Mar 11: Werewolves, Berserks, and Shapeshifters: Medieval Irish and Icelandic Transformations of an Archaic Warrior-Myth

CMRS Distinguished Visiting Scholar Lecture

Werewolves, Berserks, and Shapeshifters:
Medieval Irish and Icelandic Transformations of an Archaic Warrior-Myth

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Humanities 193 at 4 pm

Professor in the Literature and Culture of Britain, Ireland and Iceland in the School of Divinity, History and Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen, and a CMRS Distinguished Visiting Scholar, RALPH O’CONNOR earned his doctorate in Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic from Cambridge.  He has published extensively on the medieval literary traditions of northern Europe.  Among his recent works is a landmark monograph titled The Destruction of Da Derga’s Hostel: Kingship and Narrative Artistry in a Mediaeval Irish Saga, the most ambitious study of a single, seminal medieval Irish text ever undertaken.

Professor O’Connor’s visit is in anticipation of the 36th Annual UC Celtic Studies Conference, March 13-16, to be held in Royce 314, under the auspices of the CMRS, the Department of English, and the UCLA Celtic Colloquium.  For more information, please go to http://cmrs.ucla.edu/programs/conference_celtic_mar2014.html.

This lecture is co-sponsored by the Department of English

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Advance Registration is not required. Please sign the attendance sheet at the door. No fee.  Seating is limited, available on a first-come, first-served basis. Use the Self Pay Parking in UCLA Lots 2, 3, and 4

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