Assistant Professor , LIT/HUSL
Office: JO 5.426
Areas of Specialization: English Renaissance literature, gender studies, early modern women's writing, and digital humanities
Education: PhD, English, University of California, Santa Barbara
MA, English, University of California, Santa Barbara
BA, Philosophy, Hunter College, City University of New York
Jessica C. Murphy's research interests include English Renaissance literature, gender studies, early modern women's writing, and digital humanities. Currently she is working on a book project that studies representations of chastity, silence, and obedience in early modern conduct manuals for women and literary texts. Dr. Murphy's publications include two forthcoming journal articles: "'Of the sicke virgin': Britomart, Greensickness, and the Man in the Mirror" (in Spenser Studies) and "Feminine Virtue's Network of Influence in Early Modern England" (in Studies in Philology). In addition, three of her essays will appear in the forthcoming Broadside Ballads from the Pepys Collection: A Selection of Texts, Approaches, and Recordings, one essay in the forthcoming New Technologies in Medieval and Renaissance Studies, and a chapter on collaboration and textual analysis (co-written with Monica Bulger, Jeff Scheible, and Elizabeth Lagresa) in the forthcoming Collaborative Approaches to the Digital in English Studies.