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Elizabeth Matresse (she/her/hers)

PhD Candidate, Literary and Medieval Studies; Editorial Assistant, JEGP; Consultant, Writers Workshop

Research Interests

Old and Middle English literature, global medieval studies, women writers and their networks, scribal practices, hagiography, teaching the Middle Ages, feminist theory, feminist rhetorical practices, thing theory


M.A. Rhetoric and Technical Communication, Eastern Washington University, 2016

Certificate in the Teaching of Writing, Eastern Washington University, 2016

M.A. English - Texts and Contexts: Medieval to Renaissance, University College Cork, 2013

B.A. English Literature, Whitman College, 2010

Awards and Honors

2020 Rhetoric Program Award for Teaching Excellence

Courses Taught

ENGL 218, Introduction to Shakespeare (UIUC, Instructor)

ENGL 202/CWL 253/MDVL 201, Medieval Literature and Culture (UIUC, Instructor)

ENGL 109, Introduction to Fiction - Advanced Composition (UIUC, Instructor)

ENGL 209, British Literature to 1800 (UIUC, Teaching Assistant)

ENGL 216, Legends of King Arthur (UIUC, Instructor)

RHET 102, Principles of Research (UIUC, Instructor)

RHET 101, Principles of Writing (UIUC, Instructor)

RHET 105, Writing and Research (UIUC, Instructor)

ENGL 201, College Composition: Analysis, Research, and Documentation (EWU, Instructor)

TCOM 205, Introduction to Technical Communication (EWU, Instructor)

ENGL 101, College Composition: Exposition and Argumentation (EWU, Instructor)

Additional Campus Affiliations

Writers Workshop

UIUC Program in Medieval Studies