Department of English


English Language and Literature

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Shelley King


PhD Toronto 

  • Romantic and Victorian literature
  • Romantic Women Writers, especially Amelia Opie
  • Children's and YA Literature, especially the works of Philip Pullman
  • Editing
  • Website


2020-21 Courses

  • ENGL 851 Topics in Romanticism I: Romantic Women Writers and the Cultural Context of the 1790s

Recent Publications

“‘To delineate the human mind in its endless varieties’: Integral Lyric and Characterization in the Tales of Amelia Opie.” Eighteenth-Century Poetry and the Rise of the Novel Reconsidered. Eds. Courtney Weiss and Kate Parker (Bucknell University Press, December 2013) pp. 65-83.

“Democratic Reading: Ideology and Genre in Pullman's I Was a Rat.” Children’s Literature: Annual of the Modern Language Association Division on Children's Literature and the Children's Literature Association 37:165-193.

The Princess and the Goblin and Other Fairy Tales by George MacDonald (Peterborough, ON: Broadview, 2014). Co-edited with John B. Pierce.

The Collected Poems of Amelia Alderson Opie. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. With Introduction, Textual, and Explanatory Notes (co-edited with John B. Pierce).

Current Supervisions

Alice M. B. Drysdale, Patricia Oprea, Nikolai Rodrigues (about students)