Emilee Howland


Teaching Assistant Professor
Office: Swenson 3089


Emilee is a senior lecturer at UW-Superior. She received her Ph.D. in English with a graduate minor in Medieval and Renaissance Studies from the University of Missouri. She received her M.A. in English (Medieval Studies Concentration) and her B.A. in English and Sociology from The University of New Mexico. She is also a proud graduate of Central New Mexico Community College with an A.A. in Liberal Arts.

Emilee comes from a small, rural community in Northcentral Missouri. She is a proud first-generation and nontraditional college graduate. In her spare time, Emilee loves to knit, cross stitch, spend time with her dog Sadie, play D&D with her friends, and read horror fiction. She loves exploring the Twin Ports, though Missouri will always be home, which is evident in her office décor.

Research Interests

Emilee’s research and teaching interests include medieval and early modern British literature, especially romances and Arthurian literature. Her primary research focus is on the representations of magic and witchcraft in early British romances. She is a frequent presenter at the annual International Congress on Medieval Studies. Additionally, Emilee explores medievalisms – post-medieval representations of the Middle Ages – such as Harry Potter and The Once and Future King. She really wants to find a way to unearth the medievalisms in Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series.


  • Howland, E. (2020). The Winter Vow. [Review of the book The Winter Vow by Tim Akers]. Mythprint, Vol. 57, No. 3.
  • Howland, E. (2018). The Iron Hound: The Hallowed War 2. [Review of the book The Iron Hound: The Hallowed War 2 by Tim Akers]. Mythprint, Vol. 55, No. 3.
  • Howland, E. (2017). Lily. [Review of the book Lily by Michael Thomas Ford]. Mythprint, Vol. 54, No. 2.
  • Howland, E. (2016). Pendragon’s Heir [Review of the book Pendragon’s Heir by Suzannah Rowntree]. Mythprint, Vol. 53, No. 3.
  • Howland, E. (2016). Tales from Rugosa Coven [Review of the book Tales from Rugosa Coven by Sarah Avery]. Mythprint, Vol. 53, No. 1.
  • Bourelle, T., Bourelle, A., Spong, S., Knutson, A., Howland-Davis, E., & Kubasek, N. (2014). Reflections in Online Writing Instruction: Pathways to Professional Development. Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy20.1.


  • 2021 – Mizzou ’39 Faculty Mentor, University of Missouri
  • 2019 – Gus Reid Award for Outstanding Teaching of Composition, University of Missouri
  • 2014 – Recognition of Service, Medieval Studies Student Association, The University of New Mexico
  • 2013, 2014 – Departmental Nomination for the Susan Deese-Roberts Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, The University of New Mexico
  • 2013 – Medieval Association of the Pacific, Benton Graduate Student Paper Prize
  • 2012 – Outstanding New Teaching Assistant, The University of New Mexico


  • 2019 – Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) – English, University of Missouri
  • 2014 – Master of Arts (M.A.) – English, The University of New Mexico
  • 2010 – Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) – English and Sociology, The University of New Mexico