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Matthew Campbell (University of York)
Matthew Campbell is Professor of Modern Literature at the University of York. His publications include Rhythm and Will in Victorian Poetry (1999), Irish Poetry under the Union, 1801–1924 (2013) and, as editor, The Cambridge Companion to Modern Irish Poetry (2003). Current research projects include a history of Irish poetry from Charlotte Brooke to Seamus Heaney. He is also editing the volume covering 1830–1880 in Cambridge University Press’s forthcoming Irish Literature in Transition series.

Nicholas Grene (Trinity College Dublin)
Nicholas Grene is Professor Emeritus in the School of English at Trinity College Dublin and a Member of the Royal Irish Academy. His publications include Synge: a Critical Study of the Plays (1975), Bernard Shaw: a Critical View (1984), The Politics of Irish Drama (1999), Yeats's Poetic Codes (2008) and The Theatre of Tom Murphy (2017). Together with Chris Morash, he also recently co-edited The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Theatre (2016).

Máirín Nic Eoin (Dublin City University)
Máirín Nic Eoin is Professor Emerita of Irish, Dublin City University, and author of An Litríocht Réigiúnach (1982), Eoghan Ó Tuairisc: Beatha agus Saothar (1988), B’Ait Leo Bean: Gnéithe den Idé-eolaíocht Inscne i dTraidisiún Liteartha na Gaeilge (1998) and Trén bhFearann Breac: An Díláithriú Cultúir agus Nualitríocht na Gaeilge (2005). She has published many articles and book chapters on modern and contemporary writing in Irish, and is editor or co-editor of several literary anthologies and collections of critical essays, including the two-volume Litríocht na Gaeilge ar fud an Domhain (2015).  

Helen Small (University of Oxford)
Helen Small is the Merton Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of the British Academy. Her publications include Love's Madness: Medicine, the Novel, and Female Insanity, 1800-1865 (1996), The Long Life (2007), which was awarded both the Rose Mary Crawshay Prize and Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism in 2008, and The Value of the Humanities (2013). She is currently working on a book-length study of modern cynicism.

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