- Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Princeton University in 1978
- Paradigms of the War Hero from Homer to the Middle Ages
- University of California Press, 1987
Field of InterestWhy and how a writer manipulates myth and important cultural texts for ideological purposes
She has served on the editorial board of Viator, a journal of Medieval and Renaissance literature. She has also been a member of the Committee on the Status of Women and Minorities in the American Philological Association. Professor King received the Distinguished Teaching Award in 1993.