Christina Hunt Mahony is Senior Research Fellow at the School of English, Trinity College Dublin. She has taught at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Georgetown University, and The Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. She is the author of Contemporary Irish Literature: Transforming Tradition (St Martin’s, 1999), and the editor of Out of History: Essays on the Writing of Sebastian Barry (Carysfort Press, 2006) and Report of the Irish Forum: The Future of Irish Studies (Prague, 2006). Dr. Mahony is a member of the Executive of the International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures and sits on the editorial boards of the Canadian Journal of Irish Studies and Estudios Irlandeses.