Dr. Elizabeth A. Howard

Itinerant writer & academic

Dr. Elizabeth Alexandra Howard holds an MFA in Poetry from Boston University (2011), and a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Oregon (2020). Her research is concerned with intersections between queerness and the supernatural in fairy tales, fantasy, and fantastic literature. Her dissertation, “The Singing Bone: Collective Creativity & the Creation of a Queer Imaginary,” examines how supernatural folkloric texts with roots in oral tradition open to view queer ways of imagining. Her essay, “Queer Transformations and Transgressive Bodies in the Fairy Tales of Marie-Catherine d’Aulnoy,” appears in Marvels & Tales (35.2), and her essay, "The Rewilding of Fairy: Queer Desires in Angela Carter's The Bloody Chamber" is available in Issue 23 of Gramarye, the Journal of the Chichester Centre for Fairy Tales, Fantasy and Speculative Fiction. She is currently working on a queer ecocritical study of fairy tales and novels by Hans Christian Andersen and Selma Lagerlöf. Her poetry has been published in Phantom Drift: A Journal of New Fabulism, (Issue 10).