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Kathy King

Kathryn R. King is Professor Emerita of English and former director of Faculty Development and Collaboration. She holds a doctorate from Emory University.

King’s research interests center upon British culture and writing in the eighteenth century, with particular interest women’s lives and writing. Her books include Jane Barker, Exile: A Literary Career 1675-1725 (2000) and, most recently, A Political Biography of Eliza Haywood (2012). She is co-editor (with Alexander Pettit) of Haywood’s Female Spectator (2001) and has published articles in RES, ELH, The Eighteenth-Century, Studies in the Novel and many other journals. She has held ACLS, NEH and other fellowships and is currently working on concepts of old age, posterity and legacy formation in the emerging culture of print.

She is eighteenth-century section editor of Literature Compass.