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CONTRIBUTORS 226 CONTRIBUTORS MARGOT GAYLE BACKUS is an assistant professor of English at the University of Houston. She has published numerous articles in a wide variety of scholarly journals. Her book, The Gothic Family Romance: Heterosexuality, Child Sacrifice, and the Anglo-Irish Colonial Order, was published in 1999. KATHRYN CONRAD is Assistant Professor at the University of Kansas. She has published articles on James Joyce, contemporary Irish feminist and lesbian writing, and queer-positive pedagogy. Her article “Woman Troubles, Queer Troubles: Information, Sexuality, and the State in Northern Ireland,” appears in Reclaiming Gender: Transgressive Identities in Modern Ireland, ed. Marilyn Cohen and Nancy Curtin (1999). Conrad is currently completing a book-length project that examines gender , sexuality, and national identity in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. WILLIAM C. DOWLING is the University Distinguished Professor of English at Rutgers University. He is a sometime Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at Edinburgh University and is author of, most recently, The Senses of the Text: Intensional Semantics and Literary Theory (1999). ADRIAN FRAZIER is Director of the M.A. in Drama and Theatre Studies in the English Department of the National University of Ireland, Galway, and Research Professor of English at Union College, NY. In addition to articles on Irish poets, he is the author of Behind the Scenes: Yeats, Horniman, and the Struggle for the Abbey Theatre (1990) and George Moore: 1852-1933 (2000). Part of the research for the Moore biography was carried out in Galway while Frazier was an Irish American Cultural Institute Fellow in Autumn 1997. DAVID SETH JONES is an associate professor of political science at the National University of Singapore, having previously worked for the CONTRIBUTORS 227 Department of Agriculture of the Northern Ireland Civil Service and the Overseas Development Administration in the UK. He has taught and published widely in the areas of comparative politics, government budgeting , and public policy, and has also published several studies in Irish political and social history. He is the author of Graziers, Land Reform, and Political Conflict in Ireland (1995). THOMAS C. KENNEDY has been professor of history at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville since 1979 and has taught in the History Department there for more than three decades. Besides Anglo-Irish relations , his research interests include late nineteenth- and early twentiethcentury Britain, especially the issues of peace and war. He has published numerous articles in scholarly journals. He has published numerous articles in scholarly journals and is the author of British Quakerism, 1860–1920: The Transformation of a Religious Community (2001). D. A. JAMES MacPHERSON teaches nineteenth- and twentieth-century Irish history at Birkbeck College of the University of London, where he is completing his Ph.D. dissertation. His recent publications include an essay on the United Irishwomen and the advanced nationalist women’s press in Raymond Gillespie, ed., The Remaking of Modern Ireland, 1750–1950 (2001). OWEN McGEE is currently completing his Ph.D. thesis, entitled “The Irish Republican Brotherhood, 1882-1907,” at University College, Dublin. He has written biographical entries of several prominent figures in the Fenian movement for the Royal Irish Academy’s Dictionary of Irish Biography. HILARY PYLE is Yeats Curator at the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin. Among her publications on writers and artists of the Irish Renaissance are James Stephens, his Work and an Account of his Life (1965); Jack B. Yeats: a Biography (1970, rev. ed. 1989); Jack B. Yeats: A Catalogue Raisonné of the Oil Paintings (1992); Yeats: Portrait of an Artistic Family (1997); and A Red Headed Rebel: Susan Mitchell, Poet and Mystic of the Irish Cultural Renaissance (1999). Pyle was elected Honorary Royal Hibernian Academician in 2000 and is currently completing a manuscript on the life and personal journals of Sadhbh Trinseach, artist and nationalist. CONTRIBUTORS 228 JAMES M. SMITH is Assistant Professor in the Department of English and the Irish Studies Program at Boston College. His publications include “Effaced History: Facing the Colonial Contexts of Ben Jonson’s ‘Irish Masque at Court,’” in ELH (1998), and “Retelling Stories: Exposing Mother Ireland in Kathy Prendergast’s Body Map Series and Mary Leland’s The Killeen” in Redressing Cathleen: Contemporary Works from...


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