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Dr. Caitriona Ni Shiochain

PhD

Biography

Tríona Ní Shíocháin specialises in 18th /19th Century Gaelic Poetry, Oral Poetry, Oral Theory, Performance Theory and the Sean-nós Singing Tradition. She is author of Bláth 's Craobh na nÚdar: Amhráin Mháire Bhuí (2012, Coiscéim, 512pp + CD), a monograph which includes a multi-text edition of 18th/ 19th century oral poet, Máire Bhuí Ní Laeire, as well as theoreticization of her work. Her teaching interests at the University of Limerick include: 17th century poetry, 18th-19th century poetry, the Keen, Oral Tradition, the Singing Tradition, Theories of Performance and Orality, Rites of Passage and Liminality, Autobiography, Modern Irish Poetry and discourses of Post-coloniality and Modernity.


Having received a first class honours BA (mus) in Irish and Music (UCC, 2002), she was awarded an IRCHSS post-graduate scholarship (2002-5) for her doctoral research on the songs of Máire Bhuí Ní Laeire under the supervision of Dr. Seán Ua Súilleabháin in the Department of Modern Irish, UCC. She was awarded her doctorate in 2008. She is a full-time lecturer in Irish in UL since 2007: Course Director for Irish and New Media Jan 2008-Aug 2010; Head of Irish Section 2009 – 2014.


She is currently working on oral compositional processes and ‘creative' transmission in the Gaelic Oral Tradition (both words and music), and on performativity and political discourses in 19th century poetry. She is also working on discourses of post-coloniality, modernity and permanent liminality in the work of Seán Ó Ríordáin and Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill.

Research Interests


Tríona Ní Shíocháin specialises in 18th /19th Century Gaelic Poetry, Oral Poetry, Oral Theory, Performance Theory and the Sean-nós Singing Tradition, and is also currently working on visions of modernity and representations of permanent liminality in Modern Irish poetry. She is author of Bláth 's Craobh na nÚdar: Amhráin Mháire Bhuí (2012, Coiscéim, 512pp + CD), a monograph which includes a multi-text edition of 18th/ 19th century oral poet, Máire Bhuí Ní Laeire, as well as theoreticization of her work. Her teaching interests at the University of Limerick include: 17th century poetry, 18th-19th century poetry, the Keen, Oral Tradition, the Singing Tradition, Theories of Performance and Orality, Rites of Passage and Liminality, the Gaelic Autobiography, Modern Gaelic Poetry and discourses of Post-coloniality and Modernity.

Teaching Interests


An Caoineadh agus an Chaointeoireacht, Traidisiún na hAmhránaíochta, Litríocht an Bhlascaoid, an Dírbheathaisnéis, An Nua-fhilíocht, An Teoiric Bhéil agus an Fhilíocht Bhéil, Teoiricí na Tairseachúlachta agus na hImeartha, Filíocht na hOchtú hAoise Déag, Filíocht na Naoú hAoise Déag, an tAistriúchán, Teanga na Gaelainne.


The Keen and the Keening Tradition, the Singing Tradition, Blasket Literature, Autobiography, Modern Irish Poetry, Oral Theory and Oral Poetry, Theories of Liminality and Play, 18th Century poetry, 19th Century Poetry, Translation, Irish Language.

Professional Activities

Education

  • 2008 University College Cork - PhD
  • 2002 University College Cork - BA

Employment

  • 2008 University of Limerick - Lecturer in Irish
  • 2007 University of Limerick - Junior Lecturer in Irish

Award

  • 2002 - IRCHSS Post-graduate Scholarship