Siompóisiam – Symposium 2018

Irish Language Literature and the Folklore of Ireland

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 22-24 February 2018

Sponsored by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht supported by the Fulbright Commission in Ireland and the CUNY Institute for Irish-American Studies.

The Irish Language Program of the Department of Languages and Literatures invites you to participate in a symposium entitled “Irish Language Literature and the Folklore of Ireland” which will take place on the campus of CUNY Lehman College 23-24 February 2018. A pre-conference lecture in English will take place at 12:15pm on Thursday, 22 February 2018 at CUNY Queens College. For more information, e-mail us at  irish.studies@lehman.cuny.edu . Please note that no translation services will be provided at the conference. The symposium registration fee is $20 (degree seeking students enter free). The dinner tickets for Friday evening are $30 for all.

Déardaoin/Thursday 12:15-1:30pm (as Béarla/ in English)

Library: Pres. Conf Room #2, Queens College-CUNY, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, Queens, NY (Photo ID Required)

Léacht/Lecturer: Dr. Críostóir Mac Cárthaigh Cnuasach Bhéaloideas Éireann/National Folklore Collection-UCD. From the Ediphone and pen to the digital age: the fortunes of the Irish Folklore Commission. Cathaoirleach/Chair: Sarah Covington, Queens College

 

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Dé hAoine/Friday 11:00-12:00 (as Béarla/in English)

Lehman College-CUNY, 250 Bedford Park Blvd West, Bronx, NY (Room MU-313) Cartlann/Workshop: Prof. Pádraig Ó Siadhail, Irish Life Writing: from biography to fiction; and from Irish to English. Cathaoirleach/Chair: Janet Butler Munch, Lehman College

 

12:00-1:00 Lón/Lunch (Room MU-330)

 

1:00-2:30 (as Béarla/in English) Room MU-330

  • Cathaoirleach/Chair: John Feeney, Fairfield University
  • Cori L. Gabbard, New York City College of Technology, CUNY: A Chronicled Existence: Aethelflaed in the Annals of Ireland
  • John Gillen, Hostos Community College, CUNY, Aspects of Celtic solar deities in medieval Irish and Welsh literature.
  • Diane Auslander, Lehman College, CUNY, A Pagan Irish Myth Re-imagined in the Eleventh-Century Life of St. Darerca

 

3:00-4:30 (as Béarla/in English) Room MU-330

  • Cathaoirleach/Chair: Deirdre O’Boy, Lehman College, CUNY
  • Margaret May, New York University, Irish Folklore: stories and legends of the Holy Wells of Ireland embodiedin the cultural and physical landscape throughout the centuries
  • Sarah Covington, Queens College/CUNY Graduate Center, Oliver Cromwell, Folklore, and Ireland: The ArchivalEvidence
  • Caroline Tatem, New York University, Irish Mumming and Its Origins: Heart Stones and Hearth Thrones

 

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6:00-9:30 Dinnéar Mór na Gaeilge (Buffet Dinner/Cash Bar) Rory Dolan’s Restaurant, 890 McLean Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10704. Honorees: Bernadette Broderick, Paul Ferris & Lynne Van Voorhis

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Dé Sathairn/Saturday 9:00-10:30 (as Gaeilge/in Irish)

Lehman College-CUNY, 250 Bedford Park Blvd West, Bronx, NY (MU-330)

  • Cathaoirleach/Chair: Caoimhe Nic Giollarnáith, Lehman College, CUNY
  • Bernadette Broderick, John Minehan, & Naomi McCooe, Lehman College, CUNY, “Open Up Same”, “OpenSexime”, agus “Oscail”: Bealoideas as Co. na Gaillimhe agus Co. an Chláir
  • Kate Foster, York College, CUNY, Béaloideas Chromail
  • Lorcán Burns, Drew University/NYU, Úirchill an Chreagáin le hArt Mac Cumhaigh

 

11:00-12:30 (as Gaeilge/in Irish) MU-330

  • Cathaoirleach/Chair: Conn Mac Aogáin, CUNY Graduate Center
  • Andrew Carey, Béaloideas agus Iar-Nua-Aoiseachas: Cuaifeach mo Londubh Buí
  • Sorcha Ní Chonraí, Scoil San Treasa, An t-ardú de litríocht na Gaeilge & na finscéalta a mhúintear sna bunscoileanna in Éirinn sa lá atá inniu ann
  • Deaglán de Bréadún, Údar agus Iriseoir, Mo Thréimhse mar Eagarthóir Gaeilge ar an Irish Times

 

12:30-2:00 Lón/Lunch MU-330

Aoi Speisialta/Special Guest: Dr. Críostóir Mac Cárthaigh, Gnéithe de sheanchas na farraige i gCorca Dhuibhne. (Léacht as Gaeilge/Lecture in Irish)Cathaoirleach/Chair: Séamus de Bláca, New Hibernia Review

 

2:00-3:00 (as Gaeilge/in Irish)

Cathaoirleach/Chair: Daithí Mac Lochlainn, Club Leabhar Nua-Eabhrac (MU-313)

Cruinniú Club Leabhar: Na Seacht gCineál Meisce agus Finscéalta Eile le Pádraig Ó Siadhail

 

3:15 Seoladh Leabhar Nollaig Uí Ghadhra (MU-330)

 

3:30-4:30 (as Gaeilge/in Irish) MU-330

Eochairléacht /Keynote: Aoi Speisialta: An tOllamh Pádraig Ó Siadhail, ‘Ó Chulaith Ghaisce go Culaith Scríbhneoireachta’: An Béaloideas agus an Litríocht Chruthaitheach. Cathaoirleach/Chair: Brian Ó Broin, William Paterson University

 

Ní bheidh fáil ar aon seirbhís aistriúcháin ag an gcomhdháil. Translation services will not be provided at the conference.