Dr. Rebecca B. King

Associate Professor

Dr. Rebecca B.  King
615-898-5771
Room 368, Peck Hall (PH)
MTSU Box 70, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information

  • Ph.D., University of Tennessee (1997)
  • M.A., Middle Tennessee State University (1991)
  • B.S., University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences (1976)
  • B.S.N., Hendrix College (1972)

Areas of Expertise

Dr. King teaches courses in 19th Century British literature, writing, and women's and gender studies. Her research interests include the Pre-Raphaelites, particularly William Morris, and Victorian and modern medievalisms.

Biography

Associate Professor, Department of English, Middle Tennessee State University, 2002–present

Assistant Professor, Department of English, MTSU, 1998–2002

Instructor, Department of Englis...

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Associate Professor, Department of English, Middle Tennessee State University, 2002–present

Assistant Professor, Department of English, MTSU, 1998–2002

Instructor, Department of English, MTSU, August, 1995–98

Adjunct Instructor, Department of English, MTSU, 1995

Instructor, Liberal Arts, O’More College of Design, Franklin, TN, Spring, 1995

Graduate Teaching Associate, English Department, University of Tennessee Knoxville, 1992–4

Graduate Research Assistant, English Department, MTSU, Spring, 1991

Graduate Teaching Assistant, English Department, MTSU, 1989–91

Technical Writer and Training Developer, Saturn Corporation, Spring Hill, TN, 1988–90

Administrative Healthcare Consultant and Technical Writer, self–employed, 1985–8

Director of Staff Development, Administrative Consultant, HCA Crossroads Residential Treatment Center, 1985–6

Director of Staff Development, HCA Valley Psychiatric Hospital, Chattanooga, TN, 1983–5

Nurse Clinician, Erlanger Medical Center, Chattanooga, TN, 1979–83

Instructor, Methodist Hospital School of Nursing, Memphis, TN, 1977–79

Staff Nurse, Methodist Hospital, Memphis, TN, 1976–7

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Publications

  • “’Ceaselessly losing our identity’: Psychic Rupture in ‘King Arthur’s Tomb’.” Arthuriana, Vol. 27.2 (2017).

  • Review of Pre–Raphaelite Masculinities: Constructions of Masculinity in Art and Literature. Victorians Institute Journal, 42 (2014).

  • “The Lucky Spot as Immanent Critique.” Chapter in Beth Henley: A Casebook. Ed....
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  • “’Ceaselessly losing our identity’: Psychic Rupture in ‘King Arthur’s Tomb’.” Arthuriana, Vol. 27.2 (2017).

  • Review of Pre–Raphaelite Masculinities: Constructions of Masculinity in Art and Literature. Victorians Institute Journal, 42 (2014).

  • “The Lucky Spot as Immanent Critique.” Chapter in Beth Henley: A Casebook. Ed. Julie Fesmire. New York: Routledge, 2001.

  • Training programs copyrighted by Saturn Corporation and The State of Tennessee, 1988–90.

  • Uncopyrighted technical publications for HCA Valley Psychiatric Hospital and HCA Crossroads Residential Treatment Center, 1983–7.

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Presentations

  • “Teaching Literature as Life/Work Skills Acquisition.” General Education Spring Curriculum Meeting, MTSU, 2018
  • “Teaching ENGL2030 as an MTEngage Course.” General Education Spring Curriculum Meeting, MTSU, 2017
  • “Arthur’s Absence in William Morris’s “King Arthur’s Tomb.” 29th International Conference on Medievalism, Georgia Tech University, Atlanta, GA...
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  • “Teaching Literature as Life/Work Skills Acquisition.” General Education Spring Curriculum Meeting, MTSU, 2018
  • “Teaching ENGL2030 as an MTEngage Course.” General Education Spring Curriculum Meeting, MTSU, 2017
  • “Arthur’s Absence in William Morris’s “King Arthur’s Tomb.” 29th International Conference on Medievalism, Georgia Tech University, Atlanta, GA, October, 2014
  • "Dickens's Counter–medievalism: Little Nell and the Place of the Church." Victorians Institute, Myrtle Beach, SC, October 2011
  • "What the Ruins Said: Edward Burne–Jones, Charles Dickens, and the Creative Process." Midwest Victorian Studies Association, Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas, 2010
  • Various writing workshop presentations for Saturn, Spring Hill, TN; WAVES, Franklin, TN; Fiscal Review Committee staff of TN legislature, Nashville, TN. 2009–10
  • Panel moderator, "Clinical Implications," Bioethics Conference, MTSU, 2008 Panel moderator, MTSU Biennial Women's Studies Conferences, 2001–7
  • "Secrecy, Denial, and Autonomy in Stevenson’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde." Victorians Institute, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, 2007
  • Panel moderator, North American Victorian Studies Association, Purdue University, 2006
  • "Implementing Faculty Learning Communities." MTSU; Learning, Teaching and Innovative Technologies Center, 2007
  • Workshops on D2L for MTSU English Faculty, 2007–present
  • Workshops on WebCT for MTSU English Faculty, 2003—2006
  • “William Godwin’s Concepts of Privacy.” William Godwin and His Circle. Centre for Romantic Studies, University of Bristol, UK, 2004
  • South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Atlanta, GA. Panel moderator, MTSU English Department Teaching Workshop, 1994
  • Poetry reading, Gryphon’s, Knoxville, TN, 1994 “Language, Belief, and Moral Action in Mark Twain’s Fiction.” Tennessee Philological Association. Nashville, 1994
  • ”Subjectivity in Middle–class Victorian England: Maggie Tulliver’s Story.” 2nd Annual 18th–and 19th–century British Women Writers Conference. Seattle, WA, 1993
  • “‘Do You Speak Saturn?’: Acquiring, Reading, and Writing Business Language.” Stones River Conference for Language Studies. Murfreesboro, TN, 1990

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Awards

  • John Bragg Award for Exceptional Service, MTSU Student Government Association, 2017-18
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, MTSU Women's and Gender Studies Program, 2017-18
  • Ayne Cantrell Award for Outstanding Service to the MTSU Women’s Studies Program, 2001–2
  • Chancellor’s Citation for Extraordinary Professional Promise, 1994
  • John C. Hodges Award for Exceptional Scholarship, 1993
  • Fourth-year Ph.D....
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  • John Bragg Award for Exceptional Service, MTSU Student Government Association, 2017-18
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, MTSU Women's and Gender Studies Program, 2017-18
  • Ayne Cantrell Award for Outstanding Service to the MTSU Women’s Studies Program, 2001–2
  • Chancellor’s Citation for Extraordinary Professional Promise, 1994
  • John C. Hodges Award for Exceptional Scholarship, 1993
  • Fourth-year Ph.D. Fellowship, University of Tennessee, 1993–4
  • University of Tennessee National Alumni Association Graduate Scholarship, 1993–4
  • Herman Spivey Fellowship, University of Tennessee, 1992–3
  • Hilton Smith Fellowship, University of Tennessee, 1991–2
  • Chancellor’s Fellowship for New Graduate Students, University of Tennessee, 1991–92
  • Bain T. Stewart Fellowship, University of Tennessee, 1991–2
  • Peck Award, English Department, Middle Tennessee State University, 1990
  • Cum laude graduate, University of Tennessee Center for Health Studies, 1976
  • Sigma Theta Tau, National Nursing Honor Society, charter member Beta Theta Chapter

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Research/Scholarly Activity

  • “’Ceaselessly losing our identity’: Psychic Rupture in ‘King Arthur’s Tomb’.” Arthuriana, Vol. 27.2 (2017).

  • Review of Pre–Raphaelite Masculinities: Constructions of Masculinity in Art and Literature. Victorians Institute Journal, 42 (2014).

  • “The Lucky Spot as Immanent Critique.” Chapter in Beth Henley: A Casebook. Ed....
Read More »
  • “’Ceaselessly losing our identity’: Psychic Rupture in ‘King Arthur’s Tomb’.” Arthuriana, Vol. 27.2 (2017).

  • Review of Pre–Raphaelite Masculinities: Constructions of Masculinity in Art and Literature. Victorians Institute Journal, 42 (2014).

  • “The Lucky Spot as Immanent Critique.” Chapter in Beth Henley: A Casebook. Ed. Julie Fesmire. New York: Routledge, 2001.

  • Training programs copyrighted by Saturn Corporation and The State of Tennessee, 1988–90.

  • Uncopyrighted technical publications for HCA Valley Psychiatric Hospital and HCA Crossroads Residential Treatment Center, 1983–7.

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Creative Activity

  • “The Pathologist.” Kennesaw Review. Vol. 1, No. 1: 1988, 54. (poem)

Special Projects

Professional and Community Activities

  • American Association of University Professors 1995–present, Membership Chairman and Webmaster 2015-18
  • Thomas Lygon Chapter TSCDXVII, various offices, 1995-present
  • Dorothy Williams Potter Scholarship for the MTSU Center for Historic Preservation 2009–present
  • Victorians Institute 2007–present; Secretary 2011/12; Vice President 2012/13; President 2013/14; Conference organiz...
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Professional and Community Activities

  • American Association of University Professors 1995–present, Membership Chairman and Webmaster 2015-18
  • Thomas Lygon Chapter TSCDXVII, various offices, 1995-present
  • Dorothy Williams Potter Scholarship for the MTSU Center for Historic Preservation 2009–present
  • Victorians Institute 2007–present; Secretary 2011/12; Vice President 2012/13; President 2013/14; Conference organizer, 2013
  • The Honor Society of Phi Beta Phi, Chapter #246, MTSU 1996–present
  • Great Books Program Riverbend Maximum Security Institute, Nashville, TN 2008; 2012, 2013
  • Former member, North American Victorian Studies Association; Midwest Victorian Studies Association; Nineteenth–century Studies Association South Atlantic Modern Language Association; English Panel IV Secretary 2001; Chair 2002; Executive Committee 2001–5
  • Various writing workshops for community organizations 1995–present
  • GRE Workshop, verbal section for MTSU College of Graduate Studies 2010–2017 GMAT Workshop, verbal section for MTSU College of Graduate Studies 2015

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