Amy King

Brittain Fellow

Member Of:
  • School of Literature, Media, and Communication
  • Writing and Communication Program
Email Address:
aking83@gatech.edu
Overview

Amy K. King approaches her research and teaching with hemispheric, cross-cultural perspectives. Exploring intersections between issues of race, class, gender, sexuality, and nationality, her current project demonstrates how contemporary texts set in the Caribbean and US depict women’s violence on and beyond plantation settings. Specifically, this project uncovers the complex intertwining of intimacy and power in scenes of physical violence between women. Her recent essays in Mississippi Quarterly as well as the collections The Ghostly and the Ghosted in Literature and Film: Spectral Identities (U of Delaware) and Reading/Speaking/Writing the Mother Text: Essays on Caribbean Women’s Writing (Demeter) connect her interests across time and geographies.

Education:
  • PhD in English, University of Mississippi
Areas of
Expertise:
  • Circum-Atlantic Studies (Africa, Caribbean, Americas) 1890-present
  • Cultural Studies
  • Film Studies
  • Hemispheric American Studies
  • Women’s & Gender Studies
Courses
  • ENGL-1102: English Composition II