Veda Gerlach

Veda Gerlach
Graduate Instructor
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BA in Secondary English Education, Murray State University, 2014

MA in English, Murray State University, 2017

PhD in English, University of Missouri-Columbia (in Progress)

Research and Teaching

Areas of Study

  • Early Modern/Renaissance Literature

Teaching and Research

At Mizzou, I have taught Writing and Rhetoric, Intermediate Composition, and Introduction to British Literature.

My research currently focuses on the works of Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle. I am interested in the ways she manipulates expectations, from blending genres to her own self-fashioning as a public figure. Of particular interest are the ways Cavendish redefines literature,

creating a space where she is not only permitted to speak on issues considered “unfit” for women, but also where, by the very nature of her definition, she must be celebrated.


Pronouns: she/her/hers