Anna Foy is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, where she teaches courses on poetry and poetics, intellectual history, the Enlightenment, and “the colonies and the classics.”  Her book project, Poetry and the Common Weal, explores long-forgotten ideas of poetry’s civic utility in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, from John Ogilby to Phillis Wheatley.  Her research on West-Indian georgics and the history of genres is published or forthcoming in Modern PhilologyEighteenth-Century StudiesThe Review of English StudiesLiterature Compass, and the Oxford Handbook of British Poetry, 1660-1800.

Her department web page can be found here.