Comparative Literature
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Department Chair:
Jed Deppman

Administrative Assistant:
Brenda Snell

Department Email:


Phone: (440) 775-8345

Location:
King Building 125
10 N. Professor St.
Oberlin, OH, 44074

Elah (Libby) Murphy

Elah (Libby) Murphy

Associate Professor of French

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E-mail:


Office:
Rice 10
(440) 775-5402

Personal Office Hours:
Wednesday 2:00-5:00 and by appointment.

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Libby Murphy

Elah (Libby) Murphy

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Arts, University Georgia Athens, 1997
  • Master of Arts, University of Virginia, 1999
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Stanford University, 2006


Libby Murphy teaches courses in modern and contemporary French literature and in advanced conversation, composition, and textual analysis. Her research interests center on French literature and culture of the First World War, the history of French journalism, and theories of the novel. She has published articles on print culture and the First World War, on literary representations of the French Infantryman or poilu, and on the reception in wartime and postwar France of the films of Charlie Chaplin. She is currently working on a cultural history of the First World War that develops the literary mode of the picaresque as a conceptual framework for understanding the ways in which French novelists, journalists, graphic artists and cultural critics attempted to make sense of the Great War.