Early and Medieval Irish
University College Cork

Research Interests:
• Medieval Irish, English and Welsh philology and literature;
• The study of Latin Epic in medieval Ireland and Britain;
• Classical mythography in the Middle Ages;
• Hiberno- and Anglo-Latin;
• Arthurian narrative in Welsh and Middle English; Anglicization, the Brut and cultural change in the First English Empire.

Selected Publications:
• ‘
The Carmina Rhythmica of Æthilwald: Edition, Translation and Commentary’, The Journal of Medieval Latin 14 (2004), pp. 73-117

‘Togail Troí: The Irish Destruction of Troy on the Cusp of the Renaissance’, in Fantasies of Troy: Classical Tales and the Social Imaginary in Medieval and Early Modern Europe, ed. Alan Shepard and Stephen D. Powell (Toronto, 2004), pp. 81-96

‘Irish Evidence for Shared Sources of Classical Mythology in Anglo-Saxon England and Medieval Ireland’, in Insignis sophiae arcator. Essays in Honour of Michael W. Herren on his 65th Birthday, ed. G.R. Wieland, C. Ruff and R.G. Arthur (Turnhout, 2006), pp. 124-148′

Branwen: A Reconsideration of the German and Norse Analogues’, Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies 52 (Winter 2006), pp. 13-48

Riss In Mundtuirc: The Tale of Harmonia’s Necklace and the Study of the Theban Cycle in Medieval Ireland’, Ériu 57 (2007), pp. 67-112.

Lyouns Full Lothely: Dream Interpretation and Boethian Denaturing in the Alliterative Morte Arthure‘, Arthuriana 18.1 (2008), pp. 41-62.

Current Teaching:
Celtic Civilization, part 3: Celtic Literature-first year lecture.

The Celtic Contribution to Medieval Europe: Arthur-second year.

Early Irish Text: Táin Bó Fraích-M.A. seminar.

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