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Emma Butler-Probst

Emma Butler-Probst

Emma Butler-Probst



Emma Butler-Probst is a lecturer in the English Department at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She teaches composition, research writing, and workplace writing. Her dissertation focused on how nineteenth-century American authors use biblical references to create a democratic multiracial space and challenge forms of exploitation and inequity. Her current research continues to examine the role of the Bible in nineteenth-century America while also exploring questions of intertextuality and the power of the written word to forge relationships between readers.


  • PhD. in Literature, Criticism, and Textual Studies, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2023
  • M.A. in Literature, University of Colorado, Boulder, 2018
  • B.A. in English, Metropolitan State University of Denver, 2016

Regularly Taught Courses

  • English 101: English Composition I—Movies
  • English 102: English Composition II—Inquiry into Myths and Monsters
  • English 295: Writing in the Workplace