Academic Profile

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.
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Prof Cornelius Anthony Murphy
Chair, School of Humanities
Professor, School of Humanities

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.
  • Contemporary Fiction and Art: A Narrative-Interdisciplinary Engagement

  • NEA (University) Gold

  • NTU Internal Funding - Monetary Academic Resources for Research
  • Neil Murphy. . John Banville (Contemporary Irish Writers Series). Bucknell University Press. 2018

  • Murphy Neil. (Ed., with Michelle Wang, Daniel K. Jernigan), The Routledge Companion to Death and Literature. 2020

  • Murphy, Neil. “John Banville’s Fictions of Art,” in The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Fiction (Ed. Liam Harte) Oxford University Press, 2020: 320-336.

  • Murphy, Neil. “John Banville’s Ekphrastic Experiments” in John Banville and His Precursors. Eds Pietra Palazzolo, Michael Springer, and Stephen Butler. London: Bloomsbury., 2019

  • Murphy, Neil. (Ed. with Keith Hopper), The Short Fiction of Flann O’Brien. Dalkey Archive Press, 2013.