Justine S. Murison

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Contact Information

312 English

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). 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

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