Margaret M. Roland


curriculum vitae




Ph.D.  English and Textual Studies, University of Washington, 2002.

Concentration: Late Medieval Literature and Early Print Production.

Additional areas of study: Textual Theory, Nineteenth-century American Literature and Medievalism.

Dissertation: Material Malory: The Caxton and Winchester Documents and a Parallel-Text Edition.

Dissertation Director: Dr. Paul Remley.

M.A.   English, Portland State University, 1996.

Areas of Study: Medieval Literature, Composition & Rhetoric, Nineteenth-century American Literature.

B.A.    English, Portland State University, 1992. Magna Cum Laude.

B.S.     Economics, State University of New York at Albany, 1979.

Magna Cum Laude.


University of Cambridge, Summer Program, 1995: Shakespeare & the Book.


Academic Experience:

Assistant Professor, Department Chair.  English Department, Marylhurst University, 2003 – present.

Courses Taught: Medieval and Early Modern Literature, Introduction to Literature and Writing, Survery of British Literature, Shakespeare, Argumentation, Hypertext and Literature.


Visiting Assistant Professor, English Department, Lewis and Clark College, 2002 – 2003.

Courses Taught: Medieval Literature, Survey of British Literature, Freshman Seminar.


Graduate Assistant, English Department, University of Washington, 1998-2002.

Research Assistant, Piers Plowman Manuscript Project 1999-2000; Simpson Humanities Center Research Fellow 1998-1999.

Courses Taught: Composition, Medieval and Renaissance Literature.


Instructor, Columbia Gorge Community College, 1995 –1997.

Courses Taught: Composition.


Graduate Assistant, Portland State University, 1994-1996.

Courses Taught: Composition.


Fellowships and Academic Awards:

Huntington Library Fellowship (Gilbert and Ursula Farfel Fellow), Spring 2008.

NEH Summer Seminar on the Early Printed Book, Antwerp and Oxford, Summer 2007.

James Randall Leader Prize for Best Essay, Arthuriana, 2006.

Travel Award, Society for Renaissance Studies, 2002.

Barbara Himmelman Fellowship, University of Washington, Spring 2000.

Walter Simpson Center for the Humanities Fellowship, University of Washington, 1998-99.

Oregon Laurels Scholarship, Portland State University, 1992-1996.




“Arthur and the Turks,” Arthuriana: The Journal of Arthurian Studies, 16.4 (Winter 2006): 29-42.  Awarded the James Randall Leader Prize for best essay in the journal Arthuriana for 2006.


“‘More Odd Texts’: A Theory of Parallel Texts.” TEXT 17, (December 2005):



“From Saracens to Infydeles: The Recontextualization of the East in Caxton’s Edition of Le Morte Darthur.” Re-viewing Le Morte Dathur. Eds. Raluca Radulescu and Kevin Grimm. Cambridge: Boydell and Brewer Press, 2005.


“‘Alas! Who may truste thys world?’: A parallel-text edition and the Malory Documents.” The Book Unbound: Editing and Reading Medieval Manuscripts and Texts. Studies in Book and Print Culture. Eds. Siân Echard and Stephen Partridge. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2004.


“Malory’s Roman War Episode: An Argument for a Parallel Text.” The Malory Debate. Arthurian Studies 47.  Cambridge: Boydell and Brewer Press, 2000.



Material Malory: Text and Culture.  Initial acceptance by Boydell and Brewer (UK).  In revision.


Mirrour of the World: Maps and Literature in Late-Medieval and Early Modern Culture.  In progress.


Conference Papers:



“Cartographic Consciousness: English Narrative Geography, 1480-1550.”  Mapping Medieval Geographies:

Cartography and Geographical Thought in the Latin West and B eyond: 300-1600; An Ahmanson Conference at

the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, UCLA, May 2009



Invited Panelist:

Micro-editions: Interpretive and Contingent Editions, for the panel: Editing Malory's Le Morte Darthur, (co-panelists: Drs. Peter Field, Takako Kato, and Ralph Norris), International Arthurian Congress, Rennes, France, July 2008.


Cartographic Caxton: Caxton and the Transmission of Geographic Knowledge in Late Medieval England, for the panel: Caxton and the Fifteenth-Century Reader, (co-panelists: William Kuskin and Kathleen Tonry), International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 2007.


Papers Presented:


  Romance, Chronicle, and Cartography: Early Modern "Cartographic Consciousness" and the Narrative

Geography of Malory and Froissart. International Arthurian Congress, Rennes, France, July 2008.


Myrrour of the World: Caxton, Literary Culture and Maps, International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 2006.


Arthur and the Turks, International Arthurian Society, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands, July 2005.


Flattening the Globe: The Behaim Globe and Theories of Facsimiles, Society for Textual Scholarship, New York, March 2005.


Map and Text, Narrative and Image: The Recontextualization of Mandeville’s Travels on the Behaim

Globe, Medieval Academy of America, Seattle, Washington, April 2004.


“More Odd Texts:” A Theory of Contemporary Parallel-Text Editions, Society for Textual Scholarship, New York, March 2003.


Mapping the Roman War: Geopolitics of the East in the Winchester Manuscript and Caxton Print, International Arthurian Congress, University of Wales, Bangor, Wales, July 2002.


Malory and a Theory of Parallel Texts, Society for Textual Scholarship, New York, April 2001.


Hermeneutics of Alterity and the Malory Texts, Modern Language Association Conference, Washington, D.C., December 2000.


Malory’s Roman War: An Argument for a Parallel Text, Medieval Workshop, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, September 1999.


Multimodality: A Visual/Textual Reading of the Ellesmere ‘Wife of Bath,’ Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Symposium, University of Washington, April 1999.  Selected for publication on the web site Luminarium 1999-2004.


“And here is the end of the deth of Arthur:”  A Textual Perspective on the Ending of Malory’s Tale, Medieval and Early Modern Society of the Pacific, University of Washington, October 1998.


The Naming of Malory’s Text: It isn’t Just the ‘Morte’ Anymore, Medieval Academy of the Pacific, University of Hawaii, March 1997.


Writing Program, Meet General Education Reform, National Conference on College Composition and Communication, Washington. D.C., March 1995.


Supporting Freshman Writers, Oregon Conference on Composition and Rhetoric, Salem, Oregon, May 1995.


Panel Organizer:

Narratives of Maps, Geographies of Literature. Society for Textual Scholarship, Boston University, March 2008.


Arthurian Geographies. International Arthurian Congress, July 2008.


“Allas that ever love was synne:” Reading Gender in Medieval Romance, organizer/responder for student panel, Lewis and Clark Gender Symposium, Portland, OR, March 2003.


Textual Studies and the New Generation. Society for Textual Scholarship, New York, April 2001. 


Professional Service:

Executive Board Member: Society for Textual Scholarship, 2006 – present. 

University Service: Binford Reading Series (Chair), University Honors Committee, Alpha Sigma Lambda (Chair), Teaching and Technology Committee, Accreditation Self-Study Committee, Binford Endowment Scholarship Committee, Marylhurst University, 2003 – present.

Faculty Advisor: Marylhurst University Sweep Rowing Club, 2005 – present.



Reading facility in Old English, Middle English, Spanish, French, Latin. 


Professional Memberships: 

Modern Language Association.

Medieval Academy of America.

International Arthurian Society.

Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching.

Society for Textual Scholarship.


Previous Professional Experience:

ESL Instructor, Columbia Gorge Community College, The Dalles, Oregon, 1992-1994.

ESL Instructor & Migrant Student Advisor, Hood River High School, 1989-1992.

Microbrewery Founder/Board President (Full Sail Brewing Co.), 1986-1999.

Free-Lance Writer, 1984-1989.

Low-Income Energy Conservation Program Coordinator, Multnomah County, 1982-1984.

VISTA volunteer, Community Energy Project, 1980-1982.


Personal Interests:

Currently preparing for National Master's competition in cross-country skiing.