1. University of Virginia
  2. Arts & Sciences

John B. Murphy

Assistant Professor, General Faculty

140D Bryan Hall

Office Hours:

MWF 12:00-12:45
MWF 2:00-245

Class Schedule:

MWF 9:00-9:50
MWF 10:00-10:50
MWF 1:00-1:50

Degrees

Ph.D. University of Virginia
M.A. University of Georgia
B.A. University of Georgia

 

    Specialties

    19th C British, 20th C British, Critical Inquiry, Fin de Siècle / Aube de Siècle, Modernism, Popular Culture

    Book Chapters

    • “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: Editions Rodopi, 2014.

    Conference Presentations

    • "Ford Madox Ford and the Rossettis:  Modernist Medievalism from Ancient Lights to Parade's End," The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, Louisville, Ky, 2017.
    • Mister Bosphorus and the Muses:  Ford, English Pantomime, and the Modernist Miracle Year,” The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, Louisville, KY, 2016.
    • “Stilted Boys and Very Plucky Girls:  English Pantomime in Conrad and Ford,” The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, Louisville, KY, 2013.
    • “The ’Ind Legs of The Elephink:  Pantomime, Prophecy and Tosh in Parade’s End,” Ford Madox Ford’s Parade’s End:  Modernism and The First World War, London, UK, 2012.
    • “Prophecy and Tosh:  Ford’s Parade’s End,” The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, Louisville, KY, 2010.
    • “Sweet Smile and Mocking Mouth:  Barrie’s Peter Pan,” Twentieth-Century Literature and Culture Conference, Louisville, KY, 2007.
    • “Jest and Earnest:  Conrad’s Chance,” The Edwardians Conference, London, UK, 2006.
    • “Being Prepared:  Avant-Garde Englishness in Baden-Powell’s Scouting for Boys,” Twentieth-Century Literature and Culture Conference, Louisville, KY, 2005.
    • “Jubilee Redux:  The Post-War and Modern Memory in Strachey’s Queen Victoria,” Modern Language Association, St. Louis, MO, 2004.
    • “Sergeant Pepper and Colonel Blimp:  Englishness, The Swinging Sixties, and World War One,” University of Virginia, Charlottesville, 2004.
    • “Sunset Estates:  Englishness, Suburbia, and Modernity” Modernist Studies Association, Birmingham, UK, 2003.
    • “A Period Piece:  Modernity, ‘Anachronism,’ and Edwardian Time,” Modernist Studies Association, Madison, WI, 2002.
    • “History, Genre, and Ellipsis in Morris’s News from Nowhere,” University of Virginia, Charlottesville, 2000.

    Courses Taught

    • Academic and Professional Writing (Sequence)
    • AMC's Mad Men and Modern Society
    • Apocalyptic Fiction and Film
    • College Composition (Sequence) (Piedmont Virginia Community College)
    • Communicating with the Public
    • Dystopian Fiction and Film
    • Films of Alfred Hitchcock
    • Films of Stanley Kubrick
    • HBO’s The Wire and Modern Society
    • History of Literatures in English (Sequence)
    • Indian and Indian-Diaspora Literature
    • Modern and Contemporary Anglophone Fiction
    • Modern and Contemporary Anglophone Poetry
    • Modern Times:  The 1890’s and The 1900’s
    • Modern Times:  The 1950’s and The 1960’s
    • Music of The Beatles
    • Pavilion Writers
    • Superheroes and Modern Mythology
    • Survey of American Literature (Sequence) (Piedmont Virginia Community College)
    • Survey of British Literature (Sequence) (Piedmont Virginia Community College)

    Service

    • Director, The Writing Center, University of Virginia
    • Assistant Director, The Writing Center, University of Virginia
    • Tutor, The Writing Center, University of Virginia

    Honors

    • Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant in English, University of Virginia