Unsound plots: culture and politics in Spenser's A view of the present state of Ireland

Glenn Hooper

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    Abstract

    The Vewe not only clearly articulates the fears surrounding colonial Irish discourse but highlights its similarities to other colonial discourses. It should be viewed as "a highly politicized and agenda driven document" concerned both with problems such as Irish language, fosterage, sexual mores, and customs of dress and with their solutions. The Vewe represents "an opportunity to engage with a text that is both a landmark in English colonial writing and a powerful general introduction to wider imperialist studies."
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)117-136
    Number of pages20
    JournalEire Ireland
    VolumeSummer/Fall
    Publication statusPublished - 1997

    Keywords

    • Edmund Spenser
    • Irish history
    • "A View of the Present State of Ireland"
    • colonial literature

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