Katie Owens-Murphy, Ph.D.


UNA Box 5050

110 Willingham Hall

Associate Professor of English and Coordinator of the MA in English Program

Alabama State Coordinator for the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program

Email: kowensmurphy@una.edu

Research & Teaching fields:

American literature, theories of lyric and narrative, prison literature, Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program

Institution Degree Year
The Pennsylvania State University Ph.D. 2013
The Pennsylvania State University M.A. 2009
The State University of New York at Geneseo B.A. 2007


Courses taught:

  • American Literature through Walt Whitman
  • American Literature Walt Whitman to the present
  • Civil War Literature
  • Poetry at the Margins
  • Literary Criticism
  • Prison Literature in the U.S.

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