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Dr Deirdre Flynn

Dr Deirdre Flynn

Lecturer in English Literature

Research interests

Contemporary world literature, Irish Studies, Drama and Theatre, Post-Celtic Tiger Fiction, Dystopian Literature, Urban Studies.

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Selected publications

Edited Collections:

Representations of Loss in Irish Literature, eds Deirdre Flynn & Eugene O’Brien (Palgrave, 2018)

Irish Urban Fictions: A Critical Introduction, eds Maria Beville & Deirdre Flynn (Palgrave, 2018)


Book Chapters:

  • ‘Sourness and Truth’: Representing the post-Celtic Tiger realities of female middle age in Barry, McCormack and McBride in Irish Literature as World Literature, ed Christopher Langlois, Bloomsbury: London, (Forthcoming 2020)
  • ‘Our native reminiscence’: clinging to Lost time in Kevin Barry’s City of Bohane in The City and Time, eds AM Evans & K Kramer (November, 2019)
  • ‘The uncanny city: Delving into the sewers and subconscious of Tokyo in Murakami's Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World’ in Supernatural Cities, ed Karl Bell. Boydell and Brewer (October, 2019) 
  • ‘Streets of Spectrality: Kevin Barry’s Dystopian City of Bohane’ in Worlds Gone Awry: Essays on Dystopian Fiction, eds C. Clark Triplett, Ashley G. Anthony & John Han. (McFarland, 2018)
  • ‘Holding on to “rites, rhythms and rituals”: Mike McCormack’s homage to small-town Irish life and death’ in Representations of Loss in Irish Literature, eds Deirdre Flynn & Eugene O’Brien pp. 70 - 95 (Palgrave, 2018)
  • ‘The Transcreation of Tokyo: The Universality of Murakami's Urban Landscape’ in Challenging Authors: Haruki Murakami, eds P. l Thomas & M. Stretcher, Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, 2016 pp 87 -100



  • ‘Rural encroachment in Mary Lavin’s short stories’ in Irish University Review, EUP, Vol 49, November 2019
  • ‘Motherhood, Marriage, and Daughters in Anne Enright's The Green Road’ in Moving Worlds: Women Write Now: Reading the Contemporary, 18.1, pp. 115-126.