39th California Celtic Conference

Conference/Symposium | March 18 | 9:30 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.

9:30-10:30
Catherine McKenna (Harvard) Cyfarwydd as poet in the Fourth Branch of the Mabinogi
Joseph Shack (Harvard) “A Race bred in rocks”: Re-examining of the origins of the Welsh “Barbarity” topos

10:45-12:15
Jessica Hemming (Corpus Christi College) Exultation and ecocriticism, or What to do with the gorhoffedd poems
Michaela Jacques (Harvard) Rewriting tradition: An early modern edition of the medieval Welsh bardic grammars
Joshua Byron Smith (University of Arkansas) Ms. Arundel 14 and Wales

1:30-2:45
Introduced by Eve Sweetser
Joseph Falaky Nagy (Harvard) Plenary: Misguided Ulstermen

3:00-5:00
Thomas Walsh (UC Berkeley) Remarks on early Irish poetry in comparison with early Greek poetry
Richard Martin (Stanford) Why Suckfist? Epithets, exegesis and performance in Cóir Anmann

5:15-6:30
Introduced by Annalee Rejhon
Brynley Roberts (Aberystwyth, University of Wales Center for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies) Plenary: Edward Lhwyd, father of Celtic Studies
Program subject to change.

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