Dr. Joshua King

Dr. Joshua King
Associate Professor
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Associate Professor


Romantic and Victorian Literature


Carroll Science, room 317
(254) 710-6906
Personal Website


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, as well as ecotheological and environmental perspectives in nineteenth-century literature.

Selected Publications

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 (Ohio State University Press 2019).
  • 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.