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Proceedings of the Harvard Celtic Colloquium, 26/27: 2006 and 2007

Proceedings of the Harvard Celtic Colloquium, 26 includes “Heroic Recycling in Celtic Tradition,” by Joseph F. Nagy; “On the Celtic-American Fringe: Irish–Mexican Encounters in the Texas–Mexico Borderlands,” by Marian J. Barber; “The Encomium Urbis in Medieval Welsh Poetry,” by Helen Fulton; “Prophecy in Welsh Manuscripts,” by Morgan Kay; “‘Ceol agus Gaol’ (‘Music and Relationship’): Memory, Identity, and Community in Boston’s Irish Music Scene,” by Natalie Kirschstein; “Colonization Circulars: Timber Cycles in the Time of Famine,” by Kathryn Miles; “Up Close and Personal: The French in Bantry Bay (1796) in the Bantry Estate Papers,” by Grace Neville; “In Praise of Two Margarets: Two Laudatory Poems by Piaras Feiritéar,” by Deirdre Nic Mhathúna; “Observations on Cross-Cultural Names and Name Patterns in Medieval Wales and the March,” by Laura Radiker; and “Mouth to Mouth: Gaelic Stories as Told within One Family,” by Carol Zall.

Proceedings of the Harvard Celtic Colloquium, 27 includes “Poets and Carpenters: Creating the Architecture of Happiness in Late-Medieval Wales,” by Richard Suggett; “Revisiting Preaspiration: Evidence from the Survey of the Gaelic Dialects of Scotland,” by Anna Bosch; “The Anoetheu Dialogue in Culhwch ac Olwen,” by Fiona Dehghani; “Homophony and Breton Loss of Lexis,” by Francis Favereau; “The Origins of ‘the Jailtacht,’” by Diarmait Mac Giolla Chríost; “A Confluence of Wisdom: The Symbolism of Wells, Whirlpools, Waterfalls and Rivers in Early Celtic Sources,” by Sharon Paice MacLeod; “The Real Charlotte: The Exclusive Myth of Somerville and Ross,” by Donald McNamara; “Language Shift in Early Twentieth-Century Ireland,” by Máire Ní Chiosáin; and “Conceptions of an Urban Ideal and the Early Modern Welsh Town,” by Sally-Anne Shearn.

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