Paula Murphy is a lecturer in the Department of English in Mater Dei Institute of Education, Dublin. She is an associate editor of Kritikos and The Irish Book Review, and has published widely in the area of Irish literature. She is co-editor of New Voices in Irish Literary Criticism (Edwin Mellen Press 2007) and author of The Shattered Mirror: Irish Literature and Film 1990-2005 (Cambridge Scholars Press 2008).