Patrick R. O’Malley is Professor of English at Georgetown University, where he teaches nineteenth-century British and Irish literature and culture, gender and sexuality studies, and critical theory. He is the author of two books: Catholicism, Sexual Deviance, and Victorian Gothic Culture (Cambridge University Press, 2006), which won the Sonya Rudikoff Prize for the best first book in Victorian studies from the Northeast Victorian Studies Association; and Liffey and Lethe: Paramnesiac History in Nineteenth-Century Anglo-Ireland (Oxford University Press, 2017), which won the Robert Rhodes Prize for the best book in Irish literary studies from the American Conference for Irish Studies. He is also the author of a number of articles and essays on religion, sexuality, and literary historiography in the works of writers including Ann Radcliffe, Sydney Owenson, Maria Edgeworth, John Henry Newman, Oscar Wilde, Sarah Grand, Thomas Hardy, and James Joyce. He is currently working on a book about New Woman representations of sexual double standards.