Anna Foy is a visiting assistant professor at Sewanee (The University of the South).  She has taught poetry and poetics, intellectual history, the Enlightenment, Romanticism, and the literary history of empire at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Alabama in Huntsville.  Her research on West-Indian georgics, the history of genre, and the reception of ancient literatures has appeared in Modern PhilologyEighteenth-Century StudiesThe Review of English StudiesLiterature Compass, and the Oxford Handbook of British Poetry, 1660-1800.  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 and Anna Barbauld.

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