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Dr Ffion Murphy

Honorary Senior Fellow

Staff Member Details
Email: f.murphy@ecu.edu.au
Campus: Mount Lawley  
Room: ML18.220  

Ffion is an Honorary Senior Fellow within the School of Arts and Humanities.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland, 2004.
  • Master of Arts, The University of Sydney, 1986.
  • Graduate Diploma of Business Secretarial Studies, Edith Cowan University, 1981.
  • Bachelor of Arts, The University of Western Australia, 1981.

Research

Recent Research Grants

  • 'Deep Within My Soul': Recovering Memory in Bilingual Early Alzheimer's Patients,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration - Grant,  2008 - 2013,  $84,302.
  • Kira and James: A Biographical Investigation of Two Significant Cultural Figures, Using Historical and Practice-Led Forms of Research,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher - Grant,  2008 - 2010,  $24,006.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Murphy, F., Nile, R., (2017), Writing Silence: Grieving Mothers and the Literature of War. Claiming Space for Australian Women's Writing, 37-59, Cham, Switzerland, Palgrave Macmillan, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-50400-1.
  • Murphy, F., (2016), All that happens: Ransom and its afterword. Literatures in English: New Frontiers in Research, 24(37), 281-293, Tübingen, Germany, Stauffenberg Verlag.

Journal Articles

  • Murphy, F., Nile, R., (2018), Gallipoli's troubled hearts: Fear, nerves and repatriation. Studies in Western Australian History, 32((2018)), 25-37, Crawley, Western Australia, Centre for Western Australian History, University of Western Australia.
  • Murphy, F., (2018), Speaking for the dead: Writing and the Unknown Australian Soldier. TEXT: Journal of Writing and Writing Programs, 22(1), 21 pages, Australasian Association of Writing Programs.
  • Murphy, F., (2017), Writing Therapy: Paradox, peril and promise. TEXT: Journal of Writing and Writing Programs, Special Issue 38. 21(1), 17p., Australasian Association of Writing Programs.
  • Murphy, F., Nile, R., (2016), The Naked Anzac: Exposure and Concealment in A.B. Facey's A Fortunate Life. Southerly: a review of Australian literature, 75(3), 219-237, Sydney, Brandl & Schlesinger.
  • Murphy, F., Nile, R., (2016), The many transformations of Albert Facey. M/C Journal, 19(4), Online, Brisbane, QLD, Queensland University of Technology.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Master of Arts,  A struggle for recognition: The war widows' guild in Western Australia 1946- 1975 and exegesis: researching and writing an organisational history
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Lilac tractors a novel and critical essay intersections among psychiatry, madness, sexuality and feminism in 'lilac tractors'.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Framing anorexia: A play script and multidimensional investigation of anorexia.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Secrets, shame and forgiveness in celebrity culture and literature.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  "Sink or swim: A memoir" and "writing memoir: truths, tensions, transitions: an essay."
  • Master of Arts,  Irrestible grace excerpt from a novel and looking back: On writing, travel and the gaze an essay
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Venturing into Silences. The Silence of Water (novel). Convicts, Women and Western Australian Stories (essay).
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The historian's daughter (a novel) monsters and memory (an essay)
  • Master of Arts,  Boomtown wives: A novel.

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Philosophy for teenagers: Finding new relevance in old concepts.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  'The red pipe: A novella set in port hedland', plus an accompanying essay, 'ten pounds for adults, kids travel free'
  • Doctor of Philosophy: Museum of the self and rewriting the masculine: Exile, return, self-knowledge
  • Master of Arts,  Spectrum: Encounters with India.

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  When Autism Strikes
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Creativity and illness: An anecdotal exploration of a writing practice. Coming undone: a collection of poems & a thesis as an anecdotal exploration of a writing practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  "The beach house".
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Minnesota boy: A journey through time and place.
  • Master of Arts,  'Cooper street'(original screenplay) and "into the foreground - an examination of setting within the screenplay"
  • Master of Arts,  'Cooper street'(original screenplay) and "into the foreground - an examination of setting within the screenplay"
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Saphira, the snake princess: A novel and minoan is not greek: an essay
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Aurora.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The murder of mike macdougall, a social realist novel, and the Australian paradox: An essay on the Australian migrant experience after world war II.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Curse of the time witch and the time-slip novel
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The headless angel of chance.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The double sunrise. A novel and exegesis, Australian national identity and 'the double sunrise'.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  A coat of ashes. A collection of poems, incorporating a metafictional narrative - and - poetry, daoism, physics and systems theory: A poetics. a set of critical essays.
  • Master of Arts by Research,  One night in Hong Kong a novella and sexuality, desire and the aging female body an essay
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Carousel - novel. Writing into the apocalypse - an examination of the method of writing into the dark within the context of post-apocalyptic fiction.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Carousel - novel. Writing into the apocalypse - an examination of the method of writing into the dark within the context of post-apocalyptic fiction.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Who is it that writes? Poetry and the plural self
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Maps for the lost. A collection of short fiction - and - human / nature ecotones: Climate change and the ecological imagination. a critical essay
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