Julian Murphet

Scientia Professor and discipline stream convenor for English, Creative Writing, and Film Studies
Professor

I took my BA (Hons) and MPhil from the University of Sydney in the mid-1990s, before heading to the University of Cambridge to complete my PhD in English Literature, at Trinity College, in 1998. After that, I was a Junior Research Fellow at St John's College, in the University of Oxford; from which position I also undertook a Visiting Professorship in African-American Studies at the University of California at Berkeley (in 2000).

I was a Lecturer, and then Senior Lecturer, in the Department of English, University of Sydney, between 2002 and 2007, where I also served briefly as Associate Dean (Research). In 2007, I was appointed Professor in Modern Film and Literature at UNSW (three years research-only in the first instance), and then appointed Director of the Centre for Modernism Studies in Australia in 2011. From 2011-13, I convened the academic programs in English, Creative Writing, and Film Studies within the School of the Arts and Media.

I was elected to the Academy for the Humanities in Australia in 2013. In 2015 I was elected to the role of Scientia Professor.

I have published a good amount in this period, including my monographs Literature and Race in Los Angeles (Cambridge, 2001) and Multimedia Modernism (Cambridge, 2009). I have had a couple of sole-investigator ARC-Discovery grants, and am presently completing one on the work of William Faulkner.

Publications

Books
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Murphet J, 2019, Todd Solondz, Contemporary Film Directors, https://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/catalog/37wzq8ab9780252042768.html
2019
Murphet J, 2017, Faulkner’s media romance, Oxford University Press, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780190664244.001.0001
2017
MURPHET JAH, 2016, Rancière and Literature
2016
Murphet JS; Solomon S, (ed.), 2015, William Faulkner in the Media Ecology, LSU Press, Baton Rouge, LA, http://lsupress.org/books/detail/william-faulkner-in-the-media-ecology/
2015
Murphet JS, (ed.), 2014, Modernism and masculinity, Cambridge University Press, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139097123
2014
Murphet JS; Steven M, (eds.), 2012, Styles of Extinction: Cormac McCarthy's The Road, Original, Continuum, New York,
2012
Danta C; Kossew SR; Murphet JS, (eds.), 2011, Strong Opinions: J. M. Coetzee and the Authority of Contemporary Fiction, Original, Continuum, London & New York,
2011
Murphet JS, 2009, Multimedia Modernism: Literature and the Anglo-AMerican Avant-Garde, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, http://www.cambridge.org/us/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780521513456
2009
Murphet JS; Fulton H; Huisman R; Dunn A, 2005, Narrative and Media, Cambridge University Press, Port Melbourne, Vic., http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511811760
2005
Murphet JS; Rainford L, (ed.), 2003, Literature and Visual Technologies: Writing After Cinema, Palgrave Macmillan, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/9780230389991
2003
Book Chapters
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Murphet J; Jennison R, 2019, 'Introduction', in Murphet J; Jennison R (ed.), , Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 1 - 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-17156-8
2019
Murphet J, 2019, '“Wide as Targes Let Them Be,” or, How a Poem Is a Barricade', in Murphet J; Jennison R (ed.), , Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 185 - 207, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-17156-8
2019
Murphet J, 2018, 'Modernism and Technology', in Maude U; Nixon M (ed.), The Bloomsbury Companion to Modernist Literature, Bloomsbury Publishing, London, pp. 307 - 326, https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/the-bloomsbury-companion-to-modernist-literature-9781780936413/
2018
Murphet J, 2017, 'Character', in Rabinowitz P (ed.), Oxford Research Encyclopaedia of Literature, Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780190201098.013.107
2017
Murphet J, 2017, 'On Not Listening to Modernism', in Murphet J; Groth H; Hone P (ed.), Sounding Modernism Rhythm and Sonic Mediation in Modern Literature and Film, Edinburgh University Press, pp. 19 - 34, http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.3366/j.ctt1n7qhvz.5
2017
Murphet J, 2017, 'Projecting the 60s: Mediation and Characterology in The Catherine Wheel', in McMahon E; Olubas B (ed.), Elizabeth Harrower, edn. Sydney Studies in Australian Literature, Sydney University Press, Sydney, pp. 107 - 118
2017
Murphet J, 2016, 'Medium', in Literature Now: Key Terms and Methods for Literary History, pp. 46 - 58
2016
Murphet J; Hellyer G, 2016, 'Introduction: Rancière and Literature', in Murphet JS; Hellyer GA (ed.), Rancière and Literature, Edinburgh University Press, pp. 1 - 21, https://edinburghuniversitypress.com/book-ranciere-and-literature-13706.html
2016
Murphet J, 2016, 'Poetry in the Medium of Life: Text, Code, Organism', in Pryor S; Trotter D (ed.), Writing, Medium, Machine: Modern Technographies, Open Humanities Press, London, pp. 208 - 223
2016
Murphet J, 2016, 'Short Story Futures', in Head D (ed.), The Cambridge History of the English Short Story, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 598 - 614, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/9781316711712.036
2016
Murphet J, 2016, 'A Desire Named Streetcar', in Bradshaw D; Marcus L; Roach R (ed.), Moving Modernisms Motion, Technology, and Modernity, Oxford University Press, Oxford, https://global.oup.com/academic/product/moving-modernisms-9780198714170?cc=us&lang=en&#
2016
Murphet J, 2016, '“Ineluctable Modality of the Sensible: Form and Poverty in Ulysses”', in Murphet JS; Hellyer G (ed.), Rancière and Literature, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, https://edinburghuniversitypress.com/book-ranciere-and-literature-hb.html
2016
Murphet J, 2016, 'Lewis and Media', in Miller T (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Wyndham Lewis, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, pp. 160 - 171, http://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/literature/english-literature-1900-1945/cambridge-companion-wyndham-lewis?format=PB
2016
Murphet J, 2015, 'To shelter the nothing that happens', in McDonald R (ed.), The Values of Literary Studies: Critical Institutions, Scholarly Agendas, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, http://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/literature/literary-theory/values-literary-studies-critical-institutions-scholarly-agendas?format=PB
2015
Murphet J, 2015, 'Cinematography of the Group: Angelopoulos and the Collective Subject of Cinema', in Steven M; Koutsourakis A (ed.), The Cinema of Theo Angelopoulos, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, pp. 263 - 287, https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-cinema-of-theo-angelopoulos-9780748697953?cc=au&lang=en&#
2015
Murphet J, 2015, 'In Theory: Stein and Film Philosophy', in Posman S; Schultz LL (ed.), GERTRUDE STEIN IN EUROPE: RECONFIGURATIONS ACROSS MEDIA, DISCIPLINES, AND TRADITIONS, Bloomsbury Academic, London, pp. 165 - 183, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000411828200010&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2015
Murphet J, 2015, 'New media ecology', in Matthews J (ed.), The New Cambridge Companion to William Faulkner, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge & New York, pp. 1 - 22, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CCO9781107279445.003
2015
Murphet J, 2015, 'King Kong Capitalism', in McMahon L; Lawrence M (ed.), Animal Life and the Moving Image, Palgrave/BFI, London, pp. 153 - 170, http://www.palgrave.com/page/detail/animal-life-and-the-moving-image-michael-lawrence/?sf1=barcode&st1=9781844579006
2015
Murphet J, 2015, 'New Media Modernism', in Miller JL (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to the American Modernist Novel, edn. Cambridge Companions, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 210 - 226, http://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/literature/american-literature/cambridge-companion-american-modernist-novel?format=HB
2015
Murphet J, 2015, 'Introduction: William Faulkner in the Media Ecology', in Murphet J; Solomon S (ed.), William Faulkner in the Media Ecology, LSU Press, Baton Rouge, LA, pp. 1 - 15, http://lsupress.org/books/detail/william-faulkner-in-the-media-ecology/
2015
Murphet J, 2015, 'Introduction: William Faulkner in the Media Ecology', in Murphet J; Solomon S; Gleeson-White S; Godden R; Jackson R (ed.), William Faulkner in the Media Ecology, pp. 1 - 15
2015
Murphet J, 2015, 'Lewis and Media', in Miller T (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Wyndham Lewis, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 160 - 171, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CCO9781107284326.014
2015
Murphet J, 2014, 'Faulkner in the Histories of Film: ‘Where Memory is the Slave’', in Lurie P; Abadie AJ (ed.), Faulkner and Film: Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha, 2010, University Press of Mississippi, Jackson, Mississippi, pp. 197 - 219, http://www.upress.state.ms.us/catalog
2014
Murphet J, 2014, 'Towards a Gendered Media Ecology', in Lusty N; Murphet J (ed.), Modernism and Masculinity, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, pp. 53 - 69, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139097123.004
2014
Murphet J, 2014, 'Flann O’Brien and Modern Character', in Murphet J; McDonald R; Morrell SA (ed.), Flann O'Brien & Modernism, edn. 1st, Bloomsbury Academic, New York and London, pp. 149 - 161, http://www.bloomsbury.com/us/flann-obrien-modernism-9781623564421/
2014
Murphet J, 2013, 'A Loose Democracy of the Skull: Characterology and Neuroscience', in Danta C; Groth H (ed.), Mindful Aesthetics, edn. 1st, Bloomsbury, London, pp. 175 - 212, http://www.bloomsbury.com/au/mindful-aesthetics-9781441181916/
2013
Murphet J, 2013, 'Communication and Media Studies', in Quayson A; Daswani G (ed.), A Companion to Diaspora and Transnationalism, edn. 1st, Wiley-Blackwell, Cambridge, pp. 54 - 67, http://au.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-140518826X,descCd-tableOfContents.html
2013
Murphet JS, 2013, 'France, Europe, the World: 1945-1989', in Uhlmann A (ed.), Samuel Beckett in Context, edn. 1st, Cambridge University Press, New York, pp. 126 - 138, http://www.cambridge.org/us/knowledge/isbn/item6945168/Samuel%20Beckett%20in%20Context/?site_locale=en_US
2013
Murphet JS, 2012, 'The novel amid new technology and media', in Caserio RL; Hawes C (ed.), The Cambridge History of the English Novel, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 774 - 790, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CHOL9780521194952.050
2012
Murphet JS, 2012, ''The Cave and The Road: Styles of Forgotten Dreams'', in Murphet J; Steven M (ed.), Styles of Extinction: Cormac McCarthy's The Road, edn. Original, Continuum, New York, pp. 109 - 130, http://www.continuumbooks.com/books/detail.aspx?BookId=168029&SubjectId=997&Subject2Id=1450
2012
Murphet JS, 2012, 'Postcolonial writing in Australia and New Zealand', in Quayson A (ed.), The Cambridge History of Postcolonial Literature, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 446 - 483, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CHOL9781107007017.016
2012
Murphet JS, 2011, 'Diary of a Bad Year: Parrhesia, Opinion, and Novelistic Form', in Danta C; Kossew S; Murphet J (ed.), Strong Opinions: J. M. Coetzee and the Authority of Contemporary Fiction, edn. Original, Continuum, London & New York, pp. 63 - 80, http://www.continuumbooks.com/books/detail.aspx?BookId=159194&SubjectId=997&Subject2Id=1410
2011
Murphet JS, 2010, 'The Literature of Urban Rebellion', in McNamara KR (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of Los Angeles, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 101 - 110, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CCOL9780521514705.009
2010
Murphet J, 2009, 'Zukofsky's cinema', in MULTIMEDIA MODERNISM: LITERATURE AND THE ANGLO-AMERICAN AVANT-GARDE, CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS, pp. 166 - 202, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000308193800005&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2009
Murphet J, 2009, 'The Vorticist membrane', in MULTIMEDIA MODERNISM: LITERATURE AND THE ANGLO-AMERICAN AVANT-GARDE, CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS, pp. 123 - 165, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000308193800004&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2009
Murphet J, 2009, 'Camera ready copy', in MULTIMEDIA MODERNISM: LITERATURE AND THE ANGLO-AMERICAN AVANT-GARDE, CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS, pp. 39 - 79, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000308193800002&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2009
Murphet J, 2009, 'Figure, image, thing', in MULTIMEDIA MODERNISM: LITERATURE AND THE ANGLO-AMERICAN AVANT-GARDE, CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS, pp. 80 - 122, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000308193800003&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2009
Murphet JS, 2008, 'Film and (as) Modernity', in Donald J; Renov M (ed.), The SAGE Handbook of Film Studies, SAGE, London, Thousand Oaks, New Dehli, Singapore, pp. 343 - 360, http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781849200400.n22
2008
Murphet JS, 2007, 'Foreward: On Refusal', in Hamilton C; Kelly M; Minor E; Noonan W (ed.), The Policics and Aesthetics of Refusal, edn. Original, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Cambridge, UK, pp. vii - xi
2007
Murphet JS, 2006, 'Alain Badiou and Cultural Studies', in Hall G; Birchall C (ed.), New Cultural Studies: Adventures In Theory, edn. Original, University Of Georgia Press, Athens, Georgia, USA, pp. 147 - 160
2006
Murphet J, 2005, 'Narrative voice', in Narrative and Media, pp. 73 - 85, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511811760.006
2005
Murphet J, 2005, 'Narrative time', in Narrative and Media, pp. 60 - 72, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511811760.005
2005
Murphet JS, 2004, 'Fiction and Postmodernity', in Marcus L; Nicholls P (ed.), The Cambridge History of Twentieth-Century English Literature, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom, pp. 716 - 735, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CHOL9780521820776.042
2004
Murphet JS, 2004, 'Postmodernism and Space', in Connor S (ed.), The Cambridge Companion To Postmodernism, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom, pp. 116 - 135, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CCOL0521640520.007
2004
Murphet JS, 2003, 'Toward the Rhythm of the Visible World: Gertrude Stein’s Machinery of Perception', in Murphet J; Rainford L (ed.), Literature and Visual Technologies: Writing After Cinema, edn. Original, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 61 - 81
2003
Murphet JS, 2003, 'Introduction', in Murphet J; Rainford L (ed.), Literature and Visual Technologies: Writing After Cinema, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 1 - 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/9780230389991
2003
Murphet J, 2003, 'Gertrude Stein's machinery of perception', in Literature and Visual Technologies: Writing After Cinema, pp. 67 - 81,
2003
Fedotov SA; Yokoyama I, 1985, 'Introduction', in Journal of Geodynamics, edn. 3-4, pp. 187
1985
Journal articles
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Murphet J, 2019, ''An Oasis of Horror': affirming the affect in The Portrait of a Lady'', The Henry James Review, vol. 40
2019
Murphet J, 2018, 'Poetical Works 1999-2015', CHICAGO REVIEW, vol. 62, pp. 346 - 353,
2018
Murphet J, 2018, 'Poetical Works 1999-2015', CHICAGO REVIEW, vol. 62, pp. 346 - 353
2018
Murphet J, 2017, 'On the mortification of novelistic discourse in Three novels', Journal of Beckett Studies, vol. 26, pp. 39 - 52, http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/jobs.2017.0186
2017
Murphet J, 2017, 'Rosa Plus Emma', Filozofski Vestnik, vol. 37, pp. 201 - 212, http://ojs.zrc-sazu.si/filozofski-vestnik/issue/view/441/showToc
2017
Murphet J, 2016, 'Rosa Plus Emma: Political Pleasure and the Enjoyment of Reason', Filozofski Vestnik, vol. 37, pp. 201 - 212
2016
Murphet J, 2016, 'A Modest Proposal for the Inhuman', Modernism/Modernity, vol. 23, pp. 651 - 670, http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/mod.2016.0056
2016
Murphet J, 2015, 'Aesthetic Perception and ‘the flaw’: Towards a Jamesonian Account of Late James', The Henry James Review, vol. 36, pp. 226 - 233, http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/hjr.2015.0022
2015
Murphet J, 2014, 'Steven connor from down under', Critical Quarterly, vol. 56, pp. 14 - 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/criq.12108
2014
Murphet J, 2014, 'Postcolonial Theory and the Specter of Capital', CAMBRIDGE JOURNAL OF POSTCOLONIAL LITERARY INQUIRY, vol. 1, pp. 157 - 163, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/pli.2013.9
2014
Murphet JS, 2012, 'Coetzee and Late Style: Exile within the Form', Twentieth-Century Literature, vol. 57, pp. 86 - 104
2012
Murphet JS, 2012, '‘Events listening to their own tremors’: Zukofsky and objective anachrony', Textual Practice, vol. 26, pp. 707 - 727, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0950236X.2012.696491
2012
Murphet JS, 2012, 'Introduction: Coetzee's Lateness and the Detours of Globalization', Twentieth-Century Literature, vol. 57, pp. 1 - 7
2012
Murphet J, 2011, 'Coetzee's lateness and the detours of globalization', Twentieth Century Literature, vol. 57, pp. 1 - 8
2011
Murphet J, 2011, 'The mole and the multiple: A chiasmus of character', New Literary History, vol. 42, pp. 255 - 276, http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/nlh.2011.0021
2011
Murphet J, 2011, 'Enduring Words: Literary Narrative in a Changing Media Ecology', REVIEW OF ENGLISH STUDIES, vol. 62, pp. 154 - 156, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/res/hgq055
2011
Murphet JS, 2009, 'Beckett`s televisual modernism', Critical Quarterly, vol. 51, pp. 60 - 78, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8705.2009.01863.x
2009
Murphet JS, 2009, 'The Visibility of the Hidden', Antithesis, vol. 19, pp. 30 - 40
2009
Murphet JS, 2008, 'P. T. Anderson’s Dilemma', Sydney Studies in English, vol. 34, pp. 63 - 85
2008
Murphet JS, 2008, 'Whither Cultural Studies?', Continuum : Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, vol. 22
2008
Murphet JS, 2008, 'Pitiable or Political Animals?', Formules de la poesie. Etudes sur Ponge, Leiris, Char et Du Bouchet., vol. 37, pp. 97 - 116, http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/sub.0.0021
2008
Murphet JS, 2008, 'Voice, Image, Television: Beckett`s Divided Screens', SCAN - Journal of Media Arts and Culture, vol. 5, pp. online Journal
2008
Murphet J, 2007, 'Character and event', Sub-Stance, vol. 36, pp. 106 - 125, http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/sub.2007.0034
2007
Murphet JS, 2007, 'Hard Drives .....?', Writing Technologies, vol. 1, pp. online
2007
Murphet JS, 2006, 'Behind the Scenes: Animation and Postmodern Value', Sydney Studies in English, vol. 34, pp. 143 - 165
2006
Murphet JS, 2006, 'Postmodernism as American Studies', Australasian Journal of American Studies, vol. 25, pp. 65 - 76
2006
Murphet JS, 2003, 'The Mulatto: an unspeakable concept', Working Papers on the Web, vol. 5
2003
Murphet J, 1998, 'Identity and difference in Anna Deavere Smith's performance art', Wasafiri, vol. 13, pp. 29 - 33, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02690059808589592
1998
Murphet J, 1998, 'Film noir and the racial unconscious', Screen, vol. 39, pp. 22 - 34
1998