• 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., 2023. Responding to Holy Writ. Everyday Analysis, ChatGPT and the Repressed Unconscious by Slavoj Žižek, pp. 45–52. 
  • 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]. 
  1. 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]. 
  1. 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 The Dark Night of Covid. 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: 

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.