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Friday, 07 January

196. The Poet’s Poet: A Spenser Roundtable

8:30–9:45 a.m., Platinum Salon B, J. W. Marriott

Program arranged by the International Spenser Society

Presiding: Jeffrey A. Dolven, Princeton Univ.

Speakers: Roland Greene, Stanford Univ.; Joseph Foster Loewenstein, Washington Univ. in St. Louis; James Carson Nohrnberg, Univ. of Virginia; Colleen Rosenfeld, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick; Germaine Warkentin, Univ. of Toronto

The topic is Spenser’s influence on the history of his craft, and each speaker will single out one gift that Spenser gave to a subsequent poet. What are Spenser’s signature moves? How do they work? What did Milton, Stevens, Dickinson, Merrill, or others do with them? And what’s next?

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