Celtic Culture: A-Celti

Author: N.A

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851094407

Category: Civilization, Celtic

Page: 2128

View: 5980

Posted in Civilization, Celtic

Medieval and Modern Ireland

Author: Canadian Association for Irish Studies. International Conference

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780389207931

Category: History

Page: 158

View: 7394

Readers of this volume will be struck by the pervasiveness of the connections between the medieval and the modern in Ireland and the Irish, artists in particular, and realize why James Joyce could hardly avoid linking the modern Irish artist with the medieval Irish monk, as he does in the bitter musings of Stephen Dedalus, who walks alone into eternity along Sandymount Strand: "You were going to do wonders, what? Missionary to Europe after fiery Columbanus." Contents: Introduction, Richard Wall; The Image Of The IrishóMedieval and ModernóContinuity and Change, F.X. Martin, O.S.A.; John Bull's Other Ego: Reactions to the Stage Irishman in Anglo-Irish Drama, Heinz Kosok; Contemporary Irish Poetry and The Matter of IrelandóThomas Kinsella, John Montague and Seamus Heaney, Brian John; Early Irish Literature and Contemporary Scholarly Disciplines, Ann Dooley; Brian Friel's Translations: National and Universal Dimensions, Wolfgang Zach; Brian Moore and The Meaning of Exile, Hallvard Dahlie; Medieval Irish Poetics: Linguistic Interaction and Audience, Toni O'Brien Johnson; The Artifice of Eternity: Medieval Aspects of Modern Irish Literature, John Wilson Foster; Notes; Notes on Contributors; Index^R
Posted in History

Text and Transmission in Medieval Europe

Author: Chris Bishop

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443802778

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 230

View: 6529

Scholars of the Middle Ages are familiar with the notion of text as an inscribed document, whether that inscription occurs upon stone, metal, vellum or textiles, but the concept of inscription and, therefore, of text, can be extended to cover a range of evidence. Thus, one might speak of archaeological remains, land use patterns, traditional stories, remnant practices and revenant beliefs as constituting texts in their own right. Broadly defined then, text is the means by which we engage with the historical subject. The medievalist, however, faces particular constraints in interpreting these texts through the agencies of their transmission. Questions such as who authored these texts, when and why, intersect with problems of transcription, translation and redaction to inform a complex discourse. The majority of the chapters in this book started life as papers presented at a conference entitled Text and Transmission in Early Medieval Europe and the title of this book ultimately derives from that theme. The subjects these chapters deal with range in geography from Ireland through to Byzantium, and cover almost a millennium of European history, but they are united in their effort to prise from their subjects some truths about texts, transmission and the critical literacies needed to interpret both.
Posted in Literary Criticism

Mental Health, Spirituality, and Religion in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Age

Author: Albrecht Classen

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110361647

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 744

View: 4229

This volume continues the critical exploration of fundamental issues in the medieval and early modern world, here concerning mental health, spirituality, melancholy, mystical visions, medicine, and well-being. The contributors, who originally had presented their research at a symposium at The University of Arizona in May 2013, explore a wide range of approaches and materials pertinent to these issues, taking us from the early Middle Ages to the eighteenth century, capping the volume with some reflections on the relevance of religion today. Lapidary sciences matter here as much as medical-psychological research, combined with literary and art-historical approaches. The premodern understanding of mental health is not taken as a miraculous panacea for modern problems, but the contributors suggest that medieval and early modern writers, scientists, and artists commanded a considerable amount of arcane, sometimes curious and speculative, knowledge that promises to be of value and relevance even for us today, once again. Modern palliative medicine finds, for instance, intriguing parallels in medieval word magic, and the mystical perspectives encapsulated highly productive alternative perceptions of the macrocosm and microcosm that promise to be insightful and important also for the post-modern world.
Posted in Literary Criticism

Sweeney Astray

Author: Seamus Heaney

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571262813

Category: Poetry

Page: 96

View: 1664

Sweeney Astray is Seamus Heaney's version of the medieval Irish work Buile Suibhne - the first complete translation since 1913. Its hero, Mad Sweeney, undergoes a series of purgatorial adventures after he is cursed by a saint and turned into a bird at the Battle of Moira. The poetry spoken by the mad king, exiled to the trees and the slopes, is among the richest and most immediately appealing in the whole canon of Gaelic literature. Sweeney Astray not only restores to us a work of historical and literary importance but offers the genius of one of our greatest living poets to reinforce its claims on the reader of contemporary literature.
Posted in Poetry

Mediaeval and modern Irish series

Author: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies

Publisher: N.A


Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 73

View: 9026

Posted in Foreign Language Study

Akten des zweiten deutschen Keltologen-Symposiums

(Bonn, 2.-4. April 1997)

Author: Arndt Wigger

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110952653

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 341

View: 4098

Dieser Sammelband enthält Vorträge, die anläßlich des Zweiten deutschen Keltologen-Symposiums gehalten wurden, um die heutige Lage der Keltologie besonders in Deutschland darzulegen. Neben unterschiedlichen Aspekten der keltischen Literaturen und Sprachen werden in einigen Vorträgen auch die Einflüsse von Sprachkontakt besprochen. Der behandelte Zeitraum erstreckt sich von 500 v. Chr. bis heute. Besonders hervorzuheben ist der wesentliche Beitrag der großen Zahl jüngerer Wissenschaftler.
Posted in Literary Criticism

Early Irish Farming

A Study Based Mainly on the Law-Texts of the 7th and 8th Centuries Ad

Author: Fergus Kelly

Publisher: Scoil


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 751

View: 8688

Posted in Technology & Engineering

Celtic Word Formation

The Velar Suffixes

Author: Paul Russell

Publisher: School of Celtic Studies


Category: Celtic languages

Page: 242

View: 9149

Posted in Celtic languages


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Celtic literature

Page: N.A

View: 5105

Posted in Celtic literature

Seamus Heaney and Medieval Poetry

Author: Conor McCarthy

Publisher: DS Brewer

ISBN: 9781843841418

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 195

View: 7815

First examination of the use made by Seamus Heaney of medieval poetry in his translations and adaptations, including the acclaimed Beowulf.
Posted in Literary Criticism

Buile Ṡuibhne

Author: James George O'Keeffe

Publisher: N.A


Category: Irish language

Page: 110

View: 4101

Posted in Irish language

The Oxford History of the Irish Book, Volume V

The Irish Book in English, 1891-2000

Author: Clare Hutton,Patrick Walsh

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199249113

Category: History

Page: 747

View: 7842

Part of a series providing an authoritative history of the book in Ireland, this volume comprehensively outlines the history of 20th-century Irish book culture. This book embraces all the written and printed traditions and heritages of Ireland and places them in the global context of a worldwide interest in book histories.
Posted in History

Conjuring complexities

essays on Flann O'Brien

Author: Anne Clune,Tess Hurson

Publisher: Dufour Editions


Category: Literary Collections

Page: 233

View: 2101

Posted in Literary Collections