This volume of the Proceedings of the Harvard Celtic Colloquium offers a wide range of articles on topics across the field of Celtic Studies. It includes the 2016 J. V. Kelleher Lecture delivered by Jerry Hunter, professor of Welsh at Bangor University, Wales, entitled “The Red Sword, the Sickle and the Author’s Revenge: Welsh Literature and Conflict in the Seventeenth Century.” The articles from other presentations at the Colloquium focus upon language and literary studies from a broad variety of time periods and linguistic areas, including Irish, Welsh, Scots-Gaelic, with some reference to archaic or smaller regional Celtic languages. In addition to linguistic and literary topics, the volume includes some articles on the folkloric and religious culture of Celtic culture and society.
About the Author
Michaela Jacques is a graduate student in the Department of Celtic Languages and Literatures, Harvard University.
Katherine Leach is a graduate student in the Department of Celtic Languages and Literatures, Harvard University.
Joseph Shack is a graduate student in Celtic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University.
Joe Wolf is a graduate student in Celtic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University.
Table of Contents
Harvard Celtic Colloquium 36
The Red Sword, the Sickle and the Author's Revenge: Welsh Literature and Conflict hi the Seventeenth Century 1
Sequencing Dafydd ap Gwilym 30
Carw Uncorn: The Unicorn in Peredur 50
"Súil Uí Dhúbhda le hÁrd na Ríogh": Oral Tradition and History on the Mayo - Sligo Border 66
From Late Antiquity to Early Modernity: A History of Gaelic Literature, A.D. 250 - 1750 90
Concentric Loyalties: Responses to the Military in Gaelic Women's Poetry 105
Form and Function in Nineteenth-Century Literature: the Second Reformation Movement and the Dialogue Poems of Dáibhí de Barra (1757/8 - 1851) 126
Footprints in the Sand: The Welsh Translations of Robinson Crusoe, 1795 - 1983 147
Some Remarks on Text-Internal Narrative Openers in Early Irish Saga Texts 194
In Search of Worlds to Conquer: Echoes of Alexander the Great in Medieval Ireland 215
Once More the Celtic Horse-Goddess 231
Abstracts of Other Papers Read at the Thirty-sixth Harvard Celtic Colloquium 241