Heroic poets and poetic heroes in Celtic tradition
CSANA Yearbook 3–4
Joseph F. Nagy & Leslie Ellen Jones, editors
The volume, containing articles from some of the leading scholars in Irish, Welsh, and medieval studies, honours Patrick K. Ford the retired Margaret Brooks Robinson Professor of Celtic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University, and a founding member of the Celtic Studies Organization of North America. The themes running throughout the collection include the importance of poetry in Celtic cultures, the role of Celtic poets and authors in defining the past and its heroes, and the intersection of poetics and myth.
Joseph F. Nagy is a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he specializes in medieval Celtic literature. He’s the author of the award-winning Conversing with angels and saints: the literary myths of medieval Ireland (FCP, 1998). Leslie Ellen Jones is the author of Druid-Shaman-Priest: Metaphors of Celtic Paganism (1998)and is a Research Associate of the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.