Department of Celtic Languages and Literatures
Harvard University

All Sessions of the Colloquium are held
in the Thompson Room (110) in the
Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

Thursday October 6, 2005

11:00 am  Barker Center, Room 107

             Round Table on the State of the Field -- Sharon Paice MacLeod
            This is an informal round-table discussion on the state of the field in Celtic Studies.   


5:00 pm ~  John V. Kelleher Lecture
Sponsored by the
Department of Celtic Languages and Literatures,
Harvard University

Faculty Club Library, 20 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

Dr. Philip T. O'Leary
Department of English, Boston College

"Who's Irish? Whose Irish?:
Writers of Irish, Writers of English, Writing in Ireland"

~ This event is open to the Public ~

Friday October 7, 2005 - Colloquium Sessions Begin
Barker Center, Thompson Room, 12 Quincy Street

8:30 - 9:15 a.m.  Coffee and Conversation

9:15 - 9:30 a.m. Welcome and Announcements

9:30-10:30 a.m.  SESSION ONE

    Tadhg Ó Dúshláine, University of Ireland, Maynooth; Department of Modern Irish
    Corkery’s Critique on Caoine Airt Uí Laoire

    Shamus MacDonald
    Death and Dying in Gaelic Nova Scotia


10:30-10:45  Break

10:45-11:45  SESSION TWO

    David Ingle
    Recreational Fighting in 19th Century Ireland

    Marie Clague, University of Liverpool, Centre for Manx Studies / School of English
    Cross Linguistic Discourse Markers in the Isle of Man


11:45-12:00  Break

12:00-1:00  SESSION THREE

    Marion Löffler, University of Wales, Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies
    Iolo Morganwg, the Battle of Saint Fagan’s, and ‘Traditionary Evidence’ in Nineteenth Century
     Welsh History Writing

    Amélie Ghesquière, Collège Français Jules Verne, Paraguay
    France and the Policy of Neutrality of the Irish Free State during the Second World War


1:00-2:30  Lunch

2:30-2:45  Announcements

2:45-4:15   SESSION FOUR

    Whitney Papailiou
    Amairgen Gluingel and Pre-Christian Ideology

    Peg Aloi, Emerson College
    "Neacha neamhbeo agus nithe nach bhfuil ann" ("Unalive beings and things that don't
     exist"): Echoes of the Otherworld in the Poetry of Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill

    Yasuko Kazama-Takaba, Waseda University, Tokyo, School of Letters, Arts and Sciences
    Features of Hands/Artists: the Book of Kells and its Decoration

4:15-4:30  Break

4:30-6:00  SESSION FIVE

    Cynthia Neville, Dalhousie University, Department of History
    Knights, Knighthood and Chivalric Culture in Gaelic Scotland, 1050-1300

    Roxanne Reddington-Wilde, Cambridge College (Boston, MA)
    Linn nan Creach: Was the Scottish Highland Clan System a Response to the
     Lawlessness of the "Age of Forays?"

    Bob Purdie, Ruskin College, Oxford
    Hugh MacDiarmid and Celticism; or the "sleekit Presbyterian moderation"
     of the Scots

Saturday October 8, 2005

8:00 - 8:45  Coffee and Conversation

8:45 - 9:00  Announcements

9:00 - 10:30  SESSION SIX

    Charlene Shipman, Harvard University, Department of Celtic Languages and Literatures
    Rewarding Informers in Cáin Domnaig and the Laws of Wihtred

    Máire Ní Annracháin, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Department of Modern Irish
    Figurative Language in Merriman's 'The Midnight Court'

    Brian Ó Conchubhair, University of Notre Dame, Department of Irish Language and Literature
    Writing on the Margin:Brian O Nuallain and The Islandman

10:30 - 10:45  Break

10:45-12:00  SESSION SEVEN

    Brian Ó Broin, Department of English, William Paterson University
    Máirtín Ó Cadhain's Literature and the Political Situation of Post-War Ireland

    Angie Gleason, Trinity College, Dublin, Department of Medieval History
    Feis, fled, oenach: What the Laws Reveal

    Robin Chapman Stacey, University of Washington, Department of History
    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (in Medieval Welsh Law)

12:00-12:15  Break

12:15-1:15  SESSION EIGHT

    Sarah McGarrell, Boston College, Department of Irish Studies
    "Monasticism, Blefid and the Division of Power: Assessing the Airgialla and
    the Ecclesiastical Power Structure"

    Laurance Maney
    High Kings and Pipe Dreams: Rethinking John Vincent Kelleher's Theory of
    Revision to the Early Irish Annals


1:15-2:30  LUNCH

2:30-2:45  Announcements

2:45-4:15  SESSION NINE

    David Morris, University of Notre Dame, Department of History
    The Rise of Christian Nomenclature

    Jennifer Kewley Draskau, University of Liverpool, Centre for Manx Studies
    Language Death and Resurrection in the Isle of Man

    Nia Powell, University of Wales, Bangor
    Taxation and the 'Acts of Union'

4:15-4:30  Break

4:30-6:00  SESSION TEN

    Aled Llion Jones, Harvard University, Department of Celtic Languages and Literatures
    The Hengerdd: Some Literary Theoretical Perspectives

    Jon Williams, Columbia University, Department of English and Comparative Literature
    Animal Speech in Culhwch and Olwen

    Morgan Franck, Fordham University
    Gendered Colonial Discourse in the Mabinogi

Sunday October 9, 2005

8:00-8:45  Coffee and Conversation

8:45  Announcements

9:00-10:00  SESSION ELEVEN

    Anthony Watson, Harvard University, Divinity School
    Exile in the Love of God: Theology of Celtic Martyrdom

    Annie Donahue, University of New Hampshire
    The Acallam na Senórach

10:00-10:15  Break

10:15-11:45  SESSION TWELVE

    Timothy Bridgman, State University of N. Y., Albany, Department of Special Collections and Archives
    Keltoi, Galatai, Galli

    Joseph Eska, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
    Spelling Celtic the Roman Way: an Orthographic Solution to a Linguistic Problem

    Chao Li, Yale University, Department of Linguistics
    Verbal Nouns in Celtic Languages


11:45-12:00  Break


    Mary O'Donoghue, Babson College, Department of Arts and Humanities
    Finding, Taking, Sharing: Translation of Irish Language Poetry
and (Un) Principled Pleasure

    Paul-André Bempéchat, Harvard University
    Breaking The Wagnerian Curse: Guy Ropartz' and Charles Le Goffic's 'Le Pays'


1:00  Closing Remarks


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