Paul V. Murphy - D-1-116 MAK, (616) 331-3429, murphyp@gvsu.edu

Professor of History 

Fields: 20th Century U.S., Intellectual and Cultural

Degrees: BA, Hanover College, 1988
MA, Indiana University, 1991
Ph.D., Indiana University, 1996

For more information, please see Prof. Murphy's Curriculum Vitae

I teach courses in American intellectual, cultural, and political history, including a course I developed on the History of Democracy in America. I most recently wrote a volume in Rowman & Littlefield’s “American Thought & Culture” series entitled The New Era:  American Thought and Culture in the 1920s (Rowman & Littlefield, 2012).  I have also written a history of the Southern Agrarians, an idiosyncratic band of antimodern critics active from the 1930s forward. My book, The Rebuke of History: The Southern Agrarians and American Conservative Thought (University of North Carolina, 2001), examined the intellectual tradition growing out of their work. Currently, I am beginning a project on the efforts of a variety of American intellectuals to promote a “new” humanism as the answer to the nation’s ills in the twentieth century.  I am also an active member of the Society for United States Intellectual History.

The New Era:  https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781442215405

Rebuke of History:  http://uncpress.unc.edu/browse/book_detail?title_id=735

Society for U.S. Intellectual History:  http://us-intellectual-history.blogspot.com/








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