Eliza Murphy is Lecturer in English at the School of Humanities in the College of Arts, Law and Education. Her research focuses broadly on modernist and middlebrow fiction, with a particular interest in representations of sociability and entertainment, writing of the interwar period, and print, material, and literary cultures.


PhD “Parties and the Comic Novel in Interwar Britain.” English, University of Tasmania, 2020
BA (Hons 1) English, University of Tasmania, 2016
BA English and Chinese, University of Tasmania, 2015


Journal Articles

Murphy, Eliza. “Fascism, Comedy, and Weak Commitments in Nancy Mitford’s Wigs on the Green.” Feminist Modernist Studies, vol. 3, no. 1, 2020, pp. 16–31.

Milthorpe, Naomi, and Eliza Murphy. “Reading the Party: Festivity as Waste in Evelyn Waugh’s 1930s Fiction.” Journal of Festive Studies, vol. 1, no. 1, 2019, pp. 36–51.

Book Reviews

Murphy, Eliza. Review of Lise Jaillant’s Cheap Modernism. Papers on Language and Literature, vol. 55, no. 1, 2019, pp. 77–82.

Murphy, Eliza. Review of Barbara Cooke’s Evelyn Waugh’s Oxford. Evelyn Waugh Studies, vol. 49, no. 2, 2018, pp. 22–26.

Murphy, Eliza. Review of Lisa Z. Sigel’s Making Modern Love and Catherine Clay et al.’s Women’s Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain, 1918–1939. Journal of Popular Romance Studies, vol. 7, 2018.

Other Research Outputs

Murphy, Eliza. Editor, “Modernist Festivities.” Special issue of The Modernist Review, no. 30, June 2021.

Milthorpe, Naomi, and Eliza Murphy. “Sick Party! The Party as Site of Contagion in Edgar Allen Poe, Evelyn Waugh, and Ling Ma.” JSTOR Daily, March 2021.

Milthorpe, Naomi, Robbie Moore, and Eliza Murphy. “Modernism-Adjacent.” The Modernist Review, no. 13, September 2019.

Murphy, Eliza. Panellist, “Modernist Scandal.” The Modernist Podcast, February 2019.

Murphy, Eliza. “Genre Worlds: Australian Popular Fiction in the Twenty-First Century.” University of Birmingham Popular Literature Blog, October 2018.

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