Shane McCorristine is an IRCHSS CARA Postdoctoral Mobility Fellow at the Department of English, NUI Maynooth and the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge. He has published on children’s literature, supernatural fiction, and Arctic exploration. His book is entitled Spectres of the Self: Thinking about Ghosts and Ghost-seeing in England, 1750-1920. (Cambridge UP, 2010).