Daniel Melia

Professor Emeritus
Assistant Dean

College of Letters and Science
Celtic Studies Program

AB (MCL) (English Language and Literature) Harvard College
MA (Celtic Languages and Literatures), Harvard University
PhD (Celtic Languages and Literatures), Harvard University

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6405 Dwinelle Hall

Monday 2pm-3pm, or by appointment. In either case, email Prof. Melia at dmelia@berkeley.edu to request an appointment, you will be send a Zoom link upon confirmation.




Research Interests

Oral literature
Celtic languages (Welsh, Irish)
Medieval history and literature



“Orality and Aesthetics in Aristotle’s Rhetoric and Poetics” appearing in Unbinding Proteus: New Directions in Oral Theory, ed. by Mark Amodio (Medieval and Renaissance Texts Society, Arizona State University, 2003)


Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha of Massachusetts 1991 Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh, 1989 Distinguished Service Award for Senate Faculty Members, College of Letters and Science, Division of Arts and Humanities 2011-12