Dr Marie-Luise Theuerkauf

Research Associate (Mapping the Medieval Irish Mind)

Departmental and College Responsibilities

Dr Theuerkauf is a Leverhulme Trust postdoctoral fellow on the 'Mapping the Medieval Mind' project, with Prof. Máire Ní Mhaonaigh and Dr David McCay. 



Academic Interests

Celtic languages and literatures, with a specialisation in medieval Irish; dindshenchas (placename history), Irish metrics; Medieval Welsh literature; Arthurian literature, folklore


Selected Publications


2023     Dindshenchas Érenn. Cork Studies in Celtic Literatures 7 (Cork)



2023      (forthcoming) Dublaídi Dindshenchais: Studies on the Medieval Irish Place-Name Tradition (Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies).

2018      Celtica volume 30, School of Celtic Studies, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (as Assistant Editor).

2012-15   Aigne—The Online Postgraduate Journal of the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, UCC, vols 2–6 (Editor-in-Chief).



2023     (forthcoming) 'The Dindṡenchas in Royal Irish Academy Ms D ii 2’, in Marie-Luise Theuerkauf (ed.), Dublaídi Dindṡenchais: Studies on the Medieval Irish Place-Name Tradition (Dublin).

2023     ‘The Dindshenchas in the Book of Uí Mhaine: Ninety Years Later’, in Elizabeth Boyle and Ruairí Ó hUiginn (eds), Book of Uí Maine. Codices Hibernensis Eximii 3 (Dublin: Royal Irish Academy), pp. 111–50.

2021     ‘Genealogy Gems: Tethra ingen Ochmaind in the Lecan Miscellany’, Studia Celtica 55, pp. 53–73.

2019     ‘The Road Less Travelled: Cú Chulainn’s Journey to Matrimony and the Dindṡenchas of Tochmarc Emire’, in Matthias Egeler (ed.), Landscape and Myth in North-Western Europe. Turnhout: Brepols, 2018: 213–38.

2018     ‘The Name of the Heroine in Tochmarc Ferbe', in Celtica 30, pp. 1–9.

2018    ‘The Death of Boand and the Recensions of Dindṡenchas Érenn’, Ériu 67 (2017), pp. 49–98.

2017     ‘A Note on Sect.o.f.n.’, in Celtica 29, pp. 76–89.

2017     ‘Tristan and Late Medieval Irish Romances: James Carney’s Ur-Tristan Revisited’ in John Carey (ed.), The Matter of Britain in Medieval Ireland: Reassessments. Irish Texts Society Subsidiary Series 29, pp. 92–121.

2014     'Dragon Slayers and Lion Friends: Intertextual Considerations in Tochmarc Emire’ in Aigne 5 (2014), pp. 80–94.



2019     ed. (with Gregory Toner, Máire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, and Dagmar Wotko), eDILelectronic Dictionary of the Irish Language, 2019 edition.

2019     ‘Riddles, Reindeer and Irish Prostitutes’, Medieval Studies Research Blog, University of Notre Dame.



2022     Meid, Wolfgang, Die Werbung um Étaín. Tochmarc Étaíne. Eine altirische Sage. Restaurierter altirischer Text, mit Einleitung, Übersetzung, Kommentar und Glossar, in Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies 84, pp. 96–98.

2017     Bondarenko, Grigory. Studies in Irish Mythology, in Celtica 29, pp. 298–303.

2016     Petersmann, Astrid. Die Kelten, in Studia Celtica Fennica 13, pp. 104–8.

2016     O’Connor, Ralph (ed.). Classical Literature and Learning in Medieval Irish Narrative, in Studia Celtica 49, pp. 202–3.

2014     O’Connor, Ralph. The Destruction of Da Derga’s Hostel. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013, in Aigne 6 (2014), pp. 37–9.

2011     Stahuljak et al., Thinking through Chrétien de Troyes, in Óenach: FMRSI Reviews 3.1 (2011), pp. 13–22.