Lucy McDiarmid is a scholar and writer. She received her Ph.D. from Harvard University and is currently Marie Frazee-Baldassarre Professor of English at Montclair State University. Her scholarly 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), which appeared in paperback in October 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 book is At Home in the Revolution: what women said and did in 1916, which received the History Book of the Year bronze award from Foreward Reviews' 2016 INDIEFAB.