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Kimberly Bohman-Kalaja is a writer and professor based in New York City. She earned her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and has published on nineteenth- and twentieth-century Irish, English, French, and Albanian writing. She is currently a 2010–11 Fulbright Scholar and visiting professor at the University of Tirana, Albania, where she is pursuing research on her second book, Memory at the Margins of Europe, a comparative study of national identity in Irish and Albanian literatures. She is the author of Reading Games: A Theory of Play Forms in Beckett, O’Brien, and Perec (2007), and holds degrees from Princeton University, The Queen’s University of Belfast, and Scripps College.

Peter Gahan, born in Ireland and a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, is an independent scholar living in Los Angeles. His Shaw Shadows: Rereading the Texts of Bernard Shaw was published in the University Press of Florida’s Shaw Series in 2004, and he has written many articles on Bernard Shaw as well as the introduction to the 2006 Penguin edition of Shaw’s Candida. He is currently working on a study of Shaw in Ireland in the first quarter of the twentieth century and serves on the editorial board of SHAW: The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies.

A. M. Gibbs is Emeritus Professor of English at Macquarie University, Sydney. His books on Shaw include: Shaw (1969); The Art and Mind of Shaw: Essays in Criticism (1983); Shaw: Interviews and Recollections (1990); “Heartbreak House”: Preludes of Apocalypse (1994); A Bernard Shaw Chronology (2001); and Bernard Shaw: A Life (2005). Bernard Shaw: A Life was the runner-up for the Robert Rhodes Prize awarded by the American Conference for Irish Studies; short-listed for the Nettie Palmer Prize for nonfiction in the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards and for the General History Prize in the New South Wales Premier’s History Awards; included in the U.S. Choice list of outstanding academic titles of 2006; and highly commended in the 2007 Australian National Biography Award Competition. [End Page 305]

Nicholas Grene is Professor of English Literature at Trinity College, Dublin, a Fellow of Trinity College and a Member of the Royal Irish Academy. As well as his work on Shaw, which includes Bernard Shaw: A Critical View (1984) and most recently an edition of Major Barbara for the New Mermaids series (2008), he has written extensively on Irish literature and on Shakespeare; his books include Synge: A Critical Study of the Plays (1975), The Politics of Irish Drama (1999), Shakespeare’s Serial History Plays (2002) and Yeats’s Poetic Codes (2008).

Christopher Innes holds the Canada Research Chair in Performance and Culture, together with the title of Distinguished Research Professor at York University, Toronto. A Killam Fellow of the Canada Council, he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and of the Royal Society of Arts (UK). His Web site is He is the author of fourteen books—which have been translated into eight different languages—and more than one hundred articles on various aspects of modern drama. He is the editor of The Cambridge Companion to George Bernard Shaw, General Editor of the Cambridge “Directors in Perspective” series, Co-Editor of the “Lives of the Theatre” series, a Contributing Editor to The Cambridge Guide to World Theatre, and has been Co-Editor of the quarterly journal Modern Drama.

Norma Jenckes, a founding editor of the biannual journal American Drama, is a Shavian who has researched and written on Shaw’s work since 1969. She teaches in the interdisciplinary humanities doctoral program at the Union Institute and University.

Brad Kent is an assistant professor of British and Irish Literatures at Université Laval in Quebec City, Canada. A graduate of Concordia University’s Ph.D. in Humanities Program in 2006, he has been awarded doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and is currently working on a project on Shaw and censorship financed by the Fonds Québécois de la Recherche sur la Société et la Culture and the Harry Ransom Center in Austin, Texas. His publications include essays that have appeared in scholarly journals...


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