M. Stephanie Murray


Ph.D. in English Language and Literature, University of Chicago, December 2011
Dissertation: “Dead Reckoning: Knowing and Telling in Early Modern English Revenge Tragedies and History Plays”
Advisors: Richard Strier, Carla Mazzio, and Bradin Cormack

M.A. in Humanities, University of Chicago, June 2000

B.A. in English, University of Arizona, December 1998


“Talking to Ghosts: Imaginary Conversations in Early Modern Drama,” Conversational Exchanges in Early Modern Drama (1549-1640), ed. Kristen Abbott Bennett, (Cambridge, England: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015)

“On the Alt-Ac Jungle Gym: Toward a Feminist Approach,” #alt-academy: A Media Commons Project (online peer-reviewed publication, 2014)

Courses Taught

Carnegie Mellon University

  • BXA Interdisciplinary 52-190: BXA Freshman Research Seminar
  • BXA Interdisciplinary 52-290: Literacy Across Disciplines
  • BXA Interdisciplinary 52-401, 52-402: BXA Senior Capstone Seminar

University of Chicago

  • Humanities 14000: Reading Cultures I
  • Humanities 14100: Reading Cultures II
  • Humanities 14200: Reading Cultures III
  • English 16902: Stuff and Nothing in Renaissance Drama
  • English 16901/Gender Studies 16901: Roaring Girls: Gender and Culture in Early Modern Drama
  • English 10100: Critical Perspectives
  • English 20801/MAPH 34131: Revenge Tragedy

DePaul University

  • English 328: Shakespeare

Administrative Experience

BXA Intercollege Degree Program (interdisciplinary program in the Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Natural and Physical Sciences, and Computer Science), Carnegie Mellon University, July 2010–present, Director and Academic Advisor

Planning Resources and Involvement for Students in the Majors, University of Chicago, Autumn 2007–June 2010, Graduate Student Liaison

Internship for Credit Program, University of Chicago, Spring 2009–Autumn 2009, Coordinator

Renaissance Workshop, University of Chicago, Autumn 2004–Spring 2006, Co-coordinator

Humanities Core Colloquium Editorial Collective, University of Chicago, Autumn 2003–Spring 2004, Member

Graduate Student Policy Committee, Department of English, University of Chicago, Autumn 2002–Autumn 2003, Co-chair

Presentations—Administrative Topics

Panelist, Academic Hybrid Positions, GradUCon, University of Chicago, April 2015

“On the Alt-Ac Jungle Gym,” Alt-Ac Work and Gender: It’s Not Plan B, Modern Languages Association Conference, Chicago, IL, January 2014

“Beyond Capstones: Senior Projects as Reflection and Foundation,” Creating Campus Cultures of Success, AAC&U conference on Student Success and the Quality Agenda, Miami, FL, April 2013

Panelist, Avenues of Access for Recent PhDs, Modern Languages Association Conference, Boston, MA, January 2013

“Aesthetic Literacy and Interdisciplinary Vocabularies,” Text:Image, Visual Studies in the English Major, Modern Languages Association Conference, Seattle, WA, January 2012

“Creating across the Curriculum: An Intercollege Degree Program,” AAC&U Conference, November 2011

Presentations—Scholarly Topics

“Macbeth Has Come Unstuck in Time,” Seminar: “Forms of Time, Part One,” Shakespeare Association of America annual conference, St. Louis, MO, April 2014

“What’s Black and White and Red All Over? Lucrece,” Seminar: “Knowing Language in Shakespeare’s Poems,” Seminar: “Sprezzatura,” Shakespeare Association of America annual conference, Toronto, ON, March 2013

“Feminine Sprezzatura and Strategies of Silence in Early Modern Drama,” Seminar: “Sprezzatura,” Shakespeare Association of America annual conference, Boston, MA, April 2012

“‘No words, but deeds, revenge’: Accounting for Self and History in Shakespeare’s Henry VI Plays,” Renaissance Workshop, University of Chicago, June 2008

Hamlet, Revenged: The Epistemological Project of Narrative,” Seminar: “Revenge in the Twenty-First Century,” Shakespeare Association of America annual meeting, Dallas, TX, March 2008

“‘There speake and strike’: Violence, Rhetoric, and Register in Titus Andronicus,” Northeast Modern Language Association annual conference, Baltimore, MD, March 2007

Presentations—Scholarly Topics (continued)

“‘Labour in past matters’: Stabilizing History and Establishing Revenge in The Spanish Tragedy,” Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies annual conference, Chicago, IL, February 2007

“Lost Causes: Fantasies of Motivation and Meaning in Titus Andronicus and Edward the Second,” Renaissance Workshop, University of Chicago, February 2007

“Violent Rhetoric in Titus Andronicus,” Ohio Shakespeare Conference, Marietta University, Marietta, OH, October 2006

“‘Since I grew inward with revenge’: Stabilizing History in The Spanish Tragedy,” Graduate Student Conference, University of Chicago, October 2006

“Interaction between the Arts: Considering Collaboration and Simulation,” Renaissance Workshop, University of Chicago, October 2004

University Service

Associate Deans Council, 2011-present

College of Fine Arts Executive Committee, 2011-present

Tartans Abroad Scholarship Committee, 2013-present

Fifth-Year Scholars Selection Committee, 2013-present

Phi Beta Kappa Selection Committee, 2013-present

Posner Gallery Internship Committee, 2014-present

Miller Gallery Advisory Committee, 2014-present

Professional Service

Consulting Editor, Digital Mitford: The Mary Russell Mitford Archive

Manuscript review for Digital Humanities Quarterly

Awards and Honors

Tillotson Award (departmental travel award), Department of English, University of Chicago, 2007, 2008

Doolittle-Harrison Fellowship (divisional travel award), University of Chicago, 2006

Edwarda Williams Dissertation-Year Write-Up Fellowship, University of Chicago, 2006–07

Departmental Nominee, Hannah Holborn Gray Fellowship, University of Chicago, 2004

Century Fellowship, University of Chicago, 2001–2006

Master of Arts Program in the Humanities Merit Scholarship, University of Chicago, 1999–2000

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