Completed PhD: Dr Sarah Corrigan (2017)

The sea in early medieval Hiberno-Latin and latinate literature: Cosmological problem and imaginative resource

This research project is investigating conceptualisations of the sea in Ireland as evidenced by Hiberno-Latin and Latinate writings from the sixth to early ninth centuries. It explores the ability of the sea to accommodate a broad range of diverse conceptualisations and allegorical assignations. It also examines the unique perspectives of the sea found in Ireland as a consequence of its insular nature and its location at the very edge of what was, at that time, the known world.

Supervisor: Prof. Michael Clarke
Funding: NUIG College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Doctoral Fellowship (2009–2011), Irish Research Council Postgraduate Scholarship (2011–2013)

Research areas: the Latin tradition

See also Dr Corrigan's postdoctoral project page.