Miranda Corcoran received her PhD in English from University College Cork, where she also teaches American literature. Her research interests include American and Soviet literature, intersections of psychology and literature, and popular fiction. She has taught courses on genre fiction, horror and science fiction.

Johanna Hoorenman is a Lecturer in English at Utrecht University, specialising in Popular Romance Fiction, American popular literature, American poetry, and Animal Studies.

Ciarán Kavanagh won the 2015 WTM Riches Essay Prize as a MA student in University College Cork, where he is currently writing his PhD on “Reading Postmodernism: Ambiguity, Instability and the Changing Role of the Modern Reader.”

Laurence W. Mazzeno is President Emeritus of Alvernia University in Reading, Pennsylvania.  He is the author of a number of books in Camden House’s Literary Criticism in Perspective Series including Becoming John Updike (2013) and the more recent The Critics and Hemingway (2015). He is editor of Twenty-First Century Perspectives on Victorian Literature (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014), and with Ronald D. Morrison, Victorian Writers and the Environment: Ecocritical Perspectives (Routledge, forthcoming in 2017).  He has published many reference essays and book reviews, and has served on the editorial staff of Nineteenth Century Prose and its predecessor, The Arnoldian, since 1982.

Sue Norton is a lecturer of English in the Dublin Institute of Technology.  Her PhD (UCD, 2001) was on representations of family in contemporary American fiction.  She has published several sections of her dissertation, two, notably, on John Updike (The John Updike Review, 2014 and The Explicator, 2013).  She teaches general English Studies including American literature, Creative Writing, Composition, and Applied Grammar.  She also writes outside of academia, in particular general essays for a wide readership.

Clair A. Sheehan teaches in the University of Limerick. Her PhD (UL, 2015) was entitled “Increasing the Volume on Post-9/11 Literature.”

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