Gablánach in scélaigecht

Celtic studies in honour of Ann Dooley


Sarah Sheehan Joanne Findon & Westley Follett editors

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ISBN: 978-1-84682-386-2
April 2013. 320pp; ills.

‘[The books’] sixteen essays indicate the direction and breadth of the honoree’s research … This volume will be most useful to those interested in the Ulster and Finn cycles … This is an attractive publication from Four Courts Press … It contains a number of essays that are sure to be consulted repeatedly by those in the field of Celtic Studies', Geraldine Parsons, Speculum (July 2014).

‘The essays focusing on women, gender, or the body in Irish saga literature, including those by Tomás Ó Cathasaigh, Joanne Findon and Sarah Sheehan, are interesting without being overly technical and provoke critical thinking without relying on abstruse theoretical positions … There is much to admire about this collection … Individual essays stand out as solid, interesting and provocative presentations of high quality scholarship: Herren, Connon and Jankulak in particular. Four Courts Press is one of the most attractive and dedicated publishing houses in academic publishing today and the volume reflects the Press’ devotion to presenting high quality, readable and beautiful books’, Linda E. Mitchell, Medieval Review (2014).

‘Fresh and important studies of early Irish and Welsh literature and history, literary theory and feminist approaches to medieval Celtic literature … This is a fitting and lusty volume dedicated to a fine scholar … the volume will certainly become a standard tool of reference for Celtic scholars, young and old. The book offers a diverse, enjoyable and enlightening read', Raymond J. Cormier, e-Keltoi: journal of interdisciplinary Celtic Studies (March 2014).

‘Dooley is professor emerita at the University of Toronto and for many years was a leading scholar in Celtic studies, particularly of the middle ages. She pioneered in this field in Canada and her interests included medieval Irish and Welsh literature and history, literary theory and feminism. She was also a respected and inspiriting teacher and many of her former doctoral students have come together with her colleagues to produce this tribute', Books Ireland (May 2013).

‘Offer[s] fresh insights on various texts, characters and historical figures in the literature of medieval Ireland and Wales … the book includes a list of Dooley’s publications, 1979–2013', Reference & Research Book News (June 2013).