Thomas Shea

Associate Professor

English


About

Thomas Shea is an Associate Professor of English at the Hartford and Storrs Campuses. He is currently researching Kevin Barry’s fiction and is working on a research project called Ireland’s Blasket Island Writers.

Recent Publications:

  • Kevin Barry’s Night Boat to Tangier: Unearthing Fairy Forts of Memory,”

           Australasian Journal of Irish Studies.

  • “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.

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
  • Novelists Flann O’Brien and Patrick McGinley
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Contact Information
Emailthomas.shea@uconn.edu
Phone959-200-3786
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Mailing AddressUConn Hartford
10 Prospect St.
Hartford, CT 06103
Office LocationHartford Times Building, Room 526
CampusHartford