Justine S. Murison

Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Studies

Research Interests

Nineteenth-Century American Literature; Early American Literature; Medicine and Literature; Secular Studies; Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World; History of the Novel

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2006
  • M.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2000
  • B.A., American University, 1997

Courses Taught

  • American Affects (547)
  • Secularisms and Early US Fiction (547)
  • Slavery and Identity in Nineteenth-Century America (397)
  • The American Novel to 1914 (250)
  • Survey of American Literature 1 (255)
  • Madness in Antebellum America (475)
  • American Literature, 1820-1865 (449)
  • Major Authors: Edgar Allan Poe (455)
  • Nineteenth-Century American Gothic (300)
  • Literature and Culture of the American Civil War (461)

Additional Campus Affiliations

Highlighted Publications

Murison, J. S. (2011). The Politics of Anxiety in Nineteenth-Century American Literature. (Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511812071

Murison, J. S. (2019). Paranoid Reading, Surface Pleasures, and Deadpan Humor in The Confidence-Man. In C. Marrs (Ed.), The New Melville Studies (pp. 13-26). (Twenty-First-Century Critical Revisions). Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108646383.002

Murison, J. S. (2017). "Nudity and other sensitive states": Counterprivacy in Herman Melville’s Fiction. American Literature, 89(4), 697-726. https://doi.org/10.1215/00029831-4257823

Murison, J. S. (2015). Obeah and its others: Buffered selves in the era of tropical medicine. Atlantic Studies : Global Currents, 12(2), 144-159. https://doi.org/10.1080/14788810.2015.1027477

Murison, J. S. (2013). Feeling out of Place: Affective History, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and the Civil War. ESQ - Journal of the American Renaissance, 59(4), 519-551. https://doi.org/10.1353/esq.2013.0031

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Recent Publications

Murison, J. S. (2019). Paranoid Reading, Surface Pleasures, and Deadpan Humor in The Confidence-Man. In C. Marrs (Ed.), The New Melville Studies (pp. 13-26). (Twenty-First-Century Critical Revisions). Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108646383.002

Murison, J. S. (2019). The Age of Van Buren. In C. Marrs, & C. Hager (Eds.), Timelines of American Literature Johns Hopkins University Press.

Murison, J. S. (2017). "Nudity and other sensitive states": Counterprivacy in Herman Melville’s Fiction. American Literature, 89(4), 697-726. https://doi.org/10.1215/00029831-4257823

Hogan, P. C., Lynch, G., Murison, J. S., Nagel, J., Thrailkill, J., & Wallace, M. (2016). Roundtable: Affect, the Short Story, and the Cycle. Journal of the Short Story in English, Spring 2006(66), 163-213.

Murison, J. S. (2015). Review: G. Lippard's The Killers: A Narrative of Real Life in Philadelphia. Nineteenth-Century Literature, 70(1), 150-153. https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2015.70.1.150

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