Historical Residues in the Old Irish Legends of Queen Medb: An Expanded Interpretation of the Ulster Cycle

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Medb of Connacht, a central female character of medieval Ireland's Ulster Cycle is read traditionally as an example of a Misogynistic, patriarchal Christian campaigan to suppress and silence women in early Ireland. Reading of Medb as a literary reflection of the socio-political tensions present in the historical period during which the text energed.

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Dr. Dominguez is an Assistant Professor in the English Department and the Coordinator of the English Graduate Program at the University of Texas at Brownsville/Texas Southmost College in Brownsville, Texas. Dr. Dominguez holds a Ph.D in English Literature from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.

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"Dominguez presents a thoroughly-researched, cogently-argued, and compellingly-supported analysis that will no doubt create a stir in medieval women's studies and Old Irish scholarship circles." - Prof. Teresa Murden University of Texas at Brownsville "... will will add agreat deal to scholarship in Old Irish literature, medieval women, and gender studies." - Prof. Mary Jane Hurst Texas Tech University"

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