Department of Celtic Languages and Literatures
12 Quincy St
Cambridge, MA USA
Georgia Henley is a PhD candidate and teaching fellow in the Department of Celtic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University, with a secondary concentration in Medieval Studies. She holds an M.Phil. in Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic from the University of Cambridge, Trinity College, 2011, and a B.A. in Celtic Studies, with a double major in English, from the University of California, Berkeley, 2009. Her dissertation, “Evolution of a Shared Past: Chronicles, Translation and Networks of Literary Exchange between Wales and England, 1135-1400” examines the transfer of historical chronicles across the borders of Wales and England, demonstrating how these chronicles were read and adapted as both polities shaped, reconciled and came to terms with a shared legendary past. She is particularly interested in the twelfth-century Latin writers Geoffrey of Monmouth and Gerald of Wales, their aims and intentions in writing, their immediate reception, and their impact on the literary spheres of Wales and England.
Georgia has articles appearing or forthcoming in The Journal of Medieval Latin, The Haskins Society Journal,Brill’s Companions to European History, Quaestio Insularis, and a book review forthcoming in Speculum. She is co-editor of two volumes of the Proceedings of the Harvard Celtic Colloquium as well as CSANA Yearbook 11-12, Rhetoric and Reality: Studies in Honor of Daniel F. Melia. She has co-organized several conferences, including New Perspectives on Gerald of Wales, the Harvard Celtic Colloquium, and the Cambridge Colloquium in Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic. She is the recipient of the Harvard Frank Knox Memorial Traveling Fellowship, allowing her to travel to the UK for manuscript research in Cambridge, Oxford and Aberystwyth for the academic year 2015-2016.