Brian Cosgrove is Professor of English and Head of Department at National University of Ireland, Maynooth. His published works include Wordsworth and the Poetry of Self-Sufficiency (1982), and numerous articles, including some on Irish authors. In 1995 he edited a collection of essays, in honour of the Maynooth bicentenary, on Literature and the Supernatural. In 2001 Liverpool University Press published his memoir about growing up in Newry, The Yew-Tree at the Head of the Strand. He is currently working on a book on James Joyce.