Author Biography

Anne Milne is an ecocritic who specializes in Restoration and Eighteenth-Century British literature. She holds a PhD in English from McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada and teaches in the Bachelor of Arts and Sciences Program at the University of Guelph. She is the author of ‘Lactilla Tends her Fav’rite Cow’: Ecocritical Readings of Animals and Women in Eighteenth-Century British Labouring-Class Women’s Poetry (Bucknell 2008). Her current research focuses on land use transformation, local cultural production, and how British eighteenth-century laboring-class poets both shaped and were shaped by dynamic and often chaotic landscapes. She is also actively engaged in a creative non-fiction photo-essay project called SunScreen: Recent Adventures in Skin Cancer.


ecocriticism, Mary Robinson, thing theory