Barry Sloan is a Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Southampton (UK). He is the author of The Pioneers of Anglo-Irish Fiction 1800-1850 (1986) andWriters and Protestantism in the North of Ireland (2000). Recent publications include: “The Remains of Protestantism in Maurice Leitch’s Fiction” in Elmer Kennedy-Andrews (ed.), Irish Fiction Since the 1960s (2006); “‘Drawing the Line and Making the Tot’: Aspects of Irish Protestant Life Writing” in Liam Harte (ed.), Modern Irish Autobiography: Self, Nation and Society (2007); “‘In My Father’s House’: Renegotiations of Boyhood in Life Writing by John McGahern, Ciaran O’Driscoll, Dermot Healy and Ciaran Carson” (2009); “‘Each Neighbourly Murder’’: Lost Lives and the challenge of commemorating the victims of the Northern Ireland troubles”» (2010); “When Parents Die: John Montague and Paul Durcan’s Poetics of Loss and Recovery” (2011).