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Charlene Eska

Charlene Eska, Professor

Charlene Eska, Professor
Charlene Eska, Professor

Department of English
312 Shanks Hall 
181 Turner Street, NW
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-2374 |

Charlene Eska is a professor in the Department of English. 

  • Early Irish Law
  • Celtic Studies
  • Paleography
  • Medieval Literature
  • Linguistics 
  • PhD, Harvard University
  • MA, Harvard University
  • MSt, University of Oxford
  • ALB, Harvard Extension School 
  • President, Celtic Studies Association of North America 
  • Certificate of Teaching Excellence Award, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, 2014


A Raven’s Battle-Cry: The Limits of Judgment in the Medieval Irish Legal Tract Anfuigell. Leiden: Brill, 2019.

Cáin Lánamna: An Old Irish Tract on Marriage and Divorce Law. Leiden: Brill, 2010. xix, 377.

Journal Articles

  • “Four Marginalia from Trinity College, Dublin MS 1433 [E.3.5].” Studia Celtica 49 (2015): 115–20.
  • “Celtic and Germanic Light on Hittite Divorce Law.” Journal of Indo-European Studies 40 (2012): 300–14.
  • “Varieties of Early Irish Legal Literature and the Cáin Lánamna Fragments.” Viator: Medieval and Renaissance Studies 40, no.1 (2009): 1–16.
  • “Rewarding Informers in Cáin Domnaig and the Laws of Wihtred.” Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies 52 (2006): 1–11.
  • American Philosophical Society Franklin Research Grant, Summer 2015. ($6,000)

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