Congratulations to editors, Ann Dooley and Sarah Sheehan on the publication of Constructing Gender in Medieval Ireland.
“Medieval Irish texts reveal distinctive and unexpected constructions of gender. Constructing Gender in Medieval Ireland illuminates these ideas through its fresh and provocative re-readings of a wide range of texts, including saga, romance, legal texts, Fenian narrative, hagiography, and ecclesiastical verse. This ground-breaking collection presents new research by emerging and established scholars, who explore a variety of perspectives on sexual difference in medieval Irish culture. The contributors examine the intersections of gender with narrative, visuality, law, speech acts, transgression, and performance – painting a compelling picture of the many ways in which authors and audiences conceptualized gender in medieval Ireland.”