Frederick D. King

Assistant Professor

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Related information

  • CV [160 KB]

Phone: 902-494-3137
Fax: 902-494-1107
Mailing Address: 
Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building, Room 5091
6100 University Ave, PO Box 15000
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Business communication
  • Textual studies
  • Digital humanities
  • Queer theory
  • Decadence
  • The archive


  • PhD (Western Ontario, 2014)
  • MA (Western Ontario, 2009)
  • BA (New Brunswick, Saint John, 2008)
  • BBA (New Brunswick, Saint John 1998)

Research interests

My research is interdisciplinary and involves the study of the material book, digital archives and the ways that mediums of communication influence reader interpretations of lexical content. I am particularly interested in how bibliographic communication practices can be queered for authors and audiences marginalized by heteronormative cultural conventions.


Selected publications

  • The Pageant. The Yellow Nineties Online. King, Frederick D. (guest editor). Centre for Digital Humanities, Ryerson University, (forthcoming, 2019)
  • The decadent archive and the long history of new media. King, Frederick D.  Victorian Periodicals Review, 49(4), 643-663  (2016)
  • Bibliographic metafiction: Dancing in the margins with Alasdair Gray. King, Frederick D. & Lee, Alison. Contemporary Literature, 57(2), 216-244  (2016)
  • From text, to myth, to meme: Penny Dreadful and adaptation. King, Frederick D., & Lee, Alison. Cahiers victoriens et édouardiens, 82, 19 para.  (2015)

Current teaching

  • COMM 1710  Business Communication I
  • COMM 1720  Business Communication II