Kevin Murphy

Lecturer, Literatures in English
School: School of Humanities and Sciences

Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken" (video):  This short video questions the popular understanding of this favorite Frost poem.

What are Poets for in a Difficult Time:  This talk was part of a conference held in the wake of 9/11.

The Robert Ryan Lecture:  The Irish Political Elegy (video): This lecture examines W. B. Yeats's "Easter 1916" and Seamus Heaney's "Casualty."

Sigma Tau Delta 2011 Address: The Common Wages of the Most Secret Heart:  A toast to the inductees and members of Sigma Tau Delta.

Walden address to Class of 2014:  The class of 2014 read Thoreau's Walden as their pre-freshperson text entering Ithaca College, and this lecture placed the book in that context.

Sigma Tau Delta 2016 Address: Exiles in Our Own Country:  This year's induction to Sigma Tau Delta took place just after the 2016 national presidential election, and this lecture calls attention to that fact.

Ulysses: One Hundred Years On:  James Joyce's Ulysses was published in 1922, and this Centennial lecture traces its controversial significance in the century since.