Brennos - Verein für Keltologie

As part of its activities, Brennos organises lectures in the field of Celtic Studies and neighbouring disciplines.

The next lecture will take place on Thursday, January 18, 2018, 18:30 in Seminarraum 3 at the Department of Linguistics at the University of Vienna (Sensengasse 3a, 1090 Vienna).

Dr. Anna Pagé (University of Vienna) will speak on "The 'Heroine' and the 'Heroic' Biography Pattern in Medieval Irish Literature".

Abstract:
The internationally known “heroic biography pattern” is a well-recognized narrative type in medieval Irish literature and has been discussed primarily in the context of stories about the lives of warriors and kings. The variety of ways in which elements of this pattern are transformed to suit stories about the lives of women has received little attention.  In this talk, I will discuss narratives about the lives of four women – Deirdre, Étaín, Mess Búachalla, and Saint Brigit.  From extraordinary births to exiles and eventual homecomings, each of these lives follows a course parallel to, yet distinct from the standard formulation of the heroic biography pattern, and I will consider the ways in which the biography pattern is shaped in each case not only by gender, but also by the specific roles of these women as wife, mother, consort, and saint.

 

Past Lectures

2017

8 June 2017
Dr. Linus Band, University of Vienna
Disrespect and Worth: two case studies on Mondern Cornish lexicon evaluation
Seminarraum 3, Department of Linguistics, Sensengasse 3a, 1090 Vienna

 

2016

15 June 2016
Marged Haycock, University of Aberystwyth/University of Vienna
The Book of Taliesin: a poetic treasure-chest from medieval Wales
Seminarraum 1, Department of Linguistics, Sensengasse 3a, 1090 Vienna

2014

3 June 2014
Sigrun Maurer, FH Campus Vienna
Die Legende von den Sieben Schläfern aus Ephesos in der Version des Leabhar Breac
Seminarraum 8, Department of Linguistics, Sensengasse 3a, 1090 Vienna

8 April 2014
Katharina Krischak, University of Vienna
Pussy Riot im mittelalterlichen Wales? Sex and more in der Dichtung Gwerful Mechains
Seminarraum 8, Department of Linguistics, Sensengasse 3a, 1090 Vienna

18 March 2014
Sophie Unterweger, University of Vienna
Macht machen. Bildsteine als Indikatoren piktischer soziopolitischer Strukturierung
Seminarraum 8, Department of Linguistics, Sensengasse 3a, 1090 Vienna

14 January 2014
Hans Reschreiter, Museum of Natural History/Vienna
Krabbelstube in 100m Tiefe? Neue Lebensbilder zum Hallstätter Salzbergbau
Seminarraum 3, Department of Linguistics, Sensengasse 3a, 1090 Vienna

2013

10 December 2013
Olivia Senk, University of Vienna
Der Herr der Ringe – die Filmtrilogie. Keltische Archäologie auf der Mattscheibe, alles nur geklaut oder einfach nur ein kreatives Meisterwerk?
Seminarraum 3, Department of Linguistics, Sensengasse 3a, 1090 Vienna

19 November 2013
Dieter Reinisch, University of Vienna
Cumann na mBan und Frauen in der irisch-republikanischen Bewegung nach 1969
Seminarraum 3, Department of Linguistics, Sensengasse 3a, 1090 Vienna

22 October 2013
Helmut Birkhan, University of Vienna
Taliesin und »Taliesin«
Seminarraum 3, Department of Linguistics, Sensengasse 3a, 1090 Vienna

10 June 2013
Barbara Volfing, University of Vienna
Die öffentlich-rechtlichen Kelten. Keltenrezeption im ORF
Seminarraum 3, Department of Linguistics, Sensengasse 3a, 1090 Vienna

13 May 2013
Helmut Birkhan, University of Vienna
Der Goldkessel vom Chiemsee aus keltologischer und germanistischer Sicht
Seminarraum 3, Department of Linguistics, Sensengasse 3a, 1090 Vienna

15 April 2013
Andreas Hofeneder, University of Vienna
Der Zweikampf des M. Valerius Corv(in)us mit einem Gallier. Neue Überlegungen zu Appian (Celt. F 10) und Dionysios von Halikarnaß (ant. Rom. 15, 1,1–2)
Seminarraum 3, Department of Linguistics, Sensengasse 3a, 1090 Vienna

18 March 2013
Mario Wallner, University of Vienna
Die »deserta boiorum« - ein Zentrum der vorrömischen Eisenindustrie?
Seminarraum 3, Department of Linguistics, Sensengasse 3a, 1090 Vienna

14 January 2013
Raimund Karl, School of History, Welsh History and Archaeology (Bangor)
Ausgrabungen in der spätbronze- und eisenzeitlichen Siedlung von Meillionydd, Wales, UK 2010-2012
Seminarraum 3, Department of Linguistics, Sensengasse 3a, 1090 Vienna

 

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