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Heather King Shamp

Heather King
Associate Professor of English

Heather King Shamp is an associate professor of English at the University of Redlands who can speak about literature.

She has particular expertise in children’s literature, eighteenth century literature, women’s literature and Jane Austen.

Prior to teaching at Redlands, King Shamp was a lecturer at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. In 2009, she was the recipient of the Faculty Review Committee Award for Outstanding Service.

King Shamp has been awarded grants to conduct research on eighteenth century literature at the Huntington Library. King Shamp has a bachelor’s degree from Boston University. She has a master’s and doctorate degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

She has a doctorate in eighteenth-century British literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she also earned her master of arts. She completed her undergraduate work at Boston University.

Academic Interests and Areas of Expertise

  • Children's literature
  • 18th-century literature
  • Children’s literature and film
  • TV adaptations
  • Women’s history within the 18th century
  • Jane Austen
  • Shakespeare
  • Harry Potter
  • Vampires as cultural items

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