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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 (Women in the Cycle of the Kings; Magic in Fiannaíocht; The Black Death and the Famine in Ireland; Caoineadh Airt Uí Laoghaire; Portrayal of contemporary society in An Triail; Irish & Manx Gaelic; The Irish translation of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde; The Irish translation of Wuthering Heights; Steip Chonamara)
2020-21 - 7 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 Chapters

2019

Aistí meadarachta in Irish Grammatical Tracts V
Gordon Ó Riain
(2019) Aistí meadarachta in Irish Grammatical Tracts V
In Lorg na Leabhar: A Festschrift for Pádraig A. Breatnach; Dublin : National University of Ireland pp. 287-329
[ULIR]

2019

Introduction
Caoimhín Breatnach, Meidhbhín Ní Úrdail, Gordon Ó Riain
(2019) Introduction
In Lorg na Leabhar: A Festschrift for Pádraig A. Breatnach ; Dublin : National University of Ireland pp. ix-x

2019

Person-switching in the Irish grammatical tracts
Gordon Ó Riain
(2019) Person-switching in the Irish grammatical tracts
In Proceedings of the fourteenth international symposium of Societas Celtologica Nordica; Uppsala, Sweden : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis pp. 1-52

2019

The Poems of Giolla Brighde Mac Con Midhe: Manuscript sources, themes, and structure
Gordon Ó Riain
(2019) The Poems of Giolla Brighde Mac Con Midhe: Manuscript sources, themes, and structure
In Giolla Brighde Mac Con Midhe: The Poet and His Craft; Pádraigín Riggs(Ed.) Cork : Irish Texts Society pp. 71-127

2017

Introduction
Gordon Ó Riain
(2017) Introduction
In Dá dTrian Feasa Fiafraighidh: Essays on the Irish Grammatical and Metrical Tradition; Dublin : Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies pp. vii-x

2017

A fragment of an early modern tract on grammar and metrics
Gordon Ó Riain
(2017) A fragment of an early modern tract on grammar and metrics
In Dá dTrian Feasa Fiafraighidh: Essays on the Irish Grammatical and Metrical Tradition; Dublin : Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies pp. 131-186
[ULIR]

2015

Táinig an tráth nóna: old age in Classical Irish religious verse
Gordon Ó Riain
(2015) Táinig an tráth nóna: old age in Classical Irish religious verse
In Aon don Éigse: Essays Marking Osborn Bergin's Centenary Lecture on Bardic Poetry (1912); Dublin : Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies pp. 155-191
[ULIR]

2013

Introduction
Gordon Ó Riain, Ailbhe Ó Corráin
(2013) Introduction
In Celebrating Sixty Years of Celtic Studies at Uppsala University; Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis pp. 11-14

2012

The language of Caithréim Thoirdhealbhaigh
Gordon Ó Riain
(2012) The language of Caithréim Thoirdhealbhaigh
In Caithréim Thoirdhealbhaigh: Reassessments; Cork : Irish Texts Society pp. 54-76
[ULIR]

2010

The textual quality of the Book of the O'Conor Don
Gordon Ó Riain
(2010) The textual quality of the Book of the O'Conor Don
In The Book of the O'Conor Don: Essays on an Irish Manuscript; Dublin : Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies pp. 132-165
[ULIR]

2007

Dán réitigh le Conchobhar Ruadh Mac Con Midhe († 1481)
Gordon Ó Riain
(2007) Dán réitigh le Conchobhar Ruadh Mac Con Midhe († 1481)
In Léann Lámhscríbhinní Lobháin. The Louvain Manuscript Heritage; Dublin : National University of Ireland pp. 54-75
[ULIR]

Edited Books

2019

Lorg na Leabhar: A Festschrift for Pádraig A. Breatnach
(2019) Lorg na Leabhar: A Festschrift for Pádraig A. Breatnach
Caoimhín Breatnach, Meidhbhín Ní Úrdail, Gordon Ó Riain(Ed.) Dublin : National University of Ireland pp. xiv + 1-520

2017

Dá dTrian Feasa Fiafraighidh: Essays on the Irish Grammatical and Metrical Tradition
(2017) Dá dTrian Feasa Fiafraighidh: Essays on the Irish Grammatical and Metrical Tradition
Gordon Ó Riain(Ed.) Dublin : Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies pp. x + 1-375

2013

Celebrating Sixty Years of Celtic Studies at Uppsala University: Proceedings of the Eleventh Symposium of Societas Celtologica Nordica
(2013) Celebrating Sixty Years of Celtic Studies at Uppsala University: Proceedings of the Eleventh Symposium of Societas Celtologica Nordica
Gordon Ó Riain, Ailbhe Ó Corráin(Ed.) Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis pp. 1-227

Peer Reviewed Journals

2019

Early modern poetry in transcript: A bardic miscellany (Invited Review Article)
Gordon Ó Riain
(2019) Early modern poetry in transcript: A bardic miscellany (Invited Review Article)
In Studia Hibernica; pp. 133-150
DOI: 10.3828/sh.2019.7
[ULIR]

2018

Terminology in the Grammatical Tracts: ciall teasaidheachta
Gordon Ó Riain
(2018) Terminology in the Grammatical Tracts: ciall teasaidheachta
In Ériu; Royal Irish Academy : pp. 55-64
DOI: 10.3318/eriu.2018.68.3
[ULIR]

2016

Observations on the citations in Irish Grammatical Tracts V
Gordon Ó Riain
(2016) Observations on the citations in Irish Grammatical Tracts V
In CELTICA - Journal of the School of Celtic Studies; pp. 1-34
[ULIR]

2013

Varia I: 1. Two quatrains in Cath Maighe Rath; 2. An unrecorded scribal note in RIA 23 Q 16; 3. IGT II 1258
Gordon Ó Riain
(2013) Varia I: 1. Two quatrains in Cath Maighe Rath; 2. An unrecorded scribal note in RIA 23 Q 16; 3. IGT II 1258
In Ériu; pp. 145-153
DOI: 10.3318/ERIU.2013.63.145
[ULIR]

2013

Early modern technical verse from NLI G 3 (II)
Gordon Ó Riain
(2013) Early modern technical verse from NLI G 3 (II)
In CELTICA - Journal of the School of Celtic Studies; pp. 55-78
[ULIR]

2011

Varia III: Quatrains relating to the controversy of the Red Hand
Gordon Ó Riain
(2011) Varia III: Quatrains relating to the controversy of the Red Hand
In Ériu; pp. 171-178
DOI: 10.3318/ERIU.2011.61.171
[ULIR]

2010

A poem on the mutilation of Brian Óg Ó Néill (d. 1449)
Gordon Ó Riain
(2010) A poem on the mutilation of Brian Óg Ó Néill (d. 1449)
In Eigse-A Journal Of Irish Studies; pp. 92-111
[ULIR]

2008

The consonant cluster rdh
Gordon Ó Riain
(2008) The consonant cluster rdh
In Eigse-A Journal Of Irish Studies; pp. 82-86
[ULIR]

2008

Early modern technical verse from NLI G 3
Gordon Ó Riain
(2008) Early modern technical verse from NLI G 3
In Eigse-A Journal Of Irish Studies; pp. 35-42
[ULIR]

2008

Some identifications of citations in the grammatical tracts
Gordon Ó Riain
(2008) Some identifications of citations in the grammatical tracts
In Eigse-A Journal Of Irish Studies; pp. 215-216
[ULIR]

2005

Cé a rinne an tromluí? Láithreacht agus idirghabháil an údair in Deoraíocht
Gordon Ó Riain
(2005) Cé a rinne an tromluí? Láithreacht agus idirghabháil an údair in Deoraíocht
In Nua-Aois; pp. 26-36

2004

Mo Bhealach Féin, an fhírinne agus an fhilíocht
Gordon Ó Riain
(2004) Mo Bhealach Féin, an fhírinne agus an fhilíocht
In Bliainiris; pp. 108-136
[ULIR]

Conference Contributions

2020

Centre for Early Modern Studies Research Seminar Series
Gordon Ó Riain
(2020) Centre for Early Modern Studies Research Seminar Series
University of Limerick

2020

Seimineáir Léann na Gaeilge
Gordon Ó Riain
(2020) Seimineáir Léann na Gaeilge
University of Limerick

2019

Seimineáir Léann na Gaeilge
Gordon Ó Riain
(2019) Seimineáir Léann na Gaeilge
University of Limerick

2018

UCD Special Collections Symposium
Gordon Ó Riain
(2018) UCD Special Collections Symposium
UCD

2018

Seimineáir Léann na Gaeilge
Gordon Ó Riain
(2018) Seimineáir Léann na Gaeilge
University of Limerick

2018

20th Annual Irish Texts Society Seminar: The Poems of Giolla Brighde Mac Con Midhe
Gordon Ó Riain
(2018) 20th Annual Irish Texts Society Seminar: The Poems of Giolla Brighde Mac Con Midhe
University College Cork

2018

Léann na Sionainne
Gordon Ó Riain
(2018) Léann na Sionainne
University of Limerick

2018

Éigse Cholm Cille 2018
Gordon Ó Riain
(2018) Éigse Cholm Cille 2018
Ulster University, Derry

2017

Seimineáir Léann na Gaeilge
Gordon Ó Riain
(2017) Seimineáir Léann na Gaeilge
University of Limerick

2016

15th international symposium of Societas Celtologica Nordica
Gordon Ó Riain
(2016) 15th international symposium of Societas Celtologica Nordica
University of Helsinki, Finland

2016

Irish Renaissance Seminar
Gordon Ó Riain
(2016) Irish Renaissance Seminar
University of Limerick

2016

Éigse Cholm Cille 2016
Gordon Ó Riain
(2016) Éigse Cholm Cille 2016
University of Ulster, Derry

2015

14th international symposium of Societas Celtologica Nordica
Gordon Ó Riain
(2015) 14th international symposium of Societas Celtologica Nordica
Uppsala University

2015

Tionól
Gordon Ó Riain
(2015) Tionól
Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies

2014

Gramadach agus prosóid na Gaeilge: The medieval and early modern Irish grammatical and metrical tradition
Gordon Ó Riain
(2014) Gramadach agus prosóid na Gaeilge: The medieval and early modern Irish grammatical and metrical tradition
Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies

2014

Gramadach agus prosóid na Gaeilge: The medieval and early modern Irish grammatical and metrical tradition
Gordon Ó Riain
(2014) Gramadach agus prosóid na Gaeilge: The medieval and early modern Irish grammatical and metrical tradition
Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies

2013

Grammatica and the Celtic vernaculars in the medieval world
Gordon Ó Riain
(2013) Grammatica and the Celtic vernaculars in the medieval world
University of Oxford

2013

13th international symposium of Societas Celtologica Nordica
Gordon Ó Riain
(2013) 13th international symposium of Societas Celtologica Nordica
University of Oslo

2012

Tionól
Gordon Ó Riain
(2012) Tionól
Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies

2012

Léann na Gaeilge 4
Gordon Ó Riain
(2012) Léann na Gaeilge 4
University College Dublin/Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies

2011

Latin and vernacular grammatica in Northern Europe
Gordon Ó Riain
(2011) Latin and vernacular grammatica in Northern Europe
Senter for middelalderstudier, Universitetet i Bergen, Norway

2011

13th annual Irish Texts Society seminar
Gordon Ó Riain
(2011) 13th annual Irish Texts Society seminar
University College Cork

2011

Irish Studies Symposium
Gordon Ó Riain
(2011) Irish Studies Symposium
Uppsala University

2011

14th International Celtic Studies Congress
Gordon Ó Riain
(2011) 14th International Celtic Studies Congress
National University of Ireland, Maynooth

2010

Eleventh international symposium of Societas Celtologica Nordica
Gordon Ó Riain
(2010) Eleventh international symposium of Societas Celtologica Nordica
Uppsala University

2009

One-day conference on the Book of the O'Conor Don
Gordon Ó Riain
(2009) One-day conference on the Book of the O'Conor Don
Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies

2008

Tionól
Gordon Ó Riain
(2008) Tionól
Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies

2006

The Louvain manuscript heritage
Gordon Ó Riain
(2006) The Louvain manuscript heritage
University College Dublin

Other Publications

2017

Yellow Book of Lecan: Catalogue Entry of TCD 1318 col. 128a-216a (www.isos.dias.ie)
Gordon Ó Riain
(2017) Yellow Book of Lecan: Catalogue Entry of TCD 1318 col. 128a-216a (www.isos.dias.ie)