Cork Studies in Celtic Literatures

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The primary aim of this new series is to make available short studies focused on particular aspects of the vernacular pre-print literatures of the Celtic peoples. These might take the form of general surveys or broader thematic investigations, or may focus on individual narratives and their transmission. Inspired by such works such as Gerard Murphy’s Saga and Myth in Ancient Ireland (Dublin, 1955) and The Ossianic Lore and Romantic Tales of Medieval Ireland (Cork, 1955; revised ed. 1971), it is hoped that the volumes produced in the series will provide convenient access points (at affordable prices) to particular topics for third-level students and for those without the specific areas under investigation. Scholars wishing to have works considered for inclusion in the series should contact the Series Editor by mail (c/o Department of Early and Medieval Irish, University College Cork, Ireland) or by email (c.nichurnain@ucc.ie).

Cork Studies in Celtic Literatures
Lowercase Bookshop and the Department of Early and Medieval Irish, UCC
invite you to attend the launch of
Volume II of Cork Studies in Celtic Literatures
by Tadhg Ó Síocháin

CSCL 2: cover

The Case of the Abbot of Drimnagh:
A Medieval Irish Story of Sex-Change
on Thursday, 9 November at 5.15pm
in the Lowercase Bookshop, Áras na Mac Léinn, UCC

Refreshments will be served
Fáilte roimh chách / All welcome

 

Available online:

http://uccshop.ie/shop/case-abbot-drimnagh-medieval-irish-story-sex-change/

CSCL front cover No 1 Joseph Flahive

Joseph J. Flahive, The Fenian Cycle in Irish and Scots-Gaelic Literature
This work is intended as a handbook to the traditional Fenian literature of Ireland and Scotland from the earliest times to the modern period. As a synthesis for the use of student and layman alike, it follows in the footsteps of previous works, particularly those by Gerard Murphy, Alfred Nutt, and Kuno Meyer.
The present volume differs chiefly from earlier introductions with regard to footnotes: an attempt has been made to name all the major Fenian narratives and collections, to cite all the cycle's constituent texts and collections, and to quote and reference the modern scholarship on these sources as a bibliographical guide.

Cork Studies in Celtic Literatures 1
ISBN 9780995546905

 


 

Tadhg Ó Síocháin, The Case of the Abbot of Drimnagh: A Medieval Irish Story of Sex-Change

The enigmatic anecdote known as ‘The Abbot of Drimnagh’ contains an account of sex-changes experienced by an abbot, and its interpretation presents many challenges for the modern reader. The concepts of love, marriage and gender are central to the events recounted and these issues clearly resonated differently with the intended audience than they do with us today.
The analysis presented in this volume draws on modern writing on literary theory, on gender and sexuality, in addition to the work of historians and medieval literary analysts, and has as its central aim a desire to create an interest in this captivating but unusual tale.

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Cork Studies in Celtic Literatures 1

Joseph J. Flahive, The Fenian Cycle in Irish and Scots-Gaelic Literature

This book is now available for purchase online at http://uccshop.ie/shop/fenian-cycle-irish-scots-gaelic-literature/


Cork Studies in Celtic Literatures 2

Tadhg Ó Síocháin, The Case of the Abbot of Drimnagh: A Medieval Irish Story of Sex-Change

This book is now available for purchase online at http://uccshop.ie/shop/case-abbot-drimnagh-medieval-irish-story-sex-change/

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