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Josh King

Dr. Joshua King

Assistant Professor

Interests

Romantic and Victorian Literature

Contact

Carroll Science, room 317

(254) 710-6906

Joshua_King@baylor.edu

Personal Website

Education

Ph.D. Harvard University

B.A. University of Virginia

Bio

Joshua King's primary research interests include the history and theory of reading; the relationship between religion and literature; and the history and theory of poetic form (especially prosody).

Selected Publications

Book:

Imagined Spiritual Communities in Britain's Age of Print (forthcoming with Ohio State University Press, in the Religion, Literature, and Postsecular Studies book series)

This book demonstrates that nineteenth-century creative authors, journalists, educators, and clergy treated the circulating printed page as a medium for imagining and participating in conflicting versions of a virtual Christian community spanning the British nation.

Peer-Reviewed Articles:

“Newman and Print Culture,” The Oxford Handbook of John Henry Newman, ed. Frederick D. Aquino and Benjamin J. King (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2017): 10,000 words.

“Looking Inward: The Role of Matthew Arnold,” The Routledge Companion to Literature and Religion, ed. Mark Knight (Routledge, forthcoming 2015): 6,000 words.

Coauthored with Kristen Pond, “The Oxford Movement and Victorian Literature,” The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Victorian Literature, ed. Dino Felluga, Pamela K. Gilbert, and Linda K. Hughes, 4 vols. (Wiley-Blackwell, forthcoming 2015): 4,000 words.

“Christianity: Introduction,” Reading the Abrahamic Faiths: Rethinking Religion and Literature, ed. Emma Mason (Bloomsbury, forthcoming 2014): 4,500 words.

“Coleridge’s Late Confessions: Personification, Convention, and Free Agency,” Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net 61 (forthcoming 2014): 8,084 words.

“John Keble’s Christian Year: Private Reading and Imagined National Religious Community,” Victorian Literature & Culture 40.2 electronic (Summer 2012); print (Sept 2012): 397-420 (13,424 words).

“Coleridge’s Clerisy and Print Culture,” The Coleridge Bulletin ns 40 (Winter 2012): 25-35 pages (5,510 words).

“Wordsworth and Reading Verse,” Essays in Romanticism 19 (Sept. 2012): 19-32 (7,440 words).

“A Post-Secular Victorian Study: Religion, Reading, and Imagining Britain,” Nineteenth-Century Prose 39.1-2 (Spring & Fall 2012): 58-70 (4,005 words).

“Broken Promises and Blind Pleasures in Wordsworth’s ‘The Idiot Boy’,” The CEA Critic 73.3 (Spring 2012): 48-68 (9,725 words).

“Coleridge’s Aids to Reflection, Print Culture, and Mediated Spiritual Community,” European Romantic Review 23.1 electronic (Jan. 2012); print (Feb. 2012): 43-62 (12,056 words).

“Patmore, Hopkins, and the Problem of the English Metrical Law,” The Hopkins Quarterly 38.1-2 (print) and Victorian Poetry 49.2 (electronic) (June 2011): 31-49 (6,896 words).

“‘The Old Cumberland Beggar’: Form and Frustrated Sympathy,” The Wordsworth Circle 41.1 (Winter 2010): 45-52 (35 paragraphs; 7,040 words).

“Hopkins’ Affective Rhythm: Grace and Intention in Tension,” Victorian Poetry 45.3 (Fall 2007): 209-237 (13,661 words).

For more current information about his publications, research interests, and teaching, please visit his Personal Website.

Dr. King also coordinates Baylor's Nineteenth-Century Research Seminar (19CRS). For more information visit: http://www.facebook.com/19CRS or http://blogs.baylor.edu/19CRS/.