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34th Annual Harvard Celtic Colloquium

10-12 October 2014 • The Thompson Room (Room 110) • Barker Center • 12 Quincy Street

2014 Colloquium Sessions

October 10, 2014
Dydd Gwener / Dé hAoine / Friday

(Opening Remarks: Kathryn O’Neill and L. Anton Brannelly )

9:00-10:30 a.m. Session One

Chair: Kathryn O’Neill

Tadhg Morris (University of Toronto)
"Coróin Eirionn ainm Í Neill": A Rare Instance of Crown Imagery in Bardic Verse

Georgia Henley (Harvard University)
The Poetry of the Annals of Ulster

Matthew Holmberg (Harvard University)
Anomalies in the Medieval Irish Genealogical Corpus: Clues to the Early Development of the Milesian Myth?

10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Session Two

Chair: Greg Darwin

Joey Windsor (University of Calgary)
Language Revitalization in Two Sister Languages: The Effects of Language Policy and Planning in Irish and Scottish Gaelic

Mandalyn Bonsey (National University of Ireland, Galway)
Language, Media and Policy: The Irish Restoration Question

Liam Mac Amhlaigh (National University of Ireland, Maynooth)
An Examination of Irish Language Lexicographers of the 20th Century

1:30- 3:00 p.m. Session Three

Chair: L. A. Brannelly

Ben Guy (University of Cambridge)
De Situ Brecheniauc and Related Texts: Their Origin and Purpose

Carol Witt (Simmons College)
‘Deallet y darlleawdyr’: Who Should Understand the Middle Welsh Animal Fables?

Katherine Leach (Harvard University)
Sexual Transgression and Animal Transformation in the 4th Branch of the Mabinogion

3:15- 4:45 p.m. Session Four

Chair: Georgia Henley

Elen Ifan (Bangor University)
T. Gwynn Jones’s Tír na n-Óg: The Irish Origins of a Welsh Classic

Steve Jones (Southern New Hampshire University)
Welsh Romanticism: Iolo Morganwg, Madog and The Revolutionary Spirit

Máire Nic an Bhaird (National University of Ireland, Maynooth)
Self-Censorship and the Irish Regional Autobiography: What to Leave in and What to Leave Out?

5:00- 6:30 p.m. Session Five

Chair: Joey McMullen

Brian Frykenberg (Library, Museum of Printing, North Andover, MA)
Suibhne’s Crimes and the Battle of Magh Rath

Emily Lyle (University of Edinburgh)
The banais ríghi and Intercourse with the Hag

Uáitéar Mac Gearailt (St Patrick's College, Dublin City University)
A Poem by Dublittir úa hUathgaile, ca. 1090 A.D.

October 11, 2014
Dydd Sadwrn/ Dé Sathairn / Saturday

8:30 -10:00 a.m. Session Six

Chair: Patrick R. McCoy

Linus Band (Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, University of Wales)
The History and Usage of Brythonic Compound Verbs With ‘To Be’

Gretchen Kern (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
The (Dis)use of the Syllable in the Rhymes of Dafydd ap Gwilym

Joseph Eska (Virginia Tech)
Against Absolute and Conjunct at Rezé

10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Session Seven

Chair: Greg Darwin

Natasha Sumner (Harvard University)
A (Re-)Consideration of Oral Fiannaíocht

Aonghas Mac Leòid (University of Glasgow)
Violence and Allegory in the Scottish Gaelic Long Poem

Tomás Ó h-Íde (Lehman College, City University of New York)
Translating the Tales of Seáinín Tom Sheáin

Clíodhna Johnstone (National University of Ireland, Galway)
Suirghe Fhinn go Críocha Lochlann: Reminiscences of an Irish hero

1:30- 3:00 p.m. Session Eight

Chair: Mathew Holmberg

Riona Doolan (University College Cork)
“What Have You Done?”: Actions and their Consequences in the Law-Tract Bretha Forloisctheo

Aideen O’Leary (University of Aberdeen)
The Druid Mog Ruith, the “Irish Apocalypse” of 1096 and the Western Church

Daniel Melia (University of California, Berkeley)
Notes on the Value of Incest in Traditional Narrative and Genealogy

3:15- 5:15 p.m. Session Nine

Chair: Patrick R. McCoy

Kasi Conley Lehman (Harvard University)
Early Welsh Depictions of the Americas in the Works of David Lloyd and Siôn Dafydd Rhys

Marc Caball (University College Dublin)
Concepts of Local and Global in Late Seventeenth-Century Ireland

Grace Neville (University College Cork)
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Celtic studies in 37 Boxes: An Analysis of the Papers of Joseph Vendryes in the College de France

Philip O’Leary (Boston College)
Pragmatic Idealist: Gearóid Ó Lochlainn and Theatre in Irish

5:30-6:30 P.M. Keynote Address

Chair: Tomás Ó Cathasaigh

Charlene Eska (Virginia Tech)
Weddings and Funerals are What Family Feuds are Made of: An Early Irish Legal Commentary from Anfuigell 'Wrong Judgment'

October 12, 2014
Dydd Sul/ Dé Domhnaigh / Sunday

9:00-10:30 a.m. Session Ten

Chair: Michaela Jacques

Darcy Ireland (Providence College)
Remarks on the Theological Aspect of the Hell-Motif in Síaburcharpat Con Culaind

Brian J. Stone (Huston-Tillotson University)
Scriptural Ethos and Imitatio: the Pauline Epistles and St. Patrick’s Confessio

Diane Auslander (Lehman College, City University of New York)
What is he doing here?:The Cameo Appearances of St. Colum Cille in the Lives of St. Moninna/Modwenna, Eleventh to Thirteenth Centuries

10:45-12:15 P.m. Session eleven

Chair: Katherine Leach

Stefan Moal (University of Rennes)
Breton Literature in the 21st Century: tuilage* as a Response to the Postvernacular Challenge

Erwan Le Pipec (University of Brest)
Written vs. Spoken: To What Extent do Breton Varieties Differ from One to Another?

Ronan Le Coadic (University of Rennes )
The New “Red Caps” of Brittany

1:30-3:00 P.m. Session Twelve

Chair: Kathryn O’Neill

John Bollard (Independent Scholar)
What is or are Englynion y Beddau/The Stanzas of the Graves?

Victoria Flood (Philipps-Universität Marburg)
Henry Tudor and Lancastrian Prophecy in Wales

Patrick Wadden (Belmont Abbey College)
The International Aspects of the Battle of Clontarf

3:15-4:45 P.m. Session Thirteen

Chair: L. A. Brannelly

Michaela Jacques (Harvard University)
Old Age and the Physical Expression of Masculinities in Some Early Welsh Poetry

David Callander (University of Cambridge)
The Order of “Canu Llywarch Hen” in the Red Book of Hergest

Hanna Hopwood (University of Oxford)
Curl Up and Dye: Aspects of Hair in Medieval Welsh Literature

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