Patrick K. Ford

photo of Prof. Patrick K. Ford
  • Margaret Brooks Robinson Professor Emeritus of Celtic
    Languages and Literatures
  • office: 204 Warren House
  • phone: 617/ 495-1206
  • pford@fas.harvard.edu

Professor Ford received his doctorate from Harvard in 1969, then taught at Stanford and the University of California, Los Angeles before coming to Harvard in 1991, where he chaired the department from 1991 to 2005. Professor Ford is an honorary Professor of Welsh at Bangor University in North Wales and an honorary Research Fellow in the Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies in the University of Wales.

Selected publications:

The Mabinogi and Other Medieval Welsh Tales, (Los Angeles and London: University of California Press, 1977); 30th anniversary edn. 2008.

The Irish Literary Tradition, revised English language edition of Traddodiad Llenyddol Iwerddon by J. E. Caerwyn Williams and Patrick K. Ford (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1992).

Ystoria Taliesin, Introduction, Text, and Notes (Cardiff:, University of Wales Press [Board of Celtic Studies], 1992).

Math vab Mathonwy, edited with introduction, notes, glossary (Belmont: Ford & Bailie, 1999)

Manawydan vab Lyr, edited with introduction, notes, glossary (Belmont: Ford & Bailie, 2000)

“Celtic Prosody” (2100 words), with Aled Llion Jones, The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, 4th edition, (Princeton, 2012).


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