The Structure of Acallam na Senórach

Parsons, G. (2008) The Structure of Acallam na Senórach. Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies, 55, pp. 11-39.

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This study of the structure of the Middle-Irish text, Acallam na Senórach, is distinguished by an innovative approach. The lengthy, frame-tale narrative is here approached as a single entity, where previous studies have focussed on individual episodes, or sub-tales, only. Two case-studies are presented which allow for the analysis of the types of relationships present between frame- and sub-tale in this text; other strucutring techniques such as the use of exempla, parallel tales, typology, negative images and a narrator's shifting perspective are noted.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Parsons, Dr Geraldine
Authors: Parsons, G.
Subjects:P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Humanities > Celtic and Gaelic
Journal Name:Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies
Publisher:CMCS at the Department of Welsh, Aberystwyth University
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