Daniel Roy Connelly

Daniel Roy Connelly

2011 Adjunct Assistant Professor of English

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B.A., Columbia University, 1999
MLitt, University of St Andrews, 2000
Ph.D., University of St Andrews, 2004

Though English by birth, Daniel has spent much of his adult life being educated in Italy, India, Bangladesh, The USA, Scotland and China. Formerly a British diplomat, Daniel has been an academic since 1999. He has a BA from Columbia University, where he was his year’s salutatorian, and an MLitt and Ph.D. from the University of St Andrews, fully funded by AHRB fellowship. Daniel is also a published poet and playwright for which he has won several international prizes. He has directed theatre on three continents and was until 2010 the Artistic Director of Zuloo Theatre in Shanghai, where his production of David Henry Hwang’s ‘M Butterfly’ was forced to close down by the Chinese secret police.

Poetry Prizes
The Cuirt New Writing Prize 2015, 1st place
The Fermoy International Poetry Festival, 2014, 1st prize
Aesthetica Creative Writing Prize, 2015, Shortlist
Sentinel Literary Quarterly, Summer 2014, 2nd place
The Cuirt Prize: ‘Until the floor can be fixed / Suddenly we were all talking’; ‘Donkey sees the light’; ‘Table Twenty-Seven’
‘The simple transition from ski-jump champion to rockstar’, Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual 2015
‘Duncker's Candle Problem as applied below’, ‘That Snuff’, The Transnational Vol 3
‘Postcards written with the other hand’, Vine Leaves Literary Journal
‘New Year’s Revolution’, Deepwater Literary Review 2015-1
‘When they say it they mean it’, The Transnational

Selected Published Poetry, 2014
‘Bad Motorino’, Magma 59
‘Keen’, Sentinel Literary Quarterly May 2014
‘Everything you fear we’ll call you’, B O D Y 
‘Memo: Re. Titus Andronicus, 5.2.186-191’, B O D Y

Selected Published Poetry, 2013
‘Bar or Barroom Experience’, Magma 58
‘Crisis = Opportunity’, Magma 57
‘Dance of Death’, Acumen 77‘The Disposal’,
‘The Disposal’, The Missing Slate
‘The goldfish that swallowed my ashes’, The Missing Slate
‘Claire, the flat-packed cat’, Ink, Sweat and Tears
‘To the playwright whose bald head was mistaken for a stone’, Inky Needles

Directed Work:
2014:  Hedda Gabler, Ford Entertainment, Rome

2013:  Hurried Steps, Pescasseroli, Abruzzo (in collaboration with Harvard University)
2010:  Aladdin in Shanghai, Zuloo Theatre Productions, Shanghai
2009:  M Butterfly, Zuloo Theatre Productions, Shanghai
2009:  California Suite: East West Theatre, Shanghai
2009:  Krapp’s Last Tape, Shanghai Youth Academy, Shanghai
2008:  Pirandello's Henry IV: Edinburgh Fringe
2006:  Seamus Heaney's The Burial at Thebes: Sophocles' 'Antigone': Edinburgh Fringe

2015: ‘Ralph Wantage’ / Frozen, by Bryony Lavery, Teatro Arciliuto, Rome