Maria McGarrity is Professor of English at Long Island University in Brooklyn, New York and Associate Member, Seminar in Irish Studies, Columbia University, New York. A 2023 Fulbright Scholar at the Seamus Heaney Centre at Queens University, Belfast, she has published widely on Irish and Caribbean literatures. She is the author of Washed by the Gulf Stream: The Historic and Geographic Relation of Irish and Caribbean Literature (University of Delaware Press) and Allusions in Omeros: Notes and a Guide to Derek Walcott’s Masterpiece (University Press of Florida). Her new book, Modern Irish Literature and the Primitive Sublime, is forthcoming from Routledge (2024).