Brigid Ehrmantraut, Wolfson

Degree: PhD
Course: ASNC
Supervisor: Prof Maire Ni Mhaonaigh
Dissertation Title:

Classical Influences in Medieval Irish Depictions of Otherworldly Characters


Biographical Information

I am a first year PhD in ASNC studying Celtic languages and literatures. I completed my MPhil in ASNC in 2019, focusing on depictions of ruins (especially prehistoric ruins) in medieval Welsh and Latin literature. I did my undergraduate degree at Princeton, concentrating in Classics, with a certificate in Medieval Studies; my undergradute thesis looked at representations of burial mounds in medieval Irish, Old English, and insular Latin literature.

This year I am also co-convener of CLANS (the Cambridge Late Antiquity Network Seminar) and Steward of the Cambridge Tolkien Society.

Research Interests

My main research interests pertain to Irish and Welsh language and literature, Celtic philology, Classical reception, intellectual transmission, and mythology and comparative religion. I also have side interests in Coptic and Nahuatl langauge, literature, and culture.

Selected Publications

'In similtudinem fertae: Mythologization of Burial Mounds in Early Medieval Irish and Hiberno-Latin Literature', Quaestio Insularis 21 (2020) (forthcoming)