Organisers

Jane Mahony
Dr Jane Mahony has recently finished her PhD in the School of English in TCD. Her primary research interests are book and publishing history, Irish literary history, and women’s literature. Her thesis was on ‘Irish Writers and their London Publishers, c. 1884–1922.’ She is co-author with Professor Eve Patten of ‘‘Breaking Away:’ Beatrice Grimshaw and the commercial woman writer’ in Irish Women’s Writing 1878-1922: Advancing the Cause of Liberty, edited by Anna Pilz and Whitney Standlee (Manchester UP, 2016). She lectures in the JS TCD Course, The Book, on ‘Publishing in the Long 19th Century: the transformation of the literary marketplace’, and ‘The Modern Publishing Market: the impact of The Net Book Agreement (fixed book pricing)’. She was co-organiser of the ‘Creative Networks and Cultural Output’ conference, Trinity Long Room Hub, 19–20 June 2015.

Stephen O’Neill
Stephen O’Neill is a fourth-year PhD student in the School of English, Trinity College Dublin. His research, under the supervision of Dr Tom Walker, investigates the country and the city in the Irish novel after partition, and is funded by the Irish Research Council. He teaches in Trinity on courses ranging from the English novel of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries to postcolonialism and Irish Literature.

James Little
James Little is a fourth-year PhD student in the School of English, Trinity College Dublin. In 2013 he received an Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship and he is currently writing his thesis on Samuel Beckett and confinement. His article on Beckett and Václav Havel, ‘Between a Protest and Catastrophe’, has recently been published in Litteraria Pragensia (December 2015). His article on J.M. Synge, ‘Home and the Asylum in The Shadow of the Glen’, is forthcoming in the Irish University Review (autumn 2016).

Aoife M. Dempsey
Aoife Dempsey is a third year PhD student and Irish Research Council scholar in the School of English, Trinity College, under the co-supervision of Dr Jarlath Killeen. Her doctoral research explores the postcoloniality of Sheridan Le Fanu’s nineteenth-century Irish Anglican Gothic fiction. She completed her BA in New Media and English at the University of Limerick in 2010 and her MA in Postcolonial Literature and Theory at the University of Leeds in 2012.

Gavin Doyle
Gavin Doyle is a third-year Irish Research Council PhD student working in the School of English, Trinity College Dublin. He holds a BA from UCD and an MA in Gender, Sexuality, and Culture from the same institution. His doctoral research project is an exploration of queerness in Irish-American literature and culture from 1960 to the present. He is a tutor on the Junior Freshman module ‘American Genres’ in the School of English at Trinity College.