Justine Summerhayes Murison

20002019
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Personal profile

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

Teaching

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)

Office Address

312 English

Office Phone

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Research Output 2000 2019

The Politics of Anxiety in Nineteenth-Century American Literature

Murison, J. S., May 2011, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 228 p. (Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Anxiety
Nineteenth-century American Literature
Nervous System
Nerve
Public Interest

Paranoid Reading, Surface Pleasures, and Deadpan Humor in The Confidence-Man

Murison, J. S., Mar 21 2019, The New Melville Studies. Marrs, C. (ed.). Cambridge University Press, p. 13-26 (Twenty-First-Century Critical Revisions).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

"Nudity and other sensitive states": Counterprivacy in Herman Melville’s Fiction

Murison, J. S., Dec 1 2017, In : American Literature. 89, 4, p. 697-726 30 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Fiction
Nudity
Privacy
Morality
Public Sphere

Obeah and its others: Buffered selves in the era of tropical medicine

Murison, J. S., Apr 3 2015, In : Atlantic Studies : Global Currents. 12, 2, p. 144-159 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

medicine
eighteenth century
subjectivity
psychology
Tropical Medicine

Feeling out of Place: Affective History, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and the Civil War

Murison, J. S., Dec 1 2013, In : ESQ - Journal of the American Renaissance. 59, 4, p. 519-551 33 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Civil War
Nathaniel Hawthorne
History
Affective

Activities 2014 2018

  • 8 Invited talk
  • 2 Oral presentation
  • 1 Editorial activity