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MICHAEL CRONIN is 1776 Chair of French, Trinity College Dublin. He has published widely on aspects of language, culture, and identity in Ireland. He is a member of the Royal Irish Academy and the Academia Europaea, and an Officier de l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques. He is a former Irish-language literature advisor to the Arts Council of Ireland and chairperson of Poetry Ireland. His most recent work, Eco-Translation: Translation and Ecology in the Age of the Anthropocene, was published in 2017 by Routledge.

MIKE CRONIN is the academic director of Boston College in Ireland. He is currently leading the online platform for the Irish Decade of Centenaries, the Century Ireland project ( He has published widely on aspects of Ireland's social and sporting history and is currently writing a biography of the Irish American athlete and author James Brendan Connolly.

SORCHA DE BRÚN has a Ph.D. in modern Irish-language prose literature from Ulster University in Northern Ireland. Her thesis was on men and masculinities in the fiction of several contemporary male Gaeltacht writers. She is a research supervisor at Hibernia College in Dublin and has taught Irish literature and language at Maynooth University, Ulster University, and Dublin City University. She has published essays and reviews in Bliainiris, Feasta, Comhar, and the Irish Times. Some of her poems and short stories for children are on [End Page 391] the Séideán Sí primary-school curriculum for Gaeltacht schools. She is currently preparing her thesis for publication.

DONAL FALLON is a historian and author based in Dublin and a member of the Come Here to Me! project. He teaches with the adult-education department of University College Dublin and is the author of The Pillar: The Life and Afterlife of the Nelson Pillar (New Island, 2014).

RODDY FLYNN, chair of film and television studies, Dublin City University, has written and researched extensively on Irish broadcast and audio visual policy. He is coauthor (with John Horgan) of the forthcoming Irish Media History (2017) and (with Tony Tracy and Pat Brereton) of The Historical Dictionary of Irish Cinema (forthcoming, 2018).

NATALIE HARROWER is the director of the Digital Repository of Ireland (, headquartered at the Royal Irish Academy, and the principal investigator for Inspiring Ireland 1916. The Digital Repository of Ireland is Ireland's national trusted digital repository for social and cultural data, with contemporary and historical content from across the humanities and social sciences. She holds a Ph.D. in theatre and film from the University of Toronto.

MARK T. KEANE has been chair of computer science at University College Dublin since 1997. He has a B.A. in psychology from University College Dublin and a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from Trinity College Dublin. He was previously a lecturer at TCD and is a onetime Fellow (FTCD, 1994). Between 2004 and 2007 he was director of information and communications technology (ICT) and director-general of the Science Foundation Ireland. He has published fifteen books with several coauthors, including Analogical Problem Solving (1988), Lines of Thinking (1990), Advances in the Psychology of Thinking (1992), and Cognitive Psychology: A Student's Handbook (1990–2015; seven editions and six foreign-language editions).

KENNETH KEATING is a postdoctoral researcher and occasional lecturer in the School of English, Drama, and Film at University College Dublin. He is the author of Contemporary Irish Poetry and the Canon [End Page 392] (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017) and has published a number of articles on Irish poetry in peer-reviewed journals, including Irish University Review, Irish Studies Review, and New Hibernia Review. He is the editor of Smithereens Press.

MARGARET KELLEHER has been chair of Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama at University College Dublin since 2012. She has published widely in the areas of Irish women's writings, nineteenth-century Irish literary studies, famine studies, twenty- and twenty-first century Irish culture, and digital humanities. Her digital projects include the Digital Platform for Contemporary Irish Writing (contemporaryirish She is chair of the Irish Film Institute ( and UCD academic lead for the Ulysses Centre@Newman House, a literary exhibition center that is scheduled to open in St...


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