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Photo of Emily Youree, taken by Katherine Stein


2019, BA English, Samford University


Emily is a PhD candidate focusing on late-medieval Middle English literature. She is especially interested in questions of authority, counter-authority, legality, and outlawry in late fourteenth and early fifteenth century political poetry and outlaw tales, including Piers Plowman, texts in the Piers Plowman tradition, and Robin Hood traditions.


  • “Yeoman, Outlaw, Demon: Reading The Friar’s Tale as an Outlaw Tale”, Journal of English and Germanic Philology, forthcoming.

Teaching Awards

  • 2022 Doris Betts Award for Excellence in Teaching Composition, Department of English, UNC


  • 2024 Leyerle-CARA Prize, Medieval Academy of America
  • 2023 Derek Pearsall Research and Travel Grant, International Piers Plowman Society
  • 2023 Schallek Award, Medieval Academy of America and the Richard III Society
  • 2021 ARPA Graduate Degree Completion Grant, The Graduate School, UNC
  • 2020 Breen Award for Outstanding Work in Medieval Studies, Department of English, UNC

Curriculum Vitae / Resume