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Olivia Murphy

Dr Olivia Murphy is an Associate Investigator (2016) with the ARC Centre for the History of Emotions, and a Postdoctoral Fellow in English at The University of Sydney. Her research focuses on British Romanticism and the novel in the long eighteenth century.

Contact

olivia.murphy@sydney.edu.au
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Research

Rereading Emotion in the Eighteenth-Century Novel, 1740‒1755: Samuel Richardson’s Passionate Heroines

Recent Publications

Jane Austen the Reader: The Artist as Critic. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.

Co-edited with William McCarthy, Anna Letitia Barbauld: New Perspectives. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press, 2013. Reissued in paperback 2015.

‘Suffering sea-changes: Jane Austen’s afterlives and the possibilities of a late style’. In Late Style and its Discontents, edited by Gordon McMullan and Sam Smiles. Oxford: Oxford University Press, in press.

‘Apocalypse Not Quite: Romanticism and the Post-human World’. In Romantic Sustainability: Endurance and the Natural World, 17801830, edited by Ben P. Robertson, pp. 245‒60. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2015.

‘Novels of 1814: Invasion and resistance in Mansfield Park, The Wanderer, Patronage and Waverley’. Sydney Studies in English 41 (2015): 17‒30.

‘Riddling Sibyl, uncanny Cassandra: The recent critical reception of Anna Letitia Barbauld’. In Anna Letitia Barbauld: New Perspectives, edited by William McCarthy and Olivia Murphy, pp. 277‒98. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press, 2013. Reissued in paperback 2015.

‘Jane Austen’s “excellent walker”: Pride, prejudice and pedestrianism’. Eighteenth Century Fiction 26.1 (2013): np, article 5.

‘Rethinking Influence by Reading with Austen’. Women’s Writing 20.1 (2013): 100‒14.

‘Jane Austen’s Critical Response to Women’s Writing: “a good spot for fault-finding”’. In The History of British Women’s Writing 1750-1830, edited by Jacqueline Labbe, pp. 288‒300. London: Palgrave, 2010. Reissued in paperback 2013.

‘From Pammydiddle to Persuasion: Jane Austen rewriting eighteenth-century literature’. Eighteenth Century Life 32.2 (Spring 2008): 29‒38.

Blog Post

'The White-Washed Past (and What We Can Do About It)’. Histories of Emotion: From Medieval Europe to Contemporary Australia, 21 April 2017.