Eric Song On Edmund Spenser's Matrimonial Poetics
Assistant Professor of English Literature Eric Song presents "The Queen Is Not a Subject: The Politics and Theology of Edmund Spenser's Matrimonial Poetics." He is introduced by his colleague Nora Johnson.
Song joined the Swarthmore faculty in 2009 and is a specialist in early modern English literature. He teaches courses on Shakespeare, Milton, texts of exploration, conquest from Marco Polo to Robinson Crusoe, and the history of Narcissus and narcissism. Song is the author of Dominion Undeserved: Milton and the Perils of Creation and has started working on a book tentatively titled Love against Substitution: The Political Theology of Conjugal Narratives in Seventeenth-Century England.