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BRETON DAY: Round Table Discussion – Popular Culture in Brittany and Cornwall

11/07/2018 @ 15:00 - 17:30



Mary-Ann Constantine is  Reader in Welsh and English literature at the University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth.  She has published books on Breton folklore, ballads and songs, Romantic-era forgery, and Welsh responses to the French Revolution. 

Éva Guillorel is Associate Professor at the University of Caen and a Research Associate of the University of Brest Centre for Breton and Celtic Studies She works on oral cultures and languages in early modern Europe and America, mainly songs She has held postdoctoral fellowships in Québec, and the USA , as well as a Newton International Fellowship at the University of Oxford.  Her most recent publication is a co-edited book, Rhythms of Revolt: European Traditions and Memories of Social Conflict in Oral Culture.

Oliver Padel is an Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic in the University of Cambfridge. Among his many publications on Cornish topics, A Popular Dictionary of Cornish Place-names was published in Penzance in 1988.

Jan Gendall is a folklorist, and was for many years the wife and collaboration of a major figure in the history of the revived Cornish language, the late Richard Gendall.

Denzil Monk, a Cornish film-maker and Associate Lecturer at the University of Falmouth, was active in creating the Man Engine project.


15:00 - 17:30
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