https://journal.fi/scf/issue/feed Studia Celtica Fennica 2019-07-17T22:22:43+03:00 Silva Nurmio silva.nurmio@helsinki.fi Open Journal Systems <p><img class="kansikuva" src="/plugins/themes/vanilla_scf/homepageImage_en_US.jpg" alt=""></p> <p>Yearbook of the <strong>Finnish Society for Celtic Studies, SFKS</strong>, published in print since 2004.<br><br>Annual <strong>international peer-reviewed journal</strong> dedicated to <strong>all fields of Celtic Studies. </strong>We use double-blind peer review process. Each article is sent two reviewers who may be members of the editorial board or outside specialists.<br><br><strong>Published as an Open Access journal simultaneously with the publication of the printed journal</strong>. For subscriptions to the printed journal, see SFKS in the main menu above. Copies of the yearbook may also be purchased from Bookstore Tiedekirja, Kirkkokatu 14, Helsinki, tiedekirja@tsv.fi, www.tiedekirja.fi<br><br>Editors in chief: Silva Nurmio, University of Helsinki, Erkki Kulovesi, University of Helsinki &amp; Sarah Waidler, New York University</p> <p>Review editor: Antti Lampinen, University of Helsinki</p> https://journal.fi/scf/article/view/75510 In Memoriam - Anders Ahlqvist 2019-05-15T17:40:59+03:00 Tom Sjöblom tomsjoblom@me.com 2019-05-15T00:00:00+03:00 Copyright (c) 2018 Studia Celtica Fennica https://journal.fi/scf/article/view/74119 Immram curaig Maile Duin: Máel Dúinin veneen merimatka 2019-05-15T17:40:59+03:00 Alexandra Bergholm alexandra.bergholm@helsinki.fi 2019-05-15T00:00:00+03:00 Copyright (c) 2018 Studia Celtica Fennica https://journal.fi/scf/article/view/70414 MANX TRADITIONAL SONGS AND SONG-FRAGMENTS IN THE END-PHASE OF MANX GAELIC: FROM THE CLAGUE MUSIC COLLECTION (1890s) 2019-07-17T22:22:43+03:00 George Broderick george.broderick@t-online.de 2019-05-15T00:00:00+03:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Studia Celtica Fennica https://journal.fi/scf/article/view/73008 The Right Marginal Notes on Glaídemain and Gúdemain in TCD MS 1337 2019-05-15T17:41:00+03:00 Kristen Mills kristen.mills@utoronto.ca <p>This article examines marginal notes glossing two entries (<em>glaídemain</em> and <em>gúdemain</em>) in a legal glossary in TCD MS 1337. The entries in the glossary and the glosses in the upper margin connect these terms to a range of natural and supernatural beings (wolves, women of the <em>síde</em>, <em>morrígna</em>, infernal demons, demons of the air, scaldcrows, and foxes). The glosses in the right margin etymologize the lemmata as referring to the doubling of howls or voices. It is argued here that this may refer to the phenomenon of the echo; furthermore, it is proposed that this interpretation may relate to a recurring image in the <em>Táin Bó Cúalnge</em>, wherein supernatural beings screech in reply to Cú Chulainn’s shouts or the sounds of battle. Finally, the association between echoes and the voices of demons in a pseudepigraphic text and the <em>Vita Antonii </em>is discussed briefly.</p> 2019-05-15T00:00:00+03:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Studia Celtica Fennica https://journal.fi/scf/article/view/74153 “A Project So Flashy And Bizarre” 2019-05-15T17:41:00+03:00 Andrew G. Newby andrew.newby@helsinki.fi <p><em>&nbsp;</em>In February 1864, Danish newspapers reported the formation in Cork of an Irish volunteer brigade – the&nbsp;<em>Alexandra Cent Gardes</em>– which was being prepared for action in the Schleswig War. It was the proposal of Goodwin Richard Purcell O'Leary, a professor at Queen's College, Cork, and self-appointed "chief" of the O'Learys. Intervening on behalf of the Danes appealed to O'Leary for three key reasons: he was the grandson of Art O'Leary, the renowned soldier who served Empress Maria Theresa; he had a strong sense of Scandinavian identity, tracing the "O'Leary" line back to the Vikings; and he was somewhat enamored of the Princess Alexandra, daughter of the Danish King Christian IX, who had married the Prince of Wales in 1863. Unlike other Irish brigades in the 1840s-1860s, in Mexico, Italy, or the USA, the&nbsp;<em>Alexandra Cent Gardes </em>was intended as a cavalry unit, composed of members of Cork's fox-hunting fraternity, travelling at their own expense on a romantic errand to "save" little Denmark from Prussian aggression. This article examines the motivations and reactions to the plan, discusses why it never actually took place, and why O'Leary's name was not destined to go down in history as a Scandinavian hero.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> 2019-05-15T00:00:00+03:00 Copyright (c) 2018 Studia Celtica Fennica https://journal.fi/scf/article/view/74105 Deirdriu and Heroic Biography 2019-07-17T22:22:12+03:00 Anna June Pagé annajune.page@gmail.com <p class="western"><span style="font-family: 'TITUS Cyberbit Basic', serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">This paper addresses two questions. The first is whether the life of Deirdriu, as described in </span></span><span style="font-family: 'TITUS Cyberbit Basic', serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><em>Longes mac n-Uislenn</em></span></span><span style="font-family: 'TITUS Cyberbit Basic', serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">, can reasonably be said to correspond to the narrative pattern commonly referred to as the ‘heroic biography’. I argue that Deirdriu’s biography is, indeed, a heroic one, at least at the level of narrative structure, and can be shown to broadly follow the same progression as the biographies of more typical heroic biography subjects, and in particular that of Oedipus, who provides a model for many studies of the biography pattern. Moreover, this narrative kinship can be observed straightforwardly and without appealing to alternate versions of the pattern constructed to suit stories about women (i.e. those of Jezewski 1984 and Covington 1989). The second question is that of what Deirdriu’s biography tells us about the heroic biography itself. I argue that in recognising that Deirdriu not only has a heroic biography, but also that it is a conventional one, we gain insight into the use of the heroic biography </span></span><span style="font-family: 'TITUS Cyberbit Basic', serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><em>as </em></span></span><span style="font-family: 'TITUS Cyberbit Basic', serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">a narrative structuring device in stories about the lives of those who cannot be labeled ‘hero,’ according to any standard definition of the word.</span></span></p> 2019-05-15T00:00:00+03:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Studia Celtica Fennica https://journal.fi/scf/article/view/82235 Kirja-arvosteluja — Book reviews 2019-07-17T22:21:41+03:00 Erkki Kulovesi erkki.kulovesi@helsinki.fi 2019-05-15T00:00:00+03:00 Copyright (c) 2018 Studia Celtica Fennica