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Dr. Caitriona Ni Shiochain

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

Publications

Books

2012

Bláth 's Craobh na nÚdar: Amhráin Mháire Bhuí
Tríona Ní Shíocháin
(2012) Bláth 's Craobh na nÚdar: Amhráin Mháire Bhuí
Dublin : Coiscéim

Book Chapters

2013

'Máire Bhuí Ní Laeire: File Béil agus Fáidh Míleannach'
Tríona Ní Shíocháin
(2013) 'Máire Bhuí Ní Laeire: File Béil agus Fáidh Míleannach'
In Séimhfhear Suairc: Aistí in Ómós don Ollamh Breandán Ó Conchúir; Dingle, Co. Kerry : An Sagart pp. 296-311

Edited Books

2013


(2013)
In Béascna 8; Tríona Ní Shíocháin, Ciarán Ó Gealbháin, John Eastlake, Angun Sonnesyn Olsen.(Ed.) UCC, Cork : Roinn an Bhéaloidis, University College Cork

Peer Reviewed Journals

2015

‘Aidan Doyle & Kevin Murray (eds.), In Dialogue with the Agallamh: Essays in Honour of Seán Ó Coileáin.'
Ní Shíocháin, T.
(2015) ‘Aidan Doyle & Kevin Murray (eds.), In Dialogue with the Agallamh: Essays in Honour of Seán Ó Coileáin.'
In Béascna: Journal of Folklore and Ethnology;

2014

‘Memory, Liminality and Song Performance: Understanding the History of Thought through Song.'
Tríona Ní Shíocháin
(2014) ‘Memory, Liminality and Song Performance: Understanding the History of Thought through Song.'
In International Political Anthropology;

2013

‘Lillis Ó Laoire and Sean Williams, Bright Star of the West: Joe Heaney, Irish Song Man.'
Ní Shíocháin, T.
(2013) ‘Lillis Ó Laoire and Sean Williams, Bright Star of the West: Joe Heaney, Irish Song Man.'
In Béascna: Journal of Folklore and Ethnology; pp. 216-219

2013

'Filí agus Amhránaithe, Cumadóirí agus Athchumadóirí: An Seachadadh Cruthaitheach agus an Chumadóireacht Bhéil i dTraidisiún Amhránaíochta na Gaelainne.'
Ní Shíocháin, T.
(2013) 'Filí agus Amhránaithe, Cumadóirí agus Athchumadóirí: An Seachadadh Cruthaitheach agus an Chumadóireacht Bhéil i dTraidisiún Amhránaíochta na Gaelainne.'
In Béascna: Journal of Folklore and Ethnology; pp. 90-114

2010

‘Ríonach uí Ógáin (eag.), Béaloideas 77: Tom Munnelly.'
Tríona Ní Shíocháin
(2010) ‘Ríonach uí Ógáin (eag.), Béaloideas 77: Tom Munnelly.'
In Béascna: Journal of Folklore and Ethnology; Cork University Press, Cork. : pp. 201-204

2009

'Filí agus Amhránaithe, Foinn agus Focail: Maidean Álainn Ghréine agus Ionad an Cheoil i dTraidisiún na nAmhrán.'
Tríona Ní Shíocháin
(2009) 'Filí agus Amhránaithe, Foinn agus Focail: Maidean Álainn Ghréine agus Ionad an Cheoil i dTraidisiún na nAmhrán.'
In Béascna: Journal of Folklore and Ethnology; Cork University Press, Cork. : pp. 37-57

Conference Contributions

2015

Comhdháil ar Litríocht agus ar Chultúr na Gaeilge, NUIG.
Ní Shíocháin, T.
(2015) Comhdháil ar Litríocht agus ar Chultúr na Gaeilge, NUIG.
NUIG

2015

Commemorations: Concepts and Contexts conference, University College Cork
Ní Shíocháin, T.
(2015) Commemorations: Concepts and Contexts conference, University College Cork
UCC

2015

Seimineár Léann na Gaeilge, UL
Ní Shíocháin, T.
(2015) Seimineár Léann na Gaeilge, UL
University of Limerick

2015

Dhá Leagan Déag: Comhdháil faoin amhránaíocht ar an sean-nós, National University of Ireland, Galway, 24 June, 2015.
Ní Shíocháin, T.
(2015) Dhá Leagan Déag: Comhdháil faoin amhránaíocht ar an sean-nós, National University of Ireland, Galway, 24 June, 2015.
NUIG

2015

Moments of Becoming: Transitions and Transformations in Early Modern Europe Conference
Ní Shíocháin, T.
(2015) Moments of Becoming: Transitions and Transformations in Early Modern Europe Conference
University of Limerick

2015

Songs of Social Protest Conference. University of Limerick, 29 April 2015.
Ní Shíocháin, T.
(2015) Songs of Social Protest Conference. University of Limerick, 29 April 2015.
University of Limerick

2015

Comhdháil ar an tSíceolaíocht agus ar an bhFealsúnacht sa Chomhthéacs Liteartha
Ní Shíocháin, T. and Boland, T.
(2015) Comhdháil ar an tSíceolaíocht agus ar an bhFealsúnacht sa Chomhthéacs Liteartha
Dublin

2015

Tradsong Symposium, Irish World Academy, University of Limerick, 14 October 2015.
Ní Shíocháin, T.
(2015) Tradsong Symposium, Irish World Academy, University of Limerick, 14 October 2015.
University of Limerick

2014

University of Limerick and Mary Immaculate College Eighteenth Century Society Seminar
Ní Shíocháin, T.
(2014) University of Limerick and Mary Immaculate College Eighteenth Century Society Seminar
University of Limerick

2014

Seimineár Litríochta UCD
Ní Shíocháin, T.
(2014) Seimineár Litríochta UCD
UCD

2013

'Poesis: the Ambivalent Creation of Truth'
Ní Shíocháin, T.
(2013) 'Poesis: the Ambivalent Creation of Truth'
WIT, Waterford

2012

Aoiléacht don Chumann le Béaloideas Éireann
Ní Shíocháin, T.
(2012) Aoiléacht don Chumann le Béaloideas Éireann
Temple Bar, Dublin.

2012

Play: the Creation of Culture in the Modern World - 5th International Political Anthropology Conference
Ní Shíocháin, T.
(2012) Play: the Creation of Culture in the Modern World - 5th International Political Anthropology Conference
WIT, Waterford.

2012

Comhdháil ar Litríocht agus ar Chultúr na Gaeilge, NUIG, 2012.
Ní Shíocháin, T.
(2012) Comhdháil ar Litríocht agus ar Chultúr na Gaeilge, NUIG, 2012.
Roinn na Gaeilge, NUIG.

2012

Comhdháil na nDéise
Ní Shíocháin, T.
(2012) Comhdháil na nDéise
WIT, Waterford

2011

Palaeography and manuscript-based research: Intensive Postgraduate Seminar
Ní Shíocháin, T.
(2011) Palaeography and manuscript-based research: Intensive Postgraduate Seminar
Na Ranna Gaeilge, UCC.

2011

International Political Anthropology Conference
Ní Shíocháin, T.
(2011) International Political Anthropology Conference
University College Cork

2011

Éigse Dhiarmuid Uí Shúilleabháin
Ní Shíocháin, T.
(2011) Éigse Dhiarmuid Uí Shúilleabháin
Baile Bhúirne, Múscraí.

2011

Comhdháil ar Litríocht agus ar Chultúr na Gaeilge, NUIG.
Ní Shíocháin, T.
(2011) Comhdháil ar Litríocht agus ar Chultúr na Gaeilge, NUIG.
Roinn na Gaeilge, NUIG.

2010

Ek-stasis: Ecstacy in Politics, International Political Anthropology Conference
Ní Shíocháin, T.
(2010) Ek-stasis: Ecstacy in Politics, International Political Anthropology Conference
WIT, Waterford.

2009

‘An tEagrán Iltéacsúil (multi-text edition): léamh na lámhscríbhinní déanacha, modhanna eagarthóireachta agus an cultúr béil.' (‘The Multi-text Edition: interpretation of late manuscripts, editorial methodologies, and oral culture.')
Ní Shíocháin, T.
(2009) ‘An tEagrán Iltéacsúil (multi-text edition): léamh na lámhscríbhinní déanacha, modhanna eagarthóireachta agus an cultúr béil.' (‘The Multi-text Edition: interpretation of late manuscripts, editorial methodologies, and oral culture.')
Na Ranna Gaeilge, UCC.

2008

Dáil Thuamhan
Ní Shíocháin, T.
(2008) Dáil Thuamhan
Roinn na Gaeilge, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick.