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James SHEA

Mr. James SHEA

Programme Director of Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Creative and Professional Writing; Associate Professor, Department of Humanities and Creative Writing

Phone number3411 5898
ORCID number0000-0002-2456-3639



B.A. (Loyola University Chicago), M.F.A. (The University of Iowa)

Research area(s):

Poetry Writing; Modern and Contemporary American Poetry; Early Modern Japanese Literature; Literary Translation; New Media

Teaching area(s):

Creative Writing; Poetics; Literary Translation; New Media

Taught previously at:

Department of English, Nebraska Wesleyan University
The Committee on Creative Writing, University of Chicago
MFA Program in Poetry, Columbia College Chicago
Department of English & Department of Modern Languages, DePaul University

Selected output(s):

1.    Shea, James. 2018. “Failed Self-Portrait.” Mississippi Review, No. 45:3. 35-48.
2.    Shea, James. Fall 2017. “Origin Story.” and “Unreasonable DJ.” Phoebe 47:1, 96-97.
3.    » Shea, James. 2017. “Teaching Chinese-language Creative Writing in Hong Kong: Three Case Studies.” TEXT: Journal of Writing and Writing Courses, 1-13.
4.    Shea, James. 2017. “Poetry Writing Workshops, or: The Conversation between Thoughts and Feelings.” In Innocence and Dreams: Essays on Teaching Creative Writing [ 童 心 與 夢: 文 學 創 作 教 學 論 集 ], Hong Kong: Department of Chinese Language and Literature, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 143-156.
5.    Shea, James. 2017. “Poem by Tolstoy.” Columbia Poetry Review: 30th Anniversary Issue, No. 30, 129.

Current project(s):

Vermont Arts Development Council Creation Grant (2019-2020)

General Research Fund (HK): “Creative Writing Pedagogy during the Cold War: The University of Iowa’s International Writing Program and Hong Kong Poets” (2019-2021)

Hong Kong Arts Development Council Grant for Literary Translation (2019-2020)

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