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42nd Annual UC Celtic Studies Conference

Thursday, March 5 - Saturday, March 7
Royce Hall 314, 10745 Dickson Plaza
Los Angeles , CA 90095 United States
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Sponsored by the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, the Celtic
Colloquium, the Department of English, Dean David Schaberg and the Humanities
Division, the Program in Indo-European Studies, and the Campus Programs
Committee of the Program Activities Board.

THURSDAY, MARCH 5 | UCLA ROYCE 314

2:00 Welcoming Remarks

SESSION I

2:15 – Abigail Burnyeat (Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, University of the Highlands and Islands)
Ban-shenchus gu seanchas nam ban: Metatext, Audience, and the Co-creation of Women’s Stories in Gaelic Narrative Tradition”

3:15 – Kit Kapphahn (Tacoma Community College)
“The Transgressive Bard in Medieval Welsh Literature”

3:45 – Break

SESSION II

4:00 – Micaela Rodgers (USC)
“Not Quite a Woman: Raspberry Symbolism in Elizabeth Bowen’s The Last September

4:30 – Anthony Vitt (Independent Scholar)
“Re-writing Medieval Wales: Towards a Manuscript Context for Counter- Colonial Discourse”

5:00 – Thomas Walsh (UC Berkeley)
“Theorizing Early Irish Lyric”

5:30 – Break

SESSION III

5:45 – Marie-Luise Theuerkauf (Trinity College Dublin)
“Virgil’s Dragon Slayers—Classical Influences on Medieval Irish Saga”

FRIDAY, MARCH 6 | UCLA ROYCE 314

8:30 – Continental Breakfast

SESSION IV
9:00 – Kristen Over (Northeastern Illinois University)
“Romance Tropes, Arthurian Allusion, and English Heroes in Fouke le Fitz Waryn

10:00 – Break

SESSION V

10:15 – Roundtable: Was Medieval Wales “Colonial,” “Post-Colonial,” or Neither?” Participants: Malcolm Harris (UCLA), Stefanie Matabang (UCLA), Kristen Over (Northeastern Illinois University), Annalee Rejhon (UC Berkeley), and Anthony Vitt.

11:15 – Break

SESSION VI

11:30 – Elizabeth Boyle (Maynooth University)
“The Matter of Babylon in Medieval Ireland”

12:30 – Lunch Break

SESSION VII

2:00 – Phillip A. Bernhardt-House (Skagit Valley College)
“Homo Homini Lupus: The Theme of Canid Fratricide in Roman, Norse, Indian, and Irish Mythological Narrative”

2:30 – Kathryn Brock (UC Berkeley)
“A Narrative Thread: Violence Against the Women of Ireland”

3:00 – Jasmim Drigo (Cornell University)
“Old Irish i-stem Adjectives”

3:30 – Break

SESSION VIII

3:45 – Ailbhe Nic Giolla Chomhaill (University of Limerick)
“The Gaelic Storyteller Revisited: Reflections on Tale Types, Gender, and Creativity in the National Folklore Collection of Ireland”

4:45 – Break

SESSION IX

5:00 – Michael Weiss (Cornell University)
“Too Many dam Meanings”

SATURDAY, MARCH 7 | UCLA ROYCE 314

8:30 – Continental Breakfast

SESSION X

9:00 – Joseph Eska (Virginia Tech)
“Grounding Celtic Historical Phonology: First Steps”

9:30 – Kate Mathis (University of Glasgow)
“‘Shrink not appalled from my great sorrow’: Mourning the maic Uislenn in the Celtic Revival”

10:30 – Break

SESSION XI

10:45 – Annalee Rejhon (UC Berkeley)
“Llywelyn Fawr, Reginald of the Isles, and King John: A Medieval Trifecta”

11:45 – Lunch Break

1:15 – Rhys Kaminski-Jones (Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies)
“Idrison’s Dreams: William Owen Pughe’s Celtic Romanticism”

2:15 – Break

SESSION XII

2:30 – John McDonald (University of Missouri, Columbia)
“Trans-Eurasian Perspectives on the Mórrígan’s Triple Wounds”

3:00 – Charles W. MacQuarrie (CSU Bakersfield)
“Celticity and Celtic Tattoos in Video Role-Playing Adventure Games”

3:30 – Peter McQuillan (University of Notre Dame)
“Nationhood and ‘Deep Semantics’: An Irish Example”

4:00 – Break

CLOSING SESSION

4:15 – Michael Murphy (University College Cork)
“Feeding the Irish Famine”

5:15 – Concluding Remarks

Click here to register to attend this event.

Special thanks to Karen Burgess, Brett Landenberger, Erin Romo, members of the
Celtic Colloquium—Rebecca Blustein, Sarah Dean, Malcolm Harris, Demetria Markus,
Stefanie Matabang—and Joseph Nagy (UCLA Professor Emeritus of English) for their
assistance in the preparation of this conference.

No fee. Limited seating. Self-pay parking in lots 2, 3, and 4. Parking information at
Parking information at main.transportation.ucla.edu/campus-parking/visitors

Details

Start:
Thursday, March 5
End:
Saturday, March 7
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Venue

Royce Hall 314
10745 Dickson Plaza
Los Angeles , CA 90095 United States

Organizers

CMRS
Celtic Colloquium