Department of English

University of Toronto

Flynn, Deirdre

Deirdre FlynnDeirdre Flynn 
Lecturer; Undergraduate Instructor; Undergraduate Instructor (UTSC) 
Office Phone: 416-946-3687
Office Location: Jackman Humanities Building, 929
Email: deirdre.flynn@utoronto.ca
Office Hours and/or Leave Status: Tuesday 2-4 

 

Teaching Field:
20th Century British & Irish Literature; Composition; Film 

Degrees
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature; M.A. in Comparative Literature

Deirdre Flynn completed her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at U.C. Berkeley, working with Kaja Silverman and John Bishop. She is currently completing a book manuscript in which she is tracing evolving forms and functions of cinematic writing in European modernist texts/films and avant-textes, with particular focus on the works of the Lumière Brothers, Méliès, Joyce, Proust, Murnau, Wiene, Woolf, Buñuel, Eisenstein, Riefenstahl, Vertov, Rhys, Resnais, Borowski, and Beckett. In addition to publishing articles on cinematic elements in the works of Beckett, Joyce, Woolf, and Proust, she has co-authored four textbooks: Necessary Fictions: Narratives of Coherence after World War II (2015), Nerves in Patterns on a Screen: An Introduction to Film Studies (2014), Where All the Ladders Start: Twentieth Century Western Culture in Literature and Film (2013), and The McGraw-Hill Handbook, First Canadian Edition (2010). She teaches literature, film, and writing at the University of Toronto.

Publications


Articles
"The Form and Function of Dialectical Cinécriture in Beckett’s Company." Journal of Beckett Studies 25.2 (2016): 188–205

“I’d Rather Work Late than Let Machines Grade Essays.” Maclain’s On Campus. (May 30, 2013)

“Using Peer Review Effectively in Large, Diverse Classes,” Humanities Journal (2008)

An Uncomfortable Fit: Joyce’s Women in Dublin and Trieste.” Joyce and the City (2002, 51-64)

“Virginia Woolf and the Fashionable Elite: On Not Fitting-In.” Virginia Woolf and Communities (1999, 167-173)

“La Métaphore Sonore Proustienne.” Bulletin d'informations proustiennes (n 27, 1996, 101-112)


Books
Necessary Fictions: Narratives of Coherence after World War II (2015)

Nerves in Patterns on a Screen: An Introduction to Film Studies (2014)

Where All the Ladders Start: Twentieth Century Western Culture (1895 to 1940) in Literature and Film. 2013

When Harry Met Godzilla: How Hollywood Genres Hold the Key to Your Personality (And Everybody Else's Too). New York: McNally Jackson Books (2011).

The McGraw-Hill Handbook. Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson (2010)




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