Patrick Murphy

Patrick MurphyProfessor
English Literature
Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies

356 Bachelor Hall
Oxford Campus
murphyp3@MiamiOH.edu

EDUCATION

PhD, English Literature, University of Wisconsin, 2007
MA, English Literature, University of Wisconsin, 2001
BA., English, Denison University, 2000

TEACHING AND RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Old and Middle English literature
  • Medievalism
  • History of the English Language
  • Comics and graphic novels
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

BOOKS

  • Medieval Studies and the Ghost Stories of M.R. James. Penn State University Press, 2017. 
  • Unriddling the Exeter Riddles. Penn State University Press, 2011.

ARTICLES

  • "Robert Thornton, the Alliterative Morte Arthure, and Cambridge University Library MS. Dd.11.45." Modern Philology 114.1 (August 2016). With Fred Porcheddu.
  • "Lay of a Last Survivor: Beowulf, Great War Memorials, and M.R. James's 'A Warning to the Curious." Review of English Studies 66 (2015), 205-22. With Fred Porcheddu.
  • "Amateur Error, Templar Terror, and M.R. James's Haunted Whistle." Philological Quarterly 92.3 (2013): 389-415. Reprinted in Short Story Criticism, vol. 214 (2015). With Fred Porcheddu.
  • "Eumenides and 'Newmenides': Academic Furies in Edwardian Cambridge." Forthcoming contribution to Brill's Companion to the Reception of Aeschylus. With Fred Porcheddu.
  • "The Manuscript of M.R. James's 'The Ash-Tree.'" Notes & Queries 61.4 (2014): 583-5. With Fred Porcheddu and Stephen Hopkins.
  • “Renovation and Resurrection in M.R. James’s ‘Episode of Cathedral History.’” Studies in Medievalism 22 (2013): 85-113. With Fred Porcheddu.
  • “The Antiquarian Diaries of Thomas Hearne and Mr. Poynter in the Fiction of M.R. James: Duty Unfulfilled.” English Literature in Transition 55 (2012): 339-60.  With Fred Porcheddu.  
  • Leo ond beo: Exeter Book Riddle 17 as Samson’s Lion.” English Studies 88.4 (2007): 371-87.
  • “The Riders of the Celestial Wain in Exeter Book Riddle 22.” Notes and Queries 251.4 (2006): 401-07.
  • Bocstafas: A Literal Reading of Exeter Book Riddle 57.” Philological Quarterly  84.2 (2005): 139-60. 
WORK IN PROGRESS

Patrick J. Murphy's current book project is a work of graphic nonfiction: A Comics History of the English Language.