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34th Annual University of California Celtic Studies Conference /
Annual Meeting of the Celtic Studies Association of North America (CSANA)
March 8-11, 2012

A joint meeting of the Celtic Studies Association of North America (CSANA) and the 34th Annual UC Celtic Studies Conference, organized by Professor Joseph Nagy (English, UCLA) and the UCLA Celtic Colloquium, takes place at UCLA. Sessions focus on all aspects of Celtic culture including language, literature, history, art and archaeology, from late antiquity until the present day.

    Co-sponsored by
  • the UCLA Celtic Colloquium
  • the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • the UCLA Department of English
  • the UCLA Indo-European Studies Program
  • the UCLA Dean of Humnaities
  • the UCLA Campus Programs Committee
  • and the California State University, Bakersfield—Antelope Valley Campus

Download the complete schedule as a PDF (1.28MB).



Royce Hall 314, UCLA

1:30-2:00 Registration

2:00-2:15 Welcoming remarks by David Schaberg, Dean of Humanities, and Massimo Ciavolella, Director, CMRS

2:15-3:15 Session I
Fiona Edmonds (University of Cambridge), “Saints’ Cults and Irish Influence in North-eastern Wales”

3:15-4:15 Session II
Karin Stüber (University of Zurich), “Grammaticalized Constructions of the Old Irish Verbal Noun”

4:15-4:30 Break

4:30-5:30 Session III
Torsten Meissner (University of Cambridge), "Gaulish Women and Their Names"

5:30-6:30 Reception

6:30-8:30 Session IV
Brian Ó Conchubhair (University of Notre Dame), “Mapping the Shannon”

Tara MacLeod (University of Notre Dame) “The ABC of Teaching Irish to Generation Z”



Royce Hall 314, UCLA

7:30-8:00 Coffee/tea, pastries, fruit

8:00-10:00 Session V
D. Blair Gibson (El Camino College), “Gaelic Territorial Organization in Medieval Munster: Decoding the Tripartite Deed”

Lisabeth Buchelt (University of Nebraska-Omaha), “Memory and Manifestation in Scéla Mucce Meic Dathó”

Deborah Furchtgott (Harvard University), “Reading the Poet: Approaches to the Personas of Dafydd ap Gwilym and Charles d’Orléans”

Georgia Henley (Harvard University), “Latinate Models, Vernacular Tradition: The Vernacular Histories of Thirteenth-Century Wales”

10:00-10:15 Break

10:15-11:15 Session VI
David Stifter (NUI Maynooth), “Magic Regained: New Readings in the Stowe Missal fol. 67v”

11:15-11:30 Break

11:30-1:00 Session VII
Aaron Griffith (University of Vienna), “The Milan Glosses Database”

Michael Meckler (The Ohio State University), “Celtic Dog Breeds of Classical Antiquity”

Brian Stone (Southern Illinois University, Carbondale), “Narrative Strategy and the Twelfth-Century Reform of the Irish Church: Senchas Fagbála Caisil and Acallam na Senórach”

1:00-2:00 Lunch Break

2:00-3:00 CSANA Seminar — click the links to download the papers

Anna Pagé (UCLA), “Conchobar and Compert” (PDF, 964kb)

Chantal Kobel (Trinity College Dublin), “The Textual Transmission of the Longest Version of Aided Chonchobuir ‘The Violent Death of Conchobar’” (PDF, 172kb)

3:00-3:15 Break

3:15-4:45 Session VIII
Jessica Hemming (Corpus Christi College), “Where Did the Raven Go? Peredur, Perceval, and the Blood-on-Snow Scene”

Edyta Lehmann (Harvard University), “’I am a clean whirlwind from the far sees’: Biddy Jenkinson’s Conversation with the Romance of Mis and Dubh Rois”

Matthew Holmberg (Harvard University), “Fergus mac Róich and Analogues to the Celtic Fertility God”

4:45-5:00 Break

5:00-6:30 Session IX
Jacqueline Borsje (University of Amsterdam), “Epaid (spell, charm) in The Vision of Mac Con Glinne”

Kassandra Conley (Harvard University), “’A mirror in which to see himself’: John Davies and the Giants of Patagonia”

Matthieu Boyd (Fairleigh Dickinson University), "Medieval Celtic Fodder for Animal Studies"

6:30-6:45 Break

John Bollard and Margaret Lloyd (Springfield College), Dramatic Presentation of the Mabinogi



Royce Hall 314, UCLA

7:30-8:00 Coffee/tea, pastries, fruit

8:00-9:30 Session X
Sarah Zeiser (Harvard University), “Sulien and Sons Strike Again? Some Observations on Lambeth Palace Library MS 1230”

Lawrence Eson (Denver, CO), “Female Voice, Ritual Discourse and Physical Markers in Tochmarc Ailbe”

Lizabeth Johnson (South Dakota State University), “Sex and the Single Woman: Regulating Women’s Sexuality in Post-Conquest Wales”

9:30-9:45 Break

9:45-10:45 Session XI
Sìm Innes (Harvard University), “A Finn fagoibhsi ifrind: Fionn in Hell”

10:45-11:00 Break

11:00-12:30 Session XII
Catherine McKenna (Harvard University), “A Portrait of the Pencerdd as a Young Man”

Charlene Eska (Virginia Tech), “Celtic and Germanic Light on Hittite Divorce Law”

Joey McMullen (Harvard University), “Renowned Helm of Britain: The Prince’s Body as Ynys Prydein in Medieval Wales”

12:30-2:00 Lunch Break

2:00-3:00 Session XIII
Thomas Clancy (University of Glasgow), "Medieval Gaelic Nature Poetry Revisited"

3:00-3:15 Break

3:15-4:45 Session XIV
Joseph Eska (Virginia Tech), “TeuoχToniọn! and Related Matters”

Natasha Sumner (Harvard University), “The Doubling of Ferches in Cath Maige Mucrama”

Lahney Preston-Matto (Adelphi University), “Testing, Testing: Treaty-Breaking in Early Irish Literature”

4:45-5:00 Break

5:00-6:00 Session XV
Paul Russell (University of Cambridge), “’Something of a more congenial nature’: The Discovery of Old Welsh, the Invention of Old Breton, and Henry Bradshaw”



SUNDAY, MARCH 11, 2012
Royce Hall 314, UCLA

9:00-9:30 Coffee/tea, pastries, fruit

9:30-10:30 Session XVI
Daniel Melia (UC Berkeley), "Evidence for St. Patrick versus Evidence for ‘St. Patrick’"

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-11:45 Session XVII
Lisa Bitel (USC), “Knock, Knock, Who's There? It's the Virgin . . .: A Modern Irish Visionary and His Angry Apparition”

Kelly Randell (University of Cambridge), “Brothers Behaving Badly: Fraternal Relations in Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britanniae”

11:45-12:45 Session XVIII
Nollaig Ó Muraile (NUI Galway), “An Untilled Field -- Some Neglected Works of Early Modern Irish Prose”



General Information
Registration is not required and there is no fee. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

UCLA Campus Parking
Please use the Self Pay Parking in UCLA Lots 2, 3, or 4. More parking information and maps showing the locations of the parking lots are available online at http://map.ais.ucla.edu/go/portal/1002187.

Need More Information?
Please contact Professor Joseph Nagy at jfnagy@humnet.ucla.edu or Dr. Karen Burgess at kburgess@ucla.edu.


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