Angela Bourke is Professor of Irish-Language Studies at University College Dublin and a Member of the Royal Irish Academy. Her publications in Irish and English include Caoineadh na dTrí Muire: Téama na Páise i bhFilíocht Bhéil na Gaeilge (1983); The Burning of Bridget Cleary: A True Story (1999); and Maeve Brennan: Homesick at The New Yorker (2004). She has held visiting fellowships at Magdalene College, Cambridge; the University of Notre Dame; Waseda University, Tokyo; the Princess Grace Irish Library, Monaco; and Centro Studi Ligure in Bogliasco, Italy. She is currently at work on a book about the Irish journeys of Jeremiah and Alma Curtin.
Layne Parish Craig is completing her doctoral work at the University of Texas at Austin. Her current project focuses on representations of the transatlantic birth control politics of the 1910–1930 period in the work of women authors in England, Ireland, and the United States. She has published articles on Modernist and Interwar literature in James Joyce Quarterly 45.1 (Fall 2008) and the collection Prescribing Gender and Medicine, edited by Angela Laften and Marcelline Block (forthcoming).
Ian d’Alton, a senior Irish public servant, was awarded the Alexander Prize of the Royal Historical Society in 1972. He is the author of Protestant Society and Politics in Cork, 1812–1844 (1980). He has contributed the entries on Elizabeth Bowen, Molly Keane, and Iris [End Page 278] Murdoch to the Dictionary of Irish Biography (2009). His current interests lie in the interplay between the literature, culture, and politics of southern Irish Protestantism since the 1880s.
Denell Downum is Assistant Professor of English at Bay State College in Boston. Her publications include “Apeneck Sweeney’s Penitential Path,” Yeats Eliot Review (forthcoming); “Suibhne, Citation, and the Myth of Originality,” Celtic Studies Association of North America Yearbook (2007); and “Citation and Spectrality in Flann O’Brien’s At Swim-Two-Birds,” Irish University Review (2006). Her current book project is a study of the efforts of modern English-language writers to both exploit and reshape an indigenous Irish poetics with roots in the medieval period.
Joseph Dunlop is a doctoral student in history at St. Antony’s College, Oxford. His dissertation, “From Christ the King to Quiet Revolution: Catholic Politics in Quebec, 1934–1965,” follows a cohort of French Canadian intellectuals over the course of thirty years as they attempt to realize a Christian society in Quebec. He plans to continue his research on Christianity and the legal reforms surrounding homosexuality, abortion, and divorce. He has also published work on the politics of mental-health services in Upper Canada during the nineteenth century.
John Gibney has been a National Endowment for the Humanities fellow at the University of Notre Dame and an irchss postdoctoral fellow at the National University of Ireland, Galway. He is the author of Ireland and the Popish Plot (2008) and has contributed a number of articles on early modern Irish history to scholarly journals. He is currently working on a book about the contested memory and meaning of the Irish rebellion of 1641.
Susan M. Kroeg is Associate Professor of English at Eastern Kentucky University, where she specializes in the literature of the Romantic period, particularly travel writing. Her work on Irish literature and culture has appeared in numerous places, including Women’s Writing, Eighteenth-Century Ireland/Iris an Dá Chultúr, and the collection Anglo-Irish Identities, 1571–1845 (2008). [End Page 279]
Christopher Maginn is Assistant Professor of History and Director of Irish Studies at Fordham University. He has published widely on the history of early modern Ireland and Britain. His works include “Civilizing” Gaelic Leinster: The Extension of Tudor Rule in the O’Byrne and O’Toole Lordships (2005) and The Making of the British Isles: The State of Britain and Ireland (2007), which he coauthored with Steven G. Ellis.
Sharrona Pearl, Assistant Professor at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, has published in the journals Endeavour and History of Photography, written a chapter for the edited volume Victorian Literary Mesmerism (2006) and prepared entries for the Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century British Scientists (2004). Her book, About Faces: Physiognomy in Nineteenth-Century Britain...