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Amy King

Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Studies
English
PhD, 1998, Harvard University, English and American Literature and Language
MA, 1993, Harvard University, English and American Literature and Language
BA, 1990, Bates College, English

Amy King teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in nineteenth-century British literature, including Victorian Literature, Romantic Literature, and the Nineteenth-Century Novel. Dr. King has published widely in the field of the nineteenth-century novel, with a particular emphasis on the relationship between literature and science in the period. Dr. King is the author of Bloom: The Botanical Vernacular in the English Novel (Oxford University Press, 2007, 2003).  Her current book project, “Reverent Form: Natural History and Natural Theology in the British Novel, 1789-1867,” examines the relationship between natural history and the early-Victorian novel. Her essays most recently have appeared in Victorian Studies and Literature Compass.