Marilynn Richtarik is a Professor of English at Georgia State University in Atlanta. Her books include Acting Between the Lines: The Field Day Theatre Company and Irish Cultural Politics 1980-1984 (Oxford University Press, 1994), Stewart Parker: A Life (Oxford University Press, 2012), and an edition of Parker’s autobiographical novel Hopdance (The Lilliput Press, 2017). She spent the spring semester of 2017 as a US Fulbright Scholar at Queen’s University Belfast, teaching a class and working on a book about literary reactions and contributions to the peace process in Northern Ireland.