Meg Roland | Prescott College

Meg Roland

Academic Statement

Dr. Roland teaches Shakespeare and Medieval Women Writers at Prescott for the limited residency program in Arts and Letters. Her areas of expertise are medieval literature, Shakesepare, maps and literature, book history, material culture, and early modern print culture. She has also directed a study abroad program to London and Rome. 

Undergraduate Student Research Project -- The Roman Wall in The Map of Early Modern London

Passionate Geography




University of Washington, Ph.D. in English; Certificate in Textual Studies

Portland State University, MA in English

Portland State University, BA in English

State University of New York at Albany, BS in Economics





“Malory and the Wider World,” in The New Companion to Malory (Boydell and Brewer, forthcoming 2019).

Malory’s Sandwich: Marginalized Geography and the Global Middle Ages,” in Marginal Figures in the Global Middle Ages and Renaissance (Brepols, anticipated 2019).

Review of Medieval Literature: Criticism and Debate, eds. Holly A. Crocker and D. Vance Smith,Arthuriana: The Journal of Arthurian Studies, 25.2 (Summer 2015).

"After Poyetes and Astronomers: English Geographical Thought and Early English Print," in Mapping Medieval Geographies, Keith Lilley, ed., (Cambridge University Press, 2014).

“The Rudderless Boat: Time and Geography in (Hardyng’s) Chronicle and (Malory’s) Romance,” Arthuriana: The Journal of Arthurian Studies 22.4 (Winter 2012).

Review of Malory’s Contemporary Audience: The Social Reading of Romance in Late Medieval England, by Thomas Crofts, Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching 17.10 (Fall 2010).

“Arthur and the Turks,” Arthuriana: The Journal of Arthurian Studies, 16.4 (Winter 2006).  Awarded the James Randall Leader Prize for best essay in the journal Arthurianafor 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,” in Re-viewing Le Morte Dathur, Raluca Radulescu and Kevin Grimm, eds. (Cambridge: Boydell and Brewer Press, 2005).

"'Alas! Who may trusts thys world?': A parallel-text edition and the Malory Documents," in The Book Unbound: Edting and Reading Medieval Manuscripts and Texts, Studies in Book and Print Culture. Sian Echard and Stephen Partdidge, eds. (Tornoto: University of Toronot Press, 2004).

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

Awards, Grants, & Honors
  • Travel Grant, NAFSA Region 1 Conference, October 2018.
  • Excellence in Teaching and Academic Service Award, Marylhurst University, 2014.
  • Faculty Teaching Excellence and Innovation Award, Marylhurst University, 2011.
  • Huntington Library Fellowship, Spring 2008.
  • NEH Summer Seminar on the Early Printed Book, Antwerp and Oxford, Summer 2007.
  • James Randall Leader Prize for Best Essay, “Arthur and the Turks,” Arthuriana, 2006.
  • Travel Award, Society for Renaissance Studies, 2002.
  • Barbara Himmelman Fellowship, University of Washington, Spring 2000.
  • Simpson Center for the Humanities Fellowship, University of Washington, 1998-99.
  • Oregon Laurels Scholarship, Portland State University, 1992-1996.