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Murphy, Patrick D. 1951-

Works: 33 works in 184 publications in 2 languages and 10,618 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Handbooks and manuals  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Redactor
Classifications: PN3331, 811.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Patrick D Murphy
Ecocritical explorations in literary and cultural studies : fences, boundaries, and fields by Patrick D Murphy( )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Ecocritical Explorations, Patrick D. Murphy explores environmental literature and environmental cultural issues through both theoretical and applied criticism. He engages with the concepts of referentiality, simplicity, the nation state, and virtual reality in the first section of the book, and then goes on to interrogate these issues in contemporary environmental literature, both American and international. He concludes his argument with a discussion of the larger frames of family dynamics and un-natural disasters, such as hurricanes and global warming, ending with a chapter on the integration of scholarship and pedagogy in the classroom, with reference to his own teaching experiences. Murphy's study provides a wide ranging discussion of contemporary literature and cultural phenomena through the lens of ecological literary criticism, giving attention to both theoretical issues and applied critiques. In particular, he looks at popular literary genres, such as mystery and science fiction, as well as actual disasters and disaster scenarios. Ecocritical Explorations in Literary and Cultural Studies is a timely contribution to ecological literary criticism and an insightful look into how we represent our relationship with the environment."--Back cover
Essentials of the theory of fiction by Patrick D Murphy( Book )

42 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 1,351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What accounts for the power of stories to both entertain us and interpret our world? This prompts further questions about the nature of culture, as well as of interpretation and understanding. This second edition provides a comprehensive view of the theory of fiction from the nineteenth century, through modernism and postmodernism, to the present
Transversal ecocritical praxis : theoretical arguments, literary analysis, and cultural critique by Patrick D Murphy( )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 1,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Transversal Ecocritical Praxis: Theoretical Arguments, Literary Analysis, and Cultural Critique, Patrick D. Murphy, Ph. D, utilizes ecocriticism and ecofeminism to develop his concept of transversal practice: an interdisciplinary combination of theory and applied criticism. He begins by explaining the necessity for cutting across disciplinary boundaries of all kinds in order to address the ecological dimensions of culture and literature. The dialogical foundation of this orientation is elaborated through a consideration of the theories of Mikhail Bkahtin, particularly in terms of the ethical responsibilities of the reader and critic. Murphy then takes up issues of identity and subject formation in relation to genetics, embodiment, and selfhood. These same issues play out in the history of the aesthetic category of the sublime, which the author critiques from an ecofeminist perspective. Following that, he turns attention to cultural issues of consumption, both at home and internationally, looking particularly at postcolonial literature and forms of resistance to globalizations and agricultural land grabs. Resistance and postcolonial literature is further analyzed through consideration of two book-length Latin American poetic sequences, one by Pablo Neruda and the other by Ernesto Cardenal. Switching from works focused on the present, Murphy turns his attention then to how these themes play out in the future oriented worlds of science fiction. He concludes with two chapters that combine ecocriticial cultural critique and economic analysis in studies of the destructive role of megadams, particularly in Asia, and the impact of the combined threats of peak oil and climate change on one island's tourist economy. The conclusion contains a discussion of further drivers of future ecocritical analysis. Traversing a wide range of examples, literary, cultural and economic, this work fleshes out the benefits of an ethically grounded interdisciplinary ecocriticism"--Provided by publisher
Persuasive aesthetic ecocritical praxis : climate change, subsistence, and questionable futures by Patrick D Murphy( )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persuasive Aesthetic Ecocritical Praxis analyzes environmental literature and film from a tranversal ecocritical orientation with a focus on the aesthetic dimensions in terms of persuasive affects. It emphasizes attention to crucial themes, such as climate change, land dispossession, and differential gender impacts of global economics, as well as scenarios of possible sustainable futures
Literature of nature : an international sourcebook( )

11 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor and Francis, an informa company
Staging the impossible : the fantastic mode in modern drama( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ecofeminist literary criticism : theory, interpretation, pedagogy( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Farther afield in the study of nature-oriented literature by Patrick D Murphy( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical essays on American modernism( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding Gary Snyder by Patrick D Murphy( Book )

8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literature, nature, and other : ecofeminist critiques by Patrick D Murphy( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ranging across diverse fields and incorporating cultural studies, post-structuralist literary theory, and ecofeminist philosophy, Literature, Nature, and Other both defines and critiques the current terrains of literary ecocriticism and nature writing/environmental literature. Literary examples are drawn from fiction, poetry, and prose, including postmodern metanarratives and works by Native Americans and Chicanas
Critical essays on Gary Snyder( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of Chinese popular culture by Dingbo Wu( Book )

9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Poetic fantastic : studies in an evolving genre( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A place for wayfaring : the poetry and prose of Gary Snyder by Patrick D Murphy( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An introduction for readers coming to Gary Snyder for the first time and an overview of the work for the many readers already familiar with his writings, A Place for Wayfaring offers the only comprehensive guide to one of the most influential cultural and literary voices of the past half century."--Jacket
Science fiction from China( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Negotiating democracy : media tranformations in emerging democracies( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Negotiating Democracy addresses issues that have defined the challenges and consequences of media transformation faced by new and emerging democracies. These issues include the dismantling of national broadcasting systems, the promotion of private independent and pluralistic media, the clash between liberal democratic and authoritarian political traditions, negotiations about the appropriate broadcast language, and the potential for free press and for freedom of speech. The contributors use examples from countries such as Cambodia, Bulgaria, Iran, Nigeria, and Taiwan to not only provide detailed analysis of regional and/or nation-specific cases of media, but also to identify transnational patterns that help deepen the understanding of the media's role in globalization."--Jacket
Science from China : eight stories( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feminism faces the fantastic( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'onda misteriosa( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Ecocritical explorations in literary and cultural studies : fences, boundaries, and fields
Essentials of the theory of fictionLiterature of nature : an international sourcebookStaging the impossible : the fantastic mode in modern dramaEcofeminist literary criticism : theory, interpretation, pedagogyFarther afield in the study of nature-oriented literatureLiterature, nature, and other : ecofeminist critiquesHandbook of Chinese popular cultureThe Poetic fantastic : studies in an evolving genre
Alternative Names
Murphy, Patrick

Murphy, Patrick 1951-

English (167)

Italian (2)