R. Brandon Kershner R. Brandon Kershner is Alumni Professor of English at the University of Florida, where he teaches twentieth-century literature, cultural studies, and poetry writing. In addition to numerous articles, he has published Dylan Thomas: The Poet and His Critics (1997); The Culture of Joyce's Ulysses (2010); and Joyce, Bakhtin, and Popular Literature (1989); the latter won the 1990 American Conference for Irish Studies award as the best work of literary criticism in the field. He has also authored The Twentieth Century Novel: An Introduction, from Bedford/St. Martin’s (1997) and edited Joyce and Popular Culture (1990) and Cultural Studies of James Joyce (2003). He has also edited the Bedford/St. Martin’s edition of Joyce's Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (Second Edition, 2006). He is a member of the Board of Advisory Editors of the James Joyce Quarterly and was recently reelected to the Board of Trustees of the International James Joyce Foundation (1999-2004).