IRLL Congratulates Amy Mulligan
IRLL Assistant Professor Amy Mulligan is the winner of the 2019 Four Courts Press Michael Adams Prize.
THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR IRISH MEDIEVAL STUDIES
AN CUMANN MEIRICEÁNACH UM LÉANN NA MEÁNAOISE ÉIREANNAÍ
ASIMS is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2019 Four Courts Press Michael Adams Prize for best article or essay in Irish medieval studies is Dr. Amy Mulligan, for her article, “Poetry, sinew, and the Irish performance of lament: keening a hero’s body back together,” published in Philological Quarterly 97.4 (2018), 389-408. Dr. Mulligan wrote the article, in part, in memory of her mentor, Dr. Claire Sponsler, who served as professor at the University of Iowa.
Dr. Mulligan is Assistant Professor in Notre Dame’s Department of Irish Language and Literature, where the overarching goal of her research and teaching has been to put medieval Celtic literature into transnational contexts and to demonstrate how these texts inform and are informed by other North Atlantic literary, cultural, and political traditions. This work has been supported most recently by NEH and Fulbright US-UK fellowships. Her monograph, A Landscape of Words: Ireland, Britain, and the Poetics of Space, 700–1250 (Manchester University Press, Manchester Medieval Literature and Culture Series), has just been published, and she has also edited, with Else Mundal, the volume Moving Words: Literacies, Texts and Verbal Communities of the Nordic Middle Ages, forthcoming from Brepols in the fall of 2019.