A Voyage to the Otherworld: An Exploration of the Otherworldly Literary Tradition between Latin and Irish

Erlend Myklebust (Universitetet i Oslo)

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Saint Brendan and his followers celebrating Easter on the back of a sea monster. British Library, Harley MS 4751, fol. 69r.

Abstract: Erlend Myklebust presents his MA project: During the medieval period, Latin literary works of Irish origin concerning the Otherworld enjoyed great popularity on the continent. Alongside this Latin tradition, however, a vernacular tradition developed, both influenced by and influencing the Latin. This presentation aims to make a preliminary examination of the two traditions, their relationship, and their sources.

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