Gordon Teskey (NHC Fellow, 1990–91; 2014–15)

Project Title, 1990–91

A Study of Allegory: Problems of Figurative Alterity from Antiquity to the Enlightenment

Cornell University

Project Title, 2014–15

A New Theory of Shakespearean Mimesis as Style

Harvard University

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Fellowship Work Summary, 1990–91

Gordon Teskey drafted two chapters of his work in progress A New Theory of Shakespearean Mimesis. He revised, proofread, and indexed his book The Poetry of John Milton, which came out in June from Harvard University Press. He wrote several chapters for edited volumes: “Notes on Reading in The Faerie Queene: From Moment to Moment” for State of the Art Spenser; “Insideoutput: Milton’s Modernities” for Rethinking the Early Modern; and “Edmund Spenser’s Faerie Queene” for The Blackwell Companion to Renaissance Poetry. He revised “Literary Theory” for Edmund Spenser in Context and “Prophecy Meets History: Frye’s Blake and Frye’s Milton” for Educating the Imagination. His essay “The Thinking of History in Spenserian Romance” appeared in Romance and History (2015).