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Professor Michael W. Higgins Explores The Life Of John Moriarty In "Digging Deep In Sacred Caverns", 2018 Selected Works

Professor Michael W. Higgins Explores The Life Of John Moriarty In "Digging Deep In Sacred Caverns"

Michael W. Higgins

Given his eccentric behaviour, hermitic life, and disregard for celebrity, it is not all that surprising that John Moriarty remains even now – more than a decade since his death in June 2007 – a darling for his cult following, an amusement for the curious, a distraction for the serious intellectual, a Celtic epiphenomenon, and one of the treasures of the RTE archives.


"Alas For The Red Dragon:" Redefining Welsh Identity Through Arthurian Legend, Claire Lober 2018 Otterbein University

"Alas For The Red Dragon:" Redefining Welsh Identity Through Arthurian Legend, Claire Lober

Honors Thesis Projects

Geoffrey of Monmouth’s Historia regum Britanniae, Prophetiae Merlini, and Vita Merlini reimagine British history in an attempt to renegotiate the boundaries between English and Welsh culture. Through the figure of Merlin, Geoffrey co-opts key elements of Welsh culture as part of the larger Norman colonization effort. I argue that the effectiveness of Geoffrey’s colonization attempt lies in his embodiment of Welsh figures and his hybrid identity that allowed him to insert himself into the Welsh narrative and reconstruct it from within. I also argue that a reconsideration of Vita Merlini reveals a new dimension of Geoffrey’s colonial ...


The Shanachie, Volume 30, Number 1, Connecticut Irish-American Historical Society 2018 Sacred Heart University

The Shanachie, Volume 30, Number 1, Connecticut Irish-American Historical Society

The Shanachie (CIAHS)

Irish Yale prof James W. Toumey led 10-year fight that saved Sleeping Giant --When Katie O’Neill Regan of Hamden got involved in planning a family reunion, the end result was the renting of six houses in County Kerry, and a weeklong shindig of more than 40 kinfolk from the United States, Ireland and England --Connecticut Irishtown: Hamden --Four hundred men from Hamden served in the United States military during World War I. At least 75 of them were of Irish ancestry or natives of Ireland.


The Shanachie, Volume 30, Number 2, Connecticut Irish-American Historical Society 2018 Sacred Heart University

The Shanachie, Volume 30, Number 2, Connecticut Irish-American Historical Society

The Shanachie (CIAHS)

Meriden: A Connecticut Irishtown: In 1836, Paddies laid rail tracks to future industrial city --Irish population multiplied as Meriden factories prospered --Meriden’s support for Ireland’s freedom --Republican & Democrat made great team in U.S. Senate, Francis T. Maloney and John A. Danaher --Mother’s love of books inspired (Tomie) dePaola --Irish customs live on --Professor Kelly taught dancing --Anna Murphy Gibson became cemetery caretaker --Meriden was an all-star Irish baseball community --Joan Joyce led Meriden Falcons to four world titles.


Enduring Music: Migrant Appalachian Communities And The Shenandoah National Park, Madeline Marsh 2018 James Madison University

Enduring Music: Migrant Appalachian Communities And The Shenandoah National Park, Madeline Marsh

Senior Honors Projects, 2010-current

This paper is an archival study of the displaced children of families formerly living in the Shenandoah National Park which spans from Strasburg to Waynesboro, Virginia. The study looks at interviews, from the JMU Special Collections archives, of these children in the 1970-80s, nearly fifty years after their forced migration from the 197,438 acres that comprised the park. Change and pressure during the 1930s-40s combined with national policy began the nostalgic preservation and veneration of the culture of these people of the Blue Ridge Mountains; through the archives, a clear and diverse picture of the perspectives and lifestyles of ...


Imperial Anxiety And Irish Myth: A Case-Study Of T.C. Boyle’S Water Music, Connor Mabry 2018 Georgia Southern University

Imperial Anxiety And Irish Myth: A Case-Study Of T.C. Boyle’S Water Music, Connor Mabry

Electronic Theses & Dissertations

There is a long history of returning to a collective past or history during periods of cultural anxiety in human history. In what I term late-imperial anxiety comes a slew of writers returning to mythology and folklore in response to changing cultural and political environments around them. T.C. Boyle is living in a vastly changing America during the 1960s and 70s when he writes and publishes his first novel, Water Music. Boyle participates in the tradition of hearkening to the past to face the future by drawing from popular Irish mythology for his novel. In it he adapts popular ...


Gaelic Scotland And Post-Colonial Readings, Carla Sassi 2017 University of Verona

Gaelic Scotland And Post-Colonial Readings, Carla Sassi

Studies in Scottish Literature

A review of Silke Strohe's book Gaelic Scotland in the Colonial Imagination: Anglophone Writing from 1600 to 1900 (2017), setting it in the context of Strohe's earlier work on Gaelic literature in the same period and of developments in the post-colonial theory as applied in interdisciplinary Scottish studies.


Get Thee To A Nunnery: Unruly Women And Christianity In Medieval Europe, Sarah E. Wolfe 2017 East Tennessee State University

Get Thee To A Nunnery: Unruly Women And Christianity In Medieval Europe, Sarah E. Wolfe

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This thesis will argue that the Beowulf Manuscript, which includes the poem Judith, Saxo Grammaticus’s Gesta Danorum, and the Old-Norse-Icelandic Laxdæla saga highlight and examine the tension between the female pagan characters and their Christian authors. These texts also demonstrate that Queenship grew fragile after the spread of Christianity, and women’s power waned in the shift between pre-Christian and Christian Europe.


When We Were Monsters: Ethnogenesis In Medieval Ireland 800-1366, Dawn A. Seymour Klos 2017 The University of Southern Mississippi

When We Were Monsters: Ethnogenesis In Medieval Ireland 800-1366, Dawn A. Seymour Klos

Master's Theses

Ethnogenesis, or the process of identity construction occurred in medieval Ireland as a reaction to laws passed by the first centralized government on the island. This thesis tracks ethnogenesis through documents relating to change in language, custom, and law. This argument provides insight into how a new political identity was rendered necessary by the Anglo-Irish. Victor Turner’s model of Communitas structures the argument as each stage of liminality represents a turning point in the process of ethnogenesis.

1169 marked a watershed moment as it began the Anglo-Norman invasion of Ireland. English nobles brought with them ideas of centralized power ...


Mysterious Symbols In The North: An Analysis Of Scotland's Pictish Symbol Stones, Leah M. Tray 2017 University of Wyoming

Mysterious Symbols In The North: An Analysis Of Scotland's Pictish Symbol Stones, Leah M. Tray

Honors Theses AY 16/17

During the Roman occupation and conquest of regions that today form England and Scotland, Roman generals and historians wrote of the people they found living in these frozen regions of the world. The Romans referred to these populations as Pictii or the ‘painted people’, but provided little information about them. Nearly two thousand years after the disappearance of any mention of Pictish culture, the rocks that they inscribed with symbols are found in the archaeological record and scholars wonder about the meaning of these symbols. The distribution of some common symbols throughout Scotland may help provide an answer. In this ...


Locating Place And Landscape In Early Insular Literature, A. Joseph McMullen, Kristen Carella 2017 Harvard University/Centenary University

Locating Place And Landscape In Early Insular Literature, A. Joseph Mcmullen, Kristen Carella

Journal of Literary Onomastics

No abstract.


Genre Construction: The Creation Of The Dinnshenchas, Kevin Murray 2017 University College, Cork

Genre Construction: The Creation Of The Dinnshenchas, Kevin Murray

Journal of Literary Onomastics

No abstract.


Boring And Elusive? The Dindshenchas As A Medieval Irish Genre, Dagmar Schlüter 2017 The College at Brockport: State University of New York

Boring And Elusive? The Dindshenchas As A Medieval Irish Genre, Dagmar Schlüter

Journal of Literary Onomastics

No abstract.


Unique Onomastic Information In The Lebor Na Huidre Táin, Matthew Holmberg 2017 Harvard University

Unique Onomastic Information In The Lebor Na Huidre Táin, Matthew Holmberg

Journal of Literary Onomastics

No abstract.


Imag(In)Ing The Holy Places: A Comparison Between The Diagrams In Adomnán’S And Bede’S De Locis Sanctis, Patrick P. O'Neill 2017 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Imag(In)Ing The Holy Places: A Comparison Between The Diagrams In Adomnán’S And Bede’S De Locis Sanctis, Patrick P. O'Neill

Journal of Literary Onomastics

No abstract.


Preaching The Landscape In The Blickling Homilies, Danielle Cudmore 2017 Halmstad University

Preaching The Landscape In The Blickling Homilies, Danielle Cudmore

Journal of Literary Onomastics

No abstract.


The Power Of Place: Colonization Of The Anglo-Saxon Landscape By Royal And Religious Ideologies, Samantha Leggett 2017 University of Cambridge

The Power Of Place: Colonization Of The Anglo-Saxon Landscape By Royal And Religious Ideologies, Samantha Leggett

Journal of Literary Onomastics

No abstract.


'When The Birds Spoke Gaelic': Periodization And Challenges Of Classification For Scottish Gaelic Literature, Michael Newton 2017 University of North Carolina

'When The Birds Spoke Gaelic': Periodization And Challenges Of Classification For Scottish Gaelic Literature, Michael Newton

Studies in Scottish Literature

Discusses issues of periodization in the history of Scottish Gaelic literature and argues for the importance of generic classification as a counterpoise to period because of the importance of literary traditions that cross conventional literary of historical period boundaries.


Sorley Maclean's Other Clearance Poems, Petra Johana Poncarová 2017 Charles University, Prague

Sorley Maclean's Other Clearance Poems, Petra Johana Poncarová

Studies in Scottish Literature

Discusses the treatment of the Highland Clearances, specifically the clearances from his home-island of Raasay, in the work of the Gaelic poet Sorley MacLean (Somhairle MacGill-Eain, 1911-1996), not only in his best-known Clearance poem "Hallaig," but in his prose writings, his major early sequence An Cuilithionn (1939, but not fully published till 2011), and several important shorter poems, “Am Putan Airgid” (“The Silver Button”), “‘Tha na beanntan gun bhruidhinn,’” and (more fully) “Sgreapadal.”


Voices On Campus: Claire Culleton On Irish Art At The Olympic Games, Claire Culleton 2017 Bridgewater State University

Voices On Campus: Claire Culleton On Irish Art At The Olympic Games, Claire Culleton

Bridgewater Review

In January 2017, BSU’s Irish Studies Program celebrated Irish Cultural Heritage Day on campus, which included a book launch, student research and study-abroad presentations, and Irish musical and step-dancing performances. A keynote address was delivered by Professor Claire Culleton from Kent State University’s Department of English, who spoke from a text entitled “Representing Irish Art at the Olympic Games,” parts of which were published previously in Estudios Irlandeses (2014) and appear here with the editor’s permission. Excerpts of her talk are included.


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