Losing Face: Heroic Discourse and Inscription in Flesh in Scéla Mucce Meic Dathó

Essay on heroes, masculinity, and the body in the early Irish saga The Story of Mac Dathó’s Pig. First presented at Victoria College, University of Toronto in March 2006. A revised version appears in my thesis.

Published in The Ends of the Body: Identity and Community in Medieval Culture, ed. Suzanne Conklin Akbari and Jill Ross (University of Toronto Press, 2013).

Image: tapestry by Louis le Brocquy

The Ends of the Body: Identity and Community in Medieval Culture, ed. Suzanne Conklin Akbari & Jill Ross UTP 2013

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