Atlantic Currents

Essays on Lore, Literature and Language

Edited by Bo AlmqvistLiam Mac Mathuna Mac Mathuna,Seamus Seosamh Watson Criostoir Mac Carthaigh

Atlantic Currents

Edited by Bo AlmqvistLiam Mac Mathuna Mac Mathuna,Seamus Seosamh Watson Criostoir Mac Carthaigh

Distributed for University College Dublin Press

516 pages
Cloth $65.00 ISBN: 9781906359690 Published November 2012 For sale in North America only
Thirty academics, from Ireland, Scotland, England, the Faroe Islands, Norway, Sweden, Estonia and the USA, have joined together to honour Professor Seamas O Cathain, Emeritus Professor of Irish Folklore and former Director of the National Folklore Collection, in this festschrift on his 70th birthday. Professor O Cathain is widely known for his contribution to Irish and international folkloristics and the many ways in which he has promoted Irish language and culture. Articles in the festschrift, which cover a broad array of subjects, are in themselves a reflection of Seamas O Cathain’s wide-ranging interests and constitute significant contributions to the disciplines of folkloristics, dialectology, and literary and etymological studies. Topics include, among others, folklore collectors and collecting, folklore connections between Ireland and the Nordic countries, folk legends old and modern, folk beliefs and folk customs, as well as issues in Irish, Scottish Gaelic and Cornish linguistics.
Contents
Introduction/Reamhra FOLKLORISTS AND FOLKLORE COLLECTING - The Greatest and Bravest Small Nation on Earth’ - Seamus O Duilearga’s Faroese Contacts and their Aftermath, Bo Almqvist Carl Wilhelm von Sydows brev fran Irland till sonen Bertil sommaren 1920, Nils-Arvid Bringeus Between Repudiation and Sympathy - Eilert Sundt, Johan Theodor Storaker and the Collection of Folk Tradition in Nineteenth-Century Norway, Arne Bugge Amundsen ’... a wooden peg from which emerged a rope...’ - The Work of Erris Folklore Collector Micheal Mac Enri, Criostoir Mac Carthaigh ’A Small Sum of Mammon’ - Ceannacht Bhailiuchan Scealta Mhichil Ui Thiomanai, Rionach Ui Ogain Asenath Nicholson and Famine Folklore in Rossport, Co. Mayo, Maureen Murphy Visual Documentation of Irish Folk Tradition - Simon Coleman, Patricia Lysaght TALES, LEGENDS, PROVERBS AND SONG - Da Exempla a Ceap Breatainn, Iain Seathach The Witch’s Bridle - A Swedish Migratory Legend in a Comparative Perspective, Bengt Af Klintberg ’The cat was as big as a good-sized calf...’ - A Lacken Storyteller and Some Otherworld Beings, Bairbre Ni Fhloinn James Cullinan and Some Items of South Tipperary Seanchas, Kenneth E. Nilsen Escape from Belfield - A Campus Legend in University College Dublin, Eilis Ni Dhuibhne-Almqvist ’I was at home alone’ - Memorates and the Authority of Tradition, Ulo Valk Irish Kings, Pirates and Hermits on the Faroe Islands, Eyoun Andreassen Historical Time and ’The Swad Chapel Song’, Henry Glassie Folk Wisdom and Orally Transmitted Knowledge in Sami Proverbs, Harald Gaski FOLK BELIEFS, FOLK CUSTOMS AND SOCIAL ORGANISATION - Leiriu Broin ar Bhas Leanai - Fianaise Bhealoideas na hEireann, Padraig O Healai Skotrarar, Skudlers, Colloughs and Strawboys - Wedding Guising Traditions in Norway, Shetland and Ireland, Past and Present, Terry Gunnell The Heavy Burden - Grindaboo to Mykines, Joan Pauli Joensen Minifundismo and Rundale - Similar Systems with Similar Origins? Patrick O’Flanagan GAELIC MYTHOLOGY AND EARLY LITERATURE - Early Irish Narrative Verse, Gearoid Mac Eoin Duibheagain an Uafais i dTraidisiun na Gaeilge - Uath, Uaimh agus Ifreann, Seamus Mac Mathuna Na Cailleachan Mora, Iain Macaonghuis Caoilte in Ireland - Gaelic Folklore in Egils saga Skallagrimssonar, Michael Chesnutt Badhbhsceal - Krakumal, Rory McTurk CELTIC LANGUAGES - Si, Anders Ahlqvist Seadhna, Seadna, Seadna, Shiana agus Litriu na Nua-Ghaeilge, Liam Mac Mathuna Tranglam Culturtha na hAthbheochana - an Iriseoireacht agus an Claonadh Liteartha, Regina Ui Chollatain Liosta Focal Borgstrom agus Canuinti an Oileain Sgitheanaigh i bhFianaise SGDS, Seosamh Watson Cornish Names for Native Fruit, Nicholas Williams Seamas O Cathain’s Printed Works, Patricia Moloney Index.
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