A Symposium at the University of Colorado at Boulder concerning perspectives on the Celts in Britain, Ireland, Brittany and their diaspora communities
Oct. 24, 2003
Sponsored by the Center for British and Irish Studies, University of Colorado, and The Institute for Cornish Studies, Truro, Cornwall, United Kingdom
This international symposium seeks to connect scholars working in multiple disciplines on topics related to Celtic culture. We hope to forge new links among scholars that will encourage emergent ways of thinking about culture and Celticity in particular. From more traditional disciplines within Celtic Studies such as History, Literature and Language to newer entries coming from Critical and Social theory and Cultural Studies, the field is rich in methodological and theoretical diversity, presenting challenges and opportunities for both seasoned and junior scholars in individual and collaborative efforts.
This event will focus on the mediated construction and expression of Celtic culture. In recent years, scholars have utilized a wide variety of media to explore representations of Celticity, including ethnographic evidence, film and photographic studies, ethnomusicology, the Internet, literature, and historical documents, to name a few.
Anchoring this event will be guest lecturer Dr. Garry Tregidga from the University of Exeter’s Institute of Cornish Studies, based in Truro, Cornwall, United Kingdom. Dr. Tregidga will speak about the Cornish Audio-Visual Archive (CAVA), which aims to capture the living culture of Cornwall and its unique communities through recording the memories of individuals from all generations. Dr. Tregidga will offer perspectives on the Celts in Britain, Ireland, Brittany and their diaspora communities drawn from CAVA’s oral-history projects.
Call for Papers:
We are seeking paper abstracts (no more than 500 words) and panel proposals. The deadline is June 15, 2003. Possible topic areas include, but are not limited to, the following:
The Celt of folklore, literature and imagination
Nationalism and globalization: implications for Celtic identity
Celtic representation in music and film
Methodological innovations (e.g. the use of text/images as data)
The Internet as Celtic space
Changing historical representations of Celtic people
Tourism, commodification and the Celtic revival
Celtic languages: implications for education, political economy, and independence
Celtic geographies and cultural representations
Please submit by email attachment (Word document) to the contact below.
If you cannot access email, you may send your abstract or proposal to the address below.
For more information, contact:
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
University of Colorado
Box 478 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0478 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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