King, Rachael Scarborough

Assistant Professor

Education: 

Ph.D., New York University
B.A., Columbia University

Rachael Scarborough King studies the literature and media of the long eighteenth century, with particular interests in newspapers, periodicals, and letters. She completed her Ph.D. in English and American Literature at New York University, and her B.A. in Comparative Literature and Society at Columbia University. At NYU, she was the recipient of a MacCracken Fellowship, the Halsband Fellowship in Eighteenth-Century Studies, and a Mellon Dissertation Fellowship. She is also a member of the Mellon Fellowship in Critical Bibliography at Rare Book School. She is currently completing a book project on the role of letter writing in the formation of new genres of print between 1665 and 1815.

Publications:

The Pleasures of ‘the World’: Rewriting Epistolarity in Burney, Edgeworth, and Austen.” Eighteenth-Century Fiction 29.1 (Fall 2016): 67-89.

The Manuscript Newsletter and the Rise of the Newspaper, 1665-1715.” Huntington Library Quarterly 79.3 (Autumn 2016): 411-437.

‘Interloping with my Question-Project’: Debating Genre in John Dunton’s and Daniel Defoe’s Epistolary Periodicals.” Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture 44 (2015): 121-142.

Letters from the Highlands: Scribal Publication and Media Shift in Victorian Scotland.” Book History 17 (2014): 298-320.

Contact

Office: 

South Hall 2723

Office Hours: 

Spring 17: please email for appointment

Telephone: 

805-893-7489

Email: 

rking@english.ucsb.edu

Mailing Address: 

English Department
UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9580

Fields/Affiliations: 

Restoration and Eighteenth Century Literature

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