Emily C. Bloom is completing her Ph.D. in English literature at the University of Texas at Austin. Her article on Joyce’s and Beckett’s representations of Irish Protestants appeared in Texas Studies in Literature and Language, and she has been awarded a Presidential Excellence Fellowship and the Maureen Dechard Fellowship during her time at Texas. Her dissertation, “Air Borne Bards: Anglo-Irish Writers and the BBC, 1931–1968,” examines the influence of radio broadcasting on late modernism.
Angela Bourke is an emeritus professor of the School of Irish, Celtic Studies, Irish Folklore and Linguistics in University College Dublin and a member of the Royal Irish Academy. She has written Caoineadh na dTrí Muire: Téama na Páise i bhFilíocht Bhéil na Gaeilge (1983), By Salt Water (1996), The Burning of Bridget Cleary: A True Story (1999), and Maeve Brennan: Homesick at The New Yorker (2004). Joint editor of The Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing, Vols. 4 & 5: Irish Women’s Writing and Traditions (2002) and editor of “Oral Traditions” in Vol. 4, she is currently working on the Irish travels of folklore collectors Alma and Jeremiah Curtin and on a new, bilingual edition of Patrick Pearse’s short stories.
Joseph Cope is Associate Professor of History at the State University of New York at Geneseo, where he teaches courses in early modern European history with a focus on British and Irish topics. He is the author of England and the 1641 Irish Rebellion (2009) and is currently [End Page 277] working on a study of touch healers in the British Isles during the mid-seventeenth century.
Ian d’Alton is currently CEO of an Irish state-owned housing-finance company. He has written Protestant Society and Politics in Cork, 1812–1844 (1980) and contributed an assessment of southern Irish Protestantism in the twentieth century to Éire-Ireland (2009). He served as a contributor and editorial advisor to the Dictionary of Irish Biography: From the Earliest Times to the Year 2002 (2009), a project spearheaded by the Royal Irish Academy. His current project is a book about the Royal Historical Society’s Alexander Prize and its influence on British historiography from 1897 to 2005; he was a recipient of the prize in 1972.
Marjorie Howes teaches in the English Department at Boston College. She is the author of Yeats’s Nations: Gender, Class, and Irishness (1996), Colonial Crossings: Figures in Irish Literary History (2006), coeditor of Semicolonial Joyce (2000) and The Cambridge Companion to W. B. Yeats (2006), and a contributor to The Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing, Vol. 4.
Tom Inglis is Associate Professor of Sociology at University College Dublin and writes about cultural transformations in twentieth-century Ireland. His books include Moral Monopoly: The Rise and Fall of the Catholic Church in Modern Ireland (rev. ed., 1998 , Lessons in Irish Sexuality (1998), Truth, Power, and Lies: Modern Irish Society and the Case of the Kerry Babies (2003), and Global Ireland: Same Difference (2008).
Elizabeth Jaeger spent several years teaching elementary school and then taught English literature to high-school students in South Korea, Baltimore, New York City, and New Jersey. In the fall of 2011 she entered the doctoral program in history at the City University of New York and is completing a book on the life of a young Nepalese boy.
Damien Murray is Assistant Professor of History and co-director of the Irish Studies program at Elms College in Chicopee, Mas [End Page 278] sachusetts. He is the author of Romanticism, Nationalism, and Irish Antiquarian Societies, 1840–1880 (2000) and is currently working on a book on Irish-American nationalism in Boston in the early twentieth century. He has published articles in Studies of American Culture and the Journal of American Ethnic History.
Joseph Nugent is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of English at Boston College. Situated within the confluence of Joyce Studies, Sensory Studies, Urban Studies, and the Digital Humanities, his recent work relates transformations in the sense of smell to the embourgeoisement of nineteenth-century Ireland. His writings have appeared in Victorian Studies, The Senses and Society, and Éire-Ireland. He teaches courses in...