John N. King

Professor Emeritus of English

John N. King is Distinguished University Professor Emeritus and Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English and of Religious Studies at The Ohio State University. He is an affiliate of OSU’s Center for the Study of Religion and Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. In addition, he is Senior Research Fellow at Rare Book School in Charlottesville, VA, and Scholar-in-Residence at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC. His expertise encompasses Renaissance literature and culture, Reformation literary and cultural history, the history of the book, manuscript studies, and iconography. His books include English Reformation Literature: The Tudor Origins of the Protestant Tradition; Tudor Royal Iconography: Literature and Art in an Age of Religious Crisis; Spenser's Poetry and the Reformation Tradition; Milton and Religious Controversy: Satire and Polemic in Paradise Lost; Voices of the English Reformation: A Sourcebook; Foxe’s Book of Martyrs and Early Modern English Print Culture; Tudor Books and Readers: 1485-1603; and Henry VIII and His Afterlives. He is the recipient of a residency at the Rockefeller Foundation Study Center at Bellagio, Italy, and fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, Bibliographical Society of America, Folger Shakespeare Library, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, Henry E. Huntington Library, Lilly Endowment in conjunction with the National Humanities Center, National Endowment for the Humanities, and Renaissance Society of America. He has directed many National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminars for College and University Teachers (1990 to 2014).