Josh King

Josh King
Associate Professor & Margarett Root Brown Chair in Robert Browning and Victorian Studies
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Dr. Joshua King is Associate Professor of English at Baylor University and the holder of The Margarett Root Brown Chair in Robert Browning and Victorian Studies. As Chair, Dr. King serves as a scholar-in-residence for the Armstrong Browning Library, researching and publishing on materials related to the Library's holdings and attending and designing scholarly outreach events to promote the Library's standing as a world center for Victorian studies. He is also coordinator of Baylor's 19th Century Research Seminar (19CRS), an interdisciplinary forum for faculty and students from within and outside Baylor University.

Publications: Dr. King is author of Imagined Spiritual Communities in Britain’s Age of Print (Ohio State 2015) and coeditor, with Winter Jade Werner, of Constructing Nineteenth-Century Religion: Literary, Historical, and Religious Studies in Dialogue (Ohio State, May 2019).  He has published numerous articles and essays on poetics, religion, print culture, and, more recently, ecotheological and environmental perspectives in the works of William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, John Keble, John Henry Newman, Alfred Tennyson, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Matthew Arnold, Christina Rossetti, Gerard Manley Hopkins, and many others.  His new book project, The Body of Christ, the Body of the Earth: Poetry, Ecology, and Christology, shows how nineteenth-century British poets developed ecological visions by diversely reaffirming the participation of all creatures in God through Christ.

Education: Dr. King holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia and a Ph.D. from Harvard University.

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