John L. Murphy

DeVry University, Long Beach, CA, USA

Prof. John L. Murphy coordinates the Humanities sequence at DeVry University’s Long Beach, California campus. His Ph.D. is from UCLA in medieval English literature. Irish language reception by English-language culture, Irish republicanism, Beckett’s purgatorial concepts, Jews in medieval Ireland, the reception of Buddhism by Irish intellectuals, folk-rock in Irish counterculture, and the presentation of otherworldly, liminal states in medieval and modern literature illustrate his published research. He reviews books and music over a broad range of topics in print and online, and he contributes to PopMatters, Spectrum Culture, and the New York Journal of Books regularly.