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Dr. Joshua King
Romantic and Victorian Literature
Carroll Science, room 404
Ph.D. Harvard University
B.A. University of Virginia
Joshua King is an Assistant Professor of English. He received his Ph.D. in May 2008 from Harvard University. His 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).
Book Manuscript: Imagined Spiritual Communities in Britain’s Age of Print. 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, and very often Protestant, community spanning the British nation. Under serious consideration by Ohio State University Press.
Selected Peer-Reviewed Articles:
“Coleridge’s Late Confessions: Personification, Convention, and Free Agency,” Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net, forthcoming in special double issue #61-2 (March 2013): 28 pages (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.