Ben Murphy

Office:   Greenlaw 311
Curriculum Vitae:   File Murphy, CV_April2018 .docx


Ph.D Student and Teaching Fellow 


B.A., Humanities & Writing, Houghton College, 2014. 


My research draws on the environmental humanities, the history and philosophy of science (especially ecology, biology, and medicine), and American literature from antebellum to World War I (1830s - 1914). 

My article "James Dickey's Deliverance, Film Adaptation, and the Postsouthern" is forthcoming (2017) in Mississippi Quarterly, and you can also find reviews I've written at Boundary 2 (web) and The Carolina Quarterly. 

As a Teaching Fellow, I regularly teach courses in composition and rhetoric, and in the Fall of 2017 I taught ENGL 144: Popular Genres. I'm also a Research Assistant in UNC's Music Library, a co-founder of the annual Post45 Graduate Colloquium, an inagural member of UNC’s “New Directions in 19th Century Studies” working group, a co-chair of the UNC-Duke Americanist Speakers Series, and the Book Review Editor for The Carolina Quarterly. 

Teaching Awards

Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, UNC Chapel Hill, 2018

Student Undergraduate Teaching and Staff Award (SUTSA), UNC Chapel Hill, 2017 


"James Dickey's Deliverance, Film Adaptation, and the Postsouthern" Mississippi Quarterly (Forthcoming 2018) 

“The Universes of Speculative Realism: A Review of The Universe of Things: On Speculative Realism” by Steven Shaviro. boundary 2: b2o review Web (June 1, 2017)