L. Perry Curtis, Jr., retired from Brown University in 2001 after a teaching career spanning forty years. Author of Coercion and Conciliation in Ireland (1963) and Apes and Angels (1971 and a new edition in 1997), as well as numerous articles, he is currently writing a book tentatively entitled The Depiction of Eviction in Rural Ireland since the Famine.
James S. Donnelly, Jr., is Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He authored The Land and the People of Nineteenth-Century Cork:The Rural Economy and the Land Question (1975) and The Great Irish Potato Famine (2001). He co-edited (with Samuel Clark) Irish Peasants:Violence and Political Unrest, 1780–1914 (1983), and (with Kerby A. Miller) Irish Popular Culture, 1650–1850 (1998). He served as editor-in-chief of the two-volume Encyclopedia of Irish History and Culture (2004). His book Captain Rock:The Irish Agrarian Rebellion of 1821–24 will be published early in 2009.
John Gibney completed his doctorate on "Ireland and the Popish Plot" in the Department of History at Trinity College Dublin. He is a contributor to the Royal Irish Academy's Dictionary of Irish Biography (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming), and in 2006–7 he was the Faculty Fellow of the National Endowment for the Humanities at the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame. [End Page 288]
Padhraig Higgins is Assistant Professor of History at Mercer County Community College in Trenton, New Jersey. He completed his doctoral dissertation—"'A Nation of Politicians': The Volunteers, Patriotism, and Gender in Ireland, 1778–1784"—at Pennsylvania State University in 2004. He is finishing a book on the Volunteers, gender, and national identity in late eighteenth-century Ireland, and he has an article on the politics of consumption during the free trade campaign of the late 1770s forthcoming in the journal Eighteenth-Century Studies.
Roisín Higgins has lectured in Irish and British history at universities in Ireland, Scotland, and England. She is currently a Research Fellow in the Institute of Irish Studies at the Queen's University of Belfast. Her book Transforming 1916: Meaning,Memory, and the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Easter Rising will be published by Cork University Press in 2008.
Raphael Ingelbien is a lecturer in English and comparative literature at the University of Leuven, Belgium. He is the author of Misreading England: Poetry and Nationhood since the Second World War (2002). Recent articles on Anglo-Irish literature have appeared in ELH and Comparative Literature Studies. His current research interests include cultural and literary nationalism in nineteenth-century Europe.
Caleb Richardson recently graduated from Stanford University with a Ph.D. in history and currently teaches Irish and British history at the University of New Mexico. He is working on a study of the experiences of three Irish writers—Elizabeth Bowen, Sean O'Faolain, and Brian O'Nolan—during the Emergency.
Ann Morrison Spinney is Assistant Professor of Music and Irish Studies at Boston College. She has taught music, ethnomusicology, and popular music studies there and at Franklin and Marshall College and Brandeis University. In addition to pursuing Irish Studies, she works in Native American Studies and is currently preparing a monograph on the ceremonies of the Wabanaki Confederacy. She was the recipient of an interdisciplinary postdoctoral fellowship from Brandeis University in 2001–2. [End Page 289]
Keri Walsh is a Ph.D. candidate and Quin Morton Fellow at Princeton University. Her dissertation, "Antigone in Modernism: Classicism, Feminism, and Theatres of Protest," examines the transformations of Sophocles' heroine in literature and performance in works by George Eliot, W.B. Yeats, Virginia Woolf, Jean Anouilh, and others. Her research interests include Greek tragedy, modern drama, and the connections among Irish, French, and British modernism.Walsh is currently preparing an edition of the correspondence of Sylvia Beach, the first publisher of James Joyce's Ulysses and founder of the legendary Paris bookstore Shakespeare and Company.
James Matthew Wilson is Assistant Professor of English at East Carolina University. His essays on Irish poetic modernism have appeared in the Yeats-Eliot Review and New Hibernia Review and are forthcoming in Contemporary Poetry Review, Continuings: A Celebration of the Life and Work of...