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Paul V. Murphy <email@example.com>
Grand Valley State University
Special interests: History of Southern Agrarians and southern intellectual history; history of American democracy; history of conservatism; history of 20th-century social thought.
Current project: Book on intellectual and cultural history of 1920s America; future project: Democracy and Conformity in Twentieth-Century U.S.
|Address:||Department of History
Grand Valley State University
1 Campus Dr.
Allendale, Michigan 49401
Political History / Studies
Paul V. Murphy
Ph.D., History, Indiana University, 1996
M.A., History, Indiana University, 1991
B.A., magna cum laude, History, Hanover College, 1988
Associate Professor of History, 2004 - ; Assistant Professor of History, 1999-2004, Grand Valley State University
Visiting Assistant Professor of History, 1998-1999, Washington University
Temporary Assistant Professor of History, 1997-1998, Truman State University
Adjunct Instructor, 1996-1997, Butler University
Visiting Lecturer and Associate Instructor, 1992-1997, Indiana University, Bloomington
Visiting Lecturer, 1996, Indiana University—Purdue University at Indianapolis
Visiting Lecturer, 1995, Purdue University Extension Program, Anderson, Indiana
The New Era: American Thought and Culture in the 1920s (book manuscript; under contract to Rowman & Littlefield)
“Standing Athwart History: Conservative Thought and the Conservative Movement in America” (under revision)
The Rebuke of History: The Southern Agrarians and Modern Conservative Thought (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina
Press, 2001). Winner, 2001 Robert Penn Warren/Cleanth Brooks Award; Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2002.
“Divorcing Robert Penn Warren from the South,” rWp: An Annual of Robert Penn Warren Studies 5 (2005), 75-86.
“’The Good War’: Collective Memory and World War II in America,” Grand Valley Review, 25 (Fall 2002), 44-58.
“The Social Memory of the South: Donald Davidson and the Tennessee Past," Tennessee Historical Quarterly, 55:3 (Fall 1996),
256-69. Reprinted in Carroll Van West, ed., Two Hundred Years of Tennessee History (Knoxville: University of Tennessee
Press, 1998), 323-42.
"The Sacrament of Remembrance: Donald Davidson and His Southern Past," Southern Cultures, 2:1 (Fall 1995), 83-102.
“Allegheny Uprising,” “Where the Lilies Bloom,” and “Wild River,” in Rudy Abramson and Jean Haskell, eds., Encyclopedia of
Appalachia (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2006).
“The Idea of the South,” in Mary Kupiec Cayton and Peter W. Williams, eds., Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual
History (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2001).
"Philip L. Graham" and "Gorham Munson," in John A. Garraty et al., eds., American National Biography (New York: Oxford
University Press, 1999).
"The Agrarians" and "Donald Davidson," in The Tennessee Encyclopedia, ed. Carroll Van West (Nashville: Tennessee Historical
“Donald Davidson and Modern American Conservatism,” Historically Speaking, 5:2 (Nov. 2003), 26-28.
“The Clinton Legacy,” Freeman, 4:3 (Jan.-Feb. 2001), 15.
“The Knowledge Industry’s Brave New World,” OAH Newsletter, 24:4 (Nov. 1996), 5-6.