James Ward, lecturer in eighteenth-century literature at Ulster University, has published widely on Jonathan Swift and eighteenth-century literature, as well as on the reception and recreation of this period in modern screen, print and performance media. He was PI on the British Academy/Leverhulme Trust-funded project ISLE: Ireland in Search of the Legacies of Enlightenment and is currently PI on the AHRC/Ulster University-funded project Enlightenment for All. Memory and Enlightenment: Cultural Afterlives of the Long Eighteenth Century is published by Palgrave. Recent work includes essays on the cultural representation of Irish psychiatric asylums and on Black Enlightenment lives in film and television.