Ulster Cycle

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Ulster Cycle

Ulster Cycle

The term ‘Ulster Cycle’ is used in modern scholarship to refer to a body of Irish narrative literature set in the heroic age of the Ulaid around the time of Conchobar mac Nessa.

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Ulster Cycle
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Means-Shannon, Hannah, “Seeing double: the transforming personalities of Alan Moore’s Promethea and the Ulster Cycle’s Cuchulain”, Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics 1:2 (2010): 93–104.
Osborne, Jaquelyn, “Sport, games, women and warriors: an historical and philosophical examination of the early Irish Ulster Cycle”, PhD thesis: Victoria University, 2010.
Ronan, Patricia, “Ingressive periphrasis in some manuscript versions of Táin bó Cúailnge”, in: Ó hUiginn, Ruairí, and Brian Ó Catháin (eds.), Ulidia 2: proceedings of the Second International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, Maynooth 24-27 July 2005, Maynooth: An Sagart, 2009. 275–284.
Matasović, Ranko, “Descriptions in the Ulster Cycle”, in: Ó hUiginn, Ruairí, and Brian Ó Catháin (eds.), Ulidia 2: proceedings of the Second International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, Maynooth 24-27 July 2005, Maynooth: An Sagart, 2009. 95–105.
Toner, Gregory, “Scribe and text in Lebor na hUidre: H’s intentions and methodology”, in: Ó hUiginn, Ruairí, and Brian Ó Catháin (eds.), Ulidia 2: proceedings of the Second International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, Maynooth 24-27 July 2005, Maynooth: An Sagart, 2009. 106–120.
Ní Bhrolcháin, Muireann, “Serglige Con Culainn: a possible re-interpretation”, in: Ó hUiginn, Ruairí, and Brian Ó Catháin (eds.), Ulidia 2: proceedings of the Second International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, Maynooth 24-27 July 2005, Maynooth: An Sagart, 2009. 344–355.
MacKenna, Mary, “The Irish mythological landscape and the Táin”, in: Ó hUiginn, Ruairí, and Brian Ó Catháin (eds.), Ulidia 2: proceedings of the Second International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, Maynooth 24-27 July 2005, Maynooth: An Sagart, 2009. 262–274.
Ó Flaithearta, Mícheál, “The etymologies of (Fer) Diad”, in: Ó hUiginn, Ruairí, and Brian Ó Catháin (eds.), Ulidia 2: proceedings of the Second International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, Maynooth 24-27 July 2005, Maynooth: An Sagart, 2009. 218–225.
Clarke, Michael, “An Irish Achilles and a Greek Cú Chulainn”, in: Ó hUiginn, Ruairí, and Brian Ó Catháin (eds.), Ulidia 2: proceedings of the Second International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, Maynooth 24-27 July 2005, Maynooth: An Sagart, 2009. 238–251.
Retzlaff, Kay, “Pretext and context: the remscéla and the Táin”, in: Ó hUiginn, Ruairí, and Brian Ó Catháin (eds.), Ulidia 2: proceedings of the Second International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, Maynooth 24-27 July 2005, Maynooth: An Sagart, 2009. 285–295.
Hicks, Ronald, “Place and time in the Tána”, in: Ó hUiginn, Ruairí, and Brian Ó Catháin (eds.), Ulidia 2: proceedings of the Second International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, Maynooth 24-27 July 2005, Maynooth: An Sagart, 2009. 296–312.
Rutten, Stuart, “Displacement and replacement: Comrac Fir Diad within and without Táin bó Cúailnge”, in: Ó hUiginn, Ruairí, and Brian Ó Catháin (eds.), Ulidia 2: proceedings of the Second International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, Maynooth 24-27 July 2005, Maynooth: An Sagart, 2009. 313–325.
Muhr, Kay, “Where did the brown bull die? An hypothesis from Ireland’s epic Táin bó Cúailnge Version I”, in: Ó hUiginn, Ruairí, and Brian Ó Catháin (eds.), Ulidia 2: proceedings of the Second International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, Maynooth 24-27 July 2005, Maynooth: An Sagart, 2009. 121–139.
Chekhonadskaya, Nina Y., “The unheroic biography of Bricriu mac Carbada”, in: Ó hUiginn, Ruairí, and Brian Ó Catháin (eds.), Ulidia 2: proceedings of the Second International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, Maynooth 24-27 July 2005, Maynooth: An Sagart, 2009. 252–261.
Burnyeat, Abigail, “Córugud and compilatio in some manuscripts of Táin bó Cúailnge”, in: Ó hUiginn, Ruairí, and Brian Ó Catháin (eds.), Ulidia 2: proceedings of the Second International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, Maynooth 24-27 July 2005, Maynooth: An Sagart, 2009. 356–374.
Herbert, Máire, “Reading Recension 1 of the Táin”, in: Ó hUiginn, Ruairí, and Brian Ó Catháin (eds.), Ulidia 2: proceedings of the Second International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, Maynooth 24-27 July 2005, Maynooth: An Sagart, 2009. 208–217.
Ronan, Patricia, “Snow in the Ulster Cycle of tales: a sign of icy times or else?”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 56 (2008): 106–115.
Ó Cathasaigh, Tomás, “Sírrabad Súaltaim and the order of speaking among the Ulaid”, in: Smelik, Bernadette, Rijcklof Hofman, Camiel Hamans, and David Cram (eds.), A companion in linguistics: a Festschrift for Anders Ahlqvist on the occasion of his sixtieth birthday, Nijmegen: Stichting Uitgeverij de Keltische Draak, 2005. 80–91.
Jaski, Bart, “Cú Chulainn, gormac and dalta of the Ulstermen”, Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies 37 (Summer, 1999): 1–31.
Shkunayev, Sergey, “Material changes and traditional behaviour in some Ulster Cycle tales”, in: Mallory, James P., and Gerard Stockman (eds.), Ulidia: proceedings of the First International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, Belfast and Emain Macha, 8–12 April 1994, Belfast: December, 1994. 239—242.
Mac Gearailt, Uáitéar, “The relationship of Recensions II and III of the Táin”, in: Mallory, James P., and Gerard Stockman (eds.), Ulidia: proceedings of the First International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, Belfast and Emain Macha, 8–12 April 1994, Belfast: December, 1994. 55–70.
Bruford, Alan, “Why an Ulster cycle?”, in: Mallory, James P., and Gerard Stockman (eds.), Ulidia: proceedings of the First International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, Belfast and Emain Macha, 8–12 April 1994, Belfast: December, 1994. 23–30.
Sessle, Erica, “Misogyny and Medb: approaching Medb with feminist critism”, in: Mallory, James P., and Gerard Stockman (eds.), Ulidia: proceedings of the First International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, Belfast and Emain Macha, 8–12 April 1994, Belfast: December, 1994. 135–138.
Ford, Patrick K., “The idea of everlasting fame in the Táin”, in: Mallory, James P., and Gerard Stockman (eds.), Ulidia: proceedings of the First International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, Belfast and Emain Macha, 8–12 April 1994, Belfast: December, 1994. 255–261.
Vielle, Christophe, “The oldest narrative attestations of the Celtic mythical and traditional heroic cycle”, in: Mallory, James P., and Gerard Stockman (eds.), Ulidia: proceedings of the First International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, Belfast and Emain Macha, 8–12 April 1994, Belfast: December, 1994. 217–227.
Ó Béarra, Feargal, “Táin bó Cúailnge III: abach aimrid?”, in: Mallory, James P., and Gerard Stockman (eds.), Ulidia: proceedings of the First International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, Belfast and Emain Macha, 8–12 April 1994, Belfast: December, 1994. 71–76.
Tristram, Hildegard L. C., “What is the purpose of Táin bó Cúailnge?”, in: Mallory, James P., and Gerard Stockman (eds.), Ulidia: proceedings of the First International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, Belfast and Emain Macha, 8–12 April 1994, Belfast: December, 1994. 11–21.
Koch, John T., “Windows on the Iron Age: 1964–1994”, in: Mallory, James P., and Gerard Stockman (eds.), Ulidia: proceedings of the First International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, Belfast and Emain Macha, 8–12 April 1994, Belfast: December, 1994. 229–237.
Dooley, Ann, “The invention of women in the Táin”, in: Mallory, James P., and Gerard Stockman (eds.), Ulidia: proceedings of the First International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, Belfast and Emain Macha, 8–12 April 1994, Belfast: December, 1994. 123–133.
Sayers, William, “Conventional descriptions of the horse in the Ulster Cycle”, Études Celtiques 30 (1994): 233–249.
Ó Riain, Pádraig, “The Táin: a clue to its origins”, in: Mallory, James P., and Gerard Stockman (eds.), Ulidia: proceedings of the First International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, Belfast and Emain Macha, 8–12 April 1994, Belfast: December, 1994. 31–37.
Korolev, Andrey A., “The co-cloth formula and its possible cultural implications”, in: Mallory, James P., and Gerard Stockman (eds.), Ulidia: proceedings of the First International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, Belfast and Emain Macha, 8–12 April 1994, Belfast: December, 1994. 251–253.
Findon, Joanne, “A woman’s words: Emer versus Cú Chulainn in Aided Óenfir Aife”, in: Mallory, James P., and Gerard Stockman (eds.), Ulidia: proceedings of the First International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, Belfast and Emain Macha, 8–12 April 1994, Belfast: December, 1994. 139–148.
Müller, Nicole, “Passive and discourse in Táin bó Cúailnge”, in: Mallory, James P., and Gerard Stockman (eds.), Ulidia: proceedings of the First International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, Belfast and Emain Macha, 8–12 April 1994, Belfast: December, 1994. 193–199.
Hillers, Barbara, “The heroes of the Ulster cycle”, in: Mallory, James P., and Gerard Stockman (eds.), Ulidia: proceedings of the First International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, Belfast and Emain Macha, 8–12 April 1994, Belfast: December, 1994. 99–106.
Sjöblom, Tom, “On the threshold: the sacredness of borders in early Irish literature”, in: Mallory, James P., and Gerard Stockman (eds.), Ulidia: proceedings of the First International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, Belfast and Emain Macha, 8–12 April 1994, Belfast: December, 1994. 159–164.
Pehnt, Annette, “Skulls and gulls: Cuchullin in the Scottish Gaelic ballad”, in: Mallory, James P., and Gerard Stockman (eds.), Ulidia: proceedings of the First International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, Belfast and Emain Macha, 8–12 April 1994, Belfast: December, 1994. 263–268.
Lazar-Meyn, Heidi Ann, “Colour terms in Táin bó Cúailnge”, in: Mallory, James P., and Gerard Stockman (eds.), Ulidia: proceedings of the First International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, Belfast and Emain Macha, 8–12 April 1994, Belfast: December, 1994. 201–205.
Muhr, Kay, “The location of the Ulster Cycle: Part I: Tóchustal Ulad”, in: Mallory, James P., and Gerard Stockman (eds.), Ulidia: proceedings of the First International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, Belfast and Emain Macha, 8–12 April 1994, Belfast: December, 1994. 149–158.
Greenwood, E. M., “Some aspects of the evolution of Táin bó Cúailnge from TBC I to LL TBC.”, in: Mallory, James P., and Gerard Stockman (eds.), Ulidia: proceedings of the First International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, Belfast and Emain Macha, 8–12 April 1994, Belfast: December, 1994. 47–54.
Lea, Anne E., “Beyond boasting: Táin bó Cuailnge and Le voyage de Charlemagne”, in: Mallory, James P., and Gerard Stockman (eds.), Ulidia: proceedings of the First International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, Belfast and Emain Macha, 8–12 April 1994, Belfast: December, 1994. 107–113.
Mallory, J. P., and Ruairí Ó hUiginn, “The Ulster Cycle: a check list of translations”, in: Mallory, James P., and Gerard Stockman (eds.), Ulidia: proceedings of the First International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, Belfast and Emain Macha, 8–12 April 1994, Belfast: December, 1994. 291–303.
Sadowska, Ewa, “The military nature of the raiding campaign in Táin bó Cúailnge”, in: Mallory, James P., and Gerard Stockman (eds.), Ulidia: proceedings of the First International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, Belfast and Emain Macha, 8–12 April 1994, Belfast: December, 1994. 243–250.
Freeman, Philip M., “Elements of the Ulster Cycle in pre-Posidonian classical literature”, in: Mallory, James P., and Gerard Stockman (eds.), Ulidia: proceedings of the First International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, Belfast and Emain Macha, 8–12 April 1994, Belfast: December, 1994. 207–216.
Lehmann, Ruth P. M., “Death and vengeance in the Ulster Cycle”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 43 (1989): 1–10.
Mallory, James P., “The career of Conall Cernach”, Emania 6 (Spring, 1989): 22–28.
Nettlau, Max, “The Fer Diad episode of the Tain Bó Cuailnge (LL. 82 a 21 – 88 b 52) (suite) [part 2]”, Revue Celtique 11 (1890): 23–32, 318–343.
Internet Archive – part 1: <link>, <link> Internet Archive – part 2: <link>, <link>
d'Arbois de Jubainville, H., “Mélanges: Les guerriers d’Ulster en mal d'enfant ou la neuvaine des Ulates”, Revue Celtique 7 (1886): 225–230.
Internet Archive: <link>, <link>

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page name: Ulster Cycle
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