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CR Episode 52: The Faerie Queene, Mutabilitie Cantos

Calliope and Clio

Calliope and Clio

Download Link: Released 2020.09.14

The panel reviews the epilogue-like Mutabilitie Cantos of the Faerie Queene, reviewing scholarly opinion about their place in the whole poem, and considering the interrelations of the Greco-Roman pantheon to Nature, Time, and the Judeo-Christian God.

 
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Posted by on 14 September 2020 in Podcasts

 

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CR Episode 51: The Faerie Queene, Book VI, Cantos 7-12

King Arthur and the Questing Beast, by Aubrey Beardsley

King Arthur and the Questing Beast, by Aubrey Beardsley

Download Link: Released 2020.09.07

The panel reviews the second half of Spenser’s book of courtesy, with attention given to the scholarly view of C. S. Lewis, Northrop Frye, and others, that Courtesy represents the central portion of the poem and that it is the essential Spenserian virtue.

 
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Posted by on 7 September 2020 in Podcasts

 

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CR Episode 49: The Faerie Queene, Book V, Cantos 7-12

Mary, Queen of Scots

Mary, Queen of Scots

Download Link: Released 2020.08.17

The panel examines historical criticism of Book V, with particular attention to the mid-twentieth-century development of a moral-allegorical reading in contrast to the earlier historical reading, and considers how the two might best be combined.

 
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Posted by on 17 August 2020 in Podcasts

 

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CR Episode 48: The Faerie Queene, Book V, Cantos 1-6

Artegall Battles Radigund

Artegall Battles Radigund

Download Link: Released 2020.08.10

The full panel convenes to discuss Spenser’s approach to justice in Book V, with attention given to the challenges Artegall’s Solomon-like judgement faces–a dispute between knights, a giant of revolution, and ultimately the Amazon queen Radigund herself.

 
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Posted by on 10 August 2020 in Podcasts

 

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CR Episode 47: The Faerie Queene, Book IV, Cantos 7-12

Amoret and Aemylia with Prince Arthur in the cottage of Sclaunder, by G.A. Periam.

Amoret and Aemylia with Prince Arthur in the cottage of Sclaunder, by G.A. Periam.

Download Link: Released 2020.08.03

The panel concludes the book of friendship with an examination of the character of Sclaunder, and an account of Spenser’s planned poetic cartography–Epithalmion Thamesis–intended to give all the rivers of Britain ‘their right names and right passage’.

 
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Posted by on 3 August 2020 in Podcasts

 

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CR Episode 46: The Faerie Queene, Book IV, Cantos 1-6

Knights in a Joust

Knights in a Joust

Download Link: Released 2020.07.20

The panel turns its attention to the Book of Friendship, sometimes described as the ‘least interesting’ of the sections, and discusses whether it has been unfairly maligned or whether Spenser’s intentions can explain the book’s perceived deficiencies.

 
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Posted by on 20 July 2020 in Podcasts

 

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CR Episode 45: The Faerie Queene, Book III, Cantos 7-12

Hellenore and the Satyrs from Book III of the Faerie Queene

Hellenore and the Satyrs

Download Link: Released 2020.07.13

The panel addresses a reader question before turning to Book III’s unwholesome delights and the means by which the virtuous refuse them and the sinful fall prey to them, with special attention to the conduct of Hellenore, Malbecco, and the satyrs.

 
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Posted by on 13 July 2020 in Podcasts

 

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CR Episode 44: The Faerie Queene, Book III, Cantos 1-6

Britomart, by Walter Crane (1900)

Britomart

Download Link: Released 2020.07.06

The panel adds a new member, and begins a discussion of the first half of The Faerie Queene, Book III, by focusing on the character of Britomart, her historical and mythological characterisation, potential allegorical connexions, and chivalric impact.

 
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Posted by on 6 July 2020 in Podcasts

 

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CR Episode 43: The Faerie Queene, Book II, Cantos 7-12

An illustrated Faerie Queene

An illustrated Faerie Queene

Download Link: Released 2020.06.29

The panel reviews the second half of Book II of Edmund Spenser’s Faerie Queene, with particular attention shown to the allegorical representation of the seven deadly sins and the means by which they can be overcome through the virtue of temperance.

 
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Posted by on 29 June 2020 in Podcasts

 

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CR Episode 42: The Faerie Queene, Book II, Cantos 1-6

Guyon and Palmer in Faerie Queene

Guyon and Palmer in Faerie Queene

Download Link: Released 2020.06.22

The panel reviews selections from the first six cantos of Book II of Spenser’s Faerie Queene, with particular attention to Guyon’s interactions with Belphoebe (and her connexion to Diana and Venus), the character of Palmer, and the return of Archimago.

 
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Posted by on 22 June 2020 in Podcasts

 

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