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Professor Barry Lewis


Name: Barry James Lewis

Title(s): Professor

E-Mail: barrylewis@celt.dias.ie

Phone: +353 1 6140100 ext 177

Address: School of Celtic Studies, 10 Burlington Road, Dublin 4, Ireland

Related links: http://dias.academia.edu/BarryLewis





Research Interests

Medieval Welsh language and literature; medieval Irish language and literature; medieval textuality and concepts of literature; hagiography and saints’ cults.


Biographical Sketch

Barry Lewis studied Modern and Mediaeval Languages at the University of Cambridge before doing a Master’s degree there in the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic in 1998–9. From 1999 to 2004 he was a doctoral student in the Department of Welsh, University of Wales, Aberystwyth. In 2001 he was appointed Research Fellow in the University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies in Aberystwyth. While there, he worked on three projects: ‘Poets of the Nobility’, ‘Guto’r Glyn’ and ‘The Cult of Saints in Wales: Medieval Welsh-Language Sources and their Transmission’. He joined the School of Celtic Studies in November 2014.


Selected Publications

‘The Saints in Narratives of Conversion from the Brittonic-speaking Regions’, forthcoming in Máire Ní Mhaonaigh and Roy Flechner (eds.), Converting the Isles, Vol. 1 (Turnhout, 2016).

Medieval Welsh Poems to Saints and Shrines, Medieval and Modern Welsh Series (Dublin, 2015).

‘St Mechyll of Anglesey, St Maughold of Man and St Malo of Brittany’, Studia Celtica Fennica, XI (2014). http://ojs.tsv.fi/index.php/scf/article/view/45322

‘Poetry and Patronage in Late Medieval Wales: The Case of William Herbert of Raglan (d. 1469)’, Monmouthshire Antiquary, 30 (2014), 15–30.

‘Les archives de la poésie galloise révelées : identité galloise et/contre identité anglaise durant la guerre de Cent ans’, Anne Hellegouarc’h-Bryce and Heather Williams (eds.), Regards croisés sur la Bretagne et le pays de Galles/Cross-Cultural Essays on Wales and Brittany (Brest and Aberystwyth, 2013), 225–49.

‘Bardd yn y Tirlun: Cymru a’i Rhanbarthau drwy Lygaid Guto’r Glyn’, in Dylan Foster Evans, Barry J. Lewis and Ann Parry Owen (eds.), Gwalch Cywyddau Gwŷr: Essays on Guto’r Glyn and Fifteenth-century Wales (Aberystwyth, 2013), 149–76.

www.gutorglyn.net, poems 1, 2, 4, 15–36, 120, 125. Published 2012.

Gwaith Gruffudd Gryg (Aberystwyth, 2011) (with Eurig Salisbury).

Late Medieval Welsh Praise Poetry and Nationality: The Military Career of Guto’r Glyn Revisited’, Studia Celtica, XLV (2011), 111–30.

‘The Battle of Edgecote or Banbury (1469) Through the Eyes of Contemporary Welsh Poets’, Journal of Medieval Military History, IX (2011), 97–117.

Gwaith Madog Benfras ac Eraill o Feirdd y Bedwaredd Ganrif ar Ddeg (Aberystwyth, 2007).

‘Genre a Dieithrwch yn y Cynfeirdd: Achos “Claf Abercuawg”’, Llenyddiaeth mewn Theori, 2 (2007), 1–33.

Welsh Poetry and English Pilgrimage: Gruffudd ap Maredudd and the Rood of Chester (Aberystwyth, 2005).

Gwaith Gruffudd ap Maredudd ap Dafydd, i: Canu i Deulu Penmynydd (Aberystwyth, 2003), and ii: Canu Crefyddol (Aberystwyth, 2005).