Thomas Shea

Associate Professor. Hartford and Storrs Campuses

Specialties: Modern Irish Literature; Contemporary Irish Literature; Modern British Literature; The Novel;

Ireland’s Blasket Island Writers: Tomás Ó Criomhthain,  Peig Sayers,  and Muiris Ó Súilleabháin;

Flann O’Brien; Patrick McGinley.

Current Research: Ireland’s Blasket Island Writers (Book in progress); Patrick McGinley’s recent novels.

Recent Publications: The Islander: A More Provocative Tomas O’Crohan,” New Hibernia Review, 2014;

“Peig Sayers: Religious Subversions, Covert Withholdings, and Undaunted Mettle,” The Brazilian Journal of Irish Studies, 2013;

“The Blasket Island Writers: Tomás Ó Criomhthain, Peig Sayers, and Muiris Ó Súilleabháin,” The Cracked Looking-Glass, Princeton University Library, 2011;

“Literary Craftsmanship: Tomás O’Crohan’s The Islandman,” Irish Studies, 2010.

Previously: Flann O’Brien’s Exorbitant Novels, Bucknell UP; Scholarly journal articles on the novels of Flann O’Brien and Patrick McGinley.

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