Dr. Ann Hurley

Ann Hurley_Shakespeare


Parker Hall 312
(718) 390-3363

Office Hours

Tuesday 1:30-3:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am-12:00 pm
(And By Appointment Mon.-Thurs.)


  • B.A. Wellesley College
  • M.A. Brown University
  • Ph.D. SUNY, Albany

Current Courses (Spring 2015)

  • EN 111 (W) World Literature: Introduction to Culture for the World Traveler --- 1:00-2:30--- M/W--
  • EN 111 (W)(H1) World Literature: Introduction to Culture for World Traveler--- 2:40-4:10--- M/W--
  • EN 327 (W) Advanced Drama: Renaissance and Modern---9:40-11:10---T/R--

Academic and Teaching Interests

My academic interests include early modern studies, intersections of literature with the visual arts and visual culture, 17th century nondramatic literature, Donne studies, women writers of the 17th century, rare book and manuscript studies. (And a non-professional interest in Nabokov studies.) I have taught courses in Renaissance and Restoration literature; Shakespeare; Advanced Drama: Renaissance and Modern; World Literature; and the European novel.

Book Publications

Women Editing/Editing Women: Early Modern Women Writers and the New Textualism. Cambridge Scholarly Publishing (2009).

John Donne's Poetry and Early Modern Visual Culture. Susquehanna University Press (2005). Winner of International Prize for Distinguished Scholarship, John Donne Society, 2006.

"So Rich a Tapestry": The Sister Arts and Cultural Studies, Bucknell University Press (1995).

Currently in progress:  a scholarly edition of two plays by the 17th century dramatist Elizabeth Polwhele.

Awards, Honors, and Service

Currently Chair of the Faculty Library Committee, I received the Wagner College Distinguished Teaching Award in 2011 and the Wagner College Distinguished Scholarship Award in 2002 and in 2006.  I was the Director of Writing from 1998 to 2013. I regularly participate in the annual Folger Institute seminars and in NEH summer seminars and have received numerous NEH grants.