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CONTRIBUTORS SIGHLE BHREATHNACH-LYNCH is Associate Lecturer with the Open University. She has published several articles on Irish art and its relationship to national identity. Her research interests include a study of the significance of public sculpture and ideology, as well as pictorial representation of Ireland and the Irish. She is preparing a book on aspects of 20th-century Irish sculpture. ERIN BISHOP recently completed a PhD in History at University College , Dublin. Her book, The World of Mary O’Connell 1778–1836, will be published by Lilliput Press in 1998. TROY D. DAVIS is Assistant Director of the Academic Assistance Center at Stephen F. Austin State University, where he teaches in the history department. Dr. Davis’s first book, on Irish-American diplomatic relations between 1945 and 1952, is due to be published by Catholic University of America Press in the spring of 1998. RICHARD ENGLISH is Reader in Politics at Queen’s University, Belfast. He is the author of Radicals and the Republic: Socialist Republicanism in the Irish Free State, 1925–1937 (Oxford, 1994), editor of Unionism in Modern Ireland : New Perspectives on Political Culture (New York, 1996), and is currently completing a biography of Ernie O’Malley. PETER FALLON founded the Gallery Press in County Meath, which has published three hundred books of poems and plays by Irish authors. His own collections of poems include The Speaking Stones, Winter Work, The News and Weather, and Eye to Eye. His selected poems, News of the World, was published by Wake Forest University Press in 1993. Peter CONTRIBUTORS 281 Fallon received the 1993 O’Shaughnessy Poetry Award from the Irish American Cultural Institute; in July 1995, a celebration held at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin honored the twenty-five-year publishing history of the Gallery Press. JOYCE FLYNN is Research Associate in the Department of Celtic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University. Her scholarly work explores Irish and American drama in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries . She is the literary executor of the Harlem Renaissance playwright Marita Bonner, whose works Flynn edited as Frye Street and Environs. Her own recent work is a dramatic script “Refuge.” LUKE GIBBONS lectures at Dublin City University, where he directs the graduate program in Film and Television Studies. He was coauthor of Cinema and Ireland (Syracuse University Press, 1988) and a contributing editor to Seamus Deane, ed., The Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing (Norton , 1991). His most recent publication is Transformations in Irish Culture (University of Notre Dame Press, 1996). He was visiting professor in Film Studies at New York University in 1997. SEAMUS HEANEY, winner of the 1995 Nobel Prize for Literature, has most recently won the 1997 Whitbread Book of the Year Award for his volume of poetry, The Spirit Level. Oxford Professor of Poetry from 1989 to 1994, he is currently Ralph Waldo Emerson Poet in Residence at Harvard University. His recent publications include The Redress of Poetry (1995), The Spirit Level (1996), and Crediting Poetry (1995). STEVEN KNOWLTON is Associate Professor of Journalism at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY. He is the author of Popular Politics and the Irish Catholic Church (Garland, 1991); The Journalist’s Moral Compass: Basic Principles, ed. with Patrick Parsons (Praeger, 1994); Moral Reasoning for Journalists : Cases and Commentary (Praeger, 1997); and Journalistic Objectivity: A History (Vision, forthcoming); in addition to numerous book chapters and essays and articles in ÉIRE-IRELAND and Albion. GERARD MORAN is Coordinator of History at the European College in Culham, Oxford, where he has been seconded by the Irish Department of Education and is associated with Wolfson College, Oxford University. He has written extensively on the political, social, and economic history CONTRIBUTORS 282 of nineteenth-century Ireland. He is author of A Radical Priest in Mayo: Fr. Patrick Lavelle, The Rise and Fall of an Irish Nationalist (Dublin, 1994) and editor of Galway: History and Society (Dublin, 1996). He is editing a collection of essays, Ten Radical Priests (Four Courts Press), which will appear later this year. ANDREW MURPHY teaches English at the University of Hertfordshire. He is the author of But the Irish Sea Betwixt Us: Ireland and Renaissance Literature (forthcoming, University Press of Kentucky) and Seamus...


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