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Dr. Becky King

Associate Professor

Member, Graduate Faculty

Ph.D. (1997), University of Tennessee, Knoxville; MA (1991), Middle Tennessee State University; BA (1972), Hendrix College; First Year at MTSU: 1995

Office: PH 368; Phone/Voice Mail: 898-5771


Dr. King teaches courses in 19th Century British literature, technical writing, and women's studies. She is also a member of the Women's and Gender Studies Council and the Graduate Faculty.

See Publications


  • "Dicken's Counter-medievalism: Little Nell's Death and the Place of the Church." Victorians Institute, October, 2011.
  • What the Ruins Said: Responses by Charles Dickens and Edward Burne Jones." Midwest Victorian Studies Association, Topeka, KS, April 2011.
  • Fall 2007. Secrecy, Denial, and Autonomy in Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde." Victorians Institute, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL.
  • Fall 2007. "Implementing Faculty Learning Communities." MTSU, Learning, Teaching and Innovative Technologies Center.
  • July, 2004. "Godwin's Concepts of Privacy." William Godwin and His Circle, Centre for Romantic Studies, University of Bristol, UK.
  • Nov. 2001. "Representations of Rosamund de Clifford in Works by Burne-Jones, Swinburne, and Tennyson." South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Atlanta, GA
  • November, 2000. "The Androgynous Moral Self as the Foundation of a Just Social Order in Mary Wollstonecraft's Mary, A Fiction." 31 st Annual Midwest ASECS Conference, Michigan State University, East Lansing, University.
  • November, 2000. "Family Relationships in Plays by Beth Henley." SAMLA, Birmingham, Alabama.
  • Summer, 2000. Grammar Workshop. WAVES, Franklin, TN.
  • March 2-4, 2000. "Truth-telling and Narrative Structure in Nancy Kinkaid's Balls." (Re)Presenting Woman—the 5 th Annual Women's Studies Conference, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA.
  • Summer, 1999. Grammar workshop. Saturn Corporation, Spring Hill, TN.
  • March 3-5, 1998. "Mary Wollstonecraft's Claims for Moral and Political Equality in Mary, a Fiction," South Central Women's Studies Association Conference, Houston, Texas.
  • November, 1998. Recorder/respondent for Panel: "The Challenges of Re-Inventing Writing Instruction: Portfolio Composition and Faculty Development at Middle Tennessee State University," NCTE, Nashville, TN.
  • February 23-25, 1995. 'We ought to be able to do without one another': Autonomy and the Ethics of Care in William Godwin's Enquiry Concerning Political Justice and Mary Wollstonecraft's Mary, A Fiction." 1995 Graduate Conference on Language & Literature, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
  • November 11, 1994. " Pudd'nhead Wilson: Mark Twain's Aesthetic Leap into Postmodernity." SAMLA, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • August 15-19, 1994. "Is Teaching Literature Necessary for Freshman Composition 102?". Panel presentation. English Department Teaching Workshop.
  • May, 1994. Poetry reading. Gryphon's, Knoxville, TN.
  • February, 1994. "Language, Belief and Moral Action in Mark Twain's Fiction." Tennessee Philological Association. Nashville, TN.
  • May, 1993. "Subjectivity in Middle-class Victorian England : Maggie Tulliver's Story." 2nd Annual 18th-and 19th-century British Women Writers Conference. University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.
  • Spring 1990. "'Do You Speak Saturn?': Acquiring, Reading and Writing Business Language." Co-presenter. Stones River Conference for Language Studies. Murfreesboro, TN.
    Spring 1990. "Isabel Archer: A Ghostly Quest." Tennessee Philological Association. Jackson, TN.