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CONTRIBUTORS 264 CONTRIBUTORS GUY BEINER is a research scholar and lecturer on modern European history at Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Beer-Sheva, Israel. He holds degrees in history from the University of Tel Aviv and a doctorate in modern Irish history from University College Dublin. In 2002–3 he was a postdoctoral Government of Ireland Research Fellow at Trinity College, Dublin. He specializes in the interdisciplinary study of memory and forgetting in modern Ireland, on which he has published several articles , and he has recently completed a book on Irish folk history and social memory (forthcoming). ANGELA BOURKE is Senior Lecturer in Irish at University College, Dublin, where she is a founding member of the new Humanities Institute of Ireland. She was a visiting professor in Celtic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University in 1992–93 and has published widely in scholarly journals on both sides of the Atlantic. In 2001 her book, The Burning of Bridget Cleary: A True Story (1999), won the James S. Donnelly, Sr., Award for the best book in Irish history/social studies and the Irish Times Literature Prize for Irish non-fiction. One of eight editors of the Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing, Vols. IV & V: Irish Women’s Writing and Traditions (2002), Bourke has recently completed a book on the Irish-born New Yorker writer Maeve Brennan, to be published in 2004. L. PERRY CURTIS, JR., retired from Brown University in 2001, having taught Irish and British history there for more than twenty-five years. A former editor of the Journal of British Studies, he is the author of Coercion and Conciliation in Ireland (1963) and Apes and Angels (rev. ed., 1997 [1971]) as well as a number of essays on aspects of modern Irish history. At present he is working on literary and graphic images of eviction since the Great Famine and on the final phase of Anglo-Irish landlordism. MARY E. DALY is executive chair of the Humanities Institute of Ireland at University College Dublin, which is funded by the Irish Higher Education Authority. She is also a professor in the School of History at University College Dublin, and is presently the secretary of the Royal Irish Academy. Her current research interests are concerned with independent Ireland. Her most recent book is The First Department: A History of the Department of Agriculture (2002). She is now working on a major study of the 1966 commemoration of the 1916 Rising in collaboration with Dr. Margaret O’Callaghan of Queen’s University, Belfast. PAUL DELANEY is Lecturer in English at Trinity College, Dublin. He has published in New Voices in Irish Criticism, Critical Ireland, Irish Studies Review, and The Republic. He recently edited The Stones and other stories by Daniel Corkery (2003) and is currently writing a history of representations of the “travelers” in Irish literature. MARGARET KELLEHER is Senior Lecturer in English at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, and was John J. Burns Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies at Boston College in 2002–3. She is the author of The Feminization of Famine (1997) and co-editor (with James Murphy) of Gender Perspectives in Irish Literature (1997). Most recently, she was guest editor of the Irish University Review special issue on the Irish Literary Revival (Summer 2003). She is president of the Society for the Study of Nineteenth -Century Ireland and co-editor, with Laurence Geary, of Nineteenth -Century Ireland: A Historiographical Review (forthcoming 2004). Currently she is co-editing, with Philip O’Leary, the two-volume Cambridge History of Irish Literature (forthcoming). JASON KNIRCK is Assistant Professor of History at Humboldt State University. He has degrees from Gonzaga University and Washington State University, where he completed his doctoral dissertation on women and the Irish revolution. His primary research interests center on the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921 and postrevolutionary Irish politics. His forthcoming book is entitled Women of the Dáil: Gender, Republicanism, and the Anglo-Irish Treaty. JAMES QUINN is executive editor of the Royal Irish Academy’s Dictionary of Irish Biography. He is the author of a biography of the United Irishman Thomas Russell —Soul on Fire: A Life of Thomas Russell (2002), CONTRIBUTORS 265...


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