Heather King Shamp

Professor, English

Degrees: Ph.D., Eighteenth-Century British Literature, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1999; M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1992; B.A., English Literature and Classical Civilization, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Boston University, 1991

Office: English, Hall of Letters #226

Phone: 909/748-8581



Current Research

Eighteenth-century women writers and moral reflection – project examines the ways in which authors place their heroines in front of looking glasses for moral reflection rather than for vanity. Focuses primarily on Frances Burney and Eliza Haywood at present.

Areas of Expertise

  • Eighteenth-century literature (especially prose fiction, drama, women’s writing and satire)
  • Jane Austen
  • The novel

Background Highlights

Essay: “Nay then, ‘tis Past Jesting: Piety and Women’s Friendship in Catharine Trotter’s Love at a Loss” (in The Pious Sex: Essays on Women and Religion in the History of Political Thought, in press).

Papers: “Frances Burney’s Camilla, or, ‘Pictures of Women’” at 2009 American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Meeting. "From Spectacle to Spectator: Adam Smith, Eliza Haywood, and Moral Observation,” accepted for 2010 ASECS

Nominee: Mortar Board Professor of the Year, 2009
Recipient: Faculty Review Committee Award for Outstanding Service, 2009

Courses Offered at Redlands

  • The Eighteenth Century: Regicides, Libertines, Bluestockings, and Fops
  • Single Author Seminar: Jane Austen
  • Women’s Literature
  • Images of Women in Literature
  • Shakespeare in Adaptation: The Restoration Era
  • Children’s Literature
  • Literary Traditions
  • Johnston courses, including Harry Potter Seminar, Vampires as Cultural Icons, and Reading Childhood

Degrees Held

  • Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1992-99
    Area of Concentration: Eighteenth-Century British Literature
    Minor: Latin
  • M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1991-92
  • B.A. magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Boston University,1987-91
    Majors: English Literature and Classical Civilization
    Distinction in English for Senior Thesis: “‘To Virtue and her Friends a Friend’”
    Dean’s College Prize for Excellence in Classical Studies

Previous Teaching Experience

Lecturer at University of Wisconsin 1997-2000

Awards, Honors and Grants

  • 2002: Nominated by colleagues for an Outstanding Faculty Award in Innovative Teaching
  • 2003: Nominated by students for Mortar Board Professor of the Year (one of five nominees)
  • 2003: Received Neal K. Pahia Advisor of the Year Award for work with University of Redlands Women’s Center and Sigma Kappa Alpha
  • 2004: Received research grant from University of Redlands Banta Center for Business, Ethics, and Society for project on eighteenth-century women’s writing and moral philosophy
  • 2004: Campus nominee for NEH Summer Fellowship
  • 2005: Received Gwin J. and Ruth. Kolb Research Travel Award from American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies to conduct research at Huntington Library
  • 2009: Nominated for Mortar Board Professor of the Year Received Outstanding Service Award from Faculty Review Committee

Heather King is the Faculty Advisor for Sigma Tau Delta, an English Honor Society.

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