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Dr. Joshua King
Margarett Root Brown Chair in Robert Browning and Victorian Studies
Romantic and Victorian Literature
Carroll Science, room 317
Ph.D. Harvard University
B.A. University of Virginia
Joshua King is an Associate Professor of English. He received his Ph.D. in May 2008 from Harvard University. His primary research interests include nineteenth-century British poetic form, religion, and print culture.
For full current information about Dr. King’s other publications, research interests, and teaching, visit his Personal Website.
Constructing Nineteenth-Century Religion: Literary, Historical, and Religious Studies in Dialogue, co-edited with Winter Jade Werner (forthcoming with Ohio State University Press).
This collection of essays brings together an interdisciplinary team of seventeen scholars who freshly interrogate the ways in which religion was constructed as a category and region of experience in nineteenth-century literature and culture, even as they reflect self-critically on how scholarship invokes and deploys religion as a category now. Contributors are from universities around the world and represent the fields of literature, history, theology, and religious studies.
Imagined Spiritual Communities in Britain's Age of Print (Ohio State UP, 2015), 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.
Dr. King also coordinates Baylor's Nineteenth-Century Research Seminar (19CRS). For more information visit the 19CRS blog.