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  • Enjoy the Murphy House

    Enjoy the Murphy House. Meet with visiting writers, study and drink tea, participate in a workshop or discussion group, and hang out with friends. Bertie Wilson Murphy Building

    Experience Literary Events

    Engage with eminent poets, authors, scholars, translators, and theatre directors while on campus. 2015-2016 Events

    Explore the World

    Travel abroad to study literature and language in cities such as Madrid and Tours. Study and Travel

    Excel as a Murphy Scholar

    Go deeper into literature and language through the Murphy Scholars Program, launching in Fall 2015 with an inaugural class of sophomores. Learn more

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    Murphy Scholars Program

    The Murphy Scholars Program in Literature and Language is an exciting new initiative that provides enhanced cocurricular experiences to keenly interested students. Sophomores - regardless of major - may apply.

  • Upcoming Events

    Kevin Young

    Kevin Young, Murphy Visiting Poet

     Murphy Visiting Poet Kevin Young will read from his work on April 14, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in Reves Recital Hall. He is often described as the "best and brightest of contemporary American poets." Author of eight books of award-winning poetry, he has also edited eight collections of poetry. Blue Laws: Selected & Uncollected Poems 1995 - 2015 has just been released this spring.