In June 2023, the American Embassy in Dublin invited Dr. Flanagan to read at the Irish Writers’ Center and the Fighting Words Program in Dublin, Ireland. Later that month, she presented When Whites Write Black, a paper on William Shakespeare’s construction of Othello, the Moor, at the 21st International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, at the Sorbonne, Paris, France.


In October, 2020, Dr. Flanagan read excerpts from her prize-winning short story, A Dance With My Brother via Zoom, in the GoViral Literary Festival, in Almaty, Kazakhstan. This piece was included in 9 Stories, a collection of short stories by contemporary American authors translated into Russian by Yuriy Serebryanskiy and Anton Platonov of Literary Translation Laboratory. This project was supported by the U.S. Mission in Kazakhstan.

In May 2019, Davidson College awarded Dr. Brenda Flanagan the Hunter-Hamilton Love of Teaching Award, the highest accolade to be bestowed on a professor at the College.

Mississippi God Damn, an excerpt of her manuscript about the year in which she worked with singer Nina Simone, was published in Ms. Magazine (online) on October 16, 2018. A program staged at Davidson College on October 16th, 2018 called Mississippi God Damn!  with accompanying live music can be found on YouTube. 


A Dance With My Brother, a short story, won the Canute A. Broadhurst Prize, and appears in The Caribbean Writer, Volume 31 (2017), an issue dedicated to Derek Walcott.