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Anna Teekell

Department of English

Anna Hays

Assistant Professor

McMurran Hall 231
(757) 594-7951


  • Ph D in English and American Literature, Washington University in St. Louis
  • M Phil in Anglo-Irish Literature, University of Dublin (Ireland)
  • BA in English and Creative Writing, Rhodes College


Twentieth-Century British & Irish Literature; Modernisms; Irish Literature & Culture; Literature of the First & Second World Wars; Postcolonial Literature & Theory; Detective Fiction; the Gothic


20th-21st Century British and Irish Literature


From August-December 2018, Dr. Teekell will be at the University of Glasgow, leading the CNU in Scotland study abroad program.

Originally from Louisiana, Dr. Teekell's academic career took her to Memphis, TN; Dublin, Ireland; St. Louis, MO; and Cumberland Gap, TN, before her arrival at CNU. She serves as Treasurer of the American Conference for Irish Studies, and her first book, Emergency Writing: Irish Literature, Neutrality and the Second World War, was published by Northwestern University Press in May 2018 ( She keeps tea and chocolate in her office, and can often be found on Thursday afternoons chasing her two sons around the CNU Farmers Market.

  • Book, Scholarly-New
    (2018). Emergency Writing: Irish Literature, Neutrality, and the Second World War. Northwestern University Press. Pages, 261.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2018). No 'help to the imagination’: Kate O'Brien and the Emergency. Irish University Review. Volume, 48. Issue, 1. Pages, 30.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2017). The Orphan Decade: Elizabeth Bowen’s 1930s Novels. Etudes Irlandaises. Volume, 42. Issue, 2. Pages, 20.
  • Anna Teekell, Irish Studies Seminar Series, ""Alternative Facts / Alternative Fictions: The Emergency and the Language of Modernism"," Belfast, Northern Ireland. (2018)
  • Anna Teekell, School of English, Drama, and Film Research Seminar Series, "“Fake News and the Irish Literary Tradition from the Emergency to the Troubles.”," Dublin, Ireland. (2018)
  • Anna Teekell, "Children, Orphans, Refugees in Bowen's House in Paris," Limerick, Ireland. (2018)
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