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Emily Roberts

PhD student


A doctoral candidate in the English Department, Emily studies Renaissance Literature and Feminist Theory.


  • English Renaissance Literature
  • Feminist Theory and Literature


  • M.A. English, Appalachian State University, 2012
  • B.S. Secondary Education English, Appalachian State University, 2009


  • "Review of James M. Bromley and Will Stockton's Sex before Sex: Figuring the Act in Early Modern England" in Comitatus 45, 2014

Professional Service

  • Graduate Teaching Associate (2013-present)
  • Writing Center Tutor for L2 Learners 2017-present
  • Nathalia Wright Research assistant 2015-16
  • Mentor to Graduate Teaching Assistants, Fall 2015, Spring 2016
  • Proctor and Grader for English Placement Exam, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016

Awards, Honors & Grants

  • Keith P. Taylor Grant for Drama in Stratford, London, and Edinburgh program, University of Tennessee, Department of English, 2017
  • Newberry Renaissance Consortium Grant, Marco Institute and the Newberry Library, February 2015

Associations & Organizations

  • MARCO Institute, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Southeastern Renaissance Conference member
  • National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) 2010-2011

Invited Lectures

  • “Visualizing Research: Conversations about Teaching Research Poster Design.” First-Year Composition Professional Development Workshop Series for English 102/118. University of Tennessee. Knoxville, TN. April 21, 2016. Co-Presenters: Anne Breyer and Heather Williams.

  • “Documentation Workshop” Appalachian State University Writing Center Professional Development Workshop. Appalachian State University. Boone, North Carolina. Jan. 2011. Co-presenters: Rachel Stickland, Alexander Mentus, and Amaria DeMao.

Conference Presentations

  • “Economy and ‘Honesty’ in Thomas Middleton’s A Chaste Maid in Cheapside.” Southeastern Renaissance Conference. University of South Carolina, Columbia. October 2017.

  • “‘Silent Submission’: The Effacement of Rape in Contemporary Fiction by Female Authors.” Global Issue Conference: International Women’s Rights. University of Tennessee, Knoxville. April 2015.  

  • “Before I know myself seek not to know me’: Self and Carnal Knowledge in Shakespeare’s Venus and Adonis.” Southeastern Renaissance Conference. University of North Carolina, Greensboro. October 2014.

  • “‘Be bold, be bold. . . be not too bold’: Britomart, Beauty, and Chastity in Book III of Edmund Spenser’s Faerie Queene.” “Marginal Women in Medieval Literature” Panel, Southeastern Medieval Association Conference. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC. October 2013.

  • “‘Be bold, be bold. . . be not too bold’: Beauty and Chastity in Book III of Edmund Spenser’s Faerie Queene.” 15th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC. April 2012.

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