Tom Connolly, PhD

Department of English

Phone: 617-305-1918
Fax: 617-305-1744
Office: 8076, 8th Floor, 73 Tremont


  • PhD, Tufts University
  • MA, Boston University
  • BA, Suffolk University

Research Interests

  • 19th century European and American theatre
  • European cultural history
  • Drama criticism
  • Theory and history of American popular culture



Suffolk University. Professor, English Department  1998-present 
University of Ostrava, Czech Republic. Visiting Professor of American Literature and American Studies, Institute of English Philology  1999-present 


Selected Publications


Genus Envy: Nationalities, Identities, and the Performing Body of Work. Cambria Press, 2010.


"O'Neill, 'Camille,' and Marketing Melodrama: 'The Web' and 'Recklessness.' Chapter in The Magic Door: Eugene O'Neill, Domesticity and Dispossession. Ed. Cynthia McCown, McFarland, 2013. 

"Neither Fallen Angel nor Risen Ape: Desentimentalizing Robert Smith." In Eugene O'Neill's One-Act Plays: New Critical Perspectives. Edited by Michael Y. Bennett and Benjamin D. Carson. Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. p. 145-161.

Journal Articles

"Challenging Traditional Approaches to Eugene O'Neill." In the Ostrava Journal of English Philology. Vol. 4, no. 1. 2012. p. 45-57.

"How Now, Voyager? The Proper Bostonian on Film." Popular Culture Review, Vol. XXI, no. 1, Spring 2010. 51-60.

"The Sign for Living: Noel Coward's Path to Paradise." Essay for "The Washington Shakspeare Theatre journal Asides, Spring 2009. p. 17-19.

Reference Entries

"Eugene "O'Neill," "Long Day's Journey Into Night" and "Drama Critics." Greenwood Encyclopedia of Broadway and American Culture. Westport CT: Greenwood Press, 2009. 

Courses Taught

WRI-H103 Advanced First-Year Writing
ENG-113 World Drama I & ENG-114 World Drama II
ENG-213 English Literature Survey I
ENG-214 English Literature Survey II
ENG-217 American Literature Survey I
ENG-218 American Literature Survey II
ENG-315 Classical Drama
ENG-368 Modern British Drama
ENG-369 Modern American Drama
ENG-374 Drama Seminar
ENG-404 Central European Literature 
ENG-405 Russian Literature