Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Prof Cornelius Anthony Murphy

Chair, School of Humanities
Professor, School of Humanities
Chair, School of Humanities (SoH)

Prof Cornelius Anthony Murphy

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.
Research Interests
Neil Murphy's primary research interests include the following:

20th/21st Century Irish literature
Contemporary fiction
Aesthetics and literature
Narrative Theory
Flann O'Brien
John Banville
Aidan Higgins.
Current Projects
  • 2019 Nanyang Education Award (College)
  • An Aesthetic Analysis of the Contemporary Novelist John Banville (Literary Studies & Aesthetics)
  • Contemporary Fiction and Art: A Narrative-Interdisciplinary Engagement
  • Dermot Healy: A Multi-Volume Literary-Critical Research Project
  • Monetary Academic Resources for Research
  • Special journal issue of SARE, the Journal of the Malaysian Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies Association (MACLALS)
  • The Fragility of Form in Aidan Higgins’s Fiction
Selected Publications
  • Neil Murphy. (2018). John Banville (Contemporary Irish Writers Series). Bucknell University Press.
  • Murphy Neil. Hopper Keith. (2015). Dermot Healy’s Collected Short Stories. Dalket Archive Press.
  • Murphy, Neil. (2013). The Short Fiction of Flann O’Brien. Dalkey Archive Press.
  • Neil Murphy (ed). (2010). Aidan Higgins & the Fragility of Form. Illinois: Dalkey Archive Press.
  • Single Author - N.Murphy. (2005). Flann O'Brien. The Review of Contemporary Fiction, , 7-41.

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