About

Amy Kahrmann Huseby is an Associate Teaching Professor, Media Director, and Online Lit Program Coordinator in the English Department, Affiliated Faculty in Gender and Women’s Studies, and Honors College Fellow at Florida International University. She serves as Editor alongside Beth Palmer (Surrey, UK) for the scholarly journal Victoriographies (Edinburgh UP). Together with Carolyn Dever (Dartmouth), she is co-editor of the Cambridge History of Victorian Women’s Writing(forthcoming 2026).

Dr. Huseby’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Victorian PoetryVictorian Periodicals ReviewWomen’s Writing, Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and CultureSouth Atlantic Review, and several edited collections. Her own poetry has been published and anthologized by the Atlanta ReviewWilderness House Literary Review, and Pearl, among others. Dr. Huseby regularly collaborates with colleagues on editing projects and collections. Together with Dr. Heather Bozant Witcher (Auburn University), she is co-editor of Defining Pre-Raphaelite Poetics (Palgrave Macmillan 2020). She is in the process of compiling an edited collection on the Field verse dramas with Ana Parejo Vadillo (Birbeck, University of London), and she is a member of the editorial board and TEI coder for The Diaries of Michael Field digital humanities project.

Education

Dr. Huseby earned her Ph.D. in English Language and Literature (with an interdisciplinary minor in Critical Theory) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2017 under the direction of Caroline Levine. Her research focuses on the relationship between British literature of the long nineteenth century and the representational capacity of numbers, with particular attention to questions of historical poetics, gender and sexuality, colonialism and imperialism, and political economy. Her research and teaching interests more broadly include poetry, prosody, and poetics of the long nineteenth century; print culture, the history of the book, and publishing; the history of science; biopolitics, statistics, and the rise of social sciences; and aesthetics and politics.

Other Publications

Books

Defining Pre-Raphaelite Poetics. Co-edited collection with Heather Bozant Witcher, Palgrave Macmillan (2020).

 

Articles and Chapters

“The Mathematics of Marriage: Augusta Webster’s Combinatory and Fractional Intimacy.” Love Among the Poets. Eds. Pearl Chaozon Bauer and Erik Gray. Athens: Ohio UP, 2023 (in proofs).

“Cultivating a Political Learning Ecology: An Experimental Cross-Institutional Course on Climate Change Amidst Global Precarity.” co-authored with Doreen Thierauf. Pedagogy 23.3 (Fall 2023): 435-60.

“James Thomson (B. V.).” Oxford Bibliographies, ed. Lisa Rodensky (July 2023), Oxford UP. (by invitation of Oxford UP) https://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/obo/page/victorian-literature

“Nineteenth-Century Women Write the Empire.” Undisciplining Victorian Studies, special issue on Gender and Empire (July 2021). https://undiscipliningvc.org/html/syllabi/women_write_empire.html

“Gender Work: The Political Stakes of Pre-Raphaelitism.” Defining Pre-Raphaelite Poetics. Eds. Heather Bozant Witcher and Amy Kahrmann Huseby. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020.

“Queer Social Counting and the Generational Transitions of Michael Field.” Women’s Writing 26.2, special issue in honor of the 25th anniversary of British Women Writers Conference, “Generations,” eds. Doreen Thierauf and Lauren Pinkerton (Spring 2019): 199-213.

“‘Half-Poets’ and ‘Whole Democrats’: The Politics of Poetic Aggregation in Aurora Leigh.” Victorian Poetry 56.1 (Spring 2018): 1-26.

“Epic Innovations in Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Aurora Leigh.” Tradition(s)/Innovation(s): Selected Papers from the 2016 Northern Nineteenth-Century Colloquium. Eds. Francois Ropert and Peggy Blin-Cordon. Les Cahiers d’Agora. Paris: L’Harmattan (May 2017).

“James Thomson’s The City of Dreadful Night and the Forms of Secularist Congregation.” Victorian Periodicals Review 49.2 (Summer 2016): 228-48.

“The Reconciliations of Poetry in Virginia Woolf’s Between the Acts, or Why it’s ‘perfectly ridiculous to call it a novel.’” VirginiaWoolf Writing the World: Selected Papers from the Twenty-Fourth Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf. Eds. Pamela Caughie and Diana Swanson. Clemson: Clemson University Press, 2015. 191-96.

“This ‘Magic Moment’: Ephemera in Ezra Pound’s Cantos as Literary Readymades.” South Atlantic Review 80.1-2 (Dec. 2015): 24-41.

 

Book Reviews

Review of Imtraud Huber’s Time and Timelessness in Victorian Poetry (Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 2023). Victorian Studies (by invitation, forthcoming).

Review of Jill Ehnenn’s Michael Field’s Revisionary Poetics. Nineteenth-Century and Neo-Victorian Culture Series (Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 2022). Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies (by invitation, forthcoming).

Review of Jill Frank’s Social Identity and Literary Form in the Victorian Novel: Race, Class, Gender, and the Uses of Genre(McFarland 2022). Review 19 (by invitation, completed but withdrawn).

Review of Emma Mason’s Christina Rossetti: Poetry, Ecology, Faith (Oxford: Oxford UP, 2018). Nineteenth-Century Literature74.4 (Spring 2020): 558-61.

Review of Anne McCarthy’s Awful Parentheses: Suspension and the Sublime in Romantic and Victorian Poetry (Toronto: U of Toronto P, 2018). V21 Collations Book Forum (Apr. 2019).

Review of Meredith Martin’s The Rise and Fall of English Meter (Princeton: Princeton UP, 2012). Victoriographies 5.3 (Nov. 2015): 274-75.

 

Anthologies, Special Issues, Peer Reviewing

Florida International University’s Introduction to Literature, a custom Norton anthology. W. W. Norton & Co. 2018.

 

Special issue editor, “Longevity Networks,” Victoriographies 6.3 (Nov. 2016).

 

Peer Reviewer, Victorian StudiesJournal of Victorian CultureVictorian PoetryNineteenth-Century Gender StudiesNineteenth-Century StudiesReview 19Global Nineteenth-Century Studies, Oxford UP, Bloomsbury, Edinburgh UP, Palgrave Macmillan, Routledge

Blog Posts

    Projects

    The Cambridge History of British Women Writers. Co-authored with Carolyn Dever (by invitation of Cambridge University Press, under contract for publication 2026)

    The Verse Dramas of Michael Field: Decadence to Modernism. Co-edited collection with Ana Parejo-Vadillo (under review).

    Upcoming Talks and Conferences

    2024     “Victorian Wordle: Collectives, Accumulation, Amateurism.” (invited participant for roundtable event with Andrea Kaston Tange and Doreen Thierauf). Midwest Victorian Studies Association Annual Convention, University of Iowa, IA.

    2024     “Close Reading Constance Naden’s ‘Scientific Wooing.’” (invited participant for roundtable with Herbert Tucker, ) Reading Closely, Together Virtual Event. Victorian Poetry Caucus of the North American Victorian Studies Association. Event 2024.

    Memberships

    Modern Language Association

    North American Society for the Study of Romanticism

    International Conference on Romanticism

    North American Victorian Studies Association

    North American Conference on British Studies

    Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association

    British Women Writers Association

    Midwest Victorian Studies Association

    American Comparative Literature Association

    Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts

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