Ann A. Huse

Ann A. Huse

Assistant Professor
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7.65.22 New Building


 PhD Washington University in St. Louis

MA Washington University in St. Louis

BA Amherst College


Ann A. Huse received her BA from Amherst College and her MA and PhD from Washington University in St. Louis, with a specialty in British and Anglo-Irish seventeenth-century literature. She also holds a credential for teaching English and social studies at the secondary level, serving as a liaison for John Jay students interested in programs certifying them to teach in the public schools.

Scholarly Work

She has published articles on Dryden's French mistress in The Huntington Library Quarterly (2000),  a chapter on the Earl of Rochester's poetry about "the French pox" in Textual Healing: Essays on Medieval and Early Modern Medicine (Brill, 2005), and an essay on Dryden and crowd dynamics in The MLA Guide to Teaching The Works of John Dryden (2013). More recent publications include "Edmund Waller's Whales: Marine Mammals and Animal Heroism in the Early Atlantic" in Animals and Humans: Sensibility and Representation, 1650-1820, ed. Katherine N. Quinsey (Oxford Studies in the Enlightenment, 2017) and “The Three-Person Honeymoon in the Letters of Katherine Philips and Sarah Scott" in a special edition from 2017 on same-sex friendships in The Journal of Lesbian Studies, accessible through this link:


In addition, she has a forthcoming essay on Lucy Terry Prince, the first African-American writer, and she is writing a book about seventeenth-century British poets or philosophers who worked as tutors to aristocratic or royal children.

Research Summary

--Early modern women's writing

--Milton, Marvell, Rochester, and Dryden

--Animal studies

--Literature of the English Civil Wars/Politics and Literature

--Medieval and Renaissance literature in general

--Early African-American literary culture, especially Lucy Terry Prince

--History of poetry


Area of Expertise

Faculty Expertise: topics/keywords

Reading nearly illegible pre-modern handwriting in English and French (paleography).

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