Professor Clare Carroll is both Chair of the Comparative Literature Department and Director of Irish Studies 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 is now turning her attention to Rome. Her current research on "The Irish in Seventeenth-Century Rome" combines her interests in Italian and Irish cultural history. She has been awarded an Irish American Cultural Institute Fellowship to work on this project in 2006-2007.