Vanessa Rapatz

Vanessa Rapatz

Assistant Professor of English

Curriculum Vitae


Room:RB 387

Vanessa Rapatz is a scholar of Early Modern British Literature. Her research focuses on female agency and religious expression in Post-Reformation England and contributes to contemporary studies of early modern drama, performance, gender, and religious conflict.

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor of English


Curriculum Vitae

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PhD in English

University of California, Davis, 2011

MA in Literature

University of California, Santa Cruz, 2003

BA in English

San Francisco State University, 2001

Research and Publications

“Abigail’s Turn in The Jew of Malta,” Studies in English Literature 56, 2 (Spring, 2016)

“Navigating Shakespearean Representations of Female Collaboration," co-authored with John Garrison and Kyle Pivetti, invited submission to Attending to Early Modern Women: Remapping Routes and Spaces, ed. Merry Weisner-Hanks, Ashgate, (2015)

Course Schedule
Course No. Section Times Days Location
Doctoral Dissertatio 799 301 0000 - 0000
British Lit 1: Beg t 260 1 1400 - 1515 T R RB, room 361
Senior Seminar 444 3 1530 - 1645 T R RB, room 290
Shakespeare 464 1 1230 - 1345 T R HP, room 200