Kevin Murphy

Retired Professor, Literatures in English
Speciality: American Poetry and Modern Irish Literature

Kevin Murphy has been a member of the Ithaca College English department since 1979. He has also taught at Cornell University, Universite de Lille (Fulbright Lecturer), Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and Seoul National University (Peace Corps Lecturer). In Spring 2004 he was designated the Robert Ryan Professor in the Humanities.

Current courses

  • American Writers Since 1890: The Status of Women in Modern American Fiction
  • Modern Irish Literature
  • The Eye of the Beholder: American Visions in 19th Century Literature, Architecture, and Painting (honors seminar) - Course Web Site
  • James Joyce's Ulysses (seminar)
  • American Poetry
  • Introduction to Poetry

Selected Publications

Ithaca College links

 External Link

A lecture on The Irish Political Elegy.

See video on YouTube.

View a short video lecture on Robert Frost's , "The Road Not Taken."

See video on YouTube.