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Speaker : Alexander Carmichael: Folklorist or Faker?

Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Abstract

An overview of the life and times of Alexander Carmichael, not only situating him in the wider historical context of Scottish Gaelic collecting activities among figures such as James 'Ossian' Macpherson and John Francis Campbell, but also comparing him to Iolo Morganwg, the Romantic-era collector, editor, forger, and recreator of Welsh traditionary lore.

Canolfan Uwchefrydiau Cymreig a Cheltaidd/Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth University

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