Joe Cleary is a Professor of English at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, and a visiting professor of English at Yale University. He is the author of Literature, Partition and the Nation-State: Culture and Conflict in Ireland, Israel and Palestine (Cambridge University Press, 2002) and Outrageous Fortune: Capital and Culture in Modern Ireland (2007). He has also co-edited (with Claire Connolly) The Cambridge Companion to Modern Irish Culture (Cambridge University Press, 2005) and (with Michael de Nie) a special issue of #201;ire-Ireland on empire studies. He has previously served as director of the Notre Dame Irish Seminar in Dublin and was a visiting professor at Notre Dame in 2000. His articles have appeared in Textual Practice, South Atlantic Quarterly, Boundary 2, Modern Language Quarterly, Field Day Review, #201;ire-Ireland, and other journals. He is currently working on books on modernism, empire and the restructuring of world literature in early twentieth-century Europe and on a study of the history of twentieth-century Irish cultural criticism.