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Dr. Emma Nic Charthaigh

BA HDIP M.PHIL PHD

Biography

Emma Nic Cárthaigh is a lecturer below the bar in the Irish Section of the School of Languages, Literature, Culture and Communication at the University of Limerick. She has worked with the Locus Project (http://www.ucc.ie/locus/) since 2003 and with the De Finibus Project (http://definibus.ucc.ie/) since 2009, both of which have been funded by the IRCHSS. Her research interests include onomastics, medieval Irish literature and bardic poetry.

Research Interests

Emma's primary research interests include continuing contributions to Foclóir stairiúil áitainmneacha na Gaeilge / Historical dictionary of Gaelic placenames (a Locus Project publication); commentary on Irish onomastics; edition and translation with commentary of medieval Irish prose texts; edition and translation with commentary of classical modern Irish (or bardic) poetry; studies on early modern Latin translations of medieval Irish poetry; Christian representations of Heaven, Hell and the Afterlife in medieval Ireland; and comparative studies of medieval Irish, modern Irish and Anglo-Saxon poetic texts concerning Christ and the Cross and features of the lament on the death of Christ.

Teaching Interests

Emma is currently teaching part or all of each of the following modules at UL:

GA4153 Litríocht agus Saíocht na Gaeilge c.1250-c.1690
GA4141 Teanga, Sochaí agus Saíocht 1
GA4142 Teanga, Sochaí agus Saíocht 2
GA4146 Litríocht agus Saíocht 1250-1690
GA4156 Litríocht agus Saíocht 1690-1850
GA4115 Irish Language (ab initio) 1
GA4116 Irish Language (ab initio) 2
GA4011 Celtic Civilisation: Culture, Language and Representations
GA4012 Celtic Civilisation: Continuity and Change

She lectured full-time and part-time in the Department of Early and Medieval Irish at UCC from 2004 to 2012. The modules she has taught include:

CC2003 Early Celtic lyric poetry

CC2004 Learned traditions in the Celtic countries

CC3001 The Mabinogi

CC6003 Early Irish Text (reading the Old Irish tale Airne Fíngein in the original language)

CC6005 Postgraduate research seminar (reading eschatalogical texts from the Liber Flavus Fergusiorum)

GA3031 Cúlra litríochta na Sean- agus na Meán-Ghaeilge

GA3032 Staidéar bunúsach ar an tSean-Ghaeilge




Professional Activities

Employment

  • 2009 De Finibus Project, University College Cork - Post-doctoral Fellow
  • 2005 The Locus Project, University College Cork - Research assistant
  • 2005 Department of Early and Medieval Irish, University College Cork - Part-time temporary lecturer
  • 2004 Department of Early and Medieval Irish, University College Cork - Full-time temporary lecturer
  • 2003 Locus Project, University College Cork - Research assistant
  • 2001 Departments of English Philology and Celtic Philology, Catholic University, Lublin, Poland - Lecturer
  • 1999 Departments of English Philology and Celtic Philology, Catholic University, Lublin, Poland - Lecturer

Education

  • 2009 University College Cork - PhD
  • 1999 University College Cork - M.Phil.
  • 1997 University College Cork - H.Dip.Ed.
  • 1996 University College Cork - BA

Association

  • Researcher / Assistant Editor, Locus Project, University College Cork
  • Advisor, Centre for Neo-Latin Studies, University College Cork
  • Member of Advisory Board, Project: Reading Early Modern Irish: a digital guide to Irish Gaelic (c. 1200-1650), University of Connecticut

Language

  • Gaeilge (Irish)

Publications

Book Chapter

2015

‘Mo cheithre rainn duit, a Dhonnchaidh. Advice to a prince by Tadhg (mac Dáire) Mac Bruaideadha'
Emma Nic Cárthaigh
Clerics, Kings and Vikings: essays on medieval Ireland in honour of Donnchadh Ó Corráin

2014

The 'Seven Heavens' in the Modern Recension of In Tenga Bithnua
Nic Cárthaigh, E.
The End and Beyond: Medieval Irish Eschatology

Conference Contribution