Ronald Huebert

Inglis Professor

Ronald Huebert Ronald Huebert

BA (Saskatchewan) MA, PhD (Pittsburgh)

Ronald Huebert is a professor in the Dalhousie Department of English and Carnegie Professor at the University of King’s College, where he contributes both to the Foundation Year Programme and to the Early Modern Studies Programme. A graduate of the University of Saskatchewan (BA) and the University of Pittsburgh (MA, PhD), he has been Chair of English at Dalhousie and Editor of the Dalhousie Review. He has also been a Visiting Fellow at the Huntington Library, San Marino, California, and at Clare Hall, Cambridge University.  He loves theatre, hockey and baroque music, not necessarily in that order.

Current Research Projects

Dr. Huebert’s current research focuses on the development of privacy in early modern literature and culture.

Selected Publications


  • The Performance of Pleasure in English Renaissance Drama (Palgrave/Macmillan, 2003).
  • Editor, James Shirley’s The Lady of Pleasure, The Revels Plays (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1986).
  • John Ford: Baroque English Dramatist (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1977).


  • “The Female Breast in Reformation Culture,” The Dalhousie Review 87 (2007): 205-24.
  • “The Gendering of Privacy,” The Seventeenth Century 16 (2001): 37-66.
  • “Privacy: The Early Social History of a Word,” The Sewanee Review 105 (1997): 21-38.

Classes Taught

  • EMSP2230.03 Picture and Poetry in Early Modern Culture


Renaissance poetry, drama and visual art, Shakespeare, Donne, Milton, Literary pleasure.

Dr. Huebert’s Dalhousie Faculty Profile