Michael P. Murphy

Michael P. Murphy

Director of Loyola’s Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage

Mike’s research interests are in Theology and Literature,
Systematic Theology, and the literary/political cultures of
Catholicism—but he also thinks and writes about issues in
mimetic theory, social ethics, and Ignatian pedagogy. His first
book, A Theology of Criticism: Balthasar, Postmodernism, and the
Catholic Imagination (Oxford), was named a "Distinguished
Publication" in 2008 by the American Academy of Religion. His
most recent scholarly work is "Panem et Circenses: Michel
Houellebecq, Submission, and the Liturgies of Spiritual
Exhaustion" in The Call of Literature (Forthcoming from Routledge in 2024). Mike is currently at
work on a monograph entitled The Humane Realists: Catholic Fiction, Poetry, and Film 1965-2020.

CSL 213

Panel—The Medium is the Mimesis: McLuhan, Girard, and the Technologies of Imitation

Jon Askonas
Andrew McLuhan
Brett Robinson
Michael Murphy