Shelley King

Shelley King (PhD University of Toronto, 1988) is Associate Professor at Queen's University (Kingston, Canada) where she specializes in Nineteenth-Century British Literature and Children's Literature. Her primary research interests are Amelia Alderson Opie, a woman writer of the Romantic period, and Philip Pullman, contemporary author of fantasy fiction for children and young adults; curiously enough, both are natives of Norwich. Publications include editions of Opie's Adeline Mowbray (Oxford World's Classics, 1998) and The Father and Daughter (Broadview, 2003), chapters in His Dark Materials Illuminated: Critical Essays on Philip Pullman's Trilogy, edited by Millicent Lenz with Carole Scott (Wayne State UP 2005) and in Performing the Everyday: The Culture of Genre in the Eighteenth Century in the interdisciplinary series Studies in 17th and 18th-Century Art and Culture, edited by Alden Cavanaugh (U of Delaware P), as well as essays in journals including Eighteenth-Century Studies and Children's Literature. Her most recent work includes the forthcoming The Collected Poems of Amelia Alderson Opie (co-edited with John B. Pierce), OUP, and Refiguring the Coquette: Essays in Culture and Coquetry (co-edited with Yael Schlick), Bucknell UP.