Teaches Irish Studies at Berkeley, University of California; participaated
in live review of Declan Kiberd, Inventing Ireland (1996), at IASIL
annual conference, Goteborg, Sweden, Aug. 1997 and attended subsequent
conferences in Barcelona and Bath.
His review of Patrick McGinley, The Trick of the Ga Bolga, in ILS (Spring 1986), p.34, treating Coote as the worst kind of colonialist
is regarded as a bit over the top by Rüdiger Imhof, in
Patrick McGinley, in Imhof, ed., Contemporary Irish Novelists [Studies in English and Comparative Literature, ed. Michael Kenneally
and Wolfgang Zach] (Tübingen: Gunter Narr Verlag 1990), pp.193-205.