Professor Clare Carroll is Coordinator of Renaissance Studies at the Graduate Center and Director of Honors in the Humanities at Queens College, City University of New York. Her most recent book is Ireland and Postcolonial Theory (Cork University Press and Notre Dame University Press, 2003). She is also the author of Circe's Cup: Cultural Transformations in Early Modern Writing (Cork University Press, 2001) and The Orlando Furioso, A Stoic Comedy (Medieval and Renaissance Texts & Studies, 1997). With Vincent Carey, she edited Richard Beacon's humanist dialogue on the colonization of Ireland, Solon His Follie (1996). She is also the editor of the Early Modern Period in the Longman Anthology of British Literature (3rd edition, 2006) and of the Longman Cultural Edition of Othello and Tragedy of Mariam (2003). She has published a number of articles on the early modern Irish diaspora in Spain, and in Rome. She was awarded an Irish American Cultural Institute Fellowship to work on a project on the Irish in seventeenth-century Rome, and her manuscript entitled "Exiles in a Global City" is currently under consideration at Ashgate.