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Dr. Gordon O'Riain

Biography

Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie.

Bhain BA agus PhD (2004, 2008) amach sa Choláiste Ollscoile, Baile Átha Cliath.

Taighde agus teagasc ar bun i réimsí éagsúla de Léann na Gaeilge agus den Léann Ceilteach, go mórmhór i dteanga agus i litríocht na Nua-Ghaeilge Moiche.

Tréimhsí caite in Ollscoil Uppsala na Sualainne (2009-12) mar léachtóir agus mar cheann ar Rannóg na dTeangacha Ceilteacha agus i Scoil an Léinn Cheiltigh, Institiúid Ard-Léinn Bhaile Átha Cliath (2012-16) mar chomhalta taighde.

Lecturer and Head of Section, Irish Language and Literature (Léann na Gaeilge), School of English, Irish, and Communication. Course director, MA sa Ghaeilge. Co-editor Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie.

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


PhD student: Gaëlle Clion

31 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
2021-22 - 7 FYPs >>





Professional Activities

Association

  • 2021 Steering Committee Member, Centre for Early Modern Studies
  • Member, The Henry Sweet Society for the History of Linguistic Ideas
  • Member, Irish Texts Society
  • Member, Celtic Studies Association of North America
  • Member, Runica et Mediævalia
  • Member, Eighteenth-century Ireland
  • Member, Centre for Early Modern Studies, Limerick
  • Member, Societas Celtologica Europaea

Award

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

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

Education

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

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,
  • Léann na Sionainne Conference Organising Committee, School of English, Irish, and Communication, University of Limerick,
  • Internationalisation Committee, Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, 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
[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

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

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

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
[ULIR]

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

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
[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

2012

The language of Caithréim Thoirdhealbhaigh
Gordon Ó Riain
(2012) The language of Caithréim Thoirdhealbhaigh
In Caithréim Thoirdhealbhaigh: Reassessments; Cork : Irish Texts Society
[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
[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
[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

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

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

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;
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 :
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;
[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;
[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;
DOI: 10.3318/ERIU.2013.63.145
[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;
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;
[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;
[ULIR]

2008

The consonant cluster rdh
Gordon Ó Riain
(2008) The consonant cluster rdh
In Eigse-A Journal Of Irish Studies;
[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;
[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;

2004

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

Conference Contributions

2021

Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Institute Reseach Seminar
Gordon Ó Riain
(2021) Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Institute Reseach Seminar
UCD

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

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

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

2017

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

2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

Electronic 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)