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John B. Murphy

John B. Murphy


Phone: 478-934-3376

Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday, 9:30 to 11:00
Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 to 12:30
Biography: My interests as a teacher and scholar include:

Critical Inquiry and College Composition
Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Literature
Fin-de Siècle (1880's and 1890's) and Aube-de-Siècle (1900's and 1910's) Literature
Literary Modernism
Modern Mythology: Horror, Mystery, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Dystopia, and Apocalypse
Popular Culture: Film, Popular Music, Cartoons, Comic Books, Television, and Games

I've taught Critical Inquiry and College Composition courses with themes including Alfred Hitchcock, The Beatles, Stanley Kubrick, and the DC-and-Marvel Superheroes.

I've taught Literature courses with themes including the Fiction of India and the Indian Diaspora, Dystopian Literature, and Apocalyptic Literature.

I've given scholarly talks on writers including William Morris, J. M. Barrie, Robert Baden-Powell, and G. K. Chesterton.

My Master's Thesis was on Henry James.

My Doctoral Dissertation was on Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford.

Education: PhD in English, University of Virginia
MA in English, University of Georgia
AB in English, University of Georgia
Professional Experience: Lecturer, Middle Georgia State University
Assistant Professor - General Faculty, University of Virginia
Director, The Writing Center, University of Virginia
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Tutor, and Instructor, University of Virginia
Graduate Research Assistant, University of Georgia

Awards and Honors: Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Virginia
Honors Program Graduate, Cum Laude, University of Georgia
Publications: “The ’Ind Legs of The Elephink: Pantomime, Prophecy and Tosh in Parade’s End,” in Ashley Chantler and Rob Hawkes eds, Ford Madox Ford’s Parade’s End: The First World War, Culture, and Modernity. Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2014.

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