Graham J. Murphy
Classes: CUST 3029Y in Oshawa
Graham J. Murphy received his B.A. (Hons.) and Masters, both in English Literature, from Carleton University and then embarked to Edmonton where he survived graduate studies and long, frozen, snowbound winters at the University of Alberta before returning to Ontario. He completed his Ph.D. in English Literature with a dissertation exploring the issue of (dis)embodiment in science fiction and cyberculture.
Since coming to Trent, he has had the opportunity to teach in his academic area of science fiction (CUEN229; CUEN329) while also teaching with the Department of English. He is the recipient of the 2004 CUPE Award for Excellence in Teaching and has been nominated four times for the Symons Award for Excellence in Teaching. He is also a 2010 nominee for TVO's Best Lecturer competition.
Graham J. Murphy is the co-editor of Beyond Cyberpunk: New Critical Perspectives (2010) and co-author of Ursula K. Le Guin: A Critical Companion (2006). He has also had multiple publications in top peer-review journals - Science Fiction Studies, Extrapolation, and Foundation - and appears in Queer Universes: Sexualities in Science Fiction, Fifty Key Figures in Science Fiction, The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction, Critical Companion to Science Fiction Film Adaptations, and Canticle for the Machine: Interdisciplinary Essays on Science Fiction and Computers. He has also written on Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns and The Dark Knight Strikes Again (ImageText: Interdisciplinary Comics Studies), Gray/Palmiotti/Acuña's Uncle Sam and the Freedom Fighters (The Rise of the American Comics Artist), Dark Horse’s Tarzan series (Images: A Journal of Film and Popular Culture), and David Malouf's Remembering Babylon (Ariel: A Review of International English Literature).
His current research involves the cultural intersections of posthumanism, utopian/speculative literatures, and the discourse of species, particularly insect ontologies.