Bibliographies Bibliographies and Sources

Select bibliography of works pertaining to Spenser, Raleigh, and the archaeology and settlement of the Munster Plantation

[See also Bibliography of published works with relevance to an archaeological study of the Munster Plantation and Spenser and Ireland Bibliography (to 1996) on this website].

Compiled 5/22/2013 by Thomas Herron
Updated 11/11/21

J.P. Bednarz, ”Ralegh in Spenser’s historical allegory.” Spenser Studies 4 (1984), 49-70.

Richard Berleth, ”Afterword, 2000:  Spenser at Kilcolman.” The twilight lords:  Elizabeth I and the plunder of Ireland. Ed. Richard Berleth. 2nd edn (Lanham, 2002), 295–318.

John Breen, ”The Faerie Queene; Book I and the Theme of Protestant Exile.” Irish University Review 26.2 (1996), 226–36.

Christopher Burlinson, Allegory, space and the material world in the writings of Edmund Spenser (Cambridge, 2006).

Mercedes Maroto Camino, ”‘Methinks I see an evil lurk unespied’: visualizing conquest in Spenser’s A View of the Present State of Ireland.” Spenser Studies 12 (1998), 169-94.

Nicholas Canny, Making Ireland British, 1580-1650 (Oxford, 2001).

—, “Raleigh’s Ireland.“ Raleigh and Quinn:  the explorer and his Boswell. Ed. H.G. Jones (Chapel Hill, 1987), 87-101.

Frederic Ives Carpenter, A Reference Guide to Edmund Spenser (Chicago, 1923).

Brian de Breffny, Castles of Ireland (London, 1977).

James Fleming, “A View from the bridge:  Ireland and violence in Spensers Amoretti.“ Spenser Studies 15 (2001), 135-64.

Linda Gregerson, “Spenser’s georgic:  violence and the gift of place.“ Spenser Studies 22 (2007), 185-201.

Joanne Woolway Grenfell, “Do real knights need maps?  Charting moral, geographical and representational uncertainty in Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queene.“ Literature, mapping and the politics of space in early modern Britain. Ed. Andrew Gordon and Bernhard Klein (Cambridge, 2001), 224-38.

Andrew Hadfield, “Educating the colonial mind: Spenser and the plantation.“ The plantation of Ulster: Ideology and practice. Ed. Éamonn Ó Ciardha & Micheál Ó Siochrú (Manchester UP, 2012), 158-175.

—, Edmund Spenser:  A Life (Oxford, 2012).

—,  Edmund Spenser’s Irish experience:  wilde fruit and salvage soyl (Oxford, 1997).

A.C. Hamilton (ed.), The Spenser encyclopedia (Toronto, 1990).

Pauline Henley, Spenser in Ireland (Dublin, 1928).

Thomas Herron, “Archaeology and the poetry of Edmund Spenser:  Content and Context.“ Plantation Ireland:  settlement and material culture, c.1550-c.1700. Ed. James Lyttleton and Colin Rynne (Dublin, 2009), 229-47.

—, ”‘Goodly woods’:  Irish forests, georgic trees in Books 1 and 4 of Edmund Spenser’s Faerie Queene.” Quidditas:  Journal of the Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Society 19 (1998), 97-122.

—, “Irish den of thieves:  souterrains (and a crannog?) in Books V and VI of The Faerie Queene.“  Spenser Studies 14 (2000), 303-17.

—, “Ralegh’s gold:  placing Spenser’s Dedicatory Sonnets.“ The 1590 Faerie Queene:  paratexts and publishing, Studies in the Literary Imagination 38.2. Ed. Wayne Erickson (2005), 133-147.

Thomas Herron, "Spenserian Ambitions at Kilcolman, Mallow and Rycote: A response to Tadhg O’Keeffe." Spenser Review 49.2.4 (Spring-Summer 2019), np.

—, Spenser’s Irish work:  poetry, plantation and colonial reformation (Aldershot, 2007).

David Newman Johnson, “Kilcolman Castle.“ The Spenser encyclopedia Ed. A.C. Hamilton (Toronto, 1990), pp 417-22.

Walter Jones,  “Doneraile and Vicinity.“  Journal of the Cork Historical and Archaeological Society 2nd ser. 7 (1901), 238-42; 8 (1902), 232-48.

Alexander Judson, The life of Edmund Spenser. The works of Edmund Spenser: a variorum edition, 11 vols (Baltimore, 1949), vol. 11.

Bernhard Klein, “The lie of the land: English surveyors, Irish rebels and The Faerie Queene.“  Irish University Review 26.2 (1996), 207-225.

—, Maps and the writing of space in early modern England and Ireland (New York, 2001).

Eric Klingelhofer, “The architecture of empire: Elizabethan country houses in Ireland.“Archaeologies of the British: explorations of identity in Great Britain and its colonies 1600-1945. Ed. Susan Lawrence (London, 2003), 102-15.

—,  “Castle of the Faerie Queene.“ Archaeology 55:2 (1999), 48-52.

—,  Castles and Colonists:  An Archaeology of Elizabethan Ireland (Manchester, 2010).

—, “Castles built with air:  Spenserian architecture in Ireland.“ Military studies in medieval Europe:  Papers of the “Medieval Europe Brugge 1997“ Conference.  Volume 11 (Zellick, 1997), 149-54.

—, “Edmund Spenser at Kilcolman Castle:  the archaeological evidence.“ Post-Medieval Archaeology 39:1 (2005), 133–54.

—, “Elizabethan Settlements: Mogeely Castle, Curraglass, and Carrigeen, Co. Cork (Part 1).“ Journal of the Cork Historical and Archaeological Society 104 (1999), 97-110.

—,  “Elizabethan Settlements: Mogeely Castle, Curraglass, and Carrigeen, Co. Cork (Part 2).“ Journal of the Cork Historical and Archaeological Society 105 (2000), 155-74.

Michael MacCarthy-Morrogh, The Munster plantation:  English migration to southern Ireland, 1583-1641 (Oxford, 1986).

Willy Maley, Salvaging Spenser:  colonialism, culture and identity (London, 1997).

Conleth Manning, The history and Archaeology of Glanworth Castle, Co. Cork: Excavations 1982-4.  Archaeological Monograph Series 4 (Dublin: Stationery Office, 2009).

Richard McCabe, Spenser’s monstrous regiment:  Elizabethan Ireland and the poetics of difference (Oxford, 2002).

M. McCarthy, “Faunal remains,“ in Eric Klingelhofer, “Edmund Spenser at Kilcolman Castle:  the archaeological evidence,“ Post-Medieval Archaeology 39.1 (2005), 133–5: 148.

L.A. Montrose, “Spenser’s domestic domain:  poetry, property, and the Early Modern subject.“ Subject and object in Renaissance culture. Ed. Margreta de Grazia, Maureen Quilligan and Peter Stallybrass (Cambridge, 1996), 83-130.

B.P. Myers,  “The Green and Golden World: Spenser’s Rewriting of the Munster Plantation.“ English Literary History 76 (2009), 473-90.

—,  “Pro-War and prothalamion:  queen, colony and somatic metaphor among Spenser’s ’Knights of the Maidenhead.” English Literary Renaissance  37.2 (2007), 215-49.

Tadhg O’Keeffe, “Plantation-era great houses in Munster:  a note on Sir Walter Raleigh’s house and its context.“ Ireland in the Renaissance, c. 1540-1640.  Ed. Thomas Herron and Michael Potterton (Dublin, 2007), 274-88.

Tadhg O’Keeffe, "Don’t worry, be happy: reading Herron reviewing O’Keeffe making Spenser envy Norris," Spenser Review (Spring-Summer 2019), np.

Tadhg O’Keeffe, ‘Home Truths about Raleigh and Spenser: Sir Thomas Norris and the rebuilding of Mallow Castle’, Spenser Review 48.3.2 (Fall 2018), np.

Judith Owens, Enabling engagements: Edmund Spenser and the poetics of patronage (Montreal, 2002).

—, “Professing Ireland in the woods of Spenser’s Mutabilitie.“ Explorations in Renaissance Culture 29.1 (2003), 1-22.

—, “The Poetics of Accommodation in Spenser’s ’Epithalamion.’“ Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900 40.1 (2000), 41-62.

Denis Power and Sheila Lane, et al.  Archaeological Inventory of County Cork, Volume 4: North Cork.  Parts 1 and 2 (Dublin, 2000).

D.B. Quinn, Raleigh and the British empire.  2nd edn. (London, 1962).

F.X. Roberts, "At Kilcolman Castle, A Modern Pilgrimage." Spenser Newsletter 24.1 (1993), 24-26.

Philip Schwyzer, Archaeologies of English Renaissance Literature (Oxford, 2007).

Edmund Spenser, A view of the present state of Ireland, in Edwin Greenlaw et. al. (eds), Spenser’s prose works.  The works of Edmund Spenser: a variorum edition, 11 vols (Baltimore, 1949), 9.39-231, 278-430.

Paul Stevens, “Spenser and the end of the British empire.“ Spenser Studies 22 (2007), 5-26.

J. Tierney, “Plant remains,“ in Eric Klingelhofer, “Edmund Spenser at Kilcolman Castle:  the archaeological evidence.“ Post-Medieval Archaeology 39:1 (2005), 133–54:  148-9.

W.A. Wallace, John White, Thomas Harriot and Walter Raleigh in Ireland (Great Britain: Historical Association, 1985).

Christopher Warley, “‘So plenty makes me poore‘: Ireland, capitalism, and class in Spenser’s Amoretti and Epithalamion.“ English Literary History 69:3 (2002), 567-598.