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The Judas kissTreason and betrayal in six modern Irish novels$

Gerry Smyth

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780719088537

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719088537.001.0001

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(p.ix) Acknowledgements

(p.ix) Acknowledgements

The Judas kiss
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I have discussed various aspects of this book with a wide range of friends, family and colleagues over a long period of time. Of the many who have helped with comments and constructive criticism I would particularly like to thank the following: at Liverpool John Moores University – Timothy Ashplant, Jill Drummond, Kevin Egerton, Elspeth Graham, Sonny Kandola, Lew Llewellyn, Frank McDonough, Tina McGeehan, Joe Moran, Glenda Norquay, Andrew Sherlock, Lucinda Thompson, Joe Yates and Andrew Young; Werner Huber and all the academic and administrative staff of the Department of English and American Studies at the University of Vienna, where I was Visiting Professor of Irish Studies between September 2010 and February 2011; colleagues from the international Irish Studies community – Aidan Arrowsmith, John Brannigan, Scott Brewster, Christine Cusick, Caroline Elbay, Roberta Gefter, Derek Gladwin, Liam Harte, Keith Hopper, John McCourt, Eamon Maher, William Meier, Eugene O’Brien, Noel O’Grady, Michael Parker, Laura Pelaschiar, Lance Pettitt, Shaun Richards, Ian Campbell Ross, Richard Rankin Russell, Hedwig Schwall, Mark Traynor; Matthew Frost at Manchester University Press; David Lloyd and Jack Wilson Foster; facilitators for some of the public engagement work undertaken in relation to this book: Marie Augertin (London Irish Centre), Margot Power (Irish World Heritage Centre, Manchester) and Caroline Foulkes (London Irish Women’s Centre); Chris Peters (Liverpool Picturehouse), Jake Roney (Liverpool Irish Festival) and Karen Wall (Irish Film Institute); for their unstinting hospitality and (p.x) support, Jim and Jane Marshall; and my children, Kevin, Esther, Holly and Duncan.

Finally, and most of all, I thank my wife Stacey for her continuing love and support.