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Gregg Murray, Ph.D.

417 Woodward Ave. SE, Atlanta, GA 30307 • gmurray@gsu.edu



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ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS:

University of Minnesota

Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Arts, English, September 2010

Dissertation Title: “A Performative Study of Playfulness in Zora Neale Hurston, Langston Hughes, Frank O’Hara, and Elizabeth Bishop”
Research Interests: Play & Playfulness; Contemporary American Poetry; Artificial Intelligence; Modernism; Harlem Renaissance; American Literature; 20th Century American Poetry; 20th Century French Poetry; Giorgio Agamben; Lyric Essay; Cyborg Humanism; African-American Poetry
University of Notre Dame (summa cum laude)

Bachelor of Arts, May 2002 Majors: English, Philosophy



ACADEMIC, TEACHING, SERVICE AND PROFESSIONAL HONORS:

Faculty Service Excellence Award. Georgia Perimeter College (Now GSU), 2013.
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Scholar, “Don’t Deny My Voice: Reading and Teaching African-American Poetry.” Summer Institute. Kansas University, 2013.
Governor’s Teaching Fellowship (GTF), 2012. Summer Symposium. University of Georgia Institute of Higher Education.
Southern Academy for Literary Arts and Scholarship Fellowship, 2011. Academic Year 2011-2012.
University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts “Best Dissertation” Award Nomination, University of Minnesota English Department, 2011.

SERVICE TO GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY:

Assistant Professor of English (Fall 2012-Present), Tenured

Tenure-track Instructor of English (Fall 2010-Spring 2012)
Honors Coordinator, Online Campus (Spring 2013-Present)

In my role as Honors coordinator, I regularly advise students in the program on course selection and enrollment, transfer to four-year schools, scholarship opportunities, and academic areas of interest or concern. I also identify qualified students and educate them on the benefits of the program.


Contributing Poetry Editor, The Chattahoochee Review (Spring 2011-Fall 2015).

College Advisory Board (Fall 2015-Present)

My services to TCR include being a committed reader, attending all meetings and proofreading sessions, and consistently representing the journal at the Association of Writing Programs (AWP) national conference and elsewhere. During our annual Townsend Prize ceremonies, I helped writers Ann Beattie (2012) and Jesmyn Ward (2014) acclimate by chauffeuring them around Atlanta. I also published scholarly essays in our Irish issue (fall 2012) and Skin issue (spring 2015) and a review for the TCR blog. Though I have taken a hiatus to found the literary journal Muse /A, I do currently serve on the college advisory board for TCR.


Committee Member, Honors Consolidation Committee. (2015)

We were tasked with presenting an action plan for unifying the Honors College at Georgia State University with the Georgia Perimeter College Honors Program.


Chair, World Literature Committee. (Fall 2014-Present)

I joined this committee near the time of my hire and have recently volunteered to serve as chair. I have served on this committee since the fall of 2010. This semester I have worked on unifying our assessment strategy with the downtown campus and having it prepared for approval.


Founder & Faculty Advisor, Poetry & Performance Club. (Fall 2012-Spring 2016)

In founding this club, I sought to solidify a source of funding for the GPC Poetry Slam, a huge student event that began as a biannual event and is now an annual one. The club has generously funded students’ field trips (e.g., a visit of my ENGL 2132 class to the Albany State University Poetry Festival). Each semester, we have sought to create meaningful events with visiting authors and student involvement, such as our recent FLOW event (in which students wrote and performed to live music), an African-American ‘read-in’ event, and a trivia event for English majors. We recently hosted award-winning writers such as Amelia Gray and Janine Nabers.


Tenure-Track Faculty Hiring Committee (2013, Fall 2015).
Faculty Co-Founder (2012) & Faculty Advisor (AY 2012, AY 2013), National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

I helped a few ambitious Honors students found this club in 2012 and served as their faculty advisor for the first two years. In 2013, I emcee’d the induction ceremony.


Judge, High School Literary Arts Committee. (Fall 2010-Fall 2014)

I served as a judge for the poetry genre of their annual competition.



SERVICE HONORS & RECOGNITION:

Phi Theta Kappa Honorary Recognition for service to Georgia Perimeter College (Now GSU) students, 2013.


National Society of Collegiate Scholars Advisor Award, 2013.

CONFERENCE PAPERS, PANELS, READINGS, AND TALKS:

Murray, Gregg. Invited Poetry Reading. Decatur Book Festival. Local Poets Stage. Decatur, GA, forthcoming fall 2016.


Murray, Gregg. Invited Poetry Recitation. Celebration of William Shakespeare’s 400th Birthday. Java Monkey. Decatur, GA, April 2016.
Murray, Gregg. Invited Talk. “How To Start a Poetry Journal from Scratch.” The University of Georgia. Georgia Poetry Society Spring Meeting, 2016.
Murray, Gregg. Poetry Reading. Visual Voices Student & Faculty Poetry Reading. GSU Dunwoody, April 2016.
Murray, Gregg. Invited Poetry Reading. Decatur Book Festival. Local Poets Stage. Decatur, GA, fall 2015.
Murray, Gregg. Invited Poetry Reading. Phantom Drift Reading at AWP (off-site). Mason’s Restaurant and Bar. 10 April 2015.
Murray, Gregory Kirk. “Reading Amiri Baraka in the 1960s.” 1960s Symposium (GPC). Dunwoody, GA, February 2015.
Murray, Gregg. Invited Panel and Poetry Reading. Georgia Poetry Society Meeting. Clarkston, GA, January 2015.
Murray, Gregory Kirk. Invited Talk. Albany State University Poetry Festival. “Why I Read Baraka.” Albany, GA, November 2014.
Murray, Gregg. Invited Poetry Reading. Decatur Book Festival. Local Poets Stage. Decatur, GA, fall 2014.
Murray, Gregory Kirk. College Language Association. “Work and Play in the Early Jazz Poetry of Langston Hughes.” New Orleans, LA, March 2014.
Murray, Gregg. Invited Poetry Readings. Decatur Book Festival. Local Poets Stage. Decatur, GA, fall 2014.
Murray, Gregg. Invited Poetry Recitation. Celebration of Walt Whitman’s 195th Birthday. Java Monkey. Decatur, GA, 31 May 2014.
Murray, Gregg. Invited Poetry Recitation. “100 Readings of Solitude: A Tribute to Gabriel García Márquez. Kavarna Coffee. Decatur, GA, May 2014.
Murray, Gregg. Invited Poetry Reading. GPC Faculty Poetry Reading event. Dunwoody, GA, spring 2014.
Murray, Gregg. Invited Poetry Reading. Decatur Book Festival. Local Poets Stage. Decatur, GA, fall 2013.
Murray, Gregg. Invited Poetry Reading. “Young Guns Poetry Reading.” Bound To Be Read Bookstore. Atlanta, GA, April 2013.
Murray, Gregory Kirk. Faculty Discipline and Development Day (GPC). "The Cutting EDGE: How Student Engagement Drives Online Honors." Clarkston, GA, fall 2013.
Murray, Gregg. Invited Poetry Reading. Potlatch Reading Series at SCAD’s Ivy Hall. Atlanta, GA, October 2013.
Murray, Gregory Kirk. Invited Emcee. National Society for Collegiate Scholars Induction Ceremony. Fall 2013.
Murray, Gregory Kirk. Albany State University Poetry Festival. Invited Panelist. NEH’s “Don’t Deny My Voice”: The Teaching and Reading of African-American Poetry. Albany, GA, 2013.
Murray, Gregg. Invited Poetry Reading. GPC Faculty Poetry Reading event. Dunwoody, GA, spring 2013.
Murray, Gregory Kirk and Kathryn Pratt Russell. “‘Ain’t ain’t metaphysical?’: The Space of Ain’t in M. Ayodele Heath’s ‘The Etymology of Ain’t.’” ASTR Conference. Nashville, TN, 2012.
Murray, Gregg. Invited Poetry Reading. Decatur Book Festival. Local Poets Stage. Decatur, GA, fall 2012.
Murray, Gregg. Invited Poetry Reading. New South (Literary Journal) Reading at Kavarna Coffee. Decatur, GA, September 2011.
Murray, Gregory Kirk. “‘The World As I See It’: Zora Neale Hurston and World War Two.” World War Two Symposium (GPC). Dunwoody, GA, 2011.
Murray, Gregg. Invited Poetry Reading. Decatur Book Festival. Local Poets Stage. Decatur, GA, fall 2011.
Murray, Gregory Kirk. “‘On a Birthday of Kenneth’s’: Frank O’Hara’s Occasional Poetry.” New Voices Conference, Georgia State University. Atlanta, GA, fall 2010.
Murray, Gregory Kirk. Harlem Playgrounds: An Interdisciplinary Look at the Harlem Renaissance.Invited Lecture. Northwestern University. Evanston, IL, February 2010.

*I received an invitation and honorarium from the Department of African-American Studies to lecture on the Harlem Renaissance.
Murray, Gregory Kirk. “Teaching the Exquisite Corpse.” First Year Writing Graduate Student Symposium (University of Minnesota). Minneapolis, MN, 2008.
Murray, Gregory Kirk. “‘(The Joking Voice, a Gesture I Love)’”: Familiarizing Discourse in Elizabeth Bishop’s ‘Manuelzinho’”; PCA/ACA Conference. Boston, MA, 2007.

OTHER CONFERENCES ATTENDED:

Seaside Writer’s Conference. Seaside Academic Village. May 14-21, 2016.


Open Conference on Teaching and Technology. Georgia State University. January 2016.
Conference on Global Social Movements. Clayton State University. March 2015.
Association of Writing Programs (AWP). 2011-2015.
Governor’s Teaching Fellows Reunion Conference. January 2014.
Faculty Discipline Development Day, Georgia Perimeter College. 2010-2016. (Paper presented in 2013)

TEACHING DEVELOPMENT:

Governors Teaching Fellowship, University of Georgia Summer 2012

This two-week immersion into the ins and outs of Georgia college pedagogy provided a golden opportunity to reflect critically on my own practices while engaging a community of outstanding professors. We discussed topics relevant to practitioners in all disciplines, read and analyzed current pedagogical research, and forged collaboration opportunities.


Teaching with iCollege, Georgia Perimeter College Fall 2010

This intensive, semester-length course focused on developing best practices for online instruction, including critical discussions with other professors. The course required experimentation and implementation of countless innovations in online pedagogy.



AsOFT Training, Georgia Perimeter College Fall 2010

This 10-hour online course focused on developing best practices for asynchronous learning environments.



New Faculty Academy, Georgia Perimeter College Fall 2010

ESSAY, ARTICLE, REVIEW PUBLICATIONS:

Murray, Gregg. “The End Zone Profanations of Chad Ochocinco.” (Lyric Essay/ Scholarly Essay.) The Fanzine. 17 May 2016. Online.


Murray, Gregg. “Stephanie Ford’s All Pilgrim.” (Review forthcoming in Rain Taxi.)
Murray, Gregg. “Stephen Dixon’s Beatrice.” (Review.) Entropy. 10 May 2017. Online.
Murray, Gregg. “Shannon Burns’ Oosh Boosh.” (Review.) ArtsATL.com. 9 May 2017. Online.
Murray, Gregg. “Am I Bot or Not?” The Huffington Post. (Scholarly Essay.) (Previously at Real Pants and KurzweilAI.net.) 6 March 2016. Online.
Murray, Gregg. “Something Mechanical in Something Living.” KurzweilAI.net. 22 February 2016. Online.
Murray, Gregg. “Copies of Copies.” Real Pants. (Lyric Essay.) 10 February 2016. Online.
Murray, Gregg. Why I Read Baraka.” (Lyric Essay). The Pierian. 2015. Print.
Metaphors of Impossibility in Matt Schumachers Spilling the Moon.” (Scholarly Essay). Phantom Drift blog. June 2014. Online.
Murray, Gregg. “A Story Concerning Nuala Ní Chonhúir’s Of Dublin and Other Fictions.” (Lyric Review). The Hooch. 7 March, 2014. Online.
Murray, Gregg. “A Tribute to Amiri Baraka.” (Lyric Essay.) The Project on the History of Black Writing. 31 January 2014. Online.
Disappearing Cowboy Tricks: A Few Notes on Kristin Abrahams Debut Poetry Collection.” (Review). H_ngm_n Journal. Vol. 16. May 2013. Online. 
Murray, Gregg. Kim Vodicka's Aesthesia Balderdash. (Review.) H_ngm_n Journal. Vol. 15. May 2013. Online. 
Murray, Gregory Kirk. “Covering Giorgio Agamben’s Nudities.” (Lyric Essay/Scholarly Essay). Continent. : Year 1, a Selection of Issues 1.1-1.4. Brooklyn: punctum, 2012. Print.
Murray, Gregory Kirk. “An Offer You Can Understand: Assessing the Achievement of Flann O’Brien’s At Swim-Two-Birds.” (Scholarly Essay.) The Chattahoochee Review. Fall/Winter 2012. Print.
Murray, Gregg. “Why the Child Is Cooking in the Polenta.” (Creative Review). Alice Blue Reviews. September 2012. Online.
Murray, Gregg. “Julie Doxsee’s Objects for a Fog Death.” (Lyric Review). HTML Giant. June 2012. Online.
Murray, Gregg. “Laked, Fielded, Blanked” (Review). Coldfront Magazine. Spring 2012. Online.
Murray, Gregory Kirk. “Covering Giorgio Agamben’s Nudities.” (Lyric Essay/Scholarly Essay). Continent. 1.2. pp. 145-7. Spring 2011. Online.
Murray, Gregg. Punctuation: Art, Politics, and Play.” (Review). Rain Taxi Online Edition. Spring 2009. Online.
Murray, Gregg. “Cleaning the Mirror.” (Review). Reconfigurations: A Journal for Poetics & Poetry/ Literature & Culture. 2008. Online.



CREATIVE PUBLICATIONS (Poems, unless otherwise indicated):



Murray, Gregg. Ceviche. (Chapbook, 29 pp.). Spittoon Press. April 2014. Online.
Murray, Gregg. “How I Get Word of You.” pioneertown. Spring 2016.
Murray, Gregg. “[When I Was a Horse Thief].” Augury Books, Poetry Book Finalist feature. November 2015. Online.
Murray, Gregg. “The Surgery.” Phantom Drift: A Journal of New Fabulism. Vol. 5. 2015.
Murray, Gregg. “When on Lookout How Careful To Be by the Noose.” Alice Blue Review. Vol. 27. 2015. Online.
Murray, Gregg. “The Truth about Liver-Eating Johnson.” (Short story.) The Mondegreen. 1.1. January 2015. Online.
Murray, Gregg. “The Itch.” The Mondegreen. 1.1. January 2015. Online.
Murray, Gregg. “The Deal.” Birmingham Poetry Review. Spring 2015. Vol. 42. Print.
Murray, Gregg. “Night Writer.” Quiddity International. 8.1. 2015. Print.
Murray, Gregg. “[When I Was a Huswyf, I Haggled the Merchants].” The Carolina Quarterly. Winter 2014. Print.
Murray, Gregg. “[When I was a railroad hammer].” Souwester. 2014. Print.
Murray, Gregg. “Monologue of Dracule,” “A Man of Preferences.” Phantom Drift. 2014. Print.
Murray, Gregg. “In My Dreams of the West.” Berkeley Poetry Review. Vol. 44. Summer 2014. Print.
Murray, Gregg. “[When I ran the numbers, I stayed],” “[When I was a killing hand].” Vol. 4. Summer/Fall 2014. The Free State Review. Print.
Murray, Gregg. “Sawdust.” Tinderbox. Vol. 1.1. 2014. Online.
Murray, Gregg. “Amiri Baraka (1934-2014).” The Pierian. May 2014. Print.
Murray, Gregg. “Plates 1-4 of the Wheeler Photographic Survey].” (4 Poems). Menacing Hedge. April 2014. Online with audio.
Murray, Gregg. “Early Draculean Metaphysics.” The Bicycle Review. April 2014. Print and online.
Murray, Gregg. “In the Biblio.” Midway Journal. January 2014. Online.
Murray, Gregg. “[When I was a shipwright, the sea].” Josephine Quarterly. December 2013. Online.
Murray, Gregg. “White.” Ayris. Vol. 10. 2013. Print.
Murray, Gregg. “On the Final Days of a Danish Coastguard.” The Lake Poetry: Seamus Heaney Tribute. 2013. Online.
Murray, Gregg. “Braille.” Interrupture: Best of Years One and Two. 2013. Print.
Murray, Gregg. “Capiche.” Interrupture. June 2013. Online.
Murray, Gregg. “Black Flag,” “Manning the Shutters,” “Suppose.” Vol. 22. 2013. Word for/ Word. Online.
Murray, Gregg. “Nighthawk.” RealPoetik. Sunday, May 19, 2013. Online.
Murray, Gregg. “Trade Secrets.” [PANK]. 8.1. January 2013. Online with audio.
Murray, Gregg. “Fetch,” Seamstress.” Horse Less Review. Vol. 13. December 2012. Online.
Murray, Gregg. “Instances of Graciella Tabling Ceviche,” When the Ceviche Was Off,” “Parable of the Birdcages.” Spittoon. September 2012. Online.
Murray, Gregg. “Sonar.” LEVELER. June 2012. Online.
Murray, Gregg. “You Prevaricate.” decomP magazinE. June 2012. Online with audio.
“Brothers.” Letterpress on broadside. Artist Robyn Ward. Em Space Book Arts Center. Rives BFK, Portland. 11 x 15. Edition of 45. Text by Gregg Murray.
Murray, Gregg. “Some Translations for Arturo de Benedicto.” New South. February 2012. Print.
Murray, Gregg. “System Analyst.” elimae. January 2012. Online.
Murray, Gregg. “The One and Only.” DIAGRAM. Vol. 11.3. November 2011. Online.
Murray, Gregg. “Sludge.” Caketrain. November 2011. Print.
Murray, Gregg. “Braille,” “Typeface.” Interrupture. Vol. 1.2. June 2011. Online.


Murray, Gregg. “Brothers,”* “Shelf-life.” Midway Journal. March 2011. Online. *Nominated for a Pushcart Prize.



Murray, Gregg.Man with Air Guitar,” “Lay Anthem.” Alice Blue Review. Vol. 12. 2010. Online.



Murray, Gregg.Stone Cliffs.” The Denver Syntax. October 2010. Online.

Murray, Gregg. “Wreck,” “Somewhat.” Scythe. Winter 2010. Online.




Murray, Gregg. “Looking for Pancho Villa at Pancho Villa Bar and Restaurant.” Mandala. 2010. Online.


Murray, Gregg. “The Dream of the Rude.” DIAGRAM. 9.2. April 2009. Online.

Murray, Gregg. “The Palazzo of the Babies.” Anemone Sidecar. #10. 2009. Online.


Murray, Gregg. “Sunflowers.” Breadcrumb Scabs. 2009. Online.

OTHER CREATIVE VENTURES:

Founding Editor. Muse /A Journal. I founded this tri-annual online poetry journal, which is set to release its inaugural issue at AWP 2016. I serve as the Editor-in-Chief. Our first issue features work by Julie Doxsee, Matt Schumacher, Ryo Yamaguchi, Rebecca Hazelton, Andrea Jurjević, John Matthias, Lily Brown, and many others.

www.museajournal.com
Assistant Dramaturg. 7 Stages Theater (Atlanta) and The Onyx Theater (Kennesaw) production of The Red Badge of Courage. Spring 2014. This production ran at both 7 Stages and The Onyx Theater. As the assistant dramaturg, I wore many hats. Among them, I worked with the directors on the adaptation from the novel, especially maintaining its poetic integrity. I also served the actors by providing relevant scholarship on Stephen Crane and his masterwork.
Poet/Playwright. The Coyote Papers. I wrote this book of poems during my generous Southern Academy for Literary Arts and Scholarship Fellowship from Academic Year 2011-12. Collaborator Jane Barnette and I adapted it for the stage, and it has since enjoyed a live reading at the Onyx Theater. Also, several of the scenes were performed by actor Jordan Wardach for a performance of the Kennesaw State University Tellers.
CREATIVE HONORS:

Semi-finalist, POL Prize. When I Was an Octopus. 2016. [Still under consideration]


Finalist, Augury Books, 2015. [When I Was an Octopus]. 2015.
Finalist, Patricia Bibby First Book Award. s Ø n a r. Tebot Bach Press. 2013.
Finalist, Pocataligo Poetry Contest. “[Railroads].” Yemassee Journal. 2013.
Pushcart Prize Nomination. “Brothers.” Midway Journal. 2011.



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