Dr Olivia Murphy

BA Hons, MPhil (Sydney), DPhil (Oxford)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

A20 - John Woolley Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9114 129
Fax +61 2 9351 2434

Research interests

  • Romanticism
  • The (very long) eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British novel and its history
  • Women’s writing
  • Gender and genre
  • Jane Austen
  • Science/speculative fiction

Current projects

  • Romantic Climates, edited by Olivia Murphy and Anne Collett. Forthcoming with Palgrave
  • Critical edition of Mary Brunton's Discipline for Chawton House Library Series (Taylor and Francis)

Selected grants

2017

  • Jane Austen and Maternal Disinheritance: The Leigh Family Archive; Murphy O, spongberg M; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

Selected publications

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Books

  • Murphy, O. (2013). Jane Austen the Reader: The Artist as Critic. London: Palgrave Macmillan. [More Information]

Edited Books

  • McCarthy, W., Murphy, O. (2013). Anna Letitia Barbauld: New Perspectives. Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press.

Book Chapters

  • Murphy, O. (2017). Anna Letitia Barbauld's Eighteen Hundred and Eleven [forthcoming]. In Ralf Haekel (Eds.), Handbook of British Romanticism. Berlin: De Gruyter.
  • Murphy, O. (2016). Apocalypse Not Quite: Romanticism and the Post-Human World. In Ben P. Robertson (Eds.), Romantic Sustainability: Endurance and the Natural World, 1780-1830, (pp. 245-259). Lanham: Lexington Books.
  • Murphy, O. (2016). Suffering Sea Changes: Jane Austen's Afterlives and the Possibilities of a Late Style. In Gordon McMullan, Sam Smiles (Eds.), Late Style and its Discontents: Essays in Art, Literature, and Music, (pp. 147-157). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Murphy, O. (2013). Riddling Sibyl, Uncanny Cassandra: The Recent Critical Reception of Anna Letitia Barbauld. In William McCarthy and Olivia Murphy (Eds.), Anna Letitia Barbauld: New Perspectives, (pp. 277-298). Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press.
  • Murphy, O. (2010). Jane Austen’s Critical Response to Women's Writing: "A Good Spot for Fault-Finding". In Jacqueline Labbe (Eds.), The History of British Women's Writing, 1750-1830, (pp. 288-300). London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Journals

  • Murphy, O. (2017). "A Future to Look Forward to?": Extinction and Evolution in Jane Austen's Persuasion. Eighteenth-Century Life, 41(2), 154-170. [More Information]
  • Murphy, O. (2017). Approaches to Teaching Austen's Mansfield Park / Jane Austen's Erotic Advice / Surprise: The Poetics of the Unexpected from Milton to Austen. European Romantic Review, 28(1), 104-111. [More Information]
  • Murphy, O. (2017). Writing in the Shadow of Pride and Prejudice: Jo Baker's Longbourn [forthcoming]. Parole Rubate.
  • Murphy, O. (2015). Invasion and Resistance in 'Mansfield Park', 'The Wanderer', 'Patronage' and 'Waverley'. Sydney Studies in English, 41, 17-30. [More Information]
  • Murphy, O. (2013). Jane Austen's "Excellent Walker": Pride, Prejudice and Pedestrianism. Eighteenth-Century Fiction, 26(1), 121-142. [More Information]
  • Murphy, O. (2013). Rethinking Influence by Reading with Austen. Womens Writing, 20(1), 100-114. [More Information]
  • Murphy, O. (2008). From Pammydiddle to 'Persuasion': Jane Austen Rewriting Eighteenth-Century Literature. Eighteenth-Century Life, 32(2), 29-38. [More Information]
  • Murphy, O. (2005). Books, Bras and Bridget Jones: Reading Adaptations of 'Pride and Prejudice'. Sydney Studies in English, 31, 21-38.

Magazine / Newspaper Articles

  • Murphy, O. (2015). The Princess is Not Quite Dead, but it's Time to Let Her Go. The Conversation. [More Information]

Other

  • Murphy, O. (2017), Is the Significance of Pride and Prejudice Exaggerated in the Context of World Culture and Literature?. [More Information]
  • Murphy, O. (2017), Regency Lives Matter: Jane Austen So White? Not So Fast.. [More Information]
  • Murphy, O. (2017), The White-Washed Past (and What We Can Do About It). [More Information]
  • Murphy, O. (2015), [Notice] The Dale Spender Collection at the Women's College, University of Sydney. [More Information]

2017

  • Murphy, O. (2017). "A Future to Look Forward to?": Extinction and Evolution in Jane Austen's Persuasion. Eighteenth-Century Life, 41(2), 154-170. [More Information]
  • Murphy, O. (2017). Anna Letitia Barbauld's Eighteen Hundred and Eleven [forthcoming]. In Ralf Haekel (Eds.), Handbook of British Romanticism. Berlin: De Gruyter.
  • Murphy, O. (2017). Approaches to Teaching Austen's Mansfield Park / Jane Austen's Erotic Advice / Surprise: The Poetics of the Unexpected from Milton to Austen. European Romantic Review, 28(1), 104-111. [More Information]
  • Murphy, O. (2017), Is the Significance of Pride and Prejudice Exaggerated in the Context of World Culture and Literature?. [More Information]
  • Murphy, O. (2017), Regency Lives Matter: Jane Austen So White? Not So Fast.. [More Information]
  • Murphy, O. (2017), The White-Washed Past (and What We Can Do About It). [More Information]
  • Murphy, O. (2017). Writing in the Shadow of Pride and Prejudice: Jo Baker's Longbourn [forthcoming]. Parole Rubate.

2016

  • Murphy, O. (2016). Apocalypse Not Quite: Romanticism and the Post-Human World. In Ben P. Robertson (Eds.), Romantic Sustainability: Endurance and the Natural World, 1780-1830, (pp. 245-259). Lanham: Lexington Books.
  • Murphy, O. (2016). Suffering Sea Changes: Jane Austen's Afterlives and the Possibilities of a Late Style. In Gordon McMullan, Sam Smiles (Eds.), Late Style and its Discontents: Essays in Art, Literature, and Music, (pp. 147-157). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2015

  • Murphy, O. (2015), [Notice] The Dale Spender Collection at the Women's College, University of Sydney. [More Information]
  • Murphy, O. (2015). Invasion and Resistance in 'Mansfield Park', 'The Wanderer', 'Patronage' and 'Waverley'. Sydney Studies in English, 41, 17-30. [More Information]
  • Murphy, O. (2015). The Princess is Not Quite Dead, but it's Time to Let Her Go. The Conversation. [More Information]

2013

  • McCarthy, W., Murphy, O. (2013). Anna Letitia Barbauld: New Perspectives. Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press.
  • Murphy, O. (2013). Jane Austen the Reader: The Artist as Critic. London: Palgrave Macmillan. [More Information]
  • Murphy, O. (2013). Jane Austen's "Excellent Walker": Pride, Prejudice and Pedestrianism. Eighteenth-Century Fiction, 26(1), 121-142. [More Information]
  • Murphy, O. (2013). Rethinking Influence by Reading with Austen. Womens Writing, 20(1), 100-114. [More Information]
  • Murphy, O. (2013). Riddling Sibyl, Uncanny Cassandra: The Recent Critical Reception of Anna Letitia Barbauld. In William McCarthy and Olivia Murphy (Eds.), Anna Letitia Barbauld: New Perspectives, (pp. 277-298). Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press.

2010

  • Murphy, O. (2010). Jane Austen’s Critical Response to Women's Writing: "A Good Spot for Fault-Finding". In Jacqueline Labbe (Eds.), The History of British Women's Writing, 1750-1830, (pp. 288-300). London: Palgrave Macmillan.

2008

  • Murphy, O. (2008). From Pammydiddle to 'Persuasion': Jane Austen Rewriting Eighteenth-Century Literature. Eighteenth-Century Life, 32(2), 29-38. [More Information]

2005

  • Murphy, O. (2005). Books, Bras and Bridget Jones: Reading Adaptations of 'Pride and Prejudice'. Sydney Studies in English, 31, 21-38.

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