John Conlan is an Assistant Lecturer at Maynooth University. He holds a PhD in English from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana. His work, which will appear in The Dublin James Joyce Journal and Constellazioni, focuses on the history of science and haptic literature in the period of late modernism. He has written on contemporary electronic music and questions of ethno-nationalist historiography in James Joyce, and he is currently working on a monograph on late modernist vitalism, from Mina Loy to Don Delillo.