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Dr. Robin L. Murray

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

Office: 3351 - Coleman Hall
Email: rlmurray@eiu.edu

Robin Murray's Vita

Robin Murray is a Professor of English at Eastern Illinois University. Her work in ecocritical studies began during her graduate work and was initially integrated into literary study, especially in relation to works by American women regionalists. She has been immersed in film studies for the past 17 years years but has maintained her ecocritical edge. She also coordinates the film studies minor. With a commitment to teachers and teaching, she also directs the Eastern Illinois Writing Project

Spring 2020 office hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:30-3:30; Wednesdays 1-2




Ecocinema and the City. Routledge Press, 2018. (With Joseph K. Heumann).

Film, Environment, Horror: Monstrous Nature on the Big Screen. University of Nebraska Press,

            2016. (With Joseph K. Heumann).

Film and Everyday Eco-Disasters. University of Nebraska Press, 2014. (With Joseph K.


Gunfight At the Eco-Corral: Western Cinema and the Environment. University of Oklahoma

            Press, 2012. (With Joseph K. Heumann).

That’s All Folks?: Ecocritical Readings of American Animated Features. University of Nebraska

            Press, 2011. (with Joseph K. Heumann)

Ecology and Popular Film: Cinema on the Edge.  SUNY Press. 2009. (with Joseph K.


Book in Progress:

Screening Eco-Comedy. Routledge Press. Forthcoming. (With Joseph K. Heumann).

Recent Articles and Book Chapters:

“Nature Guarding “Her Treasures” in Oil Comedies: The Case of Local Hero and Fubar: Balls

to the Wall. Slow Ride to Global Crisis: Transportation and the Culture of Climate Change. West Virginia University Press. Forthcoming (With Joseph K. Heumann).

The Shape of Water and Post-Pastoral Ecohorror.” EcoHorror. Penn State University Press.

            Forthcoming (With Joseph K. Heumann).

Where Life Begins: Documenting the Arctic as Home.” A Companion to Arctic Cinema. McFarland. Forthcoming. (With Joseph K. Heumann).

“Poetry Introduction.” Illinois English Bulletin. Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring

            2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018,

            Spring 2019.

Mother! And the Cli-Fi Conundrum.” Jump Cut. Web. 2018. (With Joseph K. Heumann).

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