Moira Casey

Moira Casey

Professor of English

Regional Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs 

JHN 135 and MOS 202H
Middletown Campus


  • PhD, English, University of Connecticut
  • MA, English, University of Connecticut
  • BA, English Education, The College of New Jersey

Teaching Interests

  • Contemporary British and Irish literature
  • Composition and Rhetoric
  • Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Research Interests

  • Contemporary Irish Fiction
  • Irish Transnational Literature
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Selected Publications

  • “Built on Nothing but Bullshit and Good PR”: Crime, Class Mobility, and the Irish Economy in the Novels of Tana French. Clues: A Journal Of Detection. Spec. issue on Tana French, forthcoming.
  • "'If love's a country': Transnationalism and the Celtic Tiger in Emma Donoghue's Landing."  New Hibernia Review. 15.2 (Summer 2011): 64-79.
  • "Exploring the Social Nature of Reading: The Literary Interview Assignment." Co-authored with Jeffrey Sommers. Lore: An E-Journal For Teachers of Writing. Bedford/St. Martin's. Spring 2009. Spec. issue on the Intersection of Literature and Composition.
  • Review of Preventing Plagiarism: Tips and Techniques by Laura Hennessy DeSena. Teaching English at the Two-Year College. 35.3 (March 2008P: 313-15.
  • "From Other to Another: Regional Campus Freshman English in Transition." Co-authored with Karen Cajka and Stephanie Roach.Open Words: Access and English Studies. 2.1 (Spring 2008): 49-68.
  • "Devoted Ladies and the Apparitional Irish Lesbian." Molly Keane: Centenary Essays. Eds. Eibhear Walshe and Gwenda Young. Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2006. 169-180.
  • "Mary Dorcey." Dictionary of Literary Biography: British and Irish Short Fiction, 1945-2000. Vol. 319. Ed. David Malcolm. Detroit: Bruccoli Clark Layman, 2005. 63-67. (3000 word entry)
  • "Safety of the Nation, Safety of the Family." Review of Kathryn Conrad's Locked in the Family Cell: Gender, Sexuality, and Political Agency in Irish National Discourse. Irish Literary Supplement. March 2005.  
  • "Rotating Teacher Participation in Workshop Groups." Teaching English at the Two-Year College. 32.3 (March 2005): 278-281.
  • Khan, F. and Casey, M. "Imbedding Writing within the Engineering , Curriculum." Proceedings of the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Conference. Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI. Published on CD-ROM, 2004.
  • 'An Interview with Éilís Ní Dhuibhne.' Nua: Studies in Contemporary Irish Writing. IV.1 & 2 (2003): 133-146.
  • 'James Ryan.' Dictionary of Literary Biography: Twenty-first Century British and Irish Novelists. Ed. Michael R. Molino. Detroit: Bruccoli Clark Layman, 267 (200): 304-309. (3000 word entry)
  • 'Sex and Popular Culture in Roddy Doyle's The Woman Who Walked into Doors and Patrick McCabe's Breakfast on Pluto.' Foilsiú. 1.1 (2001): 77-86.
  • ''the harmless deceptions of male companionship': Sexuality and Male Homosocial Desire in Patrick McGinley's Bogmail.' Colby Quarterly. Fall, 2000. 184-197.
  • ''Apes and Echoes of Men': Gentlemanly Ideals and the Restoration Fop.' Fools and Jesters in Literature, Art, and History: A Bio-Bibliographical Sourcebook. Ed. Vicky K. Janik. Westport: Greenwood Press, 1998. 207-14.
  • Eating Cake. Eating Our Hearts Out. Ed. Lesléa Newman. Freedom, CA: The Crossing Press, 1993. 43-46. (short fiction)

Web Publications

Work in Progress

Dr. Casey is continuing her work on the contemporary crime novels of Irish writer, Tana French, while also pursuing a new line of research on higher education administration and the reorganization of Miami's regional campuses.