39th California Celtic Conference

Conference/Symposium | March 17 | 9 a.m.-7 p.m. | D-37 Hearst Field Annex

 Celtic Studies Program, Institute of European Studies, Department of Linguistics, Department of Scandinavian, Department of English, Arts & Humanities, Letters & Science Division of , Division of Social Sciences

March 16-19, 2017

The UC Celtic Studies conference is held in the spring of each year. The conference's site alternates between the Berkeley and Los Angeles campuses. Sessions focus on all aspects of Celtic culture, including language, literature, history, art and archaeology, from late antiquity until the present day. The conference draws scholars from throughout the United States and abroad.
Philip O’Leary (Boston College) Presenting a Challenging Past: Piaras Béaslaí’s play An Danar (1928)
Natasha Sumner (Harvard) The Revivalists’ Diarmaid and Gráinne
Éilish Cullen (Independent scholar) “Utopian Visioning: Hope, Experimental Sound, and Live Art in Ireland”

Panel moderated by Gary Holland
Joseph Eska (Virginia Tech) Laryngeal realism and Celtic phonology
David Wallace-Hare (U-Toronto) Epigraphic evidence of Hispano-Celtic bear worship in Roman Spain
Lindy Brady (U-Miss) Conṡlechta and Eachtra an Mhadra Mhaoil: Ear cropping and Tail docking

Introduction by Annalee Rejhon
Sioned Davies (Cardiff University) Plenary

3:00 pm Brianna McElrath Panasenco (UC Berkeley) “The Celtic woman from the Norse perspective: Renegotiating place through ‘women’s work’ and Magic”
Heather Newton (Harvard) “There once was a woman who swallowed a fly: Ingestion and reproduction in Celtic and Scandinavian literature”
Katharine Olson (San Jose State University/Bangor University) “…in Englishe or Welshe yonge and olde to Reherse it: Language, Reformation Politics, and Religious Identity, c.1538-1553”

Introduction by Eve Sweetser
Antone Minard (Simon Fraser University) Plenary: ‘“Around the catafalque she ran’: The nature of horror in Breton and Welsh legend”

6 pm Poetry reading by Louis De Paor (refreshments served).

Program subject to change.

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