Dr. Becky King
Member, Graduate Faculty
B.A., 1972, Hendrix College; B.S.N., 1976, University of Tennessee Center for Health
Sciences; M.A., 1991, Middle Tennessee State University; Ph.D, 1997, University of
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.
- "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,
- 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.