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Centering Spenser: A Digital Resource for Kilcolman Castle

For fans and scholars of Edmund Spenser, Centering Spenser: A Digital Resource for Kilcolman Castle has much to offer. This project presents an analysis and reconstruction of the poet's life and experiences at Kilcolman Castle, the now-ruined estate in Ireland where Spenser is believed to have written large parts of his masterpiece The Faerie Queene. One of the many features visitors to Centering Spenser will find is a 3D digital recreation of the Kilcolman Castle complex, which includes interactive and virtual tours, detailed contextual descriptions of objects and structures in the estate, and cross-sectional diagrams of the castle's layout. These reconstructions are based on archaeological evidence as well as the extant ruins and they are accompanied by textual explanations intended to "suggest ways that knowledge of Spenser's material world might help inform our understanding of his creative work." Centering Spenser also includes a timeline of Spenser's life, essays on the historical context of Spenser's activities in Ireland, sample teaching assignments based on two of Spenser's sonnets, multiple bibliographies, and links to many other resources. Centering Spenser launched in 2014 and was directed and written by Thomas Herron, Professor of English at East Carolina University.
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August 17th, 2018
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August 16th, 2018 at 11:11am
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August 16th, 2018 at 12:51pm
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