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 OLeary (Boston College) Presenting a Challenging Past: Piaras Béaslaís 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 womens 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.