Margot Backus is Associate Professor of English at the University of Houston, where she teaches courses in Irish and British modernism, gender and critical sexuality studies, and empire studies. Her monograph The Gothic Family Romance (1999) won the American Conference of Irish Studies prize for a distinguished first book. Her scholarship in Irish studies focuses on interconnections among gender, sexuality, class, and the politics of national and transnational representation. Her second book is Scandal Work: James Joyce, the New Journalism, and the Home Rule Newspaper Wars (2013). With Joseph Valente, she is currently writing a study of twentieth-century Irish literary representations of sex scandals, as seen through the eyes of children.
Galia Benziman is Senior Lecturer at the Open University of Israel, where she specializes in British literature of the long nineteenth century. She has published essays in Studies in the Novel, Dickens Quarterly, Journal of Narrative Theory, SEL, Partial Answers, and other journals. Her book Narratives of Child Neglect in Romantic and Victorian Culture was published in 2012 by Palgrave Macmillan.
Stephanie Pocock Boeninger is Assistant Professor of English at Providence College, where she specializes in modern drama. She has published several articles focusing on Irish writers and addressing topics ranging from Eavan Boland’s nature poetry to the trial scenes of Dion Boucicault. Her book project examines depictions of drowning and drowned bodies in postcolonial Irish and Caribbean literature.
Anne Marie D’Arcy lectures in the School of English at the University of Leicester, where she is co-director of the Medieval Research Centre, and [End Page 327] Visiting Research Fellow in the School of English, Trinity College Dublin. Her research interests lie in the areas of medieval and Renaissance literature, and nineteenth- and twentieth-century medievalism, especially in James Joyce. She is the author of Wisdom and the Grail: The Image of the Vessel in the Queste del Saint Graal and Malory’s Tale of the Sankgreal (Dublin, 2000), and she has published articles on Old French romance, medieval Latin, Middle English poetry and prose, Renaissance poetry, and Joyce. She is currently completing two monographs: The Artifice of Eternity: Mariology in the English Poetry Tradition (Oxford, 2014) and Joyce’s Saints and Sages: The Involution of the Insular Imagination.
Theodore Feder received his doctorate in art history and archaeology from Columbia University, where he also taught. He is the founder and current president of the Artists Rights Society, which represents the intellectual property rights of artists, and of Art Resource, which performs a similar function for museums in the United States and abroad. He is the author of numerous studies in art history, literature, biblical archeology, and international copyright.
Jay Jin is a doctoral student at the University of California, Los Angeles. He specializes in English and American modernist literature, with an interest in the hard sciences.
Alison Lacivita is Assistant Professor of Modern British Literature at the University of Southern Mississippi. Her monograph The Ecology of ‘Finnegans Wake’ is forthcoming from the University Press of Florida.
Michael Lavers completed an MFA from the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University. His poems and essays have appeared in such journals as College Literature, Smartish Pace, and Valparaiso Poetry Review. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Utah.
Geert Lernout is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Antwerp and Director of the Antwerp James Joyce Centre. His books include The French Joyce (1992) and Help My Unbelief: James Joyce and Religion (2010). His numerous articles on Joyce’s work have appeared in such journals as James Joyce Quarterly, Modernism/Modernity, Studies in the Novel, and Journal of British Studies. [End Page 328]
Leonid Livak is Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Toronto. His research and publications focus on modernist and Diaspora studies, as well as the history of Russian-French and Russian-Jewish cultural and literary interaction in the nineteen and twentieth centuries. His books include How It Was Done in Paris: Russian Émigré Literature and French Modernism (2003), Le Studio franco-russe (2005), Russian Emigrés in the Intellectual and Literary Life of Interwar France (2010), and The Jewish Persona in the European Imagination...