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I am a specialist in British Romanticism, with particular interests in Orientalism, Irish studies, and the reception of the classical tradition. Primarily I work on the poetry of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, and John Keats, with attention to other authors such as Joanna Baillie, Sara Coleridge, Edward Gibbon, Charles Lamb, and Thomas de Quincey. Increasingly I am drawn to nineteenth-century interdisciplinarity, particularly the relation of literary texts to material culture. I’m also an author of narrative non-fiction. What unites these themes is a fascination with what happens when different cultures come into contact; whether it’s the way that ninteenth-century authors reinterpret classical myth, or how Zen traditions pass into modern settings.

Research interests

Victorian literature
Anglo-Irish literature
Classical reception
The Gothic
Narrative non-fiction

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Research Output 2013 2018

Crippled Immortals

Murray, C. M., 2018, 1 ed. North Melbourne Vic Australia: Australian Scholarly Publishing. 269 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

'Freedom on the Green-Sea Brink': the Two Orientalist Voices of Thomas Moore's Lalla Rookh

Murray, C. M., 2 Nov 2018, In : Australasian Journal of Irish Studies. 18, 1, p. 96-115 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Jane Austen: By a Lady Exhibition

Murray, C., 1 Dec 2017

Research output: Non-textual formCurationOther

Poetic Precursors (1): Dante and Shakespeare

Murray, C. M., 2017, John Keats in Context. O'Neill, M. (ed.). Cambridge UK: Cambridge University Press, p. 209-219 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Coleridge, Isherwood and Hindu light

Murray, C., 1 Oct 2016, In : Romanticism. 22, 3, p. 269-278 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Activities 2019 2019

  • 1 Peer review panel or committee

Editorial Board, Australasian Journal of Irish Studies

Chris Murray (Fellow)
1 Feb 2019 → …

Activity: External Academic EngagementPeer review panel or committee

Press / Media

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Chris Murray


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