Visit by Dr. Patrick Bixby (Arizona State University) – September 14, 2021

Patrick Bixby

Dr. Patrick Bixby, who is an associate professor of English in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ, discussed his forthcoming book, Unaccompanied Traveler: The Writings of Kathleen M. Murphy (Syracuse UP, 2021) with the members of the And-Mitchell Project. Bixby focused mainly on his work as an editor of Murphy’s writings and on specifics of the editorial process as a whole during the hour-long talk, which was productive and illuminating for the members of Project given the striking similarities between Murphy and Mitchell; namely, their Irish background, their shared interest in travel writing, and most notably their near-absence from the pages of literary history.