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Deutsches Seminar Workshop Medieval Irish Literature


Dr. Geraldine Parsons, University of Glasgow

Geraldine Parsons is from Co. Kildare, Ireland. She holds a BA (Hons) in Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic from the University of Cambridge and earned an MPhil and a PhD in the same department. Her PhD (2006) concerned the lengthy twelfth- / thirteenth-century Irish text, *Acallam na Senórach*, which is the central text of the Finn Cycle (*fíanaigecht*) and her research has continued to focus on that branch of medieval Irish literature. She is currently editing a version of the text preserved in Oxford, Bodleian Library, Rawlinson B. 487. She was elected to a Fellowship in Trinity College, Cambridge in 2005 and in 2008 took up a lectureship in Celtic and Gaelic at the University of Glasgow. Her publications include *The Gaelic Finn Tradition*, a collection of essays edited with Sharon Arbuthnot.

Dr. Dagmar Schlüter, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, Heidelberg

Dr. Dagmar Schlüter has studied at the Universities of Marburg and Limerick (Ireland) and holds a M.A. and Dr. phil. in Celtic from the University of Marburg. She has lectured in Marburg, Glasgow and Heidelberg and is currently working as a post-doctoral fellow at Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg in a project on paganism in late medieval Europe. Her monograph History or Fable? The Book of Leinster as a Document of Cultural Memory in Twelfth-Century Ireland, based on her doctoral research, was published in 2010.

M. Phil. MA Sarah Erni, Universität Zürich

Sarah Erni has recently received her MA degree from the University of Zurich in Medieval Studies. In addition to that, she also holds an M.Phil. degree from Trinity College, Dublin, where she studied interdisciplinary medieval studies with a special focus on medieval Irish Literature and Language. She is currently working on her PhD thesis on "Mediality and the Body in Medieval Irish and Old Norse Literature" at the University of Zurich and is part of the doctoral programme "Medialität - Historische Perspektiven".