Dr Emily Murphy
Lecturer in Childern's Literature
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I work in the fields of children’s literature and American studies, with a special interest in the way childhood shapes constructions of national and global identity.
I completed my BA, MA, and PhD at the University of Florida. Following the completion of my PhD in 2014, I worked at New York University Shanghai for two years (2015-2017) before beginning my current post at Newcastle University.
Writing Lecturer, New York University Shanghai (2015-2017)
My research interests include post-1945 American literature (both for children and adults) and childhood studies. I am interested in the intersections between constructions of national identity and childhood, including new forms of identity in a “global” or “post-national” world. My work is also informed by the scholarship in American studies, especially the topics of U.S. imperialism and globalization, and I have also extended my research outside of the American context to include Chinese and Taiwanese children’s and YA literature.
I am currently finishing my book manuscript, Growing Up with America: Myth, Childhood, and National Identity from Postwar to Present (University of Georgia Press), which is about the significance of childhood in the reconstruction of U.S. national myths during the Cold War era. In addition, I am working on new research on how travel shapes national identity, with a special focus on Chinese children’s writers and educational reformers who studied in the United States.
I am currently co-supervising an MLitt project on dystopian children’s fiction and authoritarian regimes in the Cold War era.
I welcome applications from prospective postgraduate students on my research areas.
Close Reading (Stage 1 module)
Fictions of Migration (Stage 2 module)
- Murphy E. Growing Up with America: Myth, Childhood, and National Identity from Postwar to Present. University of Georgia Press, 2018. Submitted.
- Murphy E. The "Strawberry Generation": Two Views on Intergenerational Relations in Post-Cold War Taiwan. In: Vanessa Joosen, ed. Connecting Childhood and Old Age in Popular Media. University Press of Mississippi, 2018. In Press.
- Murphy E. The Archive Award, or the Case of de Grummond's Gold. In: Kenneth Kidd and Joseph Thomas, ed. Prizing Children's Literature: The Cultural Politics of Children's Book Awards. New York: Routledge, 2016, pp.167-176.
- Murphy E. Postnational Possibilities in Two YA Novels about Taiwan: The American Trace. Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures 2015, 7(2), 16-39.
- Murphy E. Unpacking the Archive: Value, Pricing, and the Letter-Writing Campaign of Dr. Lena de Grummond. Children's Literature Association Quarterly 2014, 39(4), 551-568.
- Murphy E. Life on the Wire: Post-9/11 Mourning in Mordicai Gerstein's The Man Who Walked Between the Towers. The Lion and the Unicorn 2014, 38(1), 66-85.
- Murphy E. Review of Representing Children in Chinese and U.S. Children's Literature ed. by Claudia Nelson and Rebecca Morris. The Lion and the Unicorn 2017, 41(1), 128-132.
- Murphy E. Haviland, Virginia. 2016.
- Murphy E. Review of Jo Lampert's Children's Fiction About 9/11. The Lion and the Unicorn 2011, 35(3), 331-334.