Dr Edmund King
I joined the English Department in February 2010. Originally from New Zealand, I hold MA and PhD degrees in English from the University of Auckland. Before moving to the UK, I worked at the New Zealand Electronic Text Centre at Victoria University of Wellington.
I am currently a Module Team member for AA306: Shakespeare, Texts and Contexts and a Unit author on A334, which is currently in production.
Impact and engagement
I have worked as an academic consultant for The Open University on two TV programmes: the BBC/RSC/Illuminations/Open University coproduced film of Julius Caesar (BBC4, 2012) and the forthcoming Sky Arts series My Shakespeare, a coproduction between The Open University, Blakeway Productions, and Sky Arts, due for transmission in late 2014.
|Book History and Bibliography Research Group||Group||Faculty of Arts|
English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920, 57(3) (pp. 361-387)
“A priceless book to have out here”: soldiers reading Shakespeare in the first world war (2014)
Shakespeare, 10(3) (pp. 230-244)
“Books are more to me than food”: British prisoners of war as readers, 1914-1918 (2013)
Book History, 16 (pp. 246-271)
Fragmenting authorship in the eighteenth-century Shakespeare edition (2010-04-13)
King, Edmund G. C.
Shakespeare, 6(1) (pp. 1-19)
Alexander Turnbull's ‘dream imperial’: collecting Shakespeare in the colonial antipodes (2010-04)
Script and Print: Bulletin of the Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand, 34(2) (pp. 69-86)
Towards a prehistory of the gothic mode in nineteenth-century New Zealand writing (2010)
King, Edmund G. C.
Journal of New Zealand Literature, 28(2) (pp. 35-57)
Pope's 1723–25 Shakespear, classical editing, and humanistic reading practices (2008-04)
Eighteenth-Century Life, 32(2) (pp. 3-13)
“Small-scale copyrights”?: Quotation marks in theory and in practice (2004-03)
Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, 98(1) (pp. 39-53)
King, Edmund G. C.
In: Carnegie, David and Taylor, Gary eds. The Quest for Cardenio: Shakespeare, Fletcher, Cervantes and the Lost Play (pp. 81-94)
ISBN : 978-0-19-964181-9 | Publisher : Oxford University Press | Published : Oxford
Narratives about collaborating playwrights: the new bibliography, “disintegration”, and the problem of multiple authorship in Shakespeare (2010-09-01)
In: Johnson, Laurie and Chalk, Darryl eds. “Rapt in Secret Studies”: Emerging Shakespeares (pp. 249-268)
ISBN : 1-4438-2328-7 | Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing | Published : Newcastle Upon Tyne
Towheed, Shafquat and King, Edmund eds.
New Directions in Book History
ISBN : 9781137302700 | Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan | Published : Basingstoke
In : Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing Regional Conference (28-30 April 2011, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia)
A captive audience? The reading lives of Australian prisoners of war, 1914–18 (2011-02-12)
In : Open University Book History and Bibliography Research Group Seminars: Reading andthe First World War (12 February 2011, London, UK)
Man of science, man of religion: the reading of a medical missionary in Uganda, 1896-1918 (2011)
King, Edmund C. G.
In : SHARP 2011: The Book in Art and Science (14-17 July 2011, Washington, D.C., USA)
Lewis Theobald, Double Falshood, and the 1733 Works of Shakespeare (2009-05-23)
In : International Cardenio Colloquium (22-24 May 2009, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)
Jacob’s Sons in the South Pacific: The Geoeschatology of Edwin Fairburn’s "Ships of Tarshish" (2008-12-12)
In : Flogging a Dead Horse: Are National Literatures Finished? A Stout Research Centre in the Humanities Conference (10-13 Dec 2008, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)
The Shakespearean Book in the Colonial Antipodes: The Case of Alexander Turnbull (2008-10-02)
In : Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand Conference, 2008 (2-3 Oct 2008, University of Sydney, Australia)
"Fragments minutely broken": text, paratext, and authorship in the eighteenth-century Shakespeare edition (2008-02-08)
In : Australia and New Zealand Shakespeare Association Conference, 2008 (6-9 February 2008, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand)