Thomas Shea

Associate Professor

Associate Professor. Hartford and Storrs Campuses


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;

Novelists Flann O’Brien and Patrick McGinley.


Recent Publications:

“Muiris O’Sullivan’s ‘New Storytelling’: The Art of Twenty Years A-Growing,”

           Estudios Irlandeses: Journal of the Spanish Association of Irish Studies.            

The Islander: A More Provocative Tomas O’Crohan,” New Hibernia Review. 

“Hypertext, Masks, and Resistance,”  Flann O’Brien: Problems With Authority,

          James Joyce Literary Supplement.

“Peig Sayers: Religious Subversions, Covert Withholdings, and Undaunted Mettle,”

          The Brazilian Journal of  Irish Studies.

“The Blasket Island Writers: Tomás Ó Criomhthain, Peig Sayers, and Muiris Ó Súilleabháin,”

          The Cracked Looking-Glass, Princeton University Library.



Flann O’Brien’s Exorbitant Novels, Bucknell UP; “Outstanding Academic Book Award,” The Association of College and Research Libraries.


Current Research:

Ireland’s Blasket Island Writers 

Kevin Barry’s fiction.



View Thomas Shea’s Faculty Bookshelf page


Contact Information
Mailing AddressUConn Hartford
10 Prospect St.
Hartford, CT 06103
Office LocationHartford Times Building, Room 526