Disestablishing Virtue: Federalism, Religion, and New England Women Writers
Hurford Family Fellowship, 2018–19
Her current book project examines American women writers, religion, and the legacy of Federalism. Using biographical and historical methods, it examines works by Judith Sargent Murray, Lydia Sigourney, Catharine Sedgwick, and Harriet Beecher Stowe in the context of early U.S. religious and political culture.
- Murphy, Gretchen. “States of Innocence: Harriet Beecher Stowe, London Needlewomen, and the New England Novel.” Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers 34, no. 2 (2017): 278-300.
- Murphy, Gretchen. “Contract, Adoption, and Sibling Incest: The Problem of Democratic Community in James Fenimore Cooper’s Wyandotté.” J19: The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists 4, no. 1 (Spring 2016): 19-39.
- Murphy, Gretchen. “Revising the Law of the Mother in the Adoption-Marriage Plot.” Nineteenth-Century Literature 69, no. 3 (2014): 342-65.
- Murphy, Gretchen. Shadowing the White Man’s Burden: U.S. Imperialism and the Problem of the Color Line. New York: New York University Press, 2010.
- Murphy, Gretchen. Hemispheric Imaginings: The Monroe Doctrine and Narratives of U.S. Empire. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2005.