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Dr Brendan Fleming

Lecturer in English Literature

Lecturer in English Literature; Honorary Senior Research Fellow

Brendan Fleming read for his BA and MA at University College, Dublin. He then completed his doctorate at the University of Oxford on the early work of the Irish writer, George Moore. He worked with Dr Claudia Baldoli on A British Fascist in the Second World War: The Italian War Diary of James Strachey Barnes, 1943-45 published by Bloomsbury Publishing.


  • BA, English and Economics, University College Dublin
  • MA, Anglo-Irish Studies, University College Dublin
  • DPhil, University of Oxford

Teaching Expertise

  • Modernism
  • Modern American Literature
  • 20th Century Women’s Writing
  • Critical Theory

Research Interests

  • Irish Modernism
  • Contemporary Irish Fiction
  • Textual Bibliography
  • History of the Book

Contact Details

Recent Publications

Brendan Fleming & Claudia Baldoli (eds), A British Fascist in the Second World War: The Italian War Diary of James Strachey Barnes, 1943-45 (London: Bloomsbury, forthcoming)

Brendan Fleming, ‘ “I cannot imagine a more valuable reader than yourself”: A Portrait of Margaret Gough, George Moore’s Secretary and her Memoir “George Moore”’, English Literature in Transition 1880-1920, 54.3 (July 2011), 219-243

Brendan Fleming, ‘Mrs Gardiner: A Comedy in One Act (1888); A Play by George Moore’, English Literature in Transition 1880-1920, 48.3 (2005), 259-284

Brendan Fleming, ‘The First English Translation of La Terre (1888): an assessment of the letters from Vizetelly & Co to Emile Zola’, Publishing History 50 (2001), 47-59

Brendan Fleming, ‘ “Mildred Lawson”: A Reinterpretation based on the Forgotten Serial Version of 1888’, in George Moore: Artistic Visions and Literary Worlds, ed. by Mary Pierse (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2006), 142-159

Brendan Fleming, ‘French Spectacles in an Irish Case: From “Lettres sur l’Irlande” to Parnell and His Island’, in Critical Ireland: New Essays in Literature and Culture, ed. by Alan A. Gillis & Aaron Kelly (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2001), 69-76

Selected Publications

  • Brendan Fleming, “A portrait of Margaret Gough and her memoir, ‘George Moore’”
  • Brendan Fleming, “The Leaving of Paris: Some Contrasts and Parallels between George Moore and James Joyce”, in George Moore’s Paris and His Ongoing French Connections, eds Michel Brunet, Fabienne Gaspari and Mary Pierse (Oxford and Bern: Peter Lang, 2015), 57-70
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