Thomas Shea

Associate Professor



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.


  • 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
Contact Information
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Mailing AddressUConn Hartford
10 Prospect St.
Hartford, CT 06103
Office LocationHartford Times Building, Room 526
Office HoursTuTh 11:00am - 12:15pm and 2:00pm - 2:30pm or by appointment (In-Person)