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Robin Murray

Professor of English and Women's Studies, Film Studies Minor Coordinator, and Eastern Illinois Writing Project Director

Office Hours:  M 1:00-3:00 p.m.; TR 2:00-3:15 p.m.

Robin L. Murray teaches courses in film studies, English education, and multicultural American literature. Her research and service interests are in ecocriticism and film studies, women's studies, and composition theory and practice. She has co-authored four books: Ecology and Popular Film: Cinema on the Edge (SUNY Press 2009), That’s All Folks?:Ecocritical Readings of American Animated Features (U Nebraska Press 2011), Gunfight at the Eco-Corral: Western Film and the Environment (U Oklahoma Press 2012), and Everyday Ecodisasters in Documentary and Fictional Films (U Nebraska Press 2014). Her work has appeared in Film Quarterly, Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the Environment, Jump Cut, and other film and literary journals.

She also directs the Eastern Illinois Writing Project ( and coordinates the Film Studies Minor.

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  • Education
  • Environment
  • Media


PhD, University of Toledo; M.A., The Ohio State University; B.A., Oakland University

Research Interests

Film studies, English education, multicultural American literature, eco-criticism, women’s studies, composition theory, nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American studies.

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