Thursday, December 5, 2013

Call for Papers -- Celts, Romans, and Greeks

The call for papers has just been announced for a symposium on "Kelten, Römer, Griechen -- Sprach- und Kulturkontakte im Römischen Reich and seinem Umfeld" to be held in Heidelberg, 18-21 September 2014.  Further information on this event, including submissions requirements, can be found in German and English on this PDF (courtesy of UCC).

Constructing Gender in Medieval Ireland -- a New Book

Here is the press release for a new book on Constructing Gender in Medieval Ireland (Palgrave Macmillan 2013), edited by Sarah Sheehan and Ann Dooley:

"Constructing Gender in Medieval Ireland
Palgrave Macmillan (The New Middle Ages, Dec. 2013)
Sarah Sheehan and Ann Dooley, editors

Medieval Irish texts reveal distinctive and unexpected constructions of gender. Constructing Gender in Medieval Ireland illuminates these ideas through its fresh and provocative re-readings of a wide range of texts, including saga, romance, legal texts, Fenian narrative, hagiography, and ecclesiastical verse. This ground-breaking collection presents new research by emerging and established scholars, who explore a variety of perspectives on sexual difference in medieval Irish culture. The contributors examine the intersections of gender with narrative, visuality, law, speech acts, transgression, and performance - painting a compelling picture of the many ways in which authors and audiences conceptualized gender in medieval Ireland.

Contributors: Judith L. Bishop (Mills College), Ann Dooley (U Toronto), Joanne Findon (Trent U), Giselle Gos (Harvard U), Amy C. Mulligan (U Notre Dame), Máirín Ní Dhonnchadha (NUI Galway), Jennifer Karyn Reid (Mercy Spirituality Centre, NZ), Sarah Sheehan (U Toronto), Catherine Swift (U Limerick).

Hardback and ebook. 236 pages. Illustrated. Available now from Palgrave Macmillan.

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Irish Sagas Online

University College Cork just unveiled a new website called "Irish Sagas Online."  The purpose of the site is "to make available reliable versions of the original texts of medieval Irish sagas with parallel translations into Modern Irish and English."  It also provides "links to extant electronic resources which will allow interested parties to better understand the context and content of Irish sagas."  For more information on this exciting initiative, visit Irish Sagas Online at this address.

Online Irish-Language Book Club -- Selection for December 2013 is an online Irish-language book club that encourages people to read one book in Irish every month.  The selection for December 2013 is An Fear a Phléasc by Micheál Ó Conghaile.  For more information on the book club, visit the Clubleabhar website.

DIAS Summer School 2014

The Summer School in Medieval and Modern Irish Language and Literature hosted by the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies will be held 14-26 July 2014 in Dublin.  For the schedule of classes, admission requirements, and fees, please visit the DIAS website.