Anouk Nuijten, Lucy Cavendish

Degree: PhD
Course: ASNC
Supervisor: Prof M Ní Mhaonaigh

Biographical Information

I am a fourth-year PhD student working on medieval Irish language and literature. I completed my BA in Celtic Studies at Utrecht University in 2014 (cum laude), which included a Minor in English Language and Culture. I graduated with an MA in Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance Studies in 2016, which includes an Erasmus+ exchange (two terms) at the Department of ASNC, University of Cambridge.

Since 2012, I have been on the editorial board of the popular academic journal Kelten, which is published on behalf of the A.G. van Hamel Foundation for Celtic Studies and promotes the study of Celtic languages and culture.

My PhD is entitled 'Critical Editions of Aided Aillela 7 Conaill Chernaig and Aided Cheit mac Mágach with Translations, Textual Notes and Commentary', and provides new editions and translations of these two death-tales. Main aspects of my research are linguistic and literary analysis, textual transmission and analysis of the manuscript context of the tales.

Research Interests

My research interests include medieval Irish literature, language and history, manuscript studies and textual culture.

Areas of Supervision

Irish language and literature.

Selected Publications

  • ‘Subverted Heroism in Aided Cheit maic Mágach’, Quaestio Insularis 21 [forthcoming].
  • Book review: Ulidia 4: Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, Kelten 81 (December 2019).
  • Report: ‘CCASNC 2018’, Kelten 77 (November 2018).
  • ‘Van Cairpre mac Étaíne tot Flann O’Brien: Ierse satire door de eeuwen heen’, Kelten 64 (November 2014).
  • Book review: 'Saltair saiochta, sanasaiochta agus seanchais. A Festschrift for Gearóid Mac Eoin’, Kelten 63 (August 2014).