Dr. Oliver Hennessey

Assistant Professor of English
PhD, U. of Alabama, 2006
MPhil, Trinity College, Dublin, 2000
BA, Oxford University, 1999
Specialties: Shakespeare; Renaissance Literature and Culture

Oliver Hennessey is originally from England. After a brief stint in Ireland, he moved to New Orleans in 2000. In 2002, he relocated to Alabama to pursue his Ph.D., but is thrilled to now be back in the Crescent City. He is a literary historian by trade, and his work is influenced by contemporary theoretical work on the relationship between history and culture. He is currently working on a book about Shakespeare reception during the Irish Literary Revival, but he also likes to write about the literature of carnival cultures.

Professor Hennessy may be contacted at 504 520-5150, or by email at ohenness@xula.edu.