Michael G. Cronin is an Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences Government of Ireland Scholar at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. He previously studied as part of the Sexual Dissidence and Cultural Change program at the University of Sussex in the UK. His current research interests include questions of sexuality and power in twentieth-century Irish literature and Irish Catholic theological texts, as well as representations of gay men in contemporary fiction and popular culture.
Mike Cronin is Senior Research Fellow in History at De Montfort University, Leicester. He has held visiting posts in Irish Studies at Boston College and the National University of Ireland, Galway. His publications include The Blueshirts and Irish Politics (1997), Sport and Nationalism in Ireland (1999), and, with Daryl Adair, Wearing the Green: A History of St Patrick's Day (2002). He is currently working on a project examining how major state-sponsored public spectacles were used to create an image of Ireland in the decades after independence.
Ellen Crowell is Assistant Professor of Irish Literature at Saint Louis University. She is a 2002-2003 recipient of the University of Texas at Austin's Continuing Dissertation Fellowship; her dissertation, Aristocratic Drag: The Dandy in Irish and Southern Fiction, received the English Department's 2003-2004 Outstanding Dissertation Award. Her publications include an article on Oscar Wilde and William Faulkner in Modern Fiction Studies (Fall 2004).
Elizabeth Butler Cullingford is the Jane and Rowland Blumberg Centennial Professor in English literature at the University of Texas at Austin. Her publications include Ireland's Others: Ethnicity and Gender in Irish Literature and Popular Culture (2001), which received [End Page 268] the American Conference for Irish Studies Robert Rhodes Prize; Gender and History in Yeats' Love Poetry (1993), a Choice Outstanding Academic Book; and Yeats, Ireland and Fascism (1981). She has edited Yeats: Poems, 1919-1935: A Casebook (1984), and in 1998 received the Yeats Society of New York's M.L. Rosenthal "Golden Apple" award for lifetime contributions to Yeats Studies.
Bernadette Cunningham is Deputy Librarian of the Royal Irish Academy and currently holds a research fellowship at the Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Institute for the Study of Irish History and Civilization at University College Dublin. She is the author of The World of Geoffrey Keating: History, Myth, and Religion in Seventeenth-Century Ireland (2000).
David Dickson is Associate Professor in the Department of Modern History at Trinity College Dublin. He authored New Foundations: Ireland, 1660-1800 (2nd ed., 2000) and has edited ten books on Irish history, most recently 1798: A Bicentenary Perspective (2003), with Thomas Bartlett, Dáire Keogh, and Kevin Whelan, and Refiguring Ireland: Essays in Honour of L.M. Cullen (2003), with Cormac Ó Gráda. His book, Old World Colony: Cork and South Munster, 1630-1830, will be published in 2005.
Raymond Gillespie is Senior Lecturer in History at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. He is the general editor of Maynooth Studies in Local History and the editor of numerous books. He is also the author of Devoted People: Belief and Religion in Early Modern Ireland (1997).
Robin Lydenberg is Professor of English at Boston College. She co-edited Feminist Approaches to Theory and Methodology: An Interdisciplinary Reader (1999) and William S. Burroughs at the Front: Critical Reception, 1959-89 (1991), and authored Word Cultures: Radical Theory and Practice in William S. Burroughs' Fiction (1987). She has published articles on Dorothy Cross in Contemporary (2002) and in Éire-Ireland (1999). She will author the catalog and curate the exhibition GONE: Site-specific Works by Dorothy Cross in Spring 2005 for the McMullen Museum at Boston College. [End Page 269]
Niamh O'Sullivan lectures on the history of art and design at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. She was the curator (and catalog author) of the retrospective exhibition, Re-orientations: Aloysius O'Kelly: Painting, Politics, and Popular Culture at the Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art in Dublin (1999). She writes on nineteenth-century Irish art and is currently studying nineteenth-century Irish-American art, notably the work of John Mulvany (c.1840-1906).
Lisa Weihman is Assistant Professor of English at West Virginia...