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Kadesh Lauridsen

Instructor | Writing Center Consultant

English | College of Arts & Sciences

Areas of Expertise

  • British Women Writers of the Long 18th Century
  • British Romanticism
  • Women's Studies
  • Jane Austen Studies
  • Composition
  • Curriculum Development


University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
PhD English, British Romanticism. December 2014
Certificate in Women’s Studies. December 2014


University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
M.A. English, British Romanticism, Summa cum Laude. August 2006


University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL
B.A.E. English Education, Magna cum Laude. May 2000



Jane Austen Society of North America.

Publications & Presentations


“‘The Duty of Woman by Woman’: Women’s Friendship, Watchfulness, and the Male Gaze in Jane Austen and Frances Burney.” Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. February 26-28, 2015, Gainesville, FL.


“Making Meaning through Online Media: Pedagogical Possibilities for Social Media Platforms.” THATCamp Gainesville, April 24-25, 2014, Gainesville, FL.


“‘Oh! It’s Only a Novel’: Woman Writers and the Inter-textual Markings of Female Friendship in the Long Eighteenth Century.” 18th- and 19th-century British Women Writers Conference, June 7, 2012, Boulder, Colorado.


“Romanticism, Feminism, and the Role of Nature in Austen.” Breakout Session, Jane Austen Society Annual General Meeting, Chicago, IL, October 3, 2008.


“Frances Burney and Her Eighteenth-Century Reviewers.” Burney Society Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA, October 7, 2004.


“The ‘Jewess’ is an English Protestant?”: Intersections of Female and Jewish Identity in Maria Edgeworth’s Harrington.” Midwestern Modern Language Association Annual Conference, St. Louis, Missouri, November 6, 2004. 

Contact Information

Building 0004, Room 2509

(904) 620-2273