Conor Brady was editor of the Irish Times from 1986 to 2002 and visiting professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (City University of New York) from 2003 to 2005. From 2005 to 2011 he was a commissioner of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Comission. He is author of two histories of Irish policing, Guardians of the Peace (1974) and The Guarding of Ireland: The Garda Síochána since 1960 (forthcoming in 2014), and two crime novels, A June of Ordinary Murders (2012) and The Eloquence of the Dead (2013). A memoir of his years as editor of the Irish Times is entitled Up with the Times (2005).
John Brannigan teaches English at University College Dublin. His books include Brendan Behan: Cultural Nationalism and the Revisionist Writer (2002) and Race in Modern Irish Literature and Culture (2009). He is also the editor of the Irish University Review, which devotes its current special issue (44:1) to Brendan Behan.
Aisling B. Cormack is humanities research associate in English at the University of California, Irvine, and adjunct professor of English at Pasadena City College. Her essay “On the Edge: The Legacy of Irish Partition in The Butcher Boy” is forthcoming in a volume on the work of Patrick McCabe. She is currently working on a book-length study of McCabe’s novels and Neil Jordan’s film adaptations in the context of Irish partition, and on a chapter, “A Garden Divided,” on Samuel Beckett’s representation of Irish partition in his novel Watt for the collection An Art of the Impasse, currently under review. [End Page 205]
Carol Dell’Amico is a lecturer in English and associate in women and gender studies at California State University, Bakersfield, where she teaches courses in Anglophone, postcolonial, and twentieth-century literature. She is the author of Colonialism and the Modernist Moment in the Early Novels of Jean Rhys (2005) and most recently of “Anne Enright’s The Gathering: Trauma, Testimony, Memory” in New Hibernia Review 14:1 (2010).
Bryce Evans is senior lecturer in history at Liverpool Hope University. A graduate of the University of Warwick and University College Dublin, where he was awarded his doctorate, he has taught at Liverpool Hope since 2011. He has published widely on modern Irish economic and political history, including Seán Lemass: Democratic Dictator (2011) and Ireland during the Second World War: Farewell to Plato’s Cave (2014). He was awarded the Winston Churchill fellowship (2014) in acknowledgment of his research into historical and contemporary food security.
Rosemary Erickson Johnsen is associate professor of English at Governors State University in University Park, Illinois. She is a member of the editorial advisory board of the Journal of Popular Culture, and the author of Contemporary Feminist Historical Crime Fiction (2006). She is currently working on a book-length comparative study of contemporary Irish and Scandinavian crime fiction; other research interests include crime, real and fictional, of the British interwar period and the work of Patrick Hamilton.
William Meier is assistant professor of history at Texas Christian University in Ft. Worth, Texas, where he teaches courses on modern Ireland, Britain, and the British empire. He is the author of Property Crime in London, 1850–Present (2011), and is currently working on a book project on the history of terrorism in the United Kingdom and the empire since the late nineteenth century.
Dale Montgomery is an instructor in world history at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, BC. He has a Ph.D. from Queen’s University Belfast, where he held a Social Studies and Humanities Research Council of Canada fellowship and an Institute of Irish [End Page 206] Studies Postgraduate International Research studentship. His essay “‘They Were the Men Who Licked the IRA’: Blueshirt Masculine Identity” appeared in Caroline Magennis and Raymond Murray, eds., Irish Masculinities: Critical Reflections on Literature and Culture (2011), and “‘No Suggestion of Suffragettism’: The Blue Blouses in Ireland, 1933–1936” is forthcoming in Women’s History Review in 2014. He is currently working on a study of the formulation and adaptation of extraparliamentary tactics and ideology within the Atlantic world in the nineteenth century.
Rachel Oppenheimer is a Ph.D. candidate in history...