Feasts for the Eyes: Visuality and Desire in the Ulster Cycle

Essay on gender and visuality in three sagas of the Ulster cycle. Published in Constructing Gender in Medieval Ireland, ed. Sheehan and Dooley (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). Illustration: Bob Pepper cover art for Evangeline Walton’s Island of the Mighty. Advertisements

Constructing Gender in Medieval Ireland

A ground-breaking collection of nine original essays for Palgrave’s New Middle Ages series, co-edited with Ann Dooley (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). From the jacket: “This book is a groundbreaking re-reading of gender construction in Medieval Ireland. Despite Ireland’s unique early literature, there has been little produced on this topic, and it is a joy to find…

Loving Medb

Review essay examining past critical perspectives on Queen Medb, a character in the early Irish Táin Bó Cúailnge (The Cattle-Raid of Cooley). Published in Gablánach in Scélaigecht: Celtic Studies in Honour of Ann Dooley, ed. Sheehan, Findon, and Follett (Four Courts Press, 2013). Image: Barry Reynolds, from Colmán Ó Raghallaigh’s An Táin.

Gablánach in Scélaigecht: Celtic Studies in Honour of Ann Dooley

A collection of sixteen original essays celebrating the career of Professor Emerita Ann Dooley of the University of Toronto’s Centre for Medieval Studies and Celtic Studies Program. Co-edited with Joanne Findon and Westley Follett. Published by Four Courts Press, Dublin (2013). From the jacket: This book celebrates the career of Ann Dooley, one of Canada’s…

Fer Diad De-Flowered: Homoerotics and Masculinity in Comrac Fir Diad

Short essay on heroic violence and homoeroticism in the Fer Diad episode of the early Irish Táin Bó Cúailnge. Published in Ulidia 2: Proceedings of the Second International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, National University of Ireland Maynooth, 24–27 June 2005, ed. Ó hUiginn and Ó Catháin (An Sagart, 2009). Image: Ernest Wallcousins…