Professor Lance Pettitt is Director of the Centre for Irish Studies at St Mary’s University in London, teaching on its MA and PhD programmes, and in 2016, he is concurrently Visiting Professor at the University of Wien, Austria. He is co-series editor (with Beatriz Kopschitz Bastos) of «Ireland on Film» whose next title is The Road to God Knows Where (Alan Gilsenan 2016) and co-curator of the «Irish Lives» festival in Brazil (May 2016). His blog is at: