Dr. Niall Carson is the Joint Patronage Lecturer in Modern Irish Literature at the Institute of Irish Studies, the University of Liverpool. He has published on topics such as Irish print cultures, working class poetry, and transnational Irish literature and has written a monograph titled 'Rebel by Vocation: Seán O'Faoláin and the Generation of The Bell'. He holds a PhD from the University of Liverpool and in addition to this, he holds degrees from The University of Hertfordshire, the National University of Ireland: Cork, and the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has worked at Liverpool Hope University teaching English Literature and Education and as a lecturer at the University of Manchester before returning to the University of Liverpool to take up his current post. He is Departmental Lead for Post-Graduate Research. I am interested in hearing proposals for PhDs in any aspect of modern Irish literature and I am currently working on a project on the Irish Academy of Letters.