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Justine S. Murison

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Contact Information

312 English
Associate Professor

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

Professor, English
Professor, Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory

Highlighted Publications

Murison, J. S. (2023). Faith in Exposure: Privacy and Secularism in the Nineteenth-Century United States. (Early American Studies). University of Pennsylvania Press. https://doi.org/10.2307/j.ctv2g7v1t7

Murison, J. S. (2011). The Politics of Anxiety in Nineteenth-Century American Literature. (Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture). 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

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Recent Publications

Jacob, P. A., & Murison, J. S. (2024). Narrative and Its Nonevents: The Unwritten Plots That Shaped Victorian Realism by Carra Glatt (review). Studies in the Novel, 56(2), 210-212. https://doi.org/10.1353/sdn.2024.a928659

Murison, J. S. (2024). Maladies of the Will: The American Novel and the Modernity Problem by Jennifer L. Fleissner (review). Studies in the Novel, 56(2), 208-210. https://doi.org/10.1353/sdn.2024.a928658

Murison, J. S. (2023). Faith in Exposure: Privacy and Secularism in the Nineteenth-Century United States. (Early American Studies). University of Pennsylvania Press. https://doi.org/10.2307/j.ctv2g7v1t7

Murison, J. S. (2020). Whitman, Women, and Privacy. In M. Cohen (Ed.), The New Walt Whitman Studies (pp. 33-49). (Twenty-First-Century Critical Revisions). Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108296830.003

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

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