Arthurian Literature XXI: Celtic Arthurian Material (v. 21) by Ceridwen Lloyd-Morgan

By Ceridwen Lloyd-Morgan

This specific variety of the well-established sequence Arthurian Literature is dedicated to Celtic fabric. Contributions, from prime specialists in Celtic reports, conceal Welsh, Irish and Breton fabric, from medieval texts to oral traditions surviving into glossy occasions. the quantity displays present traits and new techniques during this box when additionally making to be had in English fabric hitherto inaccessible to these with out studying wisdom of the Celtic languages.

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The Mabinogion, trans. J. Gantz (London, 1976), p. 140. 21 ANN DOOLEY the old Fenian hero Caílte and St Patrick together in massive tale-telling sessions there is a general request from Patrick to tell another tale; and upon his asking about the mounts of the Fíanna, Caílte proceeds to tell the story of a Fenian hunt on Benn Edair (Howth Head). As the tale may be unfamiliar to non-Irish readers I supply a text and translation as an appendix (see p. 00 below). In order to assess the interest of this tale for present purposes it is necessary to place it first in the context of the work to which it belongs.

Sherzer (Cambridge, 1974), pp. 433–51, and ‘Discovering Oral Performance and Measured Verse in American Indian Narrative’, New Literary History 8 (1977), 431–57. The ‘Mi a uum . ’ (‘I have been . ’) formula occurs elsewhere in Welsh: see, for example, a poem from the Black Book of Carmarthen, edited and discussed by B. F. Roberts, ‘Rhai o Gerddi Ymddiddan Llyfr Du Caerfyrddin’, in Astudiaethau ar yr Hengerdd, ed. R. Bromwich and R. B. Jones (Cardiff, 1978), pp. 311–18. 36 PERFORMING CULHWCH AC OLWEN (Two thirds of my life have gone and two thirds of your own.

Doane, ‘The Ethnog- 21 22 23 24 raphy of Scribal Writing and Anglo-Saxon Poetry: Scribe as Performer’, Oral Tradition 9/2 (1994), 420–39. See also K. Busby, ‘Mise en texte as Indicator of Oral Performance in Old French Narrative’, in Performing Medieval Narrative, ed. Vitz, Regalado and Lawrence (forthcoming). Note that there is no evidence of symmetrical composition, a feature apparent in other texts of the corpus (see Davies, ‘Written Text as Performance’, pp. 141–2). For examples of this feature in other traditions see, for example, P.

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