Moss, Ann, 1938-2018

by Ingrid A. R. De Smet (FBA)

25 Aug 2020
22 (pages 255-275)

Ann Moss (née Jennifer Ann Poole), PhD Cantab, was a world-leading specialist of Renaissance French and Neo-Latin literature, the Classical tradition and Early Modern intellectual culture. Having grown up in Solihull and Coventry, Ann read French and Latin at Newnham College, Cambridge. Most of her academic career is associated with the University of Durham, where she taught French Renaissance literature and played an important part in the establishment of Trevelyan College. Ann became a lay reader for the Anglican Church in retirement. She is remembered for her work on the reception of Ovid, on commonplace books and on the shifting significance of Latin vs. the vernacular in the Renaissance.

Posted to Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the British Academy, XIX

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