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Dr. Gordon O Riain

Biography

Lecturer and Head of Section, Irish Language and Literature (Léann na Gaeilge), School of English, Irish, and Communication. Graduate of University College Dublin (BA 2004, PhD 2008). Lectured and published extensively in various areas of Irish language and literature and Celtic Studies, with a specialisation in Early Modern Irish. Previously, lecturer and head of the Celtic Section at Uppsala University (2009-12) and research fellow at Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (2012-16).>>








Research Interests

Language and literature of Early Modern Irish; bardic poetry and the grammatical tracts; the historical development of Irish to the present day; the history of Irish literature; palaeography; textual criticism>>

Teaching Interests

eanga agus litríocht na Nua-Ghaeilge Moiche; Litríocht an ochtú haois déag; Canúintí na Gaeilge; Stair na litríochta
Grammar of Irish; Translation skills; Language and literature of Early Modern Irish; Eighteenth-century literature; Dialects of Irish; History of Irish literature

Recent Final Year thesis projects (FYPs) supervised:

2017-18 - 5 FYPs (on: 18th-century political poetry; Famine literature; Dialects of Modern Irish; Sociolinguistics)
2018-19 - 3 FYPs (on: Irish Arthurian and medieval French literature; Christianity in Fiannaíocht; Modern Irish dialects and Standard Irish)
2019-20 - 9 FYPs >>




Professional Activities

Employment

  • 2019 University of Limerick - Head of Section (Irish Language and Literature / Léann na Gaeilge)
  • 2018 University of Limerick - Lecturer above the bar
  • 2016 University of Limerick - Lecturer below the bar
  • 2012 Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies - Post-doctoral Research Fellow
  • 2009 Uppsala University - Lecturer in Celtic Languages & Head of Celtic Section
  • 2006 Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies - Research scholar

Award

  • 2019 - NUI Scholarly Publications Scheme
  • 2013 - Acta Universitatis Upsalensis Publication Grant
  • 2012 - Bergin Fellowship
  • 2006 - O'Donovan Scholarship
  • 2004 - Postgraduate Scholarship in Modern Irish
  • 2004 - William Henry Curran Scholarship
  • 2004 - Mansion House Scholarship
  • 2004 - IRCHSS Postgraduate Scholarship
  • 2004 - Mary E. Byrne Medal
  • 2004 - Uan Uladh Medal
  • 2002 - William Henry Curran Scholarship
  • 2002 - Undergraduate Scholarships, Modern Irish & Old Irish
  • 2002 - Dr H. H. Stewart Scholarship in Irish
  • 2001 - Entrance Scholarship

Education

  • 2008 University College Dublin - PhD
  • 2004 University College Dublin - BA

Association

  • Member, The Henry Sweet Society for the History of Linguistic Ideas
  • Member, Irish Texts Society
  • Member, Runica et Mediævalia
  • Member, Celtic Studies Association of North America
  • Member, Eighteenth-century Ireland
  • Member, Centre for Early Modern Studies, Limerick
  • Member, Societas Celtologica Europaea

Committee

  • Poznań Conference of Celtic Studies, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań 2014, 2016, 2018,
  • Reading Early Modern Irish: a digital guide to Irish Gaelic (c. 1200-1650), University of Connecticut,
  • Internationalisation Committee, Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, University of Limerick,
  • Léann na Sionainne Conference Organising Committee, School of English, Irish, and Communication, University of Limerick,
  • Research Committee, School of Culture and Communication, University of Limerick,

Publications

Book Chapter

2019

Aistí meadarachta in Irish Grammatical Tracts V
Gordon Ó Riain
Lorg na Leabhar: A Festschrift for Pádraig A. Breatnach

2019

Introduction
Caoimhín Breatnach, Meidhbhín Ní Úrdail, Gordon Ó Riain
Lorg na Leabhar: A Festschrift for Pádraig A. Breatnach

2019

Person-switching in the Irish grammatical tracts
Gordon Ó Riain
Proceedings of the fourteenth international symposium of Societas Celtologica Nordica

2019

The Poems of Giolla Brighde Mac Con Midhe: Manuscript sources, themes, and structure
Gordon Ó Riain
Giolla Brighde Mac Con Midhe: The Poet and His Craft

2017

Introduction
Gordon Ó Riain
Dá dTrian Feasa Fiafraighidh: Essays on the Irish Grammatical and Metrical Tradition

2017

A fragment of an early modern tract on grammar and metrics
Gordon Ó Riain
Dá dTrian Feasa Fiafraighidh: Essays on the Irish Grammatical and Metrical Tradition

2015

Táinig an tráth nóna: old age in Classical Irish religious verse
Gordon Ó Riain
Aon don Éigse: Essays Marking Osborn Bergin's Centenary Lecture on Bardic Poetry (1912)

2013

Introduction
Gordon Ó Riain, Ailbhe Ó Corráin
Celebrating Sixty Years of Celtic Studies at Uppsala University

2012

The language of Caithréim Thoirdhealbhaigh
Gordon Ó Riain
Caithréim Thoirdhealbhaigh: Reassessments

2010

The textual quality of the Book of the O'Conor Don
Gordon Ó Riain
The Book of the O'Conor Don: Essays on an Irish Manuscript

2007

Dán réitigh le Conchobhar Ruadh Mac Con Midhe († 1481)
Gordon Ó Riain
Léann Lámhscríbhinní Lobháin. The Louvain Manuscript Heritage

Conference Contribution

2019
2018
2018

Léann na Sionainne
Gordon Ó Riain

2018

Éigse Cholm Cille 2018
Gordon Ó Riain

2018
2017
2016

Irish Renaissance Seminar
Gordon Ó Riain

2016

Éigse Cholm Cille 2016
Gordon Ó Riain

2015

Tionól
Gordon Ó Riain

2012

Léann na Gaeilge 4
Gordon Ó Riain

2012

Tionól
Gordon Ó Riain

2011

Irish Studies Symposium
Gordon Ó Riain

2008

Tionól
Gordon Ó Riain

2006

Edited Book

Other Publication

Peer Reviewed Journal

2019

Duanaire Éinrí Uí Néill († 1489)
Gordon Ó Riain
Dúiche Néill: Journal of the O'Neill Country Historical Society

2016

Observations on the citations in Irish Grammatical Tracts V
Gordon Ó Riain
CELTICA - Journal of the School of Celtic Studies

2013

Early modern technical verse from NLI G 3 (II)
Gordon Ó Riain
CELTICA - Journal of the School of Celtic Studies

2010

A poem on the mutilation of Brian Óg Ó Néill (d. 1449)
Gordon Ó Riain
Eigse-A Journal Of Irish Studies

2008

The consonant cluster rdh
Gordon Ó Riain
Eigse-A Journal Of Irish Studies

2008

Early modern technical verse from NLI G 3
Gordon Ó Riain
Eigse-A Journal Of Irish Studies

2008

Some identifications of citations in the grammatical tracts
Gordon Ó Riain
Eigse-A Journal Of Irish Studies

2004