Anne Milne

Membership:  2011

Member Bio

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 currently teaches in the Bachelor of Arts and Sciences Program at the University of Guelph, Canada. Her recent research focuses on land use transformation, local cultural production, and the how British eighteenth-century laboring-class poets both shaped and were shaped by dynamic and often chaotic landscapes.
While at the Center, Milne worked on a project entitled, ''Enclosures: Liquid Landscapes, Canonicity, and the British Eighteenth-Century Laboring-Class Poet.''


  • ‘Lactilla Tends her Fav’rite Cow’: Ecocritical Readings of Animals and Women in Eighteenth-Century British Labouring-Class Women’s Poetry. Lewisburg, Pennsylvania: Bucknell University Press, 2008.
  • “New Directions in Labouring-Class Studies: Ecocriticism.” Key Words: The Journal of the Raymond Williams Society 8 (Fall 2010): 46-7.
  • “Sentient Genetics: Breeding the Animal Breeder as Fundamental Other.” In “Animals in the Eighteenth Century,” ed. Glynnis B. Ridley, special issue, Journal of Eighteenth-Century Studies 33, no. 3. (Fall 2010): 583-597.
  • “Reading My Skin: Experiential, Academic, and Creative Explorations in Skin Cancer.” In "Skin," ed. by Julia Emberley, special issue, English Studies in Canada 34, no.1 (March 2008): 29-36.
  • “Writing (Canada) on the Body: Isolating the gene for “Canadian” in ‘le petit cheval du fer’?” ReCalling Early Canada: Reading the Political in Cultural and Literary Production, edited by Jennifer Blair, Daniel Coleman, Kate Higginson, and Lorraine York,  211-236. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2005.