The Harvard Celtic Colloquium was established in 1980 by two graduate students in the Harvard University Department of Celtic Languages and Literatures as a forum in which graduate students could share their work and gain experience in professional academia. Since then, it has been organized annually by a team of students in the department, grown in size, and gained an international reputation which annually draws a diverse mix of scholars from around the world to present papers on all facets of Celtic Studies.
The Harvard Celtic Colloquium is the only conference in the field of Celtic Studies to be wholly organized and run by graduate students. Since its inception, established and internationally-renowned scholars in Celtic as well as graduate students, junior academics, and unaffiliated scholars have been drawn to this dynamic setting, presenting papers on ancient, medieval, and modern topics in the many disciplines relating to Celtic Studies; including literature, linguistics, art, archeology, government, economics, music, and history.
Papers given at the Colloquium may be submitted for review to the organizers of the conference, who become the editors for those papers selected for publication in the Proceedings of the Harvard Celtic Colloquium. Only papers presented at the annual conference are considered for publication.
Harvard University Press is proud to announce that we will distribute the Proceedings of the Harvard Celtic Colloquium.
Table of Contents
An Infancy Narrative of Saint Ciarán
Exploring the Limitations of the Sovereignty Goddess through the Role of Rhiannon
Erica J. Sessle
Christianity and the Ulster Cycle in Cath Maige Rath
Heads or Grails?: A Reassessment of the Celtic Origin of the Grail Legend
Feast of Words: Conspicuous Consumption and Praise Poetry in Medieval Wales
What Drives the Mabinogi?
Music from the Otherworld: Modern Gaelic Legends about Fairy Music
Stress versus Pitch Prominence in North Welsh
Anna R. K. Bosch
Gods in the Hood
Angelique Gulermovich Epstein
Giant Women and Flying Machines
Irish Influence on Early Anglo-Saxon Orthographic Practice
At the Cow's Rump or in The National Theatre?: Issues in Gaelic Drama, 1922-1939
Virgins and Mothers: Feminine Ideals and Female Roles in the early Irish Church
Rev. Elizabeth A. Lerner
When Brigit Met Patrick
Laurance J. Maney
Did Iron Age Celts Really Hunt Wild Boar (Sus scrofa)?
Ralph M. Rowlett