Curriculum Vita

Education


2009                University of California, Santa Barbara

Ph.D., English Literature

2004                University of California, Santa Barbara

M.A., English Literature

 2001                Hunter College, CUNY, New York, NY

B.A., Philosophy, Summa cum Laude

Academic Appointments


2017-Present The University of Texas at Dallas

Dean of Undergraduate Education

2017-Present The University of Texas at Dallas

Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) Co-Director

2015-Present The University of Texas at Dallas, School of Arts & Humanities

Associate Professor of Literary Studies

2015-2016 The University of Texas at Dallas

Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) Director

2009-2015       The University of Texas at Dallas, School of Arts & Humanities

Assistant Professor of Literary Studies

2014-2015       The University of Texas at Dallas

Faculty Advisor to the Office of Assessment

2010-2014       The University of Texas at Dallas, School of Arts & Humanities

UTD Project Manager, English Broadside Ballad Archive

Publications


Book

2015                Virtuous Necessity: Conduct Literature and the Making of the Virtuous Woman in Early Modern England. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 2015.

Edited Volume

2014                Gniady, Tassie, Kris McAbee, and Jessica C. Murphy eds. New Technologies in Renaissance Studies II, volume 4. Toronto and Tempe, AZ: Iter and ACMRS, 2014.

Refereed Journal Articles

2012               “Feminine Virtue’s Network of Influence in Early Modern England,” Studies in Philology 109.2 (Spring 2012): 258-278.

2010                “‘Of the sicke virgin’: Britomart, Greensickness, and the Man in the Mirror,” Spenser Studies 25 (2010): 109-127.

Book Chapters

2017                “‘Greensickness carrion’: Re-reading Capulet through Broadside Ballads,” in Ballads and Performance: The Multi-Modal Theatricality of the Early Modern Stage, edited by Patricia Fumerton. Forthcoming from The EMC Imprint, 2017.

2014                Murphy, Jessica C., William H. Hsu, Wesam Elshamy, Surya Teja Kallumadi, and Svitlana Volkova, “Greensickness and HPV: A Comparative Analysis?” in New Technologies in Renaissance Studies II volume 4, edited by Tassie Gniady, Kris McAbee, and Jessica C. Murphy, 171-197. Toronto and Tempe, AZ: Iter and ACMRS, 2014.

2012                McAbee, Kris and Jessica C. Murphy. “Ballad Creation and Circulation: Congers and Mongers.” In Broadside Ballads from the Pepys Collection: A Selection of Texts, Approaches, and Recordings, edited by Patricia Fumerton, 7-9. Tempe, AZ: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2012.

2012                “Love Unfortunate and Unfortunate Love.” In Broadside Ballads from the Pepys Collection: A Selection of Texts, Approaches, and Recordings, edited by Patricia Fumerton, 197-223. Tempe, AZ: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2012.

2012                “Marriage: Practically Ideal.” In Broadside Ballads from the Pepys Collection: A Selection of Texts, Approaches, and Recordings, edited by Patricia Fumerton, 225-246. Tempe, AZ: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2012.

2011                Bulger, Monica, Jessica C. Murphy, Jeff Scheible, and Elizabeth Lagresa. “Interdisciplinary Knowledge Work: Digital Textual Analysis Tools and Their Collaboration Affordances.” In Collaborative Approaches to the Digital in English Studies, edited by Laura McGrath. 252-278. Utah: Computers and Composition Digital Press, 2011.

Conference Proceedings

2011                Murphy, Jessica C., and Simone Chess. “Workshop #17: Conduct and Cross-dressing: Performing Gender and the Threat of Violence.” In Masculinities, Childhood, Violence: Attending to Early Modern Women—and Men. Proceedings of the 2006 Symposium, edited by Amy E. Leonard and Karen L. Nelson, 305-306. Newark, DE: University of Delaware Press, 2011.

Encyclopedia Entry

2012                The Two Gentlemen of Verona,” The Facts on File Companion to Shakespeare, volume 5, edited by William Baker and Kenneth Womack, 2030-2064. New York: Facts on File, 2012.

Book Reviews

2016               “Review of Bonnie Lander Johnson. Chastity in Early Stuart Literature and Culture.” The Review of English Studies 68 (283) (2017): 176-177. doi: 10.1093/res/hgw142

2014                “Review of Romancing the Self in Early Modern Englishwomen’s Life Writing by Julie A. Eckerle.” Biography 37.4 (2014): 1161-1163.

2011                “Review of Time, Narrative, and Emotion in Early Modern England by David Houston Wood.” Sixteenth Century Journal 22, no. 3 (Fall 2011): 794-795.

2011                “Review of The Tragic Histories of Mary, Queen of Scots, 1560-1690: Rhetoric, Passions, and Political Literature by John D. Staines.” Sixteenth Century Journal 62, no. 1 (Spring 2011): 153-154.

2007                “Review of Early Modern Autobiography: Theories, Genres, Practice edited by Ronald Bedford, Lloyd Davis, and Philippa Kelly.” BIOGRAPHY 30, no. 4 (Fall 2007): 416-419.

2003                “Review of Conduct Literature for Women 1640-1710 edited by William St. Clair and Irmgard Maassen.” Early Modern Center Bookshelf, March 23, 2003. Web.

Grants and Awards


The University of Texas at Dallas

2015-2016       Special Faculty Development Award

2011                Distinguished Teacher in Diversity & Multicultural Education Award

South Central Modern Language Association

2015                Best Paper in Historical, Literary and/or Cultural Studies for “Language and the Female Body in English Broadside Ballads”

The Regents of the University of Texas

2013                Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award

National Humanities Center

2013                Summer Institute in Literary Studies, Sarah Beckwith’s “Versions of The Winter’s Tale

THATCamp

2011                BootCamp Fellowship for THATCamp Texas

Digital Humanities Summer Institute

2009                Tuition Scholarship for SEASR Analytics

Invited Talks


2017                “Women in Love: Early Modern Medical Understandings,” Invited Speaker, “‘My love is as a fever….’: Love Treatises in the Renaissance,” UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 20-21 January 2017.

2015                “Remedies, Complaints, and Intrigues: Language and the Female Body in English Broadside Ballads,” Invited Speaker, University of Texas at El Paso, Department of English, 13 October 2015.

2013                “The Ballad of the Dissertation: Title Unknown,” Early Modern Center, The University of California, Santa Barbara, via Skype, 11 October 2013.

2012                “Jesting at Scars: Comedy in Shakespeare,” Cooper Honors Lecture, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, 25 April 2012.

2011                “Using Medieval and Early Modern Digital Archives,” Medieval and Renaissance Colloquium, University of North Texas, 10 November 2011.

Conference Activity


Conference Organized

2015                Host Institution Co-organizer, Digital Frontiers, The University of Texas at Dallas, 17-18 September 2015.

Panels Organized

2017                Co-organizer, seminar, “Regulating Early Modern Women’s Bodies: Fiction, Prescription, and Practice,” Shakespeare Association of America Annual Meeting, 5-8 April 2017.

2016                Organizer and Chair, two panels under the regular session “Renaissance Drama,” South Central Modern Language Association, Dallas, TX, 3-5 November 2016.

2014                Organizer and Chair, two panels under the regular session “English II: Renaissance Literature excluding Drama,” South Central Modern Language Association, Austin, TX, 18-22 October 2014.

2012                Organizer and Chair, two panels under the regular session “English II: Renaissance Literature excluding Drama,” South Central Modern Language Association, San Antonio, TX, 8-10 November 2012.

2008                Co-organizer and Chair of “Reconsidering Early Modern Women’s Chastity, Silence, and Obedience I,” Northeast Modern Language Association, Buffalo, New York, 10-13 April 2008.

2008                Co-organizer of “Reconsidering Early Modern Women’s Chastity, Silence, and Obedience II,” Northeast Modern Language Association, Buffalo, New York, 10-13 April 2008.

Papers Presented

2016                “Faculty and Assessment Professionals Collaborating To Improve Assessment,” with Gloria Shenoy, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, 3-5 December 2016.

2016                “Early Modern Medical Texts and The Regulation? of The Female Body,” National Women’s Studies Association, Montreal QC, Canada, 11 November 2016.

2015                “Language and the Female Body in English Broadside Ballads,” South Central Modern Language Association, Nashville, TN, 3 November 2015. Winner of SCMLA 2015 “Best Paper in Historical, Literary and/or Cultural Studies” award.

2015                “Regulating the Female Body in Early Modern English Broadside Ballads,” Sixteenth Century Society and Conference, Society for the Study of Early Modern Women Sponsored Panel, 22 October 2015.

2015                “Representing the Pregnant Body in Early English Broadside Ballads,” Center for Values in Science, Medicine, and Technology Conference, UT Dallas, 22 May 2015.

2015                “‘Greensickness carrion’: Re-reading Capulet through Broadside Ballads,” Shakespeare and Ballads Seminar, Shakespeare Association of America, Vancouver, British Columbia, 2 April 2015.

2014                “The Labor of Feminine Virtue,” Putting Gender to Work Seminar, Shakespeare Association of America, St. Louis, Missouri, 10 April 2014.

2013                “‘Papa don’t preach, I’m in trouble deep’: Fathers and their Greensick Daughters,” South Central Modern Language Association, New Orleans, 5 October 2013.

2013                “Sex Salves: Greensickness in Early Modern English Literature and Culture,” Center for Values in Science, Medicine, and Technology Conference, Dallas, Texas, 23 May 2013.

2012                Hamlet and Three Films” and “The Winter’s Tale and Ballads,” Pitiful Goers-Between: Teaching Intertextually Workshop, Shakespeare Association of America, Boston, Massachusetts, 6 April 2012.

2012                “DH Pedagogy Project,” with Sara Steger, Modern Language Association, Seattle, WA, 6 January 2012.

2011                “Social Media and Shakespeare,” with Kris McAbee, South Central Modern Language Association, Hot Springs, AR, 27 October 2011.

2011                “Using a Social Network to Teach Early Modern Drama,” with Kris McAbee, Renaissance Society of America, Montreal, Canada, 24 March 2011.

2010                “HPV and Greensickness: A Comparative Analysis,” Renaissance Society of America, Venice, Italy, 9 April 2010.

2009                The Faerie Queene and the Paradox of Chastity,” Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies Conference, Dallas, TX, 24 October 2009.

2009                “‘A Remedy for the Greensickness’: Popular Literature and Female Sexuality,” Renaissance Conference of Southern California, Huntington Library, San Marino, California, 7 February 2009.

2008                “Visualizing the ‘Advice to the Ladies of London’: A Digital Humanities Approach to Early Modern Gender,” E-Criticism: New Critical Methods and Modalities, Modern Language Association, San Francisco, 27-30 December 2008.

2008                “‘Advice to the Ladies of London’: Broadside Ballads and Feminine Virtue,” Northeast Modern Language Association, Buffalo, New York, 10-13 April 2008.

2007                “‘Beneath thy heavenly show’: Seeming Chaste in The Tragedy of Mariam,” Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association, Western Washington University, 2 November 2007.

2006                “‘Girl, you’ll be a woman soon’: Ophelia’s Counselors in Hamlet,” South Central Modern Language Association, Dallas, Texas, 27 October 2006.

2003                “Paulina’s ‘Counter-Magic’ in The Winter’s Tale,” Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies Conference, Newport Beach, California, 23 October 2003.

Workshops

2015                “Sex and Marriage: Then and Now,” Workshop co-organizer and co-leader with Katie Kalpin Smith and Sara Keeth, Attending to Early Modern Women: It’s About Time, 19 June 2015.

2012                “Taking TEI Further: Teaching with TEI,” Worskhop participant, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, 20-22 August 2012.

2012                “Introduction to TEI,” Workshop instructor, THATCamp Texas, University of Texas, Arlington, 9-10 March 2012.

2011                THATCamp Texas, Workshop participant, Rice University, Houston, 15-16 April 2011.

2009                “Electronic Self-Fashioning,” Workshop co-leader with Emily Isaacson, Attending to Early Modern Women—Conflict and Concord, University of Maryland 7 November 2009.

2006                “Conduct and Crossdressing: Performing Gender and the Threat of Violence,” Workshop co-leader with Simone Chess, Attending to Early Modern Women—and Men, University of Maryland, 11 November 2006.

Roundtables

2016                “Radicalizing Curriculum and Decolonizing The Canon,” Roundtable participant, National Women’s Studies Association, Montreal QC, Canada, 13 November 2016.

2014                “Feminist Pedagogy in the Deep South,” Roundtable Moderator, National Women’s Studies Association, San Juan Puerto Rico, 16 November 2014.

Conference Participation

2016                Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), Institute on Quality Enhancement and Accreditation, Grapevine, TX, 17-20 July 2016.

2016                Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Austin, TX 7-10 January 2016.

2015                Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) Annual Meeting, Houston, TX 4-8 December 2015.

2015                Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), Institute on Quality Enhancement and Accreditation, Kissimmee, FL 19-22 July 2015.

2015                Texas A&M University Assessment Conference, College Station, TX 22-24 February 2015.

2014                Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education Annual Conference, Dallas, TX, 5-8 November 2014.

2014                Texas A&M University Assessment Conference, College Station, TX 16-18 February 2015.

Academic Interests


English Renaissance Literature and Culture

Early Modern English Women’s Writing

Gender Studies

Shakespeare

Pedagogy

Academic Memberships


Modern Language Association

Shakespeare Association of America

Society for the Study of Early Modern Women

South Central Modern Language Association

Renaissance Society of America

Mentorship Activities


The University of Texas at Dallas

Teaching Observation Program, Senior Faculty Observer, Fall 2016-Present

Faculty Mentoring Program, Peer Mentor 2009-2013, Senior Mentor 2015-Present

Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas

Troop 6647 Co-Leader, 2015-Present

“Playing the Past” Junior Badge Activity Session Leader, Troop 824, October 2015

Troop 824 Volunteer, 2011-2015

Service


The University of Texas at Dallas

Library Committee, Fall 2016-Present

Graduate Professional Week, “CVs, Resumes, and Interviews” Panel Member, October 5, 2016

TA/RA Orientation “Taking Charge of Your Graduate Education” Panel Member, August 26, 2016

Faculty Advisor to Wesley at UTD Student Organization, 2014-Present

Faculty Senate Member. 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013, Fall 2013, Fall 2014

Committee on Committees Member, 2013-2014

Faculty Mentoring Committee Member, 2011-2013

Faculty Advisor to Graduate Student Association, 2011-2013

Undergraduate Studies Curriculum Task Force Member, 2011-2012

Teaching Preparation


Summer Teacher Institute for Associates, Instructional Development, UCSB Summer 2005
Writing Program Practicum in Academic Writing, 501A-B, Writing Program, UCSB Spring-Fall 2004
Campus-Wide Teaching Assistant Orientation, Instructional Development, UCSB Fall 2002, Fall 2003
English Department Teaching Assistant Training, English Department, UCSB Fall 2002

Courses Taught


The University of Texas at Dallas, Associate Professor

(click to access UTD course list)

  • Understanding Theater (undergraduate, honors), Fall 2016

The University of Texas at Dallas, Assistant Professor

(click to access UTD course list)

  • Gender & Disease 1500-1750 (graduate), Spring 2015
  • Disease in Early Modern Literature (undergraduate), Spring 2015
  • Shakespeare & His Contemporaries (graduate), Spring 2014
  • Shakespeare & His Contemporaries (undergraduate), Spring 2014
  • Early Modern Women Writers (graduate), Spring 2013
  • Shakespeare’s Comedy (graduate), Fall 2012
  • Women in Early Modern Lit (PhD-only), Spring 2012, Fall 2014
  • Digital Archives (graduate), Fall 2011
  • Exploration of the Humanities–Persistent Narratives (undergraduate), Fall 2011, Fall 2013, Honors section Spring 2014, Spring 2015
  • Medieval to Renaissance Literature–Gender and Genre (undergraduate), Spring 2011
  • Unread Shakespeare (graduate), Spring 2011
  • Detective Fiction (undergraduate), Fall 2010, Spring 2013
  • Women in Early Modern Literature (graduate), Fall 2010
  • Shakespeare and Adaptation (undergraduate), Summer 2010
  • English Women Writers to 1800 (graduate), Spring 2010
  • Shakespeare’s Comedy (undergraduate), Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Fall 2012
  • Shakespeare: Gender and Genre (graduate), Fall 2009
  • Women in Early Modern Literature (undergraduate), Fall 2009, Spring 2012, Fall 2014

University of California, Santa Barbara, Instructor

  • “The ‘Ideal’ Woman” in Early Modern English Literature, Winter 2007
  • Detective Fiction, Summer 2006
  • Introduction to Literary Study, Summer 2005
  • Introduction to Academic Writing, Fall 2004,Winter 2005, Spring 2005

University of California, Santa Barbara, Teaching Assistant

  • Shakespeare Early Poems and Plays, Spring 2007
  • English Literature from the Medieval Period to 1650, Fall 2006
  • Detective Fiction, Spring 2004
  • Chaucer: Canterbury Tales, Winter 2004
  • English Literature from the Medieval Period to 1650, Fall 2003

University of California, Santa Barbara, Guest Lecturer

  • “Gender and Inheritance in King Lear,” Upper Division Shakespeare, 28 August 2008
  • “Women in The Winter’s Tale,” Introduction to Shakespeare, 28 July 2008
  • “Early Modern Gender Debate,” English Literature from the Medieval Period to 1650, 21 July 2008
  • “Taming? of the Shrew?” Shakespeare Early Poems and Plays, 12 April 2007
  • “Women in Hamlet,” Shakespeare Early Poems and Plays, 5 June 2007
  • “Paulina’s Witchcraft in The Winter’s Tale,” Shakespeare Late Poems and Plays, 31 August 2004

Research Experience


University of California, Santa Barbara

Technical Assistant for Early Modern Center’s English Broadside Ballad Archive.  June 2005-2009.

Participant, Brown Women Writers Project Seminar on Scholarly Text Encoding, 19-21 September 2007.

Transcriber for Giles Bergel’s “The Wand’ring Jew’s Chronicle” Archive, 2007.

Research Assistant for Richard Helgerson (ran poetry through character recognition software for A Sonnet from Carthage, compiled index for The Regrets), October 2005-June 2006

CUNY Research Foundation, New York City

Research Assistant to Gerald A. Press (conducted research on Plato’s Meno and Phaedo, compiled index for Who Speaks for Plato?), Professor of Philosophy, Hunter College, Fall 1999-February 2000

Grant Proposal Processing Assistant. November 1999-March 2000, October 2000-March 2001, and October 2001-March 2002

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