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CFP: Fíanaigecht: the 2nd International Finn Cycle Conference

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Call for Papers

Fíanaigecht: the 2nd International Finn Cycle Conference

University of Glasgow

11-12 August 2014

The Second International Finn Cycle Conference will take place on 11th-12th August at the University of Glasgow, featuring invited papers from Dr John Carey (University College Cork), Dr Anne Connon (Ohio Dominican University), Dr Joseph Flahive (Éiru Trust) and Dr Domhnall Uilleam Stiùbhart (University of Edinburgh/University of the Highlands and Islands).  Proposals of papers of 20 minutes’ duration are now invited.  Proposals of sessions made up of three papers are also welcome.  Papers may respond to any aspect of the tradition surrounding Finn mac Cumaill (later Fionn mac Cumhaill, Fionn McCool/M’Coul, Fingal etc) and his fían from the medieval to the modern; subjects of papers may include (but will not be limited to):

  • new readings of Finn Cycle texts and/or texts featuring Finn
  • orality and literacy in relation to the texts about Finn (medieval literature to modern folklore)
  • translations (however defined) of the vernacular material, including James Macpherson’s Ossianic works
  • genre and convention in relation to the Finn Cycle and the limits of the cycle
  • Finn Studies within Celtic Studies
  • editing and translating Finn material
  • place-names in the traditions about Finn
  • landscape and the fían
  • contemporary responses to the figure of, and traditions about, Finn (in scholarship, literature including children’s literature, school curricula, art, marketing, tourism/hospitality)

Papers may be delivered in English, Gaelic or Irish.  Proposals for papers and sessions should no longer than 300 words and should be submitted to on or before the 16th May 2014. Conference registration will cost £45 (£25 for students). Accomodation will be available at the University of Glasgow. Further information will be available soon at

The organisers would like to acknowledge the generous sponsorship of the Centre for Scottish and Celtic Studies, University of Glasgow.

Sharon Arbuthnot (University of Edinburgh)

Síle Ní Mhurchú (Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies)

Geraldine Parsons (University of Glasgow)

Organising Committee

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