English & Philosophy

Dr. Patricia Murphy

Associate Professor, English

Office Number, Building: Kuhn Annex 108

Telephone: 417-625-9784

On-campus Email: Murphy-P@mssu.edu

First Semester at Missouri Southern: Fall 1999


  • Ph.D. (Iowa) Victorian Literature, Gender & Ideological Issues, Literary Theory

Aside from my teaching, I am very interested in contributing to the scholarship in my field of Victorian literature. I have had two books published by university presses: Time Is of the Essence: Temporality, Gender, and the New Woman (State University of New York Press, 2001) and In Science’s Shadow: Literary Constructions of Late Victorian Women (University of Missouri Press, 2006). I am currently writing a third book on late-Victorian literature. I have also published extensively in my field in scholarly journals. My research interests include representations of women in Victorian literature, Victorian science, and the genre of the novel.

I received my Ph.D. in English from the University of Iowa, specializing in Victorian literature. I received a master’s degree in English from both Northwestern University and the University of Iowa. I received my undergraduate degree from Indiana University with a double major in English and journalism.


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