Emily King Visiting Assistant Professor of Writing and English

Emily King

Payne Hall 111


Ph.D. in English, Tufts University
M.A. in English, Tufts University
B.S. in Microbiology and B.A. in English Literature, Kansas State University


Shakespeare, Renaissance drama, science & early modern literature, gender & sexuality, early modern race studies, emotion & affect studies, and critical theory

Selected Publications


Civil Vengeance: Literature, Culture, and Early Modern Revenge. Cornell University Press, 2019.


“Mutable Maggots: Corruption, Generation, and the Literary Legacy,” Lesser Living Creatures: Insect Life in the Age of Thomas Moffett, Eds. Keith Botelho and Joseph Campana, Pennsylvania State Press, 2023.

“Affect Contagion in John Donne’s Deaths Duell,” Studies in English Literature 1500-1900 (SEL), Volume 56.1, 2016: 111-130.

“Dirty Jokes: Disgust, Desire, and the Pornographic Narrative in Thomas Nashe’s The Unfortunate Traveller,” Disgust in Early Modern Literature, Eds. Natalie K. Eschenbaum and Barbara Correll, Routledge, 2016. 23-37.

“Spirited Flesh: The Animation and Hybridization of Flesh in the Early Modern Imaginary,” a special issue of Postmedieval, Eds. Kathryn Schwarz and Holly Crocker, Volume 4.4, 2013: 479-490.

“The Female Muselmann: Desire, Violence, and Spectatorship in Titus Andronicus,” Titus Out of Joint: Reading the Fragmented Titus Andronicus, Eds. Liberty Stanavage and Paxton Hehmeyer, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012. 125-139.

“American Schmucko: The Overlooked Jewish Identity of Roy Cohn in Kushner’s Angels in America,” Studies in American Jewish Literature, Volume 27, 2008: 87-100.

“Reconsidering Reparation: Mary Elizabeth Braddon’s Lady Audley’s Secret and Critical Reading Practices,” Pacific Coast Philology, Volume 43, 2008: 55-71.


Review of Björn Quiring’s Shakespeare’s Curse: The Aporias of Ritual Exclusion in Early Modern Royal Drama, Comparative Drama, Volume 50.1, 2016: 96-99.

Fellowships, Honors, & Awards

Sabbatical Award, HSS College, LSU, 2020-2021
Robert Udick Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award, LSU Spring 2020
Folger Shakespeare Library, Short-Term Fellowship, Summer 2019
Awards to Louisiana Artists and Scholars (ATLAS), Fall 2017
LSU Manship Summer Research Fellowship, July 2017
Tiger Athletic Foundation Undergraduate Teaching Award, LSU, Spring 2017
LSU Council on Research, Summer Stipend, July 2015
LSU Regent Research Award for a Semester’s Teaching Leave, Spring 2015

Academic Positions

Associate Professor of Shakespeare & Renaissance Drama, LSU, 2020-2023
Associate Chair of English Department, LSU, 2021-2022
Scholar-In-Residence at Washington & Lee University, 2020-2021
Visiting Scholar in the Pembroke Center at Brown University, 2017-18
Assistant Professor of Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama at Louisiana State University, 2014-2020
Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor of English at Vanderbilt University, 2012-14