Alfred Markey is a lecturer in English at the Department of Modern Languages of the University of León, Spain. He previously taught at the Jaume I University of Castelló and at the universities of Vigo and A Coruña. His research has focused on the work of Seán O’Faolain and of critics such as Edward Said and Roy Foster, with a special interest in the topics of Ireland and Postcolonialism and more recently the relationship between the humanities and medical science and environmental studies. His latest publication “Irish-American Patriotism: The Transatlantic Politics and Humanist Culture of Colum McCann” (REN 24: 2020) addresses the figure of the public intellectual and explores McCann’s concept of identity and the values of trans-national and universal solidarity.