Dr. Amy King

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Associate Professor

B.A., Bates College

M.A., Harvard University, English and American Literature and Language

Ph.D., Harvard University, English and American Literature and Language

Research Focus: Victorian Studies

Amy King teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in nineteenth-century literature, including Victorian Literature, Modern World 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 most recently of The Divine in the Commonplace: Reverent Natural History and the Novel In Britian (Cambridge University Press, 2019, 2021).  She is also the author of Bloom: The Botanical Vernacular in the English Novel (Oxford University Press, 2007, 2003). She is a contributor to The Cambridge Companion to George Eliot and The Oxford Companion to Victorian Literary Culture, and has written essays for journals such as Victorian StudiesNOVEL, Victorian Review, Common Knowledge, and BRANCH.