Conrad Brunström is Associate Professor and Head of the Department of English at Maynooth University. He is author of William Cowper: Religion, Satire, Society (Bucknell, 2004) and Thomas Sheridan’s Career and Influence: An Actor in Earnest (Bucknell, 2011) as well as articles on a wide range of eighteenth-century authors including Samuel Johnson, James Beattie, Charles Churchill and Frances Burney.