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.
“Muiris O’Sullivan’s ‘New Storytelling’: The Art of Twenty Years A-Growing,” Estudios Irlandeses: Journal of the Spanish Association of Irish Studies. Forthcoming.
“The Islander: A More Provocative Tomas O’Crohan,” New Hibernia Review.
“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,” The Association of College and Research Libraries.
Ireland’s Blasket Island Writers (Book in progress);
Patrick McGinley’s recent novels. Kevin Barry’s fiction and screenplays.
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