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  1. SEMINAR WEEK 1 5 items
    1. Translation in a postcolonial context: early Irish literature in English translation - Tymoczko, Maria 1999

      Book Essential Please read chapter 2 (digitized) and, if at all possible, read chapter 7, too

    2. An introduction to early Irish literature - Muireann Ní Bhrolcháin c2009

      Book Essential Please read chapter 1 "The Background" for this week or the next. This will give you a good introduction to "the bigger picture"

    3. The Táin, translated from the Old Irish epic Táin Bó Cúailnge (review) - Bernard O'Donoghue

      Article Recommended Bernard O'Donoghue, 'The Táin, translated from the Old Irish epic Táin Bó Cúailnge (review)'

    4. Seamus Heaney and medieval poetry - McCarthy, Conor, Dawson Books 2008 (electronic resource)

      Book Further

  2. SEMINAR WEEK 2 8 items
    1. Tochmarc Étaíne - Osborn Bergin R.I. Best 1938

      Article Essential Translation of text begins on p. 143; an alternative and perhaps more easily digested translation is available in John T. Koch and John Carey, The Celtic heroic age [see entry below]

    2. Pagan past and Christian present in early Irish literature - Kim McCone 1990

      Book Essential Read Chapter 1

    3. Celtic culture: a historical encyclopedia - John T. Koch c2006 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Read Helen Fulton. 'Critical and Theoretical Perspectives on the study of literatures in the Celtic languages' (online resource)

    4. The Celtic heroic age: literary sources for ancient Celtic Europe & early Ireland & Wales - John T. Koch, John Carey 2003

      Book Recommended See John Carey (trans.), 'Tochmarc Étaíne: The Wooing of Étaín', pp 146-65

    5. A single ray of the sun: religious speculation in early Ireland : three essays - John Carey 2011

      Book Recommended See Chapter 1 ('The Baptism of the Gods'). Available online.

    6. Coire Sois: the cauldron of knowledge ; a companion to early Irish saga - Tomás Ó Cathasaigh, Matthieu Boyd c2014

      Book Further See 'The Wooing of Étaín', pp 173-84

    7. Ogma: essays in Celtic studies in honour of Próinséas Ní Chatháin - Jean-Michel Picard, Michael Richter c2002

      Book Further See Thomas Charles-Edwards, ‘Tochmarc Étaíne, a Literal Interpretation’, pp 165-81.

  3. SEMINAR WEEK 3 10 items
    1. The Táin - Thomas Kinsella 2002

      Book Essential Ensure that you read the story of the Táin (Cattle Raid) p. 52 onwards; read also the story 'The Death of Aífe's Only Son', pp 39-45

    2. Cú Chulainn; a Watch-dog of Ulster (Hero within the Tribe)? - Tatzana A Mikhailova

      Chapter Recommended

    3. Inside the Táin: exploring Cú Chulainn, Fergus, Ailill, and Medb - Doris Edel 2015

      Book Further

    4. Early Irish myths and sagas - Jeffrey Gantz c1981

      Book Further Alternative translations to some of those found in the first 50 pages of Kinsella's Táin (i.e. the remscéla); also some further tales featuring Cú Chulainn, e.g. Serglige Con Culainn 'The Wasting Sickness of Cú Chulainn'.

    5. The Tain: a new translation of the Tain Bó Cúailnge - Ciaran Carson 2008

      Book Further

  4. SEMINAR WEEK 4 9 items
    1. Early Irish myths and sagas - Jeffrey Gantz c1981

      Book Essential See pp 179-87 (translation of Scéla Mucce Meic Dathó), available online.

    2. The Heroes of the Ulster Cycle - Barbara Hillers

      Chapter Essential

    3. The Finding of the Táin’ - Kevin Murray

      Article Essential See Kevin Murray (ed. and trans.), ‘The Finding of the Táin’, Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies, 41 (2001), 17-23 available online.

    4. Oral Past and Written Present in ‘The Finding of the Táin - Grigory Bondarenko

      Chapter Essential

    5. Playing the hero: reading the Irish saga Táin bó Cúailnge - Ann Dooley c2006

      Book Further Especially chapter 4 (101-125)

    6. Of cycles and other critical matters: some issues in medieval Irish literary history and criticism - Erich Poppe, University of Cambridge. Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic 2008

      Book Further

    7. The Cambridge history of literary criticism: Volume 2: The Middle Ages 2005

      Book Further See Patrick Sims-Williams and Erich Poppe, 'Medieval Irish literary theory and criticism', pp 291-309

  5. SEMINAR WEEK 5 11 items
    1. The Táin - Thomas Kinsella 2002

      Book Essential See pp 8-20 for translation of Longes mac nUislenn

    2. Women in Early Irish Myths and Sagas - Muireann Ní Bhrolcháin 1980

      Article Essential

    3. Early Irish myths and sagas - Jeffrey Gantz c1981

      Book Recommended See pp 256-67 for translation of LMU. Alternative to Kinsella.

    4. 'Re Tóin Mná: In Pursuit of Troublesome Women - Muireann Ní Bhrolcháin 1994

      Chapter Recommended

    5. The invention of women in the Táin - A Dooley

      Chapter Recommended

    6. Early Irish Feminism? - Gilbert Márkus 07/1992

      Article Further

    7. Longes mac nUislenn reconsidered - Cornelius G. Buttimer 1994-1995

      Article Further

    8. Court, King and Justice in the Ulster Cycle. - Thomas Owen Clancy

      Chapter Further See: Court, King and Justice in the Ulster Cycle. Available online.

  6. SEMINAR WEEK 7 11 items
    1. Early Irish verse - Ruth Lehmann 1982

      Book Essential Read the introduction (pp. 3-11) and the poem "Guaire and Marban" (pp. 42-47). There are two translations alongside each other (left and right), please read both: the left one is closer to the text, the other a more literal one. If you have time, please also read poem No 39 (pp. 35-36) and poem No 40 (pp. 36-38).

    2. Sweeney astray - Seamus Heaney 1999 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    3. A study in the legend of the Wild Man - Pádraig Ó Riain 1971-2

      Article Essential This article is reprinted in Carey (ed.), Buile Suibhne: perspectives and reassessments

    4. Buile Suibhne: perspectives and reassessments 2014

      Book  Contains Ó Riain, 'A study in the legend' also published in Éigse 14

  7. SEMINAR WEEK 8 9 items
    1. Early Irish myths and sagas - Jeffrey Gantz c1981

      Book Essential Alternative, more modern translation. If you can, read both. If not, please read Stokes.

    2. The destruction of Da Derga's hostel: kingship and narrative artistry in a mediaeval Irish saga - O'Connor, Ralph, Oxford University Press (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Chapter 9 "Conaire, Saul, and Sacred Kingship"

    3. Geis, Prophecy, Omen, and Oath - T. M. Charles-Edwards 1999

      Article Recommended

    4. Togail Buridne Da Derga and the Politics of Anatomy - Amy Eichhorn-Milligan 2005

      Article Further See: Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies, v.49, pp. 1-19. Available online.

    5. Gat and Díberg in Togail Bruidne Da Derga - Tomás Ó Cathasaigh

      Article Further

  8. SEMINAR WEEK 9 9 items
    1. Two texts on Loch nEchach: De causis torchi Cor̓c Óche and Aided Echach maic Maireda - Ranke de Vries 2012

      Book Essential Read pp. 201-221 Part II: Aided Echach Maic Maireda

    2. The Ulster Cycle: Historiography or fiction? - G Toner 2000

      Article Essential See: Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies, v.40, pp. 1-20. Available online.

    3. Historical Need and Literary Narrative - Donnchadh Ó Corráin

      Chapter Essential

    4. Adapting Myth and Making History - Ruairí Ó huiginn

      Chapter Recommended

    5. The Irish national origin-legend: synthetic pseudohistory - John Carey, D. N. Dumville, University of Cambridge. Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic 1994

      Book Further

  9. SEMINAR WEEK 10 7 items
    1. Celtic languages and Celtic peoples: proceedings of the Second North American Congress of Celtic Studies, held in Halifax, August 16-19, 1989 - Cyril J. Byrne, Margaret Rose Harry, Pádraig Ó Siadhail, North American Congress of Celtic Studies c1992

      Book Essential

    2. The Irish Hagiorapher: resources, aims, results - C Doherty

      Chapter Recommended

    3. The Irish Hagiorapher: resources, aims, results - C Doherty

      Chapter Further

    4. Early Gaelic Nature Poetry Revisited - Thomas Owen Clancy

      Chapter Further

    5. Medieval Irish saints' lives: an introduction to Vitae sanctorum Hiberniae - Richard Sharpe, Oxford University Press 1991 (electronic resource)

      Book Further

  10. SEMINAR WEEK 11 16 items
    1. An introduction to early Irish literature - Muireann Ní Bhrolcháin c2009

      Book Essential Read chapter 6: The Otherworld

    2. Immram Brain: Bran's journey to the land of women - Séamus Mac Mathúna 1985

      Book Essential

    3. Some Celtic Otherworld Terms - P Sims-Williams

      Chapter Essential

    4. Subversion at sea: structure, style and intent in the Immrama - Thomas Owen Clancy

      Article Recommended

    5. Some Celtic Otherworld Terms - Patrick Sims-Williams

      Article Recommended

    6. Coire Sois: the cauldron of knowledge ; a companion to early Irish saga - Tomás Ó Cathasaigh, Matthieu Boyd c2014

      Book Further See 'The semantics of the síd', pp 19-34. This is a reprint of an article first published in Éigse, 17 (1977), 137-55

    7. Netherworld and Otherworld in early Irish literature - William Sayers (electronic resource)

      Article Further W. Sayers 'Netherworld and Otherworld in early Irish literature', ZCP 59 (2012), 201-230

  11. Bibliography 243 items
    1. Texts in translation 19 items
      1. The tain: a new translation of the Táin bó cúailnge - Carson, Ciaran 2008

        Book 

      2. Ancient Irish tales - Slover, Clark Harris, Cross, Tom Peete 1936

        Book  Multiple tales.

      3. Tales of the elders of Ireland =: (Acallam na senórach) - Dooley, Ann, Roe, Harry c1999 (2008 printing)

        Book 

      4. Early Irish myths and sagas - Gantz, Jeffrey c1981

        Book  The tale of Mac Da Tho's pig, pp. 179-187, available online.

      5. Sweeney astray - Heaney, Seamus 1984, c1983

        Book 

      6. A Celtic miscellany: translations from the Celtic literatures - Jackson, Kenneth Hurlstone 1971

        Book  Multiple tales

      7. The Táin - Kinsella, Thomas, Le Brocquy, Louis 2002

        Book 

      8. Immram Brain: Bran's journey to the land of women - Mac Mathúna, Séamus 1985

        Book 

      9. Echtrae Chonnlai and the beginnings of vernacular narrative writing in Ireland: a critical edition with introduction, notes, bibliography, and vocabulary - McCone, Kim 2000

        Book  NOTE: translation is not printed as a separate section – you need to read through the textual notes to extract the translation

      10. The death-tales of the Ulster heroes - Meyer, Kuno 1993

        Book 

      11. Cambrian Medieval Celtic studies - University of Wales 1993-

        Journal  See: Murray, K. (ed. and trans.), ‘The Finding of the Táin’, Volume 41 (2001), 17-23 available online.

      12. The Voyage of the Hui Corra

        Webpage  = Whitley Stokes, The Voyage of the Hui Corra in Revue Celtique. Volume 14, Paris, Émile Bouillon (1893) page 22–69

      13. The Field Day anthology of Irish writing - Deane, Seamus, Carpenter, Andrew, Williams, Jonathan 1991-2002

        Book 

    2. Overviews / introductions / guides 28 items
      1. Celtic culture: a historical encyclopedia - John T. Koch c2006 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      2. The Cambridge history of Irish literature - Kelleher, Margaret, O'Leary, Philip 2006

        Book  See: Ó Cathasaigh, T., ‘The literature of medieval Ireland to c. 800’ pp 9-31 AND Ní Mhaonaigh, M., ‘The literature of medieval Ireland, 800-1200: from the Vikings to the Normans’ pp 32-73

      3. Éigse - National University of Ireland [1939-

        Journal  See: Book Review by review by Patrick Sims- Williams of Pagan Past and Christian Present in Early Irish Literature, Éigse, 29 (1996), pp. 179-96

      4. Crossing boundaries: proceedings of the XIIth International Congress of Celtic Studies 24-30 August 2003, University of Wales, Aberystwyth = Croesi ffiniau : trafodion y XIIfed Gyngres Astudiaethau Celtaidd Ryngwladol, 24-30 Awst 2003, Prifysgol Cymru, Aberystwyth - Sims-Williams, Patrick, Williams, Gruffydd Aled, International Congress of Celtic Studies, University of Wales, Aberystwyth 2007

        Book  See: M. Herbert, 'Crossing Historical and Literary Boundaries: Irish Written Culture around the year 1000’, pp 87-101

      5. An introduction to early Irish literature - Ní Bhrolcháin, Muireann c2009

        Book  Chapters 3 'The Heroic Cycle'; 6 'The Otherworld'; 7 'Kings, Goddesses and Sovereignty'; 8 'The Hero and Heroic Biography' are most relevant. These are quite general introductions, however.

      6. Anglo-Norman studies: proceedings of the Battle Conference, 20 - Harper-Bill, Christopher, Battle Conference on Anglo-Norman Studies 1998

        Book  See: Ó Néill, P., ‘The Impact of the Norman Invasion on Irish Literature’, Anglo-Norman Studies, 20 (1997), 171-86

      7. Prehistoric and early Ireland - Dáibhí Ó Cróinín, Ebooks Corporation Limited 2005 (electronic resource)

        Book  See: ‘Language and literature to 1169’ in D. Ó Cróinín (ed.), pp 451-510

      8. Early Irish literature - Dillon, Myles 1994

        Book 

      9. Irish sagas - Dillon, Myles, Radio Telefı́s Éireann c1968

        Book  Introductory essays on various texts.

      10. The Celts: a history from earliest times to the present - Maier, Bernhard 2003

        Book 

      11. Medieval Ireland: an encyclopedia - Duffy, Seán, MacShamhráin, Ailbhe, Moynes, James 2005

        Book 

      12. A guide to early Irish law - Kelly, Fergus 1988

        Book 

      13. The Irish literary tradition - Williams, J. E. Caerwyn, Ford, Patrick K. 1992

        Book 

      14. The Celtic connection - Price, Glanville 1992

        Book  See: Ó Riain, P., ‘Early Irish Literature’ pp 65-80

      15. Early Irish history and mythology - O'Rahilly, Thomas Francis, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies 1946

        Book 

      16. The impact of the Scandinavian invasions on the Celtic-speaking peoples C.800-1100 A.D.: introductory papers read at plenary sessions of the International Congress of Celtic studies held in Dublin, 6-10 July, 1959 - Ó Cuív, Brian, International Congress of Celtic Studies 1962

        Book  See Proinsias Mac Cana, 'The impact of the Vikings on Celtic Literature', pp 78-118

      17. A dictionary of Irish saints - Ó Riain, Pádraig 2011

        Book 

      18. The transformation of the Irish church in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries - Flanagan, Marie Therese, Ebooks Corporation Limited 2010 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      19. Early Christian Ireland - Charles-Edwards, T. M. 2000

        Book 

      20. Ireland and Europe in the twelfth century: reform and renewal - Bracken, Damian, Ó Riain-Raedel, Dagmar c2006

        Book 

      21. Early Irish 'Feminism' - Gilbert Márkus 07/1992

        Article 

      22. Lebor Gabála Érenn: textual history and pseudohistory - Carey, John, Irish Texts Society 2009

        Book 

    3. On manuscripts and textual transmission 5 items
      1. Medieval Ireland: an encyclopedia - Duffy, Seán, MacShamhráin, Ailbhe, Moynes, James 2005

        Book 

      2. Prehistoric and early Ireland - Dáibhí Ó Cróinín, Ebooks Corporation Limited 2005 (electronic resource)

        Book  W. O'Sullivan, 'Manuscripts and Palaeography', pp 511-48

      3. Celtic connections: Proceedings of the 10th International Congress of Celtic Studies, Vol. 1: Language, literature, history, culture - Black, Ronald, Gillies, William, Ó Maolalaigh, Roibeard, International Congress of Celtic Studies 1999

        Book  See: Ford, P.K., ‘Blackbirds, cuckoos and infixed pronounds: another context for early Irish nature poetry’, pp 152-70

    4. Translating medieval Gaelic texts 7 items
      1. The tripartite life of Whitley Stokes (1830-1909) - Boyle, Elizabeth, Russell, Paul c2011

        Book  See G. Parsons, ‘Whitley Stokes, Standish Hayes O’Grady and Acallam na Senórach’, pp 185-95

      2. Seamus Heaney and medieval poetry - McCarthy, Conor, Dawson Books 2008 (electronic resource)

        Book  See Chapter 1 'Sweeney Astray'

      3. The Táin, translated from the Old Irish epic Táin Bó Cúailnge (review) - Bernard O'Donoghue

        Article  Bernard O'Donoghue, 'The Táin, translated from the Old Irish epic Táin Bó Cúailnge (review)'

    5. The textual culture of medieval Gaeldom 27 items
      1. Literacy and identity in early medieval Ireland - Elva Johnston, Ebooks Corporation Limited 2013 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      2. A single ray of the sun: religious speculation in early Ireland : three essays - Carey, John 1999

        Book  Read Chapter 1 'The Baptism of the Gods'. Available online.

      3. Celtic culture: a historical encyclopedia - John T. Koch c2006 (electronic resource)

        Book  See: Fulton, H., ‘Critical and theoretical perspectives on the study of literatures in the Celtic languages’, pp 496-501

      4. Scottish Gaelic studies - University of Aberdeen 1926-

        Journal  See: Chadwick, N., ‘Imbas Forosnai’, Scottish Gaelic Studies, 4 (1935), 97-135

      5. The learned tales of medieval Ireland - Mac Cana, Proinsias 1980

        Book 

      6. Prosimetrum: crosscultural perspectives on narrative in prose and verse - Harris, Joseph, Reichl, Karl 1997

        Book  See: Prosimetrum in Insular Celtic Literature, pp 99-130

      7. Early Irish literature - media and communication =: Mündlichkeit und Schriftlichkeit in der frühen irischen Literatur - Tranter, Stephen Norman, Tristram, Hildegard L. C. c1989

        Book  See: S. Ó Coileáin, Orality and literacy in some Middle-Irish King-tales, pp 149-83

      8. Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 1953-

        Journal  See: Mac Gearailt, U., ‘Cath Ruis na Ríg and twelfth-century literacy and oral tradition’, ZCP, 44 (1991), 128-53

      9. Oral Tradition

        Journal  See J.F. Nagy, 'Orality in medieval Irish narrative: an overview', Oral Tradition, 1 (1986), 272-301

      10. Ireland and Europe in the early middle ages: texts and transmission = Irland und Europa im früheren Mittelalter : Texte und Überlieferung - Ní Chatháin, Próinséas, Richter, Michael, International Colloquium on Ireland and Europe in the Early Middle Ages, University of Konstanz c2002

        Book  See: Ó Cathasaigh, T., ‘Pagan survivals: the evidence of Early Irish narrative’, 291-307

      11. Proceedings of the seventh International Congress of Celtic Studies held at Oxford, from 10th to 15th July, 1983 - Evans, D. Ellis, Griffith, John G., Jope, E. M., International Congress of Celtic Studies 1986

        Book  See: Ó Corráin, D., ‘Historical need and literary narrative’, 141-58

      12. Historical need and literary narrative: a caveat from ninth-century Wales

        Article  P. Sims-Williams, ‘Historical need and literary narrative: a caveat from ninth-century Wales’, Welsh History Review, 17 (1994), 1-40

      13. The Writer as witness: literature as historical evidence - Dunne, Tom, Doherty, Charles, Irish Conference of Historians 1987

        Book  See: Legend as critic, 23-38

      14. Sages, saints and storytellers: Celtic studies in honour of Professor James Carney - Carney, James, Ó Corráin, Donnchadh, Breatnach, Liam, McCone, Kim 1989

        Book  See: Early Irish hermit poetry? pp 251-67

      15. The Latin colophon to the Táin Bó Cúailnge in the Book of Leinster: A critical view of Old Irish literature - P. O'Neill 1999

        Article  Ó Néill, P., ‘The Latin colophon to the Táin Bó Cúailnge in the Book of Leinster: A critical view of Old Irish literature’, Celtica, 23 (1999) 269-275,

      16. Cambrian Medieval Celtic studies - University of Wales 1993-

        Journal  See: Poppe, E., ‘Reconstructing Medieval Irish Literary Theory: The Lesson of Airec Menman Uraird maic Coise’, 37 (1999), 33-55

      17. The Cambridge history of literary criticism: Vol. 2: The Middle Ages - Minnis, A. J., Johnson, Ian 2005

        Book  See: Sims-Williams, P. and E. Poppe, ‘Medieval Irish literary theory and criticism’, pp 291-309

      18. Éigse - National University of Ireland [1939-

        Journal  See: Slotkin, E., ‘Medieval Irish Scribes and Fixed Texts’, Éigse, 17 (1977-84), 437-50

      19. Cultural identity and cultural integration: Ireland and Europe in the early Middle Ages - Edel, Doris 1995

        Book  See: Stevenson, J., ‘Literacy and Orality in Early Medieval Ireland’ pp 11-22

      20. 'Read it in a glossary': glossaries and learned discourse in medieval Ireland - Paul Russell, University of Cambridge. Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic 2008

        Book 

      21. Reform in the twelfth-century Irish church: a revolution of outlook? - Marie Therese Flanagan, University of Cambridge. Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic, Hughes Hall (University of Cambridge) 2012

        Book 

      22. Latin and Latin Learning in the Táin Bó Cúailnge - Tristram Hildegard L.C.

        Article  Tristram, H.L.C., ‘Latin and learning in the Táin Bó Cúailnge’, ZCP, 49-50 (1997), 847-77

    6. On humour in early Gaelic literature 5 items
      1. The Irish comic tradition - Vivian Mercier 1962

        Book 

      2. Cambrian Medieval Celtic studies - University of Wales. College of Aberystwyth. Dept. of Welsh 1993-

        Journal  See Philip O’Leary, ‘Jeers and judgements: laughter in Early Irish literature’, Cambridge Medieval Celtic Studies, 22 (1991), 15-29

      3. Irish saga literature - Seán Ó Coileáin

        Chapter 

      4. Selected writings of John V. Kelleher on Ireland and Irish America - John V. Kelleher, Charles Fanning c2002

        Book  See chap 16 = reprint of J.V. Kelleher, 'Humor in the Ulster saga' in H. Levin (ed.), Veins of Humor (Cambridge, MA, 1972), pp 36-57

      5. Translation in a postcolonial context: early Irish literature in English translation - Tymoczko, Maria 1999

        Book  See chapter 7 'Translating the humour in early Irish hero tales'

    7. On the hero / heroic literature / the Ulster Cycle 27 items
      1. Ulidia: proceedings of the First International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, Belfast and Emain Macha, 8-12 April 1994 - Mallory, J. P., Stockman, Gerard, International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales [1994]

        Book  See: Why an Ulster Cycle? pp 23-30

      2. Medieval Celtic literature and society - Fulton, Helen c2005

        Book  See: Clancy, T.O., ‘King, court and justice in the Ulster Cycle’, pp 163-82 in the Digitised Course materials.

      3. Celtica - Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies c1950-

        Journal  See: Cormier, R.J., ‘Pagan shame or Christian modesty’, Celtica, 14 (1981), 43-6

      4. A woman's words: Emer and female speech in the Ulster Cycle - Findon, Joanne, MyiLibrary c1997 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      5. Cambrian Medieval Celtic studies - University of Wales 1993-

        Journal  See: Jaski, B., ‘Cú Chulainn, “gormac” and “dalta” of the Ulstermen’, CMCS, 37 (1999), 1-31

      6. Fled Bricrenn: reassessments - Ó Riain, Pádraig 2000

        Book  See: Maier, B., ‘Comparing Fled Bricrenn with classical descriptions of continental Celts: parallels, problems and pitfalls’ pp 1-14

      7. Ulidia: proceedings of the First International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, Belfast and Emain Macha, 8-12 April 1994 - Mallory, J. P., Stockman, Gerard, International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales [1994]

        Book Essential

      8. Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 1953-

        Journal  See: Nagy, J.F., ‘Heroic destinies in the Macgnímrada of Finn and Cú Chulainn’, Vol. 40 (1984), 23-39

      9. The heroic biography of Cormac mac Airt - Ó Cathasaigh, Tomás 1977

        Book 

      10. Between God and Man: The Herò of Irish Tradition - Tomás Ó Cathasaigh 1978

        Article  This is very close to his ‘The Concept of the Hero in Irish Mythology’ in R. Kearney (ed.), The Irish Mind (Dublin, 1985), pp 79-90

      11. Ulidia: proceedings of the First International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, Belfast and Emain Macha, 8-12 April 1994 - Mallory, J. P., Stockman, Gerard, International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales [1994]

        Book  See: Tomás Ó Cathasaigh, 'Reflections on Compert Con Culainn and Serglige Con Culainn’ pp 85-9

      12. Emania: bulletin of the Navan Research Group - Navan Research Group 1990

        Journal 

      13. Ulidia 2: proceedings of the Second International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, 24-27 June 2005 - Ó hUiginn, Ruairí, Ó Catháin, Brian, International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales 2009

        Book 

      14. Éigse - National University of Ireland [1939-

        Journal  See O’Leary, P., ‘Contention at feasts in Early Irish literature’, Éigse, 20 (1984), 115- 27 available online; AND ‘Verbal deceit in the Ulster Cycle’, Éigse, 21 (1986), 16-26 AND ‘Fír Fer: an internalized ethical concept in Early Irish literature’, Éigse, 22 (1987), 1-14 AND Magnanimous conduct in Irish heroic literature’, Éigse, 25 (1991), 28-44

      15. Ulidia: proceedings of the First International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, Belfast and Emain Macha, 8-12 April 1994 - Mallory, J. P., Stockman, Gerard, International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales [1994]

        Book  See: Sessle, E., ‘Misogyny and Medb: Approaching Medb with Feminist Criticism’ in Mallory and Stockman, Ulidia, pp 135-8

      16. Gods and heroes of the Celts - Sjoestedt, Marie-Louise, Dillon, Myles c1994

        Book 

      17. Text und Zeittiefe - Tristram, Hildegard L. C. c1994

        Book  Bruford, A. 'Cú Chulainn - An Ill-Made Hero?', pp. 185-215

      18. Narrative in Celtic tradition: essays in honor of Edgar M. Slotkin - Slotkin, Edgar M., Eska, Joseph F. 2011

        Book  J. Findon, 'Fabula, Story and Text: The Case of *Compert Conchobuir*, pp 37-55

      19. Marriage, law and Tochmarc Emire - Ruairí Ó hUiginn, University of Cambridge. Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic 2013

        Book 

    8. On SMMD specifically 5 items
      1. Irish sagas - Dillon, Myles, Radio Telefı́s Éireann c1968

        Book  Chadwick, N.K., ‘Scéla Muicce Meic Dathó’, pp 61-73

      2. Studia Celtica Japonica: new series, No. 9 - Doi, Toshio, Celtic Society of Japan 1997

        Book  E. Poppe, 'Scéla Muicce Meic Da Thó Revisited', Studia Celtica Japonica 9 (1997) 1–9.

    9. On LMU specifically 7 items
      1. Éigse - National University of Ireland [1939-

        Journal  See: Buttimer, C.G., ‘Longes Mac nUislenn Reconsidered’, Éigse, 28, 1-41

      2. Gender in Irish writing - Toni O'Brien Johnson, David Cairns 1991

        Book  Máire Herbert, ‘The archaeology of the Deirdre story’ in Toni O’Brien Johnson (ed.), Gender in Irish Writing (Milton Keynes, Philadelphia, 1991), pp. 13-22

      3. Tome: studies in medieval Celtic history and law in honour of Thomas Charles-Edwards - Edmonds, Fiona Louise, Russell, Paul, Charles-Edwards, T. M. 2011

        Book  See: Johnston, E., ‘Kingship Made Real? Power and the Public World in Longes Mac nUislenn’, pp. 193-206

      4. Ulidia 3: proceedings of the Third International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, University of Ulster, Coleraine, 22-25 June, 2009 : in memoriam Patrick Leo Henry - International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales 2013

        Book  See Kate Louise Mathis, 'Parallel wives: Deirdriu and Lúaine in Longes mac n-, Uislenn and Tochmarc Lúaine ocus Aided Athairne', pp 17-24

    10. On TBC specifically 18 items
      1. Cambridge medieval Celtic studies - University of Cambridge 1981-1993

        Journal  See: Backhaus, N., ‘The structure of the List of “Remscéla Tána Bó Cualngni” in the Book of Leinster’, CMCS, 19 (1990), 19-26

      2. Cambrian Medieval Celtic studies - University of Wales 1993-

        Journal  See: Chadwin, T., ‘The “Remscéla Tána Bó Cualngi”’, CMCS, 34 (1997), 67-75

      3. Ulidia: proceedings of the First International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, Belfast and Emain Macha, 8-12 April 1994 - Mallory, J. P., Stockman, Gerard, International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales [1994]

        Book  See: Dooley, A., ‘The invention of women in the Táin’ in Mallory and Stockman, Ulidia, pp. 123-34

      4. Playing the hero: reading the Irish saga Táin bó Cúailnge - Dooley, Ann c2006

        Book 

      5. Ireland and Europe in the early middle ages: texts and transmission = Irland und Europa im früheren Mittelalter : Texte und Überlieferung - Ní Chatháin, Próinséas, Richter, Michael, International Colloquium on Ireland and Europe in the Early Middle Ages, University of Konstanz c2002

        Book  Edel, D., ‘Stability and Fluidity in the Transmission of Narrative Texts: The Delineation of Characters in Táin Bó Cúailnge’ pp 313-25

      6. Ulidia: proceedings of the First International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, Belfast and Emain Macha, 8-12 April 1994 - Mallory, J. P., Stockman, Gerard, International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales [1994]

        Book  See: Ford, P.K. ‘The idea of everlasting fame in the Táin’ in Mallory and Stockman, Ulidia, pp. 255-62 AND Greenwood, E., ‘Some Aspects of the Evolution of Táin Bó Cúailnge from TBC I to LL TBC’ in Mallory and Stockman, Ulidia, pp 47-54

      7. Medieval insular literature between the oral and the written, 2: continuity of transmission - Tristram, Hildegard L. C. c1997

        Book  See: Characerisation and Narrative Intent in the Book of Leinster Version of Táin Bó Cúailnge’, pp 81-116

      8. Ulidia 2: proceedings of the Second International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, 24-27 June 2005 - Ó hUiginn, Ruairí, Ó Catháin, Brian, International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales 2009

        Book  See: Herbert, M., ‘Reading Recension I of the Táin’ in Ó hUiginn and Ó Catháin, Ulidia 2, pp 208-17

      9. Aspects of the Táin - Mallory, J. P. c1992

        Book  See: Kelly, P., ‘The Táin as Literature’ pp 69-102

      10. Ulidia: proceedings of the First International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, Belfast and Emain Macha, 8-12 April 1994 - Mallory, J. P., Stockman, Gerard, International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales [1994]

        Book  See: Koch, J.T., ‘Windows on the Iron Age: 1964-1994’ pp 229-38 AND Mac Gearailt, U., ‘The relationship of Recensions II and III of the Táin’ pp. 55-70

      11. Aspects of the Táin - Mallory, J. P. c1992

        Book 

      12. Studien zur Táin Bó Cuailnge - Tristram, Hildegard L. C. c1993

        Book  See: Ó Cathasaigh, T., ‘Mythology in Táin Bó Cúailnge’ pp.114-32

      13. Ulidia: proceedings of the First International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, Belfast and Emain Macha, 8-12 April 1994 - Mallory, J. P., Stockman, Gerard, International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales [1994]

        Book  See: Ó Riain, P, ‘The Táin: a clue to its origins’, pp. 31-9 AND Tristram, H.L.C., ‘What is the Purpose of Táin Bó Cúailnge?’, pp 11-22

      14. Narrative in Celtic tradition: essays in honor of Edgar M. Slotkin - Slotkin, Edgar M., Eska, Joseph F. 2011

        Book  H. Fulton, 'Magic Naturalism in the *Táin bó Cúailnge', pp 84-99

    11. Place and Identity 13 items
      1. The Metrical Dindshenchas - Máirín O Daly

        Article 

      2. Cín Chille Cúile: texts, saints and places; essays in honour of Pádraig Ó Riain - John Carey, Máire Herbert, Kevin Murray 2004

        Book  See Tina Hellmuth, 'The Dindshenchas and Irish literary tradition', pp 116-26

      3. Celtic cosmology: perspectives from Ireland and Scotland - Ann Dooley, Séamus Mac Mathúna, Jacqueline Borsje, Gregory Toner 2014

        Book  See Gregory Toner, 'Landscape and Cosmology in the Dindshenchas', pp 268-83

      4. Celticism - Terence Brown, Royal Irish Academy, European Science Foundation 1996

        Book  See Patrick Sims-Williams, 'The invention of Celtic nature poetry', pp 97-124

      5. Studies in early celtic nature poetry - Kenneth Hurlstone Jackson 1995, c1935

        Book 

      6. Early Irish literature - Myles Dillon 1994

        Book  See pp 151-68

      7. Sages, saints and storytellers: Celtic studies in honour of Professor James Carney - James Carney, Donnchadh Ó Corráin, Liam Breatnach, Kim McCone 1989

        Book  See Donnchadh Ó Corráin, 'Early Irish hermit poetry?', pp 251-67

      8. Sages, saints and storytellers: Celtic studies in honour of Professor James Carney - James Carney, Donnchadh Ó Corráin, Liam Breatnach, Kim McCone 1989

        Book  See Donncha Ó hAodha, 'The lament of the Old Woman of Beare', pp 308-31

      9. Landscapes of cult and kingship: archaeology and text - Roseanne Schot, Conor Newman, Edel Bhreathnach 2011

        Book 

    12. Kingship 17 items
      1. Tara: a select bibliography - Bhreathnach, Edel, Discovery Programme, Royal Irish Academy 1995

        Book  See: Introduction

      2. Irish kings and high-kings - Byrne, Francis John 2001

        Book 

      3. Women and sovereignty - Fradenburg, Louise Olga c1992

        Book  See: Herbert, M., ‘Goddess and king: the sacred marriage in early Ireland’ pp 264-75, available online.

      4. The concept of the goddess - Billington, Sandra, Aldhouse-Green, Miranda J. 1999

        Book  See: Transmutations of an Irish goddess pp 141-51

      5. Early Irish kingship and succession - Jaski, Bart c2000

        Book  See: pp. 58-77

      6. Proceedings of the British Academy - British Academy 1904-

        Journal  See: Regnum and Sacerdotum: Notes on Irish Tradition’, Proceedings of the British Academy, 65 (1979), 443-79

      7. Éigse - National University of Ireland [1939-

        Journal  See: Ó Cathasaigh, T., ‘The semantics of “síd”’, Éigse 17 (1977-79), 137-55

      8. Cambridge medieval Celtic studies - University of Cambridge 1981-1993

        Journal  See: O’Leary, P., ‘A foreseeing driver of an old chariot: regal moderation in Early Irish literature’, CMCS, 11 (1986), 1-16

      9. Études celtiques

        Journal  P. Mac Cana, 'Aspects of the theme of king and goddess', *Études Celtiques*, 7 (1955-6), 76-114 and 356-413; 8 (1958-9), 59-65

      10. Landscapes of cult and kingship: archaeology and text - Roseanne Schot, Conor Newman, Edel Bhreathnach 2011

        Book  See Bridgette Slavin, 'Supernatural arts, the landscape and kingship in early Irish texts', pp 66-86

    13. On TBDD specifically 6 items
      1. Feis, Prophecy, Omen, and Oath - T.M. Charles-Edwards 1999

        Article  Celtica, 23(1999), 38-59

      2. Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 1953-

        Journal  See: West, M., ‘Aspects of díberg in the tale Togail Bruidne Da Derga’, ZCP, 49-50 (1997), 950-964

    14. The Cycle(s) of the Kings / tales about historical kings 15 items
      1. Cambrian Medieval Celtic studies - University of Wales 1993-

        Journal  See: Boll, S.M. ‘Seduction, Vengeance, and Frustration in “Fingal Rónáin”: The Role of the Foster-Kin in Structuring the Narrative’, CMCS, 47 (2004), 1-16

      2. The cycles of the kings - Dillon, Myles c1994

        Book 

      3. Studia Celtica - University of Wales 1966-

        Journal  See: Dumville, D.N., ‘The conclusion of Fingal Rónáin’, SC, 27 (1993), 145-54

      4. Éigse - National University of Ireland [1939-

        Journal  See: Ó Cathasaigh, T., ‘The theme of lommrad in Cath Maige Muccrama’, Éigse, 18 (1981), 211-24

      5. Celtica - Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies c1950-

        Journal  See: ‘The rhetoric of Fingal Rónáin’, Celtica, 17 (1985), 123-44

      6. Essays on the early Irish king tales - Wiley, Dan M. c2008

        Book  Sayers, W., ‘Deficient royal rule: the king’s proxies, judges and the instruments of his fate’, pp 104-26

      7. Essays on the early Irish king tales - Wiley, Dan M. c2008

        Book  See: An introduction to the early Irish king tales’, pp 13-67

    15. On AMME specifically 2 items
    16. On CGG / foreigners 10 items
      1. Scotland in Dark Age Europe: the proceedings of a day conference held on 20 February 1993 - Crawford, B. E. c1994

        Book  See: Broun, D., ‘The origin of Scottish identity in its European context’ pp. 21-31

      2. Keimelia: studies in Medieval archaeology and history in memory of Tom Delaney - Mac Niocaill, Georo͡id, Wallace, Patrick F., Delaney, Thomas Gerard 1988

        Book  Candon, A., ‘Muirchertach Ua Briain, naval politics and the Irish sea’ pp 397-415

      3. Peritia - Medieval Academy of Ireland 1982-

        Journal  See: Cogad Gaedel re Gallaib: Some Dating Considerations’, Peritia, 9 (1995), 354-77

      4. Ireland and Scandinavia in the early Viking age - Clarke, Howard B., Ní Mhaonaigh, Máire, Ó Floinn, Raghnall c1998

        Book  See: 'Friend or Foe: Vikings in Ninth- and Tenth-Century Irish Literature’, pp.381-402

      5. The Vikings in Ireland: settlement, trade, and urbanization - Valante, Mary A. c2008

        Book  ‘The Vikings in Medieval Irish Literature’ pp 99-105

      6. The medieval world - Linehan, Peter, Nelson, Janet L. 2001

        Book  See: ‘The outward look: Britain and beyond in Medieval Irish literature’, pp 381-97

      7. Brian Boru: Ireland's greatest king? - Ní Mhaonaigh, Máire 2007

        Book 

    17. The Otherworld / voyage tales 11 items
      1. Latin script and letters a.D. 400-900: festschrift presented to Ludwig Bieler on the occasion of his 70th birthday - O'Meara, John Joseph, Naumann, Bernd 1976

        Book  See: Carney, J., ‘The earliest Bran material’, pp 174-93

      2. Éigse - National University of Ireland [1939-

        Journal  See: ‘The location of the Otherworld in Irish tradition’, Éigse, 19 (1982-3), 36-43

      3. The otherworld voyage in early Irish literature: an anthology of criticism - Wooding, Jonathan M. c2000

        Book  See Thomas Owen Clancy, 'Subversion at sea: structure, style and intent in the immrama', pp 194-225

      4. Cambrian Medieval Celtic studies - University of Wales 1993-

        Journal  Carey, J., ‘The rhetoric of Echtrae Chonlai’, CMCS, 30 (1995), 41-65

      5. Netherworld and Otherworld in early Irish literature - William Sayers (electronic resource)

        Article  W. Sayers 'Netherworld and Otherworld in early Irish literature', ZCP 59 (2012), 201-230

      6. Narrative in Celtic tradition: essays in honor of Edgar M. Slotkin - Slotkin, Edgar M., Eska, Joseph F. 2011

        Book  K. Hollo, 'Allegoresis and Literary Creativity in Eighth-Century Ireland: The Case of *Echtrae Chonnlai*', pp 117-28

    18. ‘Dialogue’ tales 11 items
      1. Celts and Vikings: proceedings of the Fourth Symposium of Societas Celtologica Nordica - Josephson, Folke, Societas Celtologica Nordica 1997

        Book  Herbert, M., ‘The Death of Muirchertach Mac Erca’, pp. 27-39

      2. Irish sagas - Dillon, Myles, Radio Telefı́s Éireann c1968

        Book  See: Murphy, G., ‘Acallam na Senórach’ pp. 119-34

      3. Celtic Folklore and Christianity June 1983 (Paperback)

        Book  See: ‘Close Encounters of the Traditional Kind in Medieval Irish Literature’ pp. 129-49

      4. Sages, saints and storytellers: Celtic studies in honour of Professor James Carney - Carney, James, Ó Corráin, Donnchadh, Breatnach, Liam, McCone, Kim 1989

        Book  See: ‘Compositional Concerns in the Acallamh na Senórach’ pp 149-58

      5. Ireland and Europe in the twelfth century: reform and renewal - Bracken, Damian, Ó Riain-Raedel, Dagmar c2006

        Book  See: Ní Mhaonaigh, M., ‘Pagans and Holy Men: Literary Manifestations of Twelfth- Century Reform’, pp. 143-61

      6. Cambridge medieval Celtic studies - University of Cambridge 1981-1993

        Journal  Scowcroft, R. Mark, ‘On Liminality in the Fenian Cycle’, CMCS¸ 13 (1987), 97-

      7. Cambrian Medieval Celtic studies - University of Wales 1993-

        Journal  Parsons, G., ‘The Structure of Acallam na Senórach’, CMCS, 55 (2008), 11-39

      8. Celtic languages and Celtic peoples: proceedings of the Second North American Congress of Celtic Studies, held in Halifax, August 16-19, 1989 - Byrne, Cyril J., Harry, Margaret Rose, Ó Siadhail, Pádraig, North American Congress of Celtic Studies c1992

        Book  See: Roe, H., ‘Acallamh na Senórach: The Confluence of Lay and Clerical Oral Traditions’ pp 331-46

      9. Narrative in Celtic tradition: essays in honor of Edgar M. Slotkin - Slotkin, Edgar M., Eska, Joseph F. 2011

        Book  T. Ó Cathasaigh, 'Aspects of Memory and Identity in Early Ireland', pp 201-16

    19. Buile Suibne 10 items
      1. Buile Suibhne: perspectives and reassessments - Irish Texts Society 2014

        Book 

      2. Celtica - Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies c1950-

        Journal  See: Cohen, D.J., ‘Suibhne Geilt’, Celtica, 12 (1977), 113-24

      3. Cambridge medieval Celtic studies - University of Cambridge 1981-1993

        Journal  See: Herbert, M., ‘Fled Dúin na nGéd: a reappraisal’, CMCS, 18 (1989), 75-87

      4. Éigse - National University of Ireland [1939-

        Journal 

      5. See the following articles in the above journal:

        • Jackson, K., 'A further note on Suibhne Geilt and Merlin', Éigse, 7 (1953), 112-6
        • Nagy, J.F., 'The wisdom of the Geilt', Éigse, 19 (1982-3), 44-60
        • Ó Riain, P., 'A study in the legend of the Wild Man', Éigse, 14 (1971-2), 179-206 
        • 'The materials and provenance of "Buile Shuibhne"', Éigse, 15 (1974), 173-88
        • Partridge, A., 'Wild men and wailing women', Éigse, 18 (1980-1), 25-37

      6. A new introduction to Buile Suibhne, The frenzy of Suibhne: being the adventures of Suibhne Geilt ; a middle-Irish romance - Nagy, Joseph Falaky, Irish Texts Society 1996

        Book  See: introduction in reprint of O’Keeffe edition and translation

      7. Essays and studies presented to Professor Eoin MacNeill, D. Litt., on the occasion of his seventieth birthday - Ryan, John, Mac Neill, Eoin 1940

        Book  See: Jackson, K., ‘The motive of the threefold death in the story of Suibhne Geilt’ pp. 535-50

      8. Celtic Folklore and Christianity June 1983 (Paperback)

        Book  See: Radner, J.N., ‘The significance of the threefold death in Celtic tradition’, pp. 180-200

      9. Perfect fools: folly for Christ's sake in Catholic and orthodox spirituality - Saward, John, Oxford University Press 1980 (electronic resource)

        Book  See: Ch. 3

  12. Marriage, law and Tochmarc Emire - Ruairí Ó hUiginn, University of Cambridge. Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic 2013

    Book 

  13. On the date of the Middle Irish Recension II: Táin Bó Cúailnge - Uáitéar Mac Gearailt, University of Cambridge. Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic 2010

    Book 

  14. 'Read it in a glossary': glossaries and learned discourse in medieval Ireland - Paul Russell, University of Cambridge. Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic 2008

    Book 

  15. Sacred topology of early Ireland and ancient India: religious paradigm shift - Maxim Fomin, Séamus Mac Mathúna, V. V. Vertogradova 2010

    Book 

  16. Landscapes of cult and kingship: archaeology and text - Roseanne Schot, Conor Newman, Edel Bhreathnach 2011

    Book