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Michael Shea, Ph.D.


Professor of English

Shakespeare, Contemporary Theatre, Film

Office: Engleman Hall D247
Phone: 203.392.6741





Ph.D., English, Miami University of Ohio
M.A., English, Miami University of Ohio
B.A., English, Loyola College

About Professor Shea

I teach courses at Southern on the theatre of Shakespeare and his contemporaries (Marlowe, Kyd, Webster, Middleton), as well as modern drama and film. I also regularly team-teach several courses in the Honors College, and currently serve as the English Department Chair. If you have questions about the English major or other inquiries about our program, please do not hesitate to contact me by email or phone, or stop by the English Department office in person. You may also direct program queries to our Assistant Chair, Paul Petrie. 

Recent Courses Taught

ENG 542 – Shakespeare
ENG 586/486 – Comic Theory: Woody Allen and Film
ENG 587/487 – Seminar: Bringing Shakespeare Alive
ENG 371 – Literature Into Film
ENG 344 – Shakespeare’s Contemporaries
ENG 342, 343 – Shakespeare I and II
HON 255 – Ambiguity in the Arts and Sciences
HON 253 – Society and Politics as Theater
HON 150 – Introduction to Critical Inquiry