Irene Gilsenan Nordin is Professor Emerita of English at Dalarna University, Sweden. Her scholarly work is mainly concerned with contemporary culture – especially Irish poetry –with a focus on representations of place and belonging. Her most recent publications include Transcultural Identity Constructions in a Changing World (Peter Lang, 2016), Transcultural Identities in Contemporary Literature (Rodopi, 2013), and Urban and Rural Landscapes: Language, Literature and Culture in Modern Ireland (Peter Lang, 2012). She is currently president of SWESSE (Swedish Society for the Study of English).