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Berger, Harry Jr., Revisionary Play: Studies in the Spenserian Dynamics, University of California Press, 1988.

Berger's book contains essays that he has written on Spenser's work. The essays span nearly twenty-five years of study of Spenser's poems and exam his work from several critical vantages.

Cavanagh, Sheila T., "Nightmares of Desire: Evil Women in The Faerie Queene," in Studies in Philology, Vol. 91, No. 3, Summer, 1994, pp. 313-338.

Cavanagh examines the way women function in Spenser's epic, arguing that the dreams and visions of men suggest that women are dangerous.

Ferry, Anne, The Art of Naming, University of Chicago Press, 1988.

Ferry's book is a rhetorical study of the language in Spenser's epic. Ferry makes connections between grammar and repetitions, etc., and then makes further connections to historical interpretations.

Fitzpatrick, Joan, "Spenser's Nationalistic Images of Beauty," in Cahiers Elizabethains: Late Medieval and Renaissance Studies, No. 53, April, 1998, pp. 13-26.

Fitzpatrick examines Book I...

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