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Heroic Poets and Poetic Heroes in Celtic Tradition: A Festschrift for Patrick K. Ford

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This volume, a double issue of the CSANA Yearbook, containing articles from some of the leading scholars in Irish, Welsh, and medieval studies, honors Patrick K. Ford, the retiring Margaret Brooks Robinson Professor of Celtic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University, and a founding member of the Celtic Studies Association of North America.
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Overview

This volume, a double issue of the CSANA Yearbook, containing articles from some of the leading scholars in Irish, Welsh, and medieval studies, honors Patrick K. Ford, the retiring Margaret Brooks Robinson Professor of Celtic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University, and a founding member of the Celtic Studies Association of North America.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781851828494
  • Publisher: Four Courts Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2005
  • Series: CSANA Yearbook Series
  • Pages: 416

Table of Contents

Introduction : the singing warrior 13
Is acher in gaith ... ua Lothlind 19
The voices of hounds : heroic dogs and men in the Finn ballads and tales 28
Manwydan's set and other iconographic riffs 42
The death of Dafydd ap Gwilym 55
The warrior, the poet and the king : 'the three sins of the warrior' and the death of Cu Roi 74
'The praise of Tenby' : a late-ninth-century Welsh court poem 91
North-sea elegy and para-literary history 103
Sy abl fodd, Sibli fain : Sibyl in medieval Wales 115
Becoming an exile : Colum Cille in middle-Irish poetry 131
Poet or magician : Mac Mhuirich Mor in oral tradition 141
Poets, angels and devilish spirits : Elis Gruffydd's meditations on idolatry 158
The poets Caedmon and Colman mac Leneni: the Anglo-Saxon layman and the Irish professional 172
The bard of liberty during William Pitt's reign of terror 183
Boys in boxes : the recipe for a Welsh hero 207
Medieval heroics without heroes or epics 226
Poetry and pillowtalk 239
De sancto Iudicaelo rege historia and its implications for the Welsh Taliesin 247
The veiled poet : Liadain and Cuirithir and the role of the woman-poet 263
Vision and revision, iteration and reiteration, in Aislinge Meic Con Glinne 269
On the form and function of the 'old-Irish verse' in the Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus - how Patrick Ford opened my eyes to an important aspect of early Irish poetry and some conclusions that I have come to as a result 283
Cu Chulainn, the poets and Giolla Brighde Mac Con Midhe 291
Breuddwyd Maxen Wledig : why? : when? 303
Person-switching in Celtic Panegyric : figure or fault? 315
Maelgwn Gwynedd : speculations on a common Celtic legend pattern 327
Instructional riddles in Welsh law 336
Figurative harmony : convergences and tensions among metaphors and metonyms for the heroic society in early Welsh poetry 344
Sound and sense : James Joyce's aural esthetics 359
The old Irish word for 'fleshfork' 377
Poetic justice/comic relief : Aogan O Rathaille's shoes and the mock-warrant 379
Patrick K. Ford: Bibliography by year of publication 395
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