Eóin Flannery is Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Literature in the Department of English and Modern Languages at Oxford Brookes University, UK. He is the author of three books: Colum McCann and the Aesthetics of Redemption (2011); Ireland and Postcolonial Studies: Theory, Discourse, Utopia (2009); Versions of Ireland: Empire, Modernity and Resistance in Irish Culture (2006). And he is the editor of three volumes: This Side of Brightness: Essays on the Fiction of Colum McCann (2012); Ireland in Focus: Film, Photography and Popular Culture(2009); and Enemies of Empire: New Perspectives on Imperialism, Literature and Historiography (2007).