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Douglas J. King

  • Professor
    English Department
  • Professor
    Fine Arts Program

I have been working at Gannon since 2001 and absolutely love it.  I get to teach a broad range of cool courses, from Film classes to Native American Literature--and of course, my homeboy Shakespeare. I've shared Shakespearean fun with students from kindergarten to graduate school.

I've written two books on Shakes: Shakespeare's World: The Tragedies and William Shakespeare: Facts and Fictions

I love teaching both in English and in Fine Arts, and have directed and performed in numerous plays, as well as the occasional film production.

I'm the Advisor for Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honor Society. We do fun stuff!

I've created and led over a dozen trips with students to international and domestic destinations including Greece, Italy, France, Spain, England, Wales, and the Navajo Nation.

I enjoys singing, playing, and writing songs, singing in my church choir, kayaking, and hiking with my dog Theo. Before a certain pandemic ruined most things, I had a band, Father Sage, that played at various venues around Pittsburgh, PA. Someday we'll rock again!

Drama of Shakespeare

The Art of Film

The Spiritual Struggle in Literature

Native American Literature

Modern Drama

Comedic Literature

Literature and Film

Crime Literature

and many more!


Ph. D. English,  Duquesne University (2002).  Dissertation: Shakespeare as Adapted for Children.

M.A. Education, The George Washington University (1994).

B.A. English, State University of New York at Buffalo (1982).

The Shakespeare Association of America

The Heterodox Academy

I have done books, articles, book chapters, reviews, and conference presentations on a variety of topics, including:

Shakespearean Adaptations for Children; Shakespeare in Performance; Film Acting; Literature Adapted into Song; and Helping Students See Humor in Written Works

Douglas         J. King

Phone: 814-871-+1 8148717503
Office: PC 3236

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