Proceedings of the Harvard Celtic Colloquium has in its purview all aspects of culture, language, and history of the Celtic peoples, from ancient to modern times. PHCC, 31 features “Culture, Identity and the Medieval Revival in Victorian Wales,” the 2011 J. V. Kelleher lecture given by Huw Pryce of Bangor University, Wales, which looks at Victorian views of the past in Wales. The volume also considers the linguistic shifts in several of the Celtic languages, both in early periods and more recent times, and it contains articles concerning the history, culture, and literatures of Ireland, Wales, and Cornwall. In addition, PHCC, 31 includes several articles on historiography in various areas and times, as well as others that examine later reflections on the Easter Rising in Ireland (1916), the renewed interest in regional language in Cornwall, the historic reflexes of the title Bragmaticus, and literary reflexes of archaeological remains in medieval Wales.
About the Author
Deborah Furchtgott is a graduate student in the Department of Celtic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University.
Matthew Holmberg is a graduate student in the Department of Celtic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University.
A. Joseph McMullen is a graduate student in the Department of Celtic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University.
Natasha Sumner is a graduate student in the Department of Celtic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University.
Table of Contents
In Memoriam Kenneth E. Nilson Michael Linkletter vi
Harvard Celtic Colloquium 31
Culture, Identity, and the Medieval Revival in Victorian Wales Huw Pryce (J.V. Kelleher Lecture) 1
Heritage Welsh: the Characteristics of Dormant Language Erin D. Boon 41
Apples on Willow Trees: A Metaphor for Grafting and Spiritual Succession in the Early Irish Saints' Lives of Berach and Coemgen Lindy Brady 56
Divine Law in the Pauline Commentary of the Eighth-Century Hiberno-Latin Reference Bible Bryan Carella 74
Language Decline and the "Theory of Cornish Distinctiveness": The Historiography of Language and Identity in Early Modern Cornwall Stuart Dunmore 91
Ystoria Adaf ac Efa y Wreic and the Place of Apocrypha in the White Book of Rhydderch Deborah Furchtgott 106
The Choice of Bilingual Schools in Language Shift Situation in Brittany and in the Western Isles of Scotland Fabienne Goalabré 118
"The Knight of the Green Cloak" and Other Irish Folklore Marvels in Harvard Libraries Barbara Hillers 137
A Sheep in Wolf-Son's Clothing? Lugaid Mac Con and Pseudo-Historical Etiology Matthew Holmberg 158
A Mixed-Media Folklore Trove: Celtic Folklore Collections in Harvard Libraries Sim Innes Barbara Hillers 173
Creation and Redemption in Twelfth-Century Welsh Hagiography Alice Hutton Sharp 209
Three Major Forts to be Built for Her: Rewriting History through the Landscape in Breuddwyd Maxen Wledig A. Joseph McMullen 225
(Im)purity, Horror, and a Legendary Poet Joseph Falaky Nagy 242
Reasoning Why after Fifty Years: The Easter Rising in Eoghan Ó Tuairisc's Dé Luain (1966) Philip O 'Leary 253
Evidence for Indo-European Aerostatic Presents in Old Irish? Ryan Sandell 282
Bragmaticus omnibus brittonibus: David, Sulien, and an Ecclesiastical Dynasty in Conquest-Era Wales Sarah Zeiser 305
Abstracts of unpublished papers for volume 31 321
A Reminiscence Kenneth E. Nilsen 337