'I'm Alone Against the Hordes': Heroism and Masculinity in Medieval Gaelic Literature

Capstone Lecture 30 November by Prof. Robbie MacLeod
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2030 Mulroney Hall

This lecture is an exploration of the figure of Cú Chulainn, one of the most famous of medieval heroes. Is this figure an icon of masculine Irish heroism, or do the medieval Gaelic texts show a  more ambiguous picture of a young man struggling with this place in society and with his own body?

Intended for a general audience. All are welcome.