Lucy McDiarmid is a scholar and writer. Her academic interest in cultural politics, especially quirky, colorful, suggestive episodes, is exemplified by The Irish Art of Controversy (2005) and Poets and the Peacock Dinner: the literary history of a meal (2014; paperback 2016). She is a former fellow of the Guggenheim Foundation and of the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library. Her most recent monograph is At Home in the Revolution: what women said and did in 1916 (published 2015). The Vibrant House: Irish Writers and Domestic Space (co-edited with Rhona Richman Kenneally) was published in 2017. At the moment she is completing a book on recent Irish poetry. She is currently Marie Frazee Baldassarre Professor of English at Montclair State University. At Home in the Revolution was published by the Royal Irish Academy, Dublin, in 2015, and is available online and from the Royal Irish Academy's web site