Claire Connolly is Senior Lecturer in English Literature and Cultural Criticism at Cardiff University. She has edited Theorizing Ireland (2002) and, with Joe Cleary, the Cambridge Companion to Modern Irish Culture (2005). Scholarly editions include two volumes in The Works of Maria Edgeworth (1999-2003) and Sydney Owenson's The Wild Irish Girl (2000). She has been visiting Associate Professor of Irish Studies and English at Boston College and has lectured widely in Europe and the US. Her current project is a book, The Irish Romantic Novel.
Neal Garnham is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Ulster and serves as co-editor of the journal Irish Economic and Social History. He is the author of The Courts, Crime, and the Criminal Law in Ireland, 1692-1760 (Dublin, 1996) and of Association Football and Society in Pre-Partition Ireland (Belfast, 2004).
Richard Haslam is Associate Professor of English at Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia, where he teaches courses in Irish drama, fiction, film, and poetry. His recent publications include "W.B. Yeats: Snobbery as Mood and Mode" in Études Irlandaises (Spring 2004) and "Critical Reductionism and Bernard Mac Laverty's Cal" in Representing the Troubles: Texts and Images, 1979-2000 (2004). He has published on Irish Gothic writers Charles Maturin, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, and Oscar Wilde, and contributed an essay, "Irish Gothic," to The Routledge Companion to Gothic (forthcoming, 2007). [End Page 267] He is currently working on a book manuscript entitled "Supernaturalist Modes in Nineteenth-Century Irish Fiction."
Michael Hayes teaches Traveller/Roma history and Diaspora Studies at the University of Limerick. His books include The Candlelight Painter (2004); Parley-Poet and Chanter (2004); Canting with Cauley (2005); A Compendium of Fairground Life (2005); co-author with Thomas Acton, Otherness and Identity in Modern Ireland (2006); Irish Travellers: Representations and Realities (2006); and Dislocation and Diaspora: The Story of the "New" Irish (2006).
Patrick Maume is a full-time researcher with the Dictionary of Irish Biography. He has published biographies of Daniel Corkery (1993) and D.P. Moran (1995) and The Long Gestation: Irish Nationalist Political Life 1891-1918 (1999). He has also edited several titles for the University College Dublin Press Classics of Irish History reprint series. He takes a particular interest in the intersections of history, politics, and literature. He has previously published articles in Éire-Ireland on Arthur Griffith (2000) and Standish O'Grady (2004).
Charlie McGuire has tutored in politics and sociology at the National University of Ireland, Galway, where he earned his doctorate. He has written articles for History Ireland. His biography of Roddy Connolly will be published by Cork University Press in 2007.
Robert McLaughlin is currently Adjunct Assistant Professor of History at Sacramento City College. His dissertation was entitled "Irish Canadians and the Struggle for Irish Independence, 1912-1925: A Study of Ethnic Identity and Cultural Heritage." He is the author of "Orange-Canadian Unionists and the Irish Home Rule Crisis, 1912-1914," which appeared in the spring of 2006 in Ontario History. His dissertation has been provisionally accepted for publication by the University of Toronto Press.
Robert C. Nowatzki teaches American and African-American literature at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He has published articles on blackface minstrelsy, on the Black Atlantic, and on African-American literature. He is currently working on a book [End Page 268] about the relationships between abolitionism and blackface minstrelsy in the US and Great Britain.
Richard Rankin Russell is Assistant Professor of English at Baylor University. He specializes in Northern Irish literature, Anglo-Irish literature, and twentieth-century British literature. His articles on writers such as Tom Stoppard, Barry Unsworth, Brian Friel, Gary Mitchell, William Trevor, and Michael Longley have appeared in Journal of Modern Literature, Renascence, South Atlantic Review, Modern Drama, Papers on Language and Literature, and Colby Quarterly. His edited collection of essays on the contemporary Irish playwright Martin McDonagh will be published by Routledge in 2007. He has just completed a manuscript entitled "Michael Longley, Seamus Heaney, and the Devolution of Northern Irish Literature."
Laura Weinstein is a doctoral student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She holds a B.A. degree in European History from Northwestern University...