Robinson Murphy

Visiting Assistant Professor, University Writing Program


B.A., English and Philosophy, Boston College
M.A., English, Boston College
Ph.D., English, University of Notre Dame

Robin specializes in world literatures in English, the environmental humanities, and gender and sexuality studies. He is currently completing a book project entitled, Castration Desire: Less Is More in Global Anglophone Literature, which uses fictional characters in the works of Michael Ondaatje, J.M. Coetzee, Colm Tóibín, Kazuo Ishiguro, Bong Joon-ho, and Emma Donoghue as prototypes for generating sustainable modes of thinking and acting in our era of human-induced climate change.

Recent Scholarly Activity
"Black Friday, Queer Atlantic." Research in African Literatures 49(2): Forthcoming.
"Elizabeth Barton's Claim: Feminist Defiance in Wolf Hall." Frontiers: A Journal of
     Women's Studies
36(2): 152-168.
"The Politics of Rebirth in Colm Tóibín's 'Three Friends' and 'A Long Winter.'"
     Irish Studies Review 17(4): 485-498.

Contact Information
221 Decio Faculty Hall (Office Hours)
205 Coleman Morse (Mailbox)