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VINCENT ALTMAN O’CONNOR was born and raised in Dublin. He is a private scholar and is currently researching the history of the Altman family. He works at the Irish Department of Agriculture in Dublin.

YVONNE ALTMAN O’CONNOR was born in Dublin and has spent much of her life teaching in the US. As an independent researcher with an academic background in English literature and Education, she has worked on literary, genealogical, and historical projects including the history of her family. She is currently Vice Chair of the Irish Jewish Museum which works to preserve and present the history and culture of the Irish Jewish community.

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. She is 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 Joyce. In addition to numerous articles and two edited collections on medieval and Renaissance literature, she has published several essays on Joyce. She is the author of a major study on the grail legend, Wisdom and the Grail: The Image of the Vessel in the Queste del Saint Graal and Malory’s Tale of the Sankgreal (Dublin, 2000). She co-curated the exhibition, ‘James Joyce: Apocalypse and Exile’, Marsh’s Library, Dublin (October 2014–August 2015). She is currently completing The Artifice of Eternity: Mariology in the English Poetic Tradition (Oxford, 2016), and another monograph, Joyce’s Saints and Sages: The Involution of the Insular Imagination, which not only engages with the early medieval sources of Finnegans Wake, but also contains chapters on Ulysses and Joyce’s occasional writings on medieval topics.

NEIL R. DAVISON is Associate Professor of Modernism, Irish Studies, and Jewish Cultural Studies at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon. He is the author of James Joyce, ‘Ulysses’, and the Construction of Jewish Identity (Cambridge, 1996) as well as Jewishness and Masculinity from the Modern to the Postmodern (Routledge, 2010). His work has appeared in the James Joyce Quarterly, Textual Practice, Journal of Modern Literature, Modern Fiction Studies, Jewish Social Studies, and other scholarly journals. He is currently at work on [End Page vii] a critical biography of the Holocaust novelist André Schwarz-Bart that analyses the author’s life and work through the lens of the philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas.

KATHERINE EBURY is a lecturer in modern literature at the University of Sheffield. Her first monograph Modernism and Cosmology, published with Palgrave in 2014, examined the influence of the new cosmology inspired by the Einsteinian revolution in works by Yeats, Joyce, and Beckett. Additionally, she has published reviews and articles on literature and science in Joyce Studies Annual, Journal of Modern Literature, and Irish Studies Review.

MICHAEL GRODEN, Distinguished University Professor Emeritus at Western University Canada, is the author of ‘Ulysses’ in Progress and ‘Ulysses’ in Focus: Genetic, Textual, and Personal Views and editor or co-editor of The James Joyce Archive, James Joyce’s Manuscripts, Genetic Criticism, Praharfeast: James Joyce in Prague, The Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism, and Contemporary Literary and Cultural Theory. He recently completed a memoir about spending a life with Ulysses.

CLARE HUTTON is Lecturer in English at Loughborough University, and is currently completing a book on the textual and contextual significance of Ulysses as it appeared in the Little Review (Serial Encounters: ‘Ulysses’ and The Little Review, forthcoming with Oxford University Press, 2016). She was principal editor of volume 5 of The Oxford History of the Irish Book, The Irish Book in English, 1891–2000 (Oxford, 2011). Other research and teaching interests include Yeats, the Irish Literary Revival, editing, and digital scholarship.

BARRY MCCREA is Keough Family College Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Notre Dame, where he teaches at the University’s campuses in Rome, Dublin, and Indiana. He is the author of The First Verse, a novel (Carroll & Graf, 2005), In the Company of Strangers: Narrative and Family in Dickens, Conan Doyle, Joyce, and Proust (Columbia University Press, 2011), and Languages of the Night...


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