's Life and the Subject of Biography

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F. J. Levy is professor of history at the University of Washington and the author of Tudor Historical Thought ( 1967) as well as articles on Sidney, Greville, Bacon, and their contemporaries. He is completing a book on the literature and politics of the 1590s and has another underway on print culture in England from Caxton to the early eighteenth century.

Joseph Loewenstein is associate professor of English at Washington University in St. Louis. He is finishing a book called The Authorial Impression, on the development of Renaissance intellectual property. His scholarly publications treat of Jonson, Shakespeare, Sidney, Guarini, Gascoigne, Milton, the book trade, and the evolution of monopolistic practices in the cultural sphere.

David Lee Miller is professor of English at the University of Kentucky. He is the author of The Poem Two Bodies: The Poetics of the 1590 "Faerie Queene" ( 1988) and editor with Alexander Dunlop of Approaches to Teaching Spenser's "Faerie Queene" ( 1994). His work in progress concerns the motif of filial sacrifice in Virgil, Shakespeare, Freud, and other writers.

Anne Lake Prescott, professor of English at Barnard College, is author of French Poets and the English Renaissance ( 1978) and a number of scholarly essays. She contributed to The Spenser Encyclopedia ( 1990) and is editor with Hugh Maclean of the Norton Critical Edition of Spenser Poetry ( 1993). She has completed a book on Rabelais and Renaissance England.

Jon A. Quitslund is professor of English at the George Washington University, Washington, D.C. He has published a number of articles on Sidney and Spenser, among them the entries on "Platonism" and "beauty" for The Spenser Encyclopedia. His next publication will be a book, Spenser's Supreme Fiction: Natural Philosophy in "The Faerie Queene."

Richard Rambuss, associate professor of English at Emory University, is the author of Spenser's Secret Career ( 1993) as well as essays on Chaucer, Donne, Herbert, and Crashaw. He is completing Closet Devotions, a study of religious devotion, affect, and the body.

David A. Richardson is professor of English at Cleveland State University. He initiated "Spenser at Kalamazoo" ( 1976-) and The Spenser Encyclopedia ( 1990), of which he was managing editor, and has edited Sixteenth-Century British Nondramatic Writers for the Dictionary of Literary Biography (vols. 132, 136, 167, 172). His essay "Fair Allurements to Learning: The Legacy of a Professing Teacher" is a reflection on O. B. Hardison, Jr. (in Acts of the Imagination, ed. Arthur E Kinney, 1996).

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