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Dr Deirdre Flynn

Dr Deirdre Flynn

BA, MA, PhD
Lecturer in 21st Century Literature

Research interests

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

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Selected publications

Edited Collections:

Austerity and Irish Women's Literature and Culture 1980 - 2020, eds Deirdre Flynn & Ciara Murphy (Routledge, 2022) (HERE)

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

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

 

Book Chapters:

  • ‘An introduction to Irish women’s writing and austerity 1980 – 2020’ with Ciara Murphy in Austerity and Irish Women’s Writing 1980 -2020, eds Deirdre Flynn & Ciara Murphy, (Routledge, 2022)
  • ‘Motherhood, referendums and austerity in contemporary Irish Women’s Writing’ in Austerity and Irish Women’s Writing 1980 -2020, eds Deirdre Flynn & Ciara Murphy, (Routledge, 2022)
  • ‘Last Ones Left Alive: Zombies and Post-Celtic Tiger Ireland’, in Theorising the Contemporary Zombie: Contextual Pasts, Presents, and Futures, eds Scott Hamilton & Conor Heffernan, (University of Wales Press, 2022) HERE
  • ‘Our Native Reminiscence’: Clinging to ‘Lost Time’ in Kevin Barry’s City of Bohane in Time, the City, and the Literary Imagination, eds Evans, Anne-Marie, Kramer, Kaley, Palgrave Macmillan: London. (2021) (HERE)
  • ‘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, pp 87 -100 (Sense Publishers, 2016)

 

Article:   

  • ‘‘Where are you from originally’: The cruel optimism of precarious Irish public sphere in Melatu Okorie’s Under the Awning’ in Alluvium Journal, Vol 9.1. 2021 (HERE)
  • 'On Being Precarious' in Irish University Review 50:1 (HERE)
  • ‘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.