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Literature Resources for Dr. Don King

The study of literature is central to a liberal arts education. This page lists the literature classes I teach here, other literary interests I have, and information on how to contact me. By the way, if you are a student considering Montreat College, welcome! Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.  Also, see The Ruth Pitter Project and The Joy Davidman Project.



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The following are classes that I teach on a regular basis at Montreat College. You can find syllabi, handouts, class notes, and interesting links to other related sites.

Christian Scholar's Review

English 104
Introduction to Literary Studies

English 201  
Survey of English Literature, 1

English 202
Survey of English Literature, 2

English 300
Middle English Literature

English 301

English 304
Restoration & 18th Century Literature

English 305

English 307
Romantic Literature

English 309
Victorian Literature

English 319
Renaissance Literature

English 324
20th Century British Literature

 English 405
The Imagination and Apologetics of C. S. Lewis

Interdisciplinary Studies 480
Story Telling and Biblical Motifs in C. S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia

English 491
Senior Thesis



Don W. King
Professor of English
Christian Scholar's Review

P.O. Box 1267
Montreat College
Montreat, NC 28757 
fax: 828-669-9554


Other than the classes I teach, my chief literary interest lies in the area of C. S. Lewis studies. I have taught numerous classes on Lewis, both in formal academic settings and in more casual Elderhostel, church retreat, and Sunday school settings. I will be glad to share notes and ideas. During the summers of 2004 and 2009 I taught courses on Lewis at his home, the Kilns, located just outside Oxford. For more information, click C. S. Lewis Foundation Summer Seminars in Residence 2004 and Summer Seminars in Residence 2009.

My books on Lewis are C. S. Lewis, Poet:  The Legacy of His Poetic Impulse (Kent State University Press, 2001), Plain to the Inward Eye: Selected Essays on C. S. Lewis (Abilene Christian University Press, 2013), and The Collected Poems of C. S. Lewis: A Critical Edition (Kent State UP, 2014). My books on Ruth Pitter, the poet who influenced Lewis quite a bit, are Hunting the Unicorn:  A Critical Biography of Ruth Pitter (Kent State UP, 2008) and The Letters of Ruth Pitter: Silent Music (University of Delaware Press, 2014)  My books on Joy Davidman are Out of My Bone: The Letters of Joy Davidman (Eerdmans, 2009), A Naked Tree: Joy Davidman's Love Sonnets to C. S. Lewis and Other Poems (Eerdmans, 2015), and Yet One More Spring: A Critical Study of Joy Davidman (Eerdmans, 2015).

Podcast interviews about several of these books are available:

For Out of My Bone,

For Plain to the Inward Eye,

For The Collected Poems of C. S. Lewis,

For A Naked Tree and Yet One More Spring,

Also, each spring we hold an Inklings Retreat here on the campus of Montreat College. For a podcast interview about these weekends, go to