Education

  • Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Princeton University in 1978

Publications

Books

  • Achilles book cover
    Achilles
    Paradigms of the War Hero from Homer to the Middle Ages
    University of California Press, 1987

Field of Interest

Why and how a writer manipulates myth and important cultural texts for ideological purposes

Awards

She has served on the editorial board of Viator, a journal of Medieval and Renaissance literature. She has also been a member of the Committee on the Status of Women and Minorities in the American Philological Association. Professor King received the Distinguished Teaching Award in 1993.