Mallory (J. P.) (ed.), Stockman (G.) (ed.): Ulidia: proceedings of the First International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, Belfast and Emain Macha, 8–12 April 1994 / edited by J. P. Mallory and G. Stockman.
Belfast: December, 1994. 321 pp.
With an analytical introduction by J. P. M. and G. S.

Rev. by
Caoimhín Breatnach, Éigse 29 (1996), pp. 200-208.
Dáithí Ó hÓgáin, in Béaloideas 67 (1999), pp. 194-199.


Tristram (Hildegard L. C.): What is the purpose of Táin bó Cúailnge?
In Ulidia 1 (1994), pp. 11–21.

Bruford (Alan): Why an Ulster cycle?
In Ulidia 1 (1994), pp. 23–30.

Ó Riain (Pádraig) (ed.): The Táin: a clue to its origins.
In Ulidia 1 (1994), pp. 31–37.

Mac Eoin (Gearóid): The interpolator H in Lebor na hUidre.
In Ulidia 1 (1994), pp. 39–46.
The Interpolator H, fl. mid- to late 12th century, had connections with the Uí Maol Chonaire territory.

Greenwood (E. M.): Some aspects of the evolution of Táin bó Cúailnge from TBC I to LL TBC.
In Ulidia 1 (1994), pp. 47–54.

Mac Gearailt (Uáitéar): The relationship of Recensions II and III of the Táin.
In Ulidia 1 (1994), pp. 55–70.

Ó Béarra (Feargal): Táin bó Cúailnge III: abach aimrid?
In Ulidia 1 (1994), pp. 71–76.
Dated to the second half of the thirteenth century.

Carey (John): The uses of tradition in Serglige Con Culainn.
In Ulidia 1 (1994), pp. 77–84.
Also on the status of the Briatharthecosc Con Culainn.

Ó Cathasaigh (Tomás): Reflections on Compert Conchobuir and Serglige Con Culainn.
In Ulidia 1 (1994), pp. 85–89.
Includes a discussion of the Briatharthecosc Con Culainn.

Repr. in Coire sois, pp. 271-279.

Hollo (Kaarina): A context for Fled Bricrenn ocus Loinges mac nDuíl Dermait.
In Ulidia 1 (1994), pp. 91–98.
Postulates a 9th-c. Clonmacnoise provenance.

Hillers (Barbara): The heroes of the Ulster cycle.
In Ulidia 1 (1994), pp. 99–106.

Lea (Anne E.): Beyond boasting: Táin bó Cuailnge and Le voyage de Charlemagne.
In Ulidia 1 (1994), pp. 107–113.
Re-examines the evidence in favour of the existence of Irish elements in this 12th c. chanson de geste, suggesting a direct influence of Táin bó Cúailnge.

Ní Bhrolcháin (Muireann): Re tóin mná: in pursuit of troublesome women.
In Ulidia 1 (1994), pp. 115–121.
Studies misogynistic attitudes present in early Irish literature, particularly in the Ulster Cycle.

Dooley (Ann): The invention of women in the Táin.
In Ulidia 1 (1994), pp. 123–133.

Sessle (Erica): Misogyny and Medb: approaching Medb with feminist critism.
In Ulidia 1 (1994), pp. 135–138.

Findon (Joanne): A woman’s words: Emer versus Cú Chulainn in Aided Óenfir Aife.
In Ulidia 1 (1994), pp. 139–148.

Muhr (Kay): The location of the Ulster Cycle: Part I: Tóchustal Ulad.
In Ulidia 1 (1994), pp. 149–158.
Discusses some of the names of peoples and places in this list (= TBC I ll. 3455-3497).

Sjöblom (Tom): On the threshold: the sacredness of borders in early Irish literature.
In Ulidia 1 (1994), pp. 159–164.
Discusses cosmological and religious meanings attached to boundaries in Táin bó Cuailnge.

Müller (Nicole): Passive and discourse in Táin bó Cúailnge.
In Ulidia 1 (1994), pp. 193–199.

Lazar-Meyn (Heidi Ann): Colour terms in Táin bó Cúailnge.
In Ulidia 1 (1994), pp. 201–205.
Attempts to verify the hypothesis that Old and Middle Irish had a Stage IV colour system (according to Brent Berlin and Paul Kay's theory of colour universals, 1969) with two sets of non-basic colour terms (i.e. a set of saturated and unsaturated colours, and a second set with semantically limited colour terms) through an examination of evidence gathered from Táin bó Cúailnge recensions I and II.

Freeman (Philip M.): Elements of the Ulster Cycle in pre-Posidonian classical literature.
In Ulidia 1 (1994), pp. 207–216.
Discusses sources on the early Celts recorded prior to Posidonius and Caesar.

Vielle (Christophe): The oldest narrative attestations of the Celtic mythical and traditional heroic cycle.
In Ulidia 1 (1994), pp. 217–227.
Analyses three Gaulish episodes from Roman legendary history (concerning T. Manlius Torquatus, Valerius Corvinus, and the prodigium of Sentinum) and their relationship to certain elements found in the Ulster and Fenian cycles.

Koch (John T.): Windows on the Iron Age: 1964–1994.
In Ulidia 1 (1994), pp. 229–237.
A reappraisal of K. H. Jackson, The oldest Irish tradition: a window to the Iron Age (Cambridge, 1964) [BILL 4927].

Shkunayev (Sergey): Material changes and traditional behaviour in some Ulster Cycle tales.
In Ulidia 1 (1994), pp. 239–242.

Sadowska (Ewa): The military nature of the raiding campaign in Táin bó Cúailnge.
In Ulidia 1 (1994), pp. 243–250.

Korolev (Andrey A.): The co-cloth formula and its possible cultural implications.
In Ulidia 1 (1994), pp. 251–253.
Suggests the formula co-cloth ní, used to introduce saga rhetorics, refers to the act of poetic composition.

Ford (Patrick K.): The idea of everlasting fame in the Táin.
In Ulidia 1 (1994), pp. 255–261.

Pehnt (Annette): Skulls and gulls: Cuchullin in the Scottish Gaelic ballad.
In Ulidia 1 (1994), pp. 263–268.
On the Cuchullin ballads in J. F. Campbell's Leabhar na Féinne and their survival in oral tradition.

Mallory (J. P.), Ó hUiginn (Ruairí): The Ulster Cycle: a check list of translations.
In Ulidia 1 (1994), pp. 291–303.