Thursday, September 30, 2010

SCE Graduate Prizes

The executive committee of Societas Celtologica Europaea has just announced the winners of this year's prizes for graduate theses.  Congratulations go to Peter Holzmann who won the Preis für die beste MA-Arbeit in Keltologie for his UCC thesis on 'Poetic rhetoric of praise in medieval Ireland: an edition of the panegyric on Áed oll' and to Finnbarr Ua Cearnaigh who won the Preis für die beste Dissertation in Keltologie for his UCC dissertation on '"Amhail fuaim chogair bhig": teangeolas Shéamais Uí Scoireadh'.  Nominations for the 2010 thesis prizes are due to Karin Stüber by 1 March 2011.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Irish-Language Book Club -- is an 'online book club [that] aims to encourage people in Ireland and abroad to read Irish language books'.  Registration for groups and individuals is free and can be completed on the Clubleabhar website.  The book for the month of September is Alan Titley's novel Gluaiseacht, and for October, it's Biddy Jenkinson's An t-Athair Pádraig Ó Duinnín -- Bleachtaire.  For more information on the club, visit the Clubleabhar website.

2010 Fanning Medal Lecture

The Irish Studies faculty at Southern Illinois University Carbondale have named Michael Patrick Gillespie, Professor of English at Florida International University, the recipient of the 2010 Fanning Medal for Irish Studies. After the presentation, which will take place on October 14 at 7:30 pm in Guyon Auditorium, SIUC campus, Professor Gillespie will deliver the 2010 Fanning Medal Lecture.
The Fanning Medal itself is named in honor of Professor Emeritus Charles Fanning and recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of Irish Studies. Last year’s recipient was Irish-language poet Louis de Paor.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

CMCS 59 (Summer 2010)

The most recent volume of the journal Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies (Number 59 Summer 2010) has been mailed to subscribers.  It includes five articles in addition to the usual book reviews:
  • 'Mermaids, Leprechauns, and Fomorians: A Middle Irish Account of the Descendants of Cain' by Simon Rodway,
  • 'Obscurities in Dúil Dromma Cetta: Insights into a Lost Exemplar and Form-Oriented Scribing' by Sharon Arbuthnot,
  • 'Eschatological Justice in Scéla Laí Brátha' by Elizabeth Boyle,
  • 'Ireland's Other Apostle: Cogitosus' St Brigit' by Dorothy Ann Bray, and
  • 'Celtic Ecocriticism' by Barry J. Lewis.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Call for Papers -- CSANA 2011 at OSU

The call for papers for the 2011 meeting of the Celtic Studies Association of North America, which will be held 19-22 May on the campus of The Ohio State University, has just been announced.  Proposals for twenty-minute papers on any aspect of Celtic Studies should be emailed to Dr. Michael Meckler by 1 February 2011.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

ZCP 57

Copies of volume 57 of Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie, which has just been published, have been posted to members of Societas Celtologica Europaea whose dues are up to date.  Subscription concerns can be addressed to De Gruyter Rhenus Medien Logistik.

XIV International Congress of Celtic Studies -- Registration

Early registration is now open for the XIV International Congress of Celtic Studies, which will be held 1-5 August 2011 at Maynooth. Registration information can be found on the congress website.

Call for Papers -- Kalamazoo 2011

The American Society for Irish Medieval Studies will be hosting a panel under the title 'Navigations through Medieval Ireland: Physcial, Mythological, and Virtual Journeys' at the International Congress of Medieval Studies to be held at Kalamazoo, 12-15 May 2011. Paper proposals for this panel should be sent to John Soderberg.