“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.
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Jeff Dolven; Panic’s Castle. Representations 1 November 2012; 120 (1): 1–16. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/rep.2012.120.1.1
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