Nagy, Joseph F.

Professor Emeritus

Kaplan 278A
Tel: 310.825.3674 / Fax: 310.267.4339 / E-mail / CV


PhD, Celtic Languages and Literatures, Harvard University, ’78


Medieval Celtic Languages and Literatures/Comparative Folklore and Mythology

Additional Information

Professor Nagy is the author of THE WISDOM OF THE OUTLAW: THE BOYHOOD DEEDS OF FINN IN GAELIC NARRATIVE TRADITION (University of California Press, 1985; new edition forthcoming from Four Courts Press, Dublin) and CONVERSING WITH ANGELS AND ANCIENTS: LITERARY MYTHS OF MEDIEVAL IRELAND (Cornell University Press and Four Courts Press, 1997). Recently he edited WRITING DOWN THE MYTHS (Brepols, 2013), a collection of comparative studies of mythography. Nagy is also the founder and former editor of the CELTIC STUDIES ASSOCIATION OF NORTH AMERICA YEARBOOK and former editor of WESTERN FOLKLORE. Nagy teaches courses in Old Irish and Middle Welsh, Celtic mythology, literature, and folklore, and comparative studies of oral tradition (including epic, ballad, and folktale) and mythology.

Interest Areas
• Medieval Studies