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BENJAMIN BANKHURST is the Postdoctoral Fellow of North American History at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London. His research focuses on the Atlantic history of Ireland and North America in the eighteenth century, particularly the cultural and social ramifications of Irish migration to the mid-Atlantic and southern frontiers. His first monograph, Ulster Presbyterians and the Scots Irish Diaspora, 1750–1764 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), was awarded the Donald Murphy Prize for distinguished first book by the American Conference for Irish Studies. He has also published several articles on early Irish American history, including “A Looking-Glass for Presbyterians: Recasting a Prejudice in Late Colonial Pennsylvania,” Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 133:4 (Oct. 2009), and “Early Irish America and Its Enemies: Ethnic Identity Formation in the Era of the Revolution, 1760–1820,” Journal of Irish and Scottish Studies 5:2 (Spring 2012).

ANDY BIELENBERG is a senior lecturer in the School of History, University College Cork, where he lectures on Irish social and economic history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He also teaches about and undertakes research on the First World War, the War of Independence, and the Civil War, with a special focus on County Cork. He received his doctorate from the London School of Economics in 1992. His recent publications include Ireland and the Industrial Revolution, 1801–1922 (2009), which summarizes many years of research on Irish industrial history; An Economic History of Ireland since Independence (2013), co-authored with Raymond Ryan; and “Exodus: The Emigration of Southern Irish Protestants during the Irish War of Independence and the Civil War,” Past & Present 218:1 (Feb. 2013). [End Page 337]

JOHN BORGONOVO lectures in the School of History at University College Cork. Among his books are Spies, Informers, and the “Anti–Sinn Féin Society”: The Intelligence War in Cork City, 1920–1921 (Irish Academic Press, 2007); The Battle for Cork, July–August 1922 (Mercier Press, 2011); and The Dynamics of War and Revolution: Cork City, 1916–1918 (Cork University Press, 2013). He is also the editor of Florence and Josephine O’Donoghue’s War of Independence: A Destiny That Shapes Our Ends (Irish Academic Press, 2006).

TERENCE BROWN, fellow emeritus at Trinity College Dublin, has published Louis MacNeice: Sceptical Vision (1975); Northern Voices: Poets from Ulster (1975); Ireland: A Social and Cultural History, 1922–1985 (1981, 2004); Ireland’s Literature: Selected Essays (1988); The Life ofW. B. Yeats: A Critical Biography (1999, 2001); and The Literature of Ireland: Culture and Criticism (2010). He is a member of the Royal Irish Academy and of Academi Europaea and was made Companion in the Order of St. Michael and St. George for services to British-Irish relations in 2002. He is currently completing a study of the Irish Times newspaper.

ELIZABETH CULLINGFORD is Jane Weinert Blumberg Chair in English Literature, University Distinguished Teaching Professor, and chair of the English department at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of Ireland’s Others: Ethnicity and Gender in Irish Literature and Popular Culture (2001); Gender and History in Yeats’s Love Poetry (1993); and Yeats, Ireland, and Fascism (1981). She is currently writing a book entitled The Only Child in a Crowded World: Literature, Culture, and the Environment.

JAMES S. DONNELLY, JR., is professor emeritus of history at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he taught modern Irish and British history from 1972 to 2008. 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 Miller) Irish Popular Culture, 1650–1850 (1998). His latest book Captain Rock: The Irish Agrarian Rebellion of 1821–1824 was published in the fall of 2009. He serves as co-editor [End Page 338] (with Thomas Archdeacon) of the book series “The History of Ireland and the Irish Diaspora” at the University of Wisconsin Press (15 volumes published to date, with two more forthcoming in 2014). He has been co-editor of Éire-Ireland since 2001.

MEL FARRELL teaches nineteenth- and twentieth-century Irish history at...


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