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2022, MA English, Virginia Tech

2019, BA English, Virginia Commonwealth University


Kara Rush is a first-year Ph.D. student specializing in early modern literature. In particular, Rush is interested in how early modern author’s used nature, elements, and bodies to speak against political authority norms and to interrogate the parameters of British national identity. Other interests include adaptation studies, late medieval literature, post-colonial theory, and critical race studies.


  • Caroline Pace Chermside Award for Best Master’s Thesis: Virginia Tech, 2022

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