Prof. Brian G. Caraher has been chair of English Literature at Queen’s University Belfast since 1993, and is currently Research Director in Poetry, Irish Writing, Creative Writing and Modern Literary Studies in the School of English. He has lectured and held various positions in the USA, Denmark, England, Greece, Italy, the Republic of Ireland, and in Northern Ireland. He has published on a wide range of Anglophone authors and topics from the 18th century to contemporary writing, including an extensive set of studies on the cultural politics of reading Joyce.