Murphy, M.G., 2023. The Return to the Mystical: Jacques Lacan, John of the Cross, and the Christian Tradition. [online] Church Life Journal. Available at: <> [Accessed September 21 2023].

Murphy, M., 2023. Herbert McCabe and Lacan. Everyday Analysis, Religion, Marxism and Analysis, pp.33–40.

Murphy, M.G., 2022. Special Issue: Psychoanalysis and Taiwan: A Contested Discourse in a Small Country? Taiwan Insight. URL (accessed 10.29.22).

Murphy, M., 2011. Addiction, Spirituality and Contemporary Psychoanalysis. Vinayasadhana, II (2), pp.52–70. Murphy, M., 2013.

Murphy, M., 2011. Aquinas and Sartre: On Freedom, Personal Identity, and the Possibility of Happiness. Pastoral Review, (January).

Murphy, M., 2013. The Direction of Desire. Vinayasadhana, 4(2), pp.95–100.

Murphy, M., 2018. Dialogue Between the Clinical Practice of Lacanian Psychoanalysis and the Discipline of Spiritual Direction. Vinayasadhana, IX (1), pp.56–74.

Murphy, M., 2019. Lacan as Spiritual Director. Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory, 18(3), pp.508–525.

Also published in a three-part series:

  1. Murphy, M., 2018a. Lacan as “Spiritual Director” – On the Relationship Between Psychoanalysis and Christian Mysticism, Part 1 (Mark Murphy). Religious Theory. [online] Available at: <> [Accessed October 27 2018].
  2. Murphy, M., 2018b. Lacan as “Spiritual Director” – On the Relationship Between Psychoanalysis and Christian Mysticism, Part 2 (Mark Murphy). Religious Theory. [online] Available at: <> [Accessed June 27 2019].
  3. Murphy, M., 2018c. Lacan as “Spiritual Director” – On the Relationship Between Psychoanalysis and Christian Mysticism, Part 3 (Mark Murphy) – Religious Theory. [online] Available at: <> [Accessed October 27 2018].


Murphy, M., 2019. Review: The Twittering Machine. RS21. [online] Available at: <>.

Murphy, M., 2022. “Real Love: Essays on Psychoanalysis, Religion, Society” by Duane Rousselle. European Journal of Psychoanalysis, (17), pp.1–6.

Murphy, M.G. and Carroll, B., 2020. Tarrying with Hopeless Angels: A Theo-poetic, Lacanian Exposition on Hope. International Journal of Žižek Studies, [online] 14(1). Available at: <> [Accessed March 4 2020].

Murphy, M.G., 2021. Book Review: Breaking Through Schizophrenia: Lacan and Hegel for Talk Therapy. Wilfried ver Eecke. International Journal of Žižek Studies, [online] 15(1). Available at: <> [Accessed April 26 2021].

Murphy, M.G., 2022. Apophatic Psychoanalysis: The Plenitude of the Negative. European Journal of Psychoanalysis, What’s so Negative about Psychoanalysis 9.

Books Contributed and helped with:

Hayes, M.A. and O’Collins, G., 2008. The Legacy of John Paul II. Bloomsbury Publishing.

Towey, A., 2013. An Introduction to Christian Theology. A&C Black.

Book Chapters

Murphy, M.G. and Kim, W., 2022. Anti-Antigone: From a Politics of Desire to an Ethics of Love--Rethinking the Politics of the One-all-Alone. In: NA. Barria-Asenjo and S. Žižek, eds. The Knot of Politics and Psychoanalysis, 1st ed. Brazil: Criacao Humana.pp.86–99.

Murphy, M.G., 2023 Lacan, Baruzi and Experientialism. In: Tyler P, eds. John of the Cross (forthcoming from St Marys University)

Murphy, M.G., 2023. Apophatic Psychoanalysis: The Plenitude and Ethics of the Negative. In: D. Rousselle and M.G. Murphy, eds. Positivity & Negativity in Psychoanalysis Theory, Ethics & the Clinic, 1st ed. Routledge. (I am also a co-editor for this volume.)

Murphy, M. G., 2024. ‘Embracing Suffering and the Death Drive in Catherine of Siena’s Writings.’ In: Julie Reshe, ed: Negative Psychoanalysis. Routledge. (forthcoming)


Murphy, M.G., 2023 The Direction of Desire: John of the Cross, Jacques Lacan and the Contemporary Understanding of Spiritual Direction, 1st ed, The Palgrave Lacan Series. Palgrave Macmillan, Switzerland.

Rousselle, D. and Murphy, M.G., 2023. Negativity in Psychoanalysis: Theory and Clinic. Routledge, Chapman & Hall, Incorporated.

Post-Doctoral work:

Post-Doctoral Researcher with Dr Chun-yi at Nottingham University: “Success, Failure, Ideology and UK Covid Policy: An Examination of the Dialogue Between the Science Advisory Board and the UK Government” (Co-Authored with Dr Chun-yi Lee)

As a Post-Doctoral Researcher at Nottingham University, I worked closely with Dr. Chun-yi Lee on a pivotal study focused on the interplay between the UK Government and its Science Advisory Board during the Covid-19 pandemic. The conference attracted a multidisciplinary audience of experts and provided a vital forum for exploring the complexities of ideology, success, and failure in public health policy. In addition to these responsibilities, I had the honour of presenting our research at the conference, receiving positive feedback and stimulating insightful discussions among attendees.

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