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Panic’s Castle

Author(s): Dolven, Jeff

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Abstract: “Panic’s Castle” considers panic—self-loss under the threat of self-contradiction—as a perpetual interruption of the action of Spenser’s Faerie Queene and simultaneously as the cause of its organization from the level of the line up to the architecture of the six books. The essay proposes a reading of overcommitment and overcorrection as the fundamental Spenserian dynamic.
Publication Date: 1-Nov-2012
Citation: Dolven, Jeff. "Panic’s Castle." Representations 120, no. 1 (2012): 1-16. doi:10.1525/rep.2012.120.1.1.
DOI: doi:10.1525/rep.2012.120.1.1
ISSN: 0734-6018
EISSN: 1533-855X
Pages: 1 - 16
Type of Material: Journal Article
Journal/Proceeding Title: Representations
Version: Final published version. Article is made available in OAR by the publisher's permission or policy.

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