Veronika Schuchter

Veronika Schuchter

Austrian Lektor
Modern Languages

Veronika completed a PhD on supermodern spaces in contemporary British and Canadian women’s writing as part of a reconsideration of Marc Augé’s concept of supermodernity through a feminist intersectional lens. She is particularly interested in contemporary women’s writing, feminist theory and gender studies, and is on the executive committee of the Contemporary Women’s Writing Association (CWWA) and the Feminist Studies Association (FSA).


Dr Schuchter teaches German language and literature to undergraduates, including Paper I, various seminars for second years (Germany and Austria as postcolonial nations, transnational literature, contemporary women writers, Afro-German women’s writing), as well as preparing finalists for their oral exam and the Essay in German (FHS Paper I).

Veronika's Faculty profile is here.  

Research Interests

Veronika’s research interests lie broadly in late twentieth and twenty first century women’s writing, with a particular focus on European and (Franco)Canadian literatures and cultures, as well as postcolonial, feminist and gender studies. Her doctoral project explores alternative conceptualisations of travel in experimental contemporary women’s writing through a feminist Deleuzian/Augéan lense.


  • “Long Thoughts With Aritha van Herk. An Interview.” Contemporary Women’s Writing 14.3, 2020. (Forthcoming)
  • “Toward a Feminist Archival Ethics of Accountability: Researching with the Aritha van Herk Fonds.” Special Issue “Resurfacing: Women Writing across Canada in the 1970s/ Refaire surface: écrivaines canadiennes des années 1970”, eds. Kirsty Bell, Andrea Beverly, Andrea Cabajsky, Christl Verduyn, Studies in Canadian Literature 44.2, 2019. 
  • “Of Grim Witches and Lady-Devils: Rich Women in Literature and Film.” Special Issue “Rogues in Texts; Texts as Rogue (Roguery in Literature and Film)”, eds. Vanja Polic and Aritha van Herk, Text Matters 9, 2019. Open Access:
  • “The Embassy of Cambodia”. The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 12 June 2017.
  • “You cannot imagine how much I long to have a house, a room, or two, a cave of my own” – Home and Rooms in Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea, “Outside the Machine” and “Sleep It Off Lady”. Peer English: A Journal of New Critical Thinking 9. 2014. 12-25.


  • Sellberg, Karin, Lena Wånggren, Kamillea Aghtan, ed. Corporeality and Culture: Bodies in Movement (Routledge 2015). In: Feminist and Women’s Studies Association Blog, 2016.
  • Boehmer, Elleke. The Shouting in the Dark (Sandstone Press 2015). In: EACLALS (The European Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies) Newsletter, 2015, p.13.
Explore further

Discover more about New College