1. Marielitos, Balseros and Other Exiles by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  2. Oye What I'm Gonna Tell You by Milanés
  3. Lizard Man by David James Poissant
  4. Writing for the Web: Composing, •Coding, and Constructing Web Sites
  5. As If, poems by Russ Kesler
  6. Virtual Teams in Higher Education by Flammia
  7. The Season of Risks by Susan Hubbard
  8. Getaway Girl by Terry Thaxton
  9. Transversal Ecocritical Praxis by Patrick D. Murphy
  10. Everyday Chica by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  11. Getaway Girl by Terry Thaxton
  12. Elegant Punk by Darlin Neal
  13. Intercultural Communication by Houman Sadri and Madelyn Flammia
  14. The Heaven of Animals by James Poissant
  15. The Flight of the Kuaka by Donald Stap
  16. Collecte Writings of Charles Brockden Brown edited by Mark L. Kamrath
  17. The Society of S by Susan Hubbard
  18. Mud Song by Terry Thaxton
  19. Crossing The Creek by Anna Lillios
  20. The Historicism of Charles Brockden Brown by Mark L. Kamrath
  21. Innocence, Heterosexuality, and the Queerness of Children’s Literature by Tison Pugh
  22. According to the Gospel of Haunted Women
  23. The Rhetorical Nature of XML by J.D. Applen and Rudy McDaniel
  24. Problem Novels by Anna Maria Jones
  25. The Zero Theorem by Pat Rushin
  26. Ecocritical Explorations in Literary and Cultural Studies by Patrick D. Murphy
  27. The Terrible Wife by Terry Thaxton
  28. Rattlesnakes and the Moon by Darlin Neal
  29. People Get Ready by Kevin Meehan
  30. The Year of Disappearances by Susan Hubbard
  31. Drawing on the Victorians, edited by Anna Maria Jones
Patrick D. Murphy

Patrick D. Murphy, Ph.D.

I was born in 1951 in a small town in Illinois, earned a B.A. in History from UCLA in 1973, an M.A. in English from California State University, Northridge, in 1983, and a Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Davis, in 1986. I taught at Indiana University of Pennsylvania from the fall of 1987 through the summer of 2002, including a 10-month senior lecture/research Fulbright at the University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan. I joined the UCF English Department as Professor and Chair in August of 2002 and returned to full-time teaching in 2004. In 2010, I was named interim chair of the Department and then selected as Chair in 2011. I completed those duties in July 2015. For some of my ecocritical powerpoints and lectures, go to Academia.edu and search for me.

Education

  • Ph.D. in English from University of California at Davis (1986)
  • M.A. in English from California State University at Northridge (1983)
  • B.A. in History from UCLA (1973)

Research Interests

  • Nature-oriented Literature
  • Ecocriticism
  • Science Fiction
  • Ecofeminism
  • Bakhtinian dialogics

Recent Research Activities

Recent publications include Persuasive Aesthetic Ecocritical Praxis (Lexington Books, 2015) and "Pessimism, Optimism, Human Inertia and Anthropogenic Climate Change," special climate change issue, ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment 21.1 (2014): 1-15. Currently researching hurricane literature, especially that treating Galveston and New Orleans.



Selected Publications

Books

  • Forthcoming Persuasive Aesthetic Ecocritical Praxis (Lexington Books, August 2015)
  • Ecofeminist Literary Criticism, co-edited with Greta Gaard, translated into Chinese as Sheng tai nv xing zhu yi wen xue pi ping: li lun, chan shi he jiao xue, China Socia Science Press, 2013.

  • Transversal Ecocritical Praxis. Lexington Books/Rowman and Littlefield. 2013.

  • Ecocritical Explorations in Literary and Cultural Studies, Lexington Books/Rowman and Littlefield, 2009. Paperback edition December 2010.
  • American Students Write About College Life: Toward Responsive Reading, textbook, co-edited with Ikue Kina, Shin Yamashiro, and Masaomi Kobayashi, Eihosha Press (Tokyo), 2008.
  • Essentials of the Theory of Fiction, co-edited with Michael J. Hoffman, Duke University Press, 1988, revised and expanded second edition, 1996. 3rd revised edition, 2005.
  • A Place for Wayfaring: The Poetry and Prose of Gary Snyder, Oregon State University Press, 2000.
  • Farther Afield in the Study of Nature Oriented Literature, University Press of Virginia, 2000.
  • The Literature of Nature: An International Sourcebook, edited, Fitzroy-Dearborn Publishing, 1998.
  • American Panorama: An English at Your Fingertips Reader, textbook, co-edited with the University of the Ryukyus Textbook Editorial Committee, Eihosha Press (Tokyo), 1998.
  • Ecofeminist Literary Criticism and Pedagogy, co-edited with Greta Gaard, co-authored introduction and authored essay, University of Illinois Press, 1998.
  • Literature, Nature, and Other: Ecofeminist Critiques, State University of New York Press, 1995.
  • Handbook of Chinese Popular Culture, co-edited with Dingbo Wu, Greenwood Press, 1994.
  • Understanding Gary Snyder, University of South Carolina Press, 1992.
  • Critical Essays on American Modernism, co-edited with Michael J. Hoffman, G.K. Hall, 1992.
  • Staging the Impossible: The Fantastic Mode in Modern Drama, edited, Greenwood Press, 1992.
  • Critical Essays on Gary Snyder, edited with introduction and original essay, G.K. Hall, 1991.
  • Science Fiction from China: Eight Stories, co-edited with Dingbo Wu, Praeger, 1989 , translated into Italian as L'Onda Misteriosa, Mondadori, 2006.
  • The Poetic Fantastic: Studies in an Evolving Genre, co-edited with Vernon Hyles, with an introduction, original essay, and reprinted essay, Greenwood Press, 1989.

Articles/Essays

  • "Pessimism, Optimism, Human Inertia and Anthropogenic Climate Change," special climate change issue, ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment 21.1 (2014): 1-15.

  • "Spatiality, Temporality, and Inhabitation: Gary Snyder's Great Un-American Non-epic," The Scholastic International Research Journal of Language and Literature (India), 1.5 (January 2014): 1-10.
  • "Transversal Ecocritical Praxis - An Interview with Patrick Murphy," interviewed by journal editorial board for special issue on ecocriticism, Frame: Journal of Literature Studies (Netherlands) 26.2 (November 2013): 103-116.

  • Forthcoming

    "Clarifying the Relations and Distinctions of Ecocriticis, Ecofeminism, and Environmental Justice," Forum for World Literature Studies (Wuhan, China), forthcoming 2013.

  • Forthcoming "The Ecofeminist Subsistence PerspectiveRevisited in an Age of Land Grabs and Its Representations in ContemporaryLiterature," special ecofeminism issue, guest ed. Terry Gifford andLorraine Kerslake, Feminismo/s(Spain).
  • "Community Resilience and theCosmopolitan Role in the Environmental Challenge-Response Novels of Ghosh,Grace, and Sinha," ecocriticism special issue, guest ed. Hsinya Huang andJohn Beusterien, Comparative LiteratureStudies 50.1 (2013): 148-68.
  • "Qihoubianhualei kepu duwu yu xiaoshuo zhong de xushi yu xuici celue"("Narrative and Rhetorical Strategies in Climate Change Popular Scienceand Fiction"), original essay, translated into Chinese, Journal of Poyang Lake #5 (2012): 36-41.
  • "Dangdaimeiguo xiaoshuo zhong de ziran" ("Nature in the Contemporary AmericanNovel"), previously published article, translated into Chinese, Journal of Poyang Lake 3 (2012);120-128.
  • "AnEcological Feminist Revisioning of the Masculinist Sublime." RevistaCanaria de Estudios Ingleses(Spain) 64 (2012): 79-94.
  • "The Procession of Identity and Ecology in Contemporary Literature," special issue, guest ed. Ranjan Ghosh, SubStance #127, 41.1 (2012): 77-91.
  • "Damning Damming Modernity: The Destructive Role of Megadams." Tamkang Review (Taiwan) 42.1 (December 2011): 27-40.
  • "Preparing on the Plateau of Peak Oil for a Post-Carbon Economy in Okinawa." International Journal of Okinawan Studies2.1 (2011): 15-22.
  • "Shengtai nuxingzhuyi shijiao xia de nanquan chonggao kuangmiu" (An Ecological Feminist Revisioning of the Masculinist Sublime). Translated into Chinese. The Journal of Jiangsu University (Zhenjiang, China). August 2010.
  • "The Writer as Activist, the Artist as Defender," review essay. Transformations Sp/Su 2010: 163-68.
  • "Ecofeminist Literary Criticism: Introductory Remarks." Translated into Spanish. Nerter: Un revista dedicada a la Laterature, el Arte y el Conocimiento (Tenerife, Canary Islands), June 2010.
  • "Tilting for Windmills: Climate change, Websites, and Ecocritical pedagogy." Ecozon@ 1.1 (2010). www.ecozona.eu
  • "Women Writers, Spiritual Realism, Ecological Responsibility, and Inhabitation." Journal of Literature, Culture, and Media Studies 1.1 (2009): 5-11. Online. http://www.inflibnet.ac.in/ojs/index.php/JLCMS/index.
  • "Subjects, Identities, Bodies, and Selves: Siblings, Symbiotes, and the Ecological Stakes of Self Perception," Topia: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies No. 21 (2009): 121-35.
  • "Engineering Planets, Engineering Ourselves: The Ethics of terraforming and Areofroming in an Age of Climate Change," inaugural issue, Journal of Ecocriticism (Canada) 1.1 (2009): 54-59. http://ojs.unbc.ca/index.php/joe/index.
  • "Terraculturation, Political Dissolution, and Myriad Reorientations," Tamkang Review 39.1 (December 2008): 3-18.
  • "Nature in the Contemporary American Novel," English and American Literary Studies (Shanghai) 6 (2007): 145-68.
  • "Scenarios of Disaster: Crying Wolf, Scaring Away the Elephants, and Heading 'Em off at the Pass," Tamkang Review 37.1 (2006): 43-56.
  • "Susan Fenimore Cooper and Rural Hours," translated into Korean by Dong-oh Choi as part of "Ecoconsciousness of the 19th Century 's Women Writers: Cultural Criticism and Alternative Society in the Works of Dorothy Wordsworth, Susan F. Cooper and Bettina von Arnim," Modern Studies in English Language & Literature, journal of The Modern English Society of Korea, 50.1 (February 2006): 21-27, 38-42.
  • "Paradise/Pair o' Dice: Contradictory Characteristics, Counterindications, and the Contingencies of Environmental Justice in Real and Virtual Terrains for Tomorrow's College Students," Tamkang Review 34.3-4 (2004): 5-27.
  • "For the Land, Not the State: Post-National Multicultural Literature." The Okinanwan Journal of American Studies 1.1 (2004): 1-6.
  • "The Non-alibi of Pragmatic Utopianism and Wild Variability; or, Optimistic Variations on a Science Fiction Theme," Tamkang Review 34.3-4 (2004): 243-53.
  • "Ranging Widely to Find Home," special issue, "Teaching Environmental Literature, Academic Exchange Quarterly 7.4 (Winter 2003): 53-57.
  • "Nature Is Everywhere," translated into Korean by Dong-oh Choi, Studies on Literature and Environment (Korea) 1 (2002): 223-31 (actually published March 2003).
  • "The Complexity of Simplicity," Tamkang International Conference on Ecological Discourse, Tamkang Review 32.3-4 (Sp-Su 2002): 25-46.
  • "Environmental Ethics, Environmental Justice, and Multicultural American Literature," Fiction and Drama (Taiwan) 10 (1998): 41-53.
  • "Ecofeminism and Postmodernism: Agency, Transformation, and Future Possibilities," "Women, Ecology and the Environment" special issue, National Women’s Studies Association Journal 9.3 (1997): 41-59.
  • "Cities and Sites of Contradictions: Contemporary Chinese American Poetry," Tamkang Review (Taiwan), 28.1 (Autumn 1997): 49-75.
  • "Commodification, Resistance, Inhabitation, and Identity in the Novels of Linda Hogan, Edna Escamill, and Karen Tei Yamashita," Phoebe: A Journal of Feminist Scholarship, Theory and Aesthetics 9.1 (1997): 1-10.
  • "Environmental Literature: Beyond Nature Writing and the Fiction of Nonfictionality," ASLE--Japan Newsletter, translated into Japanese, 1997.
  • "Gary Snyder," Post-War Literatures in English: A Lexicon of Contemporary Authors, ed. Theo D'haen, Martinus Nijhoff uitgevers, 32nd supplement, 1996. 18 pp.
  • "Ground, Pivot, Motion: Ecofeminist Theory, Dialogics, and Literary Practice," Ecofeminism special issue, Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy 6 (1991): 145-61. Rptd. in Ecological Feminist Philosophies, ed. Karen J. Warren, Indiana University Press, 1996. 228-43.
  • "American Multiculturality: The Voices and Texts of Social Diversity and the Challenges of Teaching Them," Southern Review (Okinawa) No. 11 (1996): 51-85.
  • "Conserving Natural and Cultural Diversity: The Prose and Poetry of Pat Mora," MELUS 21.1 (1996): 59-69.
  • "'The Whole Wide World Was Scrubbed Clean": The Androcentric Animation of Denatured Disney," From Mouse to Mermaid, ed. Elizabeth Bell, et al, Indiana University Press, 1995. 125-36.
  • "Robinson Jeffers, Gary Snyder, and the Problem of Civilization," Robinson Jeffers and a Galaxy of Writers, ed. Wm. B. Thesing, University of South Carolina Press, 1995. 93-107.
  • "Prolegomena for an Ecofeminist Dialogics," translated into Korean by Heesu Chung and Hongsang Yeo, Bakhtin and Cultural Theory, ed. Hongsang Yeo, Seoul: Literature and Intelligence Press, 1995, 381-407.
  • "Voicing Another Nature," A Dialogue of Voices: Feminism and Bakhtin, ed. Karen Hohne and Helen Wussow, University of Minnesota Press, 1994. 59-82
  • "Penance or Perception: Spirituality and Land in the Poetry of Gary Snyder and Wendell Berry," Sagetrieb 5.2 (1986): 61-72. Rptd. in Earthly Words: Essays on Contemporary American Nature and Environmental Writers, ed. John Cooley, University of Michigan Press, 1994. 237-49.
  • "Rethinking the Relations of Nature, Culture, and Agency," Environmental Values (U.K.) 1.4 (1992): 311-20.
  • "Suicide, Murder, Culture and Catastrophe: Joanna Russ’s We Who Are About To....," State of the Fantastic: Studies in the Theory and Practice of Fantastic Literature and Film, ed. Nicholas Ruddick, Greenwood Press, 1992. 121-31.
  • "Prolegomenon for an Ecofeminist Dialogics," Feminism, Bakhtin, and the Dialogic Voice, ed. Dale Bauer and Susan Jaret McKinstry, State University of New York Press, 1991. 39-56.
  • "Coyote Midwife in the Classroom: Introducing Literature with Feminist Dialogics," Practicing Theory in Introductory College Literature Courses, ed. James Cahalan and David Downing, NCTE, 1991. 161-76.
  • "Reducing the Dystopian Distance: Pseudo-Documentary Framing in Near Future Fictions," Science-Fiction Studies 17 (1990): 25-40.
  • "Robinson Jeffers's Heroes: Divided and Resisting," Quarry West No.27 (1990): 96-100.
  • "Somagrams in an Other Tongue: Patricia Hampl's 'Resort,'" Women’s Studies 19 (1990): 45-54.
  • "Beyond Humanism: Mythic Fantasy and Inhumanist Philosophy in the Long Poems of Robinson Jeffers and Gary Snyder," American Studies 30 (1989): 53-71.
  • "The High and Low Fantasies of Feminist (Re)Mythopoeia," Mythlore 60 (1989): 26-31.
  • "The Verse Novel: A Modern American Poetic Genre," College English 51 (1989): 57-72.
  • "De/Reconstructing the 'I': PostFANTASTICmodernist Poetry," Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts 1.4 (1988): 39-48.
  • "The Realities of Unreal Worlds: King’s The Dead Zone, Schmidt’s Kensho, and Lem’s Solaris," Spectrum of the Fantastic: Selected Essays from the Sixth International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, ed. Donald Palumbo, Greenwood Press, 1988. 175-83.
  • "Sex-Typing the Planet: Gaia Imagery and the Problem of Subverting Patriarchy," Environmental Ethics 10 (1988): 155-68.
  • "The Dialogical Voices of Edgar Lee Masters's Spoon River Anthology," Studies in the Humanities 15 (1988): 13-32.
  • "Reclaiming the Power: Robinson Jeffers’s Verse Novels," Western American Literature 22 (1987): 125-48.
  • "Dialogics and Didacticism: John Brunner’s Narrative Blending," Science-Fiction Studies 14 (1987): 21-33.
  • "The Fantastic Experience in Poetry: Or, The Monsters are There, Where are the Critics?" Extrapolation 28 (1987): 23-36.
  • "B. Traven: Anarchist from the Jungle," B. Traven: Life and Work, ed. Ernst Shürer and Philip Jenkins, Pennsylvania State University Press, 1986. 216-25.
  • Illumination and Affection in the Parallel Plots of 'The Rich Boy' and 'The Beast in the Jungle,'" Papers on Language & Literature 22 (1986): 406-16.
  • "C.S. Lewis’s Dymer: Once More With Hesitation," CSL: Bulletin of the New York C.S. Lewis Society 17.8 (1986): 1-8.
  • "Robinson Jeffers’ Macabre and Darkly Marvelous Double Axe," Western American Literature 20 (1985): 195-209.
  • "Two Different Paths in the Quest for Place: Gary Snyder and Wendell Berry," American Poetry 2 (1984): 60-68.

Book Sections/Chapters

  • "Directing the Weather, Producing the Climate," Culture and Media: Explorations in Ecocriticism, ed. Rayson K. Alex, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013.
  • Forthcoming "Sublime." Keywords inthe Study of Environment and Culture. Ed. Joni Adamson, et al., New YorkUniversity Press.
  • "Shuttling to the Space Station and Then the Stars: 'The Final Frontier' for Eploxration and Inhabitation on the Boundaries of Science and Fiction." Translated into Japanese. Amerika: Idou no bunkagak (America: Migration and Culture). Ed. Yamazato Katsunori. Kyoto: Minerva Publishing, 2010.
  • "Afterword." Ecofeminism and Rhetoric. Ed. Douglas Vakoch. New York: Berghahn Books, 2011. 145-56.
  • "Bakhtinian Dialogics," European Contributions to Ecocritical Theory, Ed. Axel Goodbody and Kate Rigby, University of virginia Press, 2011. 155-67.
  • "Mod En transnational Okokritisk Teori." Danish trans. of "Toward Transnational Ecocritical Theory: The Example of Hwa Yol Jung." Ch. 4 of Ecocriticial Explorations. In Litteratur i bevaegelse. Ringaard and Tho9msen, eds. Aarhus: Aarhus Universitetsfolrag. 2010.
  • "Prefacio." Trans. into Spanish. In Ecocriticas: Literatura y medio ambiente. Madrid: Iberoamericana/Vervuert, 2010.
  • "The Poetic Politics of Inhabitation in Neruda's Canto General and Cardenal's Cosmic Canticle," Postcolonial Green, ed. Alex Hunt and Bonnie Roos, University of Virginia Press, 2010.
  • "The Confluence of Hwa Yol Jung's Ethics and North American Environmental Literature," Political Theory and Cross-Cultural Philosophy: Essays in Honor of Hwa Yol Jung, ed. Jin Young Park, Lexington Books/Rowman and Littlefield, 2009.
  • "Environmentalism," The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction, ed. Sherryl Vint, et al, Routledge, 2009.
  • "The Varieties of Environmental Literature in North America," Teaching North American Environmental Literature, ed. Fred Waage, et al, MLA, 2008. 24-36.
  • Gary Snyder." Twentieth-Century American Nature Poets, ed. J. Scott Bryson and Roger Thompson. Dictionary of Literary Biography, V. 342. Gale, 2008. 307-21.
  • Hurricanes and Hubris," Words on Water, ed. Maureen Devine and Christa Grewe-Volp, Wissenschaftliche Verlag Trier, 2008.
  • "Grounding Anotherness and Answerability Through Allonational Ecoliterature Formations,"Nature in Literary and Cultural Studies: Transatlantic Conversations on Ecocriticism, ed. Sylvia Mayer and Catrin Gersdorf, Rodopi, 2006. 414-35.
  • "Grounding Anotherness and Answerability Through Allonational Ecoliterature Formations,"Nature in Literary and Cultural Studies: Transatlantic Conversations on Ecocriticism, ed. Sylvia Mayer and Catrin Gersdorf, Rodopi, 2006. 414-35.
  • "Nature Nurturing Fathers in a World Beyond Our Control," Eco-Man: New Perspectives on Masculinity and Nature, ed. Mark Allister, University of Virginia Press, 2004. 196-210.
  • Ecofeminist Dialogics." Abridged Ch. One, Literature, Nature, and Other, The Green Studies Reader, ed. Laurence Coupe, Routledge, 2000. 193-97.
  • "The Non-Alibi of Alien Scapes: SF and Ecocriticism," Beyond Nature Writing, ed. Karla Armbruster and Kathy Wallace, University Press of Virginia, 2000. 263-78.
  • "The Tremendous Power of a Quiet Nudge: Birch Browsings in the Seminar Room," Sharp Eyes: John Burroughs and American Nature Writing, ed. Charlotte Zoe Walker, Syracuse University Press, 2000. 240-47.
  • "Mythic and Fantastic: Gary Snyder's 'Mountains and Rivers without End,'" Extrapolation 26 (1985): 290-99. Rptd. In Contemporary Literary Criticism, v. 120, ed. Jeffrey W. Hunter and Timothy J. White, Gale Group, 1999. 318-22.
  • "Anotherrness and Inhabitation in Recent Multicultural American Literature," Writing and the Environment, ed. Richard Kerridge and Neil Sammells, Zed Books, 1998. 40-52.
  • "Wendell Berry," Post-War Literatures in English: A Lexicon of Contemporary Authors, ed. Theo D'haen, Martinus Nijhoff uitgevers, 35th supplement, 1997. 14 pp.
  • "Horrific Humor: The Use of Comic Structure and Humor in Aliens," co-authored with Eric Paul Shaffer, Dark Fantastic: Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, ed. C.W. Sullivan III, Greenwood Press, 1997. 151-60.
  • Gary Snyder," American Nature Writers, 2 v., ed. John Elder, Scribner's, 1996. 829-46.

Conference Papers/Presentations

  • "Bringing the SubsistencePerspective in Environmental Justice and Ecofeminism to Contemporary Literature,""International Conference: Chinese Literature and Art in World CultureCommunication," Beijing Language and Culture University.
  • "Bringing the SubsistencePerspective in Environmental Justice and Ecofeminism to ContemporaryLiterature," Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.
  • "Community Resilience andthe Cosmopolitan Role in the Environmental Challenge-Response Novels of Ghosh,Grace, and Sinha," "Cross-Cultural Forum: Nationalism andCosmopolitanism in Literature," Beijing Language and Culture University.
  • "Ecological Applications of Mikhail Bakhtin's Dialogics" and "Bringing the SubsistencePerspective in Environmental Justice and Ecofeminism to ContemporaryLiterature," Hunan University, Changsha, China.
  • "Practicing Ecocriticism inAmerican Literary and Cultural Studies," Anhui University of Science andTechnology, Huainan, China.
  • "Subjects, Identities, Bodies, andSelves" and "An Ecofeminist Revisioning of theMasculinist Sublime," Central China Normal University, Wuhan, China.
  • "American Humanities," Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics, Nanchang, China, December 14, 2011.
  • "Nature in the Contemporary American Novel," Jiangxi Normal University, Nanchang, China, December 13, 2011.
  • "Practicing Ecocriticism in Literary and Cultural Studies," Guangxi University, Nanning, China, December 19, 2011.
  • "Subjects, Identities, Bodies, and Selves," Guangxi Normal University, Guilin, China, December 20, 2011.
  • "The Procession of Identity and Ecology in Contemporary Literature," Nanchang University, Nanchang, China, December 15, 2011.
  • "American Humanities and College Success," Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou, China, May 18, 2011; Hunan University, Changsha, China, May 20, 2011; Henan Agricultural University, Zhengzhou, China, May 27, 2011.
  • "An Ecofeminist Revisioning of the Masculinist Sublime," Hunan University, Changsha, Chinese, May 20, 2011; Shanghai Normal University, May 23, 2011; Zhengzhou University, China, May 27, 2011; Tsinghua University, Beijing, May 30, 2011.
  • "Nature in the Contemporary American Novel," Zhejiang Normal University, Jinhua, China, May 19, 2011.
  • "Subjects, Identities, Bodies, and Selves," Hunan University, Changsha, China, May 21, 2011; Shandong University, Jinan, China, May 24, 2011; Beijing Language and Culture University, May 25, 2011.
  • "Consumption as Addiction, Sustainability as Recovery," National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, December 20, 2010.
  • "Ecological Applications of Mikhail Bakhtin's Theory of Dialogics," National Chung Cheng University, Chiayi, Taiwan, December 22, 2010.
  • "Getting the Story Straight: Narrative and Rhetorical Strategies in Climate Change Popular Science and Fiction," National Sun Yat Sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, December 21, 2010.
  • Plenary Panel Address, "Damning Damming Modernity: Flowing Water and Changing Climate," "Ecocriticism in Asia: Reorienting Modernity, Reclaiming Nature," Fifth Tamkang International Conference on Ecological Discourse," Taipei, December 16, 2010.
  • "Ecocriticism and the Waters of the World," Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea, Ocrtober 30, 2010.
  • "Practicing Ecocriticism in Literary and Cultural Studies," Ewha Woman's University, Seoul, Korea, October 29, 2010.
  • Keynote Address, "Consumption as Addiction, Sustainability as Recovery," ASLE-Korea and ASLE-Japan Joint Symposium, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea, October 31, 2010.
  • "An Ecological Theory of Subject Identity," Plenary Address, "History and Canon in Retrospective: International Conference on English and American Literature," Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China, May 14-15, 2010.
  • "Ecocriticism and the Waters of the World," Ningbo University, Ningbo, China, May 31, 2010.
  • "Getting the Story Straight: Narrative and Rhetorical Strategies in Climate Change Popular Science and Fiction," Shanghai International Studies University, Shanghai, China, May 13, 2010.
  • "Situating Publishable Research: Arguments and Audiences, Evidence and Relevance," Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, Hangzhou, May 19; Zhejiang University of TEchnology, Hangzhou, May 26; Zhejiang Wanli University, Ningbo, China, May 28, 2010.
  • "An Ecological Feminist Revisioning of the Masculinist Sublime," GIECO Faculty Seminar, Spain, October 23-25, 2009.
  • "Practicing Ecocriticism," University of Alcala de Henares, Alcala, Spain, October 20, 2009.
  • "Ecological Applications of Mikhail Bakhtin's Theory of Dialogics," Shanghai International Studies University, Shanghai, China, April 13, 2009.
  • "Practicing Ecocriticism in Literary and Cultural Studies," Zhejiang Normal University, Jinan, China, April 16, 2009.
  • "Varieties of Environmental Literature in North America," Zhejiang Gongshang University, Hangzhou, China, April 15, 2009.
  • Keynote Address, "Climate Change, Cultural Contexts, and Classroom Discourse," International Symposium on Culture, Discourse, and Language Teaching," Zhejiang Normal University, Jinan, China, April 16-19, 2009.
  • "Time it Right to Rebalance Worlds: Ecological Restoration and Unintended Consequences in Karen Traviss's Wess'har Wars Series," International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, Orlando, March 2009.
  • Keynote Address, "Terraculturation, Political Dissolution, and Myriad Reorientations," The Fourth Tamkang International Conference on Ecological Discourse, Tamshui, Taiwan, May 23-24, 2008
  • "The Sublime Challenge of Climate Change: Terraforming the Planet, Terraforming Ourselves," 29th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, Orlando, March 19-23, 2008.
  • Keynote Address, "Subjects, Identities, Bodies, and Selves: Configuring the Figurations of Ecological Fictions," Nature Matters: Materiality and the More-than-Human in Cultural Studies of the Environment” International Conference, York University, Toronto, October 2007
  • "Engineering Others, Engineering Ourselves: The Ethics of Terraforming and the Defining of Life in Recent Science Fiction," ASLE Conference, Spartanburg, SC, May 2007.
  • Workshop Leader, "International Literature and Ecocritical Theory," ASLE Conference, Spartanburg, SC, May 2007.
  • "Practicing Ecocriticism in Literary and Cultural Studies," lecture at Shantou Normal University, Jinan, China, April 9, 2007
  • "Roots, Shoots, Rocks and Streams: The Three Worlds of Literary Ecocriticism and Ecofeminism," lecture at Shanghai Normal University, April 5, 2007, and at Qufu Normal University, Qufu, China, April 11, 2007
  • "Teaching Asian American Literature: The Challenges of Multigenres, Multigenerations, and Interethnicity," lecture at Shantou University, Shantou, China, April 3, 2007
  • Keynote Address, "Nature in the Contemporary American Novel," English and American Literature International Symposium, Shanghai International Studies University, April 6-7, 2007
  • "Hurricanes and Hubris," international lecture, presented by invitation at Bath Spa University, University of Bath, and London Metropolitan University, England; also presented at Alps-Adriatic University and Karl Franzen University, Austria, April-May, 2006
  • "Multitasking and Multiplaying: The Contingent Contemporaneity of Iconographic Reading, Instant Messaging Multiplicity, Hypertext Fiction Indeterminacy, and Simulation Game Self-Fashioning," "Nature in the Contemporary American Novel," and "Grounding Anotherness and Answerability Through Allonational Ecoliterature Formations," Tamkang Visiting Chair Lectures, Taiwan, May 17, 18, and 19, 2005
  • "Nature in the Contemporary American Novel," lecture at Providence University, National Sun Yat-Sen University, and National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan, May 23, 24, and 26, 2005
  • "Toward Ecocriticism," Shantou University, Shantou, China, 9 December 2003
  • Keynote Address, "Paradise/Pair o' Dice: Contradictory Characteristics, Counterindications, and the Contingencies of Environmental Justice in Real and Virtual Terrains for Tomorrow's College Students," The Second Tamkang International Conference on Ecological Discourse, Tamkang University, Tamshui, Taiwan, 5-6 December 2003
  • "The Complexity of Simplicity," Tamkang International Conference on Ecological Discourse, Tamkang University, Taiwan, October 2000
  • "Introduction to Ecocriticism and Environmental Literature," Meio University, Okinawa, July 1998
  • "Cultural Diversity, Biological Diversity, and Nature in Literature Around the World," ASLE-Japan Business Meeting, Kyoto, May 1998
  • "Region, Place, Community, and Self: Multicultural Literature's Implications for American Studies," Ryukyu American Studies and USIS-Sponsored Fulbright Lecture, Okinawa, May 1998
  • "Cities and Sites of Contradictions: Contemporary Chinese American Poetry," Tamkang University, Tamsui, Taiwan; National Cheng Kung University, Taipan, Taiwan, March 1998
  • "Environmental Ethics, Environmental Justice, and Multicultural American Literature," Tohoku Lecture Series on American Studies, Sendai, Japan, March 1998
  • "Feminism, Ecology, and Postmodernism," Tamkang University, Tamsui, Taiwan; National Cheng Kung University, Taipan, Taiwan; National Sun Yet Sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, March 1998
  • "Woman and Nature: An Ecofeminist Perspective," Providence University Renaissance Festival, Taichung, Taiwan, March 1998
  • "Cultural Diversity, Biological Diversity, and Nature in Literature Around the World," Tamkang University, Tamsui, Taiwan, February 1998
  • "Postcolonial Theory and the Particularities of Okinawan/Ryukyuan/Japanese Identity," University of the Ryukyus Okinawa-American Relations Research Group, February 1998
  • "Trends in U.S. Literature: Environmentalism and Feminism in Literary Criticism," Nagoya University, November 1997
  • "Edges, Centers, and Ecotones: Issues of Literature Surveys and Historical Coverage," American Literature Society of Okinawa, October 1997
  • "Environmental Literature: Some Thoughts on Nature Writing and the Fiction of Nonfictionality," University of Hiroshima, October 1997
  • "'Location, Location, Location': The Situated Diversity of Planetary Literature," Plenary Presentation, Literature and Environment Conference, Swansea, England, March 1997
  • "American Literature of Nature: An Introduction," undergraduate lecture, Aoyama Gakuin University, Atsugi Campus, Tokyo, and Ferris Women's College, Yokohama, Japan, May 1996
  • "American Multiculturality: The Voices and Texts of Social Diversity and the Challenges of Teaching Them," University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan, May 1996
  • "Curricular Reform in the United States: Models, Problems and Prospects for Japan," USIS Nagoya American Center, Japan, May 1996
  • "Ecocriticism, Ecofeminism, and Postmodernism: Agency, Transformation, and Future Possibilities," Chu-Shikoku American Literature Society, Hiroshima, Japan, May 1996
  • "Ecofeminism: An Introduction and Analysis with Emphasis on Its Implications for Literary Study," English Department, Hiroshima University, Japan, May 1996
  • "Environmental Literature: Beyond Nature Writing and the Fiction of Nonfictionality," Association for the Study of Literature and Environment--Japan Annual Meeting, Aoyama Gakuin University, Shibuya Campus, Tokyo, Japan, May 1996
  • "The Impact of Theory on Curricular Change in American Universities," English Department, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, October 1990
  • Keynote Address, "'A Mountain Always Practices in Every Place': Gary Snyder's Climbing Over Transcendence," Fu Jen University Second International Conference on Literature and Religion, Taipei, September 1990

Miscellaneous Publications

  • "Gary Snyder," "Turtle Island," "Riprap," and "Milton by Firelight" in Encyclopedia of Beat Literature, ed. Kurt Hemmer, Facts on File, 2007. 214-15, 276-78, 287-90, 321-24.
  • Science Fiction from China, co-edited, translated into Italian as L'Onda Misteriosa, Milano: Mondadori, 2006.
  • Preface. La loca de Gandoca /The Madwoman of Gandoca. Anacristina Rossi. Trans. Terry J. Martin. Edwin Mellen Press, 2006. i-iii.
  • "Gary Snyder" and "Materialism," Beat Culture: Lifestyles, Icons, and Impact, ed. Wm. T. Lawlor, ABC-CLIO, 2005. 218-19, 330-36.
  • "Joy Harjo," "Ishimure Michiko,""Minakata Kumagusu,""Pat Mora," and "Simon Ortiz," Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature, ed. Bron Taylor and Jeffrey Kagan, Thoemes Continuum, 2005.
  • Foreword. Guicang Li, Red Dragons in the Land of Oz: The Literature of Chinese American Identity, Tunnel Press, 2003. i-v.
  • "A Few Words from a Fulbrighter on General Education," translated into Japanese by Chine Sonoi, University of the Ryukyus Education Center Newsletter, No. 2 Spring 1999.
  • "The Left Hand of the Pilgrim: Joanna Russ's Contributions to Criticism," New York Review of Science Fiction No.18 (Feb 1990): 1, 3-6.
  • "'Gender Politics': Epithet or Accolade? Or, Feminist SF and the Case of Joanna Russ," New York Review of Science Fiction No.10 (June 1989): 1, 3-5.

Activities

Fulbright Specialist, Hunan University, Changsha, China, May 2015.

On professional development leave, fall semester 2015.

Courses

No courses found for Spring 2018.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
92531 AML3273 Beat Lit & Mid-century Writers Web Web Not Online
AML 3273: Beats and Midcentury Writers.
Murphy

We will focus on poetry reading from the New American Poetry anthology originally published in 1960 supplemented by individual poems and poetry collections by such as authors as Gary Snydder, Dian diPrima, Maxine Kumin, Ann Sexton and others. While we will empahsize the Beats we will also read some of the confessional poets and others writing at the same time as the Beats, but not part of their movement. Students will write several short essays and post weekly on their readings with an emphasis on interpretation of themes and analysis of poetic techniques.
92739 LIT4034 Contemporary Poetry in English Web Web Not Online
No Description Available

No courses found for Summer 2017.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
19194 LIT3313 Science Fiction Web Web Not Online
LIT3313.0W61: Science Fiction
(Murphy)

PR: Grade of C (2.0) or better in ENC 1102.

We will focus on dystopia and utopia in contemporary writing. There will be readings on the definition of these terms loaded into the course website for your use. In addition, we will start with a set of short stories from an anthology and then read two novels about attempts at space colonization and the problems of the multigenerational voyages required for such attempts. We will then read two novels addressing prolonged drought, one set on an alien planet and one set here on earth. We will conclude the course by reading Ecotopia. Throughout we will be attentive to issues of form, such as narrative strategies, plot structure, and character development, as well as the psychological, ecological, political, and economic themes explicit or implicit in these texts. The number of weeks devoted to each novel will be based on their relative lengths.

Tentative Readings:
"Wastelands" an anthology of short stories
"The Sheep Look Up" by John Brunner
"Ecotopia" by Ernest Callenbach
"The Water Knife" by Paolo Bacigalupi
"2312" by Kim Stanley Robinson
19196 LIT3931 Topics in World Literature Web Web Not Online
LIT3931.0W61: Topics in World Literature
(Murphy)

PR: Grade of C (2.0) or better required in ENC 1102.

Writers from India

Focus on contemporary writers, male and female, working in traditional and experimental forms. We will read seven novels by such writers as Arundhati Roy, Salman Rushdie, Kiran Desai, Amitav Ghosh, Anita Desai, Anurandha Roy, R.K. Narayan, and Rohinton Mistry. The earliest of these was published in 1958, while most of the others have been published in the past ten years. I am still determining the final reading list.
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
90793 AML4155 Modern American Poetry Web Web Not Online
AML4155.0W61: Modern American Poetry
(Murphy)

PR: Grade of C (2.0) or better required in ENG 3014.

We will read a variety of poems by numerous authors focusing on the period of 1900 to 1950, with special attention to the movement known as modernism. In no cases will we be considering these poets and their poems in isolation, but will always be thinking about their relationships and differences with one another, the historical and cultural contexts in which the poems were produced and initially read, differences among audiences, and varying interpretations, both synchronic and diachronic ones.
81861 LIT6936 Studies in Lct Theory Web Web Not Online
LIT6936.0W61: Studies in Literary, Cultural, and Textual Theory
(Murphy)

PR: Graduate standing

Ecocritisicm, Ecofeminism, and the New Materialism. We will read a variety of essays in these three categories of current literary and cultural studies theory. Ecocriticism began mainly in literary analysis with a relatively low degree of theoretical orientation, but has since become quite robust theoretically and internationally popular as a critical method. Ecofeminism developed out of activism and philosophy, making its way into cultural critique and then literary analysis (it has also been labeled as feminist ecocriticism in literary studies). New materialism is a theoretical movement arising mainly in the social sciences, science studies, and animal studies, but gradually being applied in cultural studies and somewhat in literary analysis.
Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
61210 LIT3313 Science Fiction Web C Web Not Online
LIT3313.CW61: Science Fiction
(Murphy)

PR: Grade of C (2.0) or better required in ENC 1102

We will focus on dystopia and utopia in contemporary writing. There will be readings on the definition of these terms loaded into the course website for your use. In addition, we will start with a set of short stories form an anthology and then read two novels about attempts at space colonization and the problems of the multigenerational voyages required for such attempts. We will then read two novels addressing prolonged drought, one set on an alien planet and one set here on earth. We will conclude the course by reading Ecotopia. Throughout we will be attentive to issues of form, such as narrative strategies, plot structure, and character development, as well as the psychological, ecological, political, and economic themes explicit or implicit in these texts. The number of weeks devoted to each novel will be based on their relative lengths.

Tentative Readings:
"Wastelands" an anthology of short stories
"The Sheep Look Up" by John Brunner
"Ecotopia" by Ernest Callenbach
"The Dispossessed" by Ursula K. Le Guin
"The Water Knife" by Paolo Bacigalupi
"2312" by Kim Stanley Robinson

Updated: Jul 24, 2015

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