We note that several of our authors and friends are taking part in a symposium on Gaelic at Harvard University next month.
The Harvard Symposium on North American Gaelic Literature features Michael Newton, author of Seanchaidh na Coille / Memory-Keeper of the Forest and The Naughty Little Book of Gaelic, Michael Linkletter, co-editor with John Alick MacPherson of Fògradh, Fàisneachd, Filidheachd / Parting, Prophecy, Poetry, and our good friends and colleagues Rob Dunbar and Tiber Falzett.
Both Rob and Tiber have contributed chapters to CBU Press books at one time or another, and one of the symposium organizers, Natasha Sumner, was a contributor to Celts in the Americas, edited by Michael Newton. Gee, wish I was going to this reunion too!
“Gaelic languages have a nearly three hundred year history on this continent. In both Irish and Scottish Gaelic, stories were told, songs were composed, sermons were preached, and essays were written on this soil. However, much North American Irish and Scottish Gaelic literature still awaits scholarly examination.
“With the Harvard Symposium on North American Gaelic Literature, we seek to advance the study of the Gaelic diasporic experience through the promotion of an ongoing dialogue between scholars of North American Irish and Scottish Gaelic literature.”
The symposium will take place at Harvard on October 5, 2017. Link here to the symposium’s website.