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Prof Neil Murphy
Toh Puan Mahani Idris Daim (TPMID) Chair Professor
Professor, School of Humanities
Professor, School of Art, Design and Media (Courtesy Appointment)
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Neil Murphy is a Professor of English at NTU, Singapore, and has previously taught at the University of Ulster and the American University of Beirut. He studied at University College Galway (BA & MA), and University College Dublin (PhD). He is the author of Irish Fiction and Postmodern Doubt (2004) and editor of Aidan Higgins: The Fragility of Form (2010). He has co-edited (with Keith Hopper) a special Flann O’Brien centenary issue of the Review of Contemporary Fiction (2011) and The Short Fiction of Flann O’Brien (2013). He has also co-edited (with Keith Hopper) a four book series related to the work of Dermot Healy, including a scholarly edition of Fighting with Shadows (2015), as well as Dermot Healy: The Collected Short Stories (2015), Dermot Healy: The Collected Plays (2016), and Writing the Sky: Observations and Essays on Dermot Healy (2016). His monograph, John Banville (2018) was published by Bucknell University Press. He has published widely on contemporary Irish fiction.
Neil Murphy's primary research interests include the following:

20th/21st Century Irish literature
Aesthetics and literature
Contemporary fiction
Flann O'Brien
John Banville
Aidan Higgins.
  • NEA (University) Gold
  • NTU Internal Funding - Monetary Academic Resources for Research