Dr Deirdre Flynn is a lecturer in 21st Century Literature at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. She has worked in UCD, NUI Galway and UL. Her research interests include World Literature, Literary Urban Studies, Postmodernism, Haruki Murakami, Irish Studies, Theatre and Feminism. She has written, directed and acted for theatre, and worked as a journalist for over 7 years. She is currently preparing a monograph on Haruki Murakami & has published two co-edited collections on Irish Literature. From 2015 – 2017, she was the chair of Sibéal, the gender and feminist network.