New Discovery

Published on February 12, 2013

New Discovery


Meagan Gacke is a master's student in the Department of English. While conducting research for a project in her feminist theory seminar, she recently found biographical information on 18th century English author Mary Deverell that was previously unknown to literary scholars. Following the discovery, she was able to provide enough evidence to have the information accepted by the "Oxford Dictionary of National Biography," the authoritative source on the people that have impacted British culture. A native of Waco, Texas, Gacke received her bachelor's degree in English literature from the University of North Texas in 2011. After taking some graduate-level courses at the University of North Texas, she transferred to Auburn for the fall semester of 2012. In addition to pursuing a master's degree, she also serves as a graduate teaching assistant in the Department of English.http://www.auburn.edu/main/take5/gacke.html