GAIL BAYLIS is a lecturer in photography and visual culture at the School of Communication and Media at Ulster University. Her recent publications include "The Photographic Portrait: A Means to Surveillance and Subversion," published in Early Popular Visual Culture 16:1 (2018), and "Con Colbert's Portrait: The Lives of a Photograph," published in History of Photography 41:1 (2017). Her research focuses on the cultural and material qualities of photography, the photographic archive, and photography and memory.
TIMOTHY ELLIS is a graduate teaching assistant and Ph.D. student at Teesside University. He completed his undergraduate degree at St. Hugh's College, Oxford, before undertaking an M.A. at Queen's University Belfast. His doctoral research explores the significance of visual culture and visuality in the politics of the Irish Free State. This research examines the significance of seeing, looking, visibility, surveillance, and invisibility in the politics of interwar Ireland. He has presented his research at conferences in Ireland, Great Britain, and Spain. Timothy recently co-organized the New Directions in Irish History Conference, which was held at Teesside University in February 2019.
JAMES M. FARRELL is a professor of rhetoric in the communication department at the University of New Hampshire, where he teaches classes in argumentation, rhetorical criticism, and American public address. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1988 and has published numerous critical and historical [End Page 257] studies of eighteenth-and nineteenth-century American discourse. His most recent work on the American response to the Irish Famine was "Reporting the Irish Famine in America: Images of 'Suffering Ireland' in the American Press, 1845–1848," published in The Famine Irish: Emigration and the Great Hunger, edited by Ciarán Reilly (2016).
CATHERINE FLYNN is associate professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley. She works on Irish modernist literature and culture in a European, avant-garde context and on critical theory. Her book James Joyce and the Matter of Paris recently appeared with Cambridge University Press (2019). She coedited with Richard Brown a special issue of James Joyce Quarterly titled "Joycean Avant-Gardes" (2017). Her essays have appeared in the Journal of Modern Literature, European Joyce Studies, Éire-Ireland, and James Joyce Quarterly, as well as in edited volumes. She is currently at work on a book project about Brian O'Nolan/Flann O'Brien/Myles na gCopaleen and the young Irish state.
CONOR HEFFERNAN, assistant professor at the University of Texas at Austin, recently finished his doctoral work on physical culture in Ireland from 1893 to 1939. Conducted under Dr. Paul Rouse at University College Dublin, the research discussed popular and state forms of physical exercise, linking them to broader societal and political concerns. In the past he has published on various aspects of Irish physical culture and sport history more generally in Sport in History, Women's History Review, and Irish Economic and Social History, among other journals. At present Conor is converting his doctoral work into a full-length monograph.
LINDSAY JANSSEN teaches at Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, and Emerson College's European Centre, Well, the Netherlands. Her coediting includes Global Legacies of the Great Irish Famine: Transnational and Interdisciplinary Perspectives (2014); among other articles she has written "Diasporic Identifications: Exile, Nostalgia, and the Famine Past in Irish and Irish North-American Popular Fiction, 1871–1891" (Irish Review, 2018). She was awarded a two-year postdoctoral fellowship by the Irish Research Council to support research conducted at University College Dublin (2017–19). [End Page 258] Her research focuses on Irish and Irish-diasporic periodical cultures, cultural identities, and recollections of the Great Irish Famine.
MATTHEW KNIGHT is a graduate of the Celtic Languages and Literatures Department at Harvard University. He currently serves as both a research librarian and instructor in the History Department at the University of South Florida in Tampa. He has published "The Irish Republic: Reconstructing Liberty, Right Principles, and the Fenian Brotherhood" (Éire-Ireland 52:3–4, 2017), and his chapter "Forming an Army of Vindication: The Irish Echo and the Irish-Language Revival in the United States, 1886–1894" is forthcoming in North American Gaels: Essays in Honour of Professor Kenneth E...