The Cambridge History of Welsh Literature
Evans, Geraint (EDT)
Fulton, Helen (EDT)
Cambridge Univ Pr 2019/04
825 p. 24 cm
A chronological history of the literature of Wales in its two major languages (Welsh and English), this book covers fifteen centuries of literary production from the Middle Ages through to the twenty-first century. By considering the two literatures side by side, this book argues that bilingualism is now a normative condition in Wales.
A chronological history of the literature of Wales in its two major languages (Welsh and English), this book covers fifteen centuries of literary production from the Middle Ages through to the twenty-first century. It is for researchers of British and Welsh literature. It will also appeal to medievalists.
Table of Contents
Introduction Geraint Evans and Helen Fulton; Part I. Britain, Wales, England: 1. Britain, Wales, England, c. 600-1450 Euryn Rhys Roberts; 2. Britons and Saxons: the earliest writing in Welsh Helen Fulton; 3. Magic and marvels Mark Williams; 4. Commemorating the past after 1066: tales from the Mabinogion Diana Luft; 5. Court poetry and historiography before 1282 Catherine McKenna; 6. The aftermath of 1282: Dafydd ap Gwilym and his contemporaries Dafydd Johnston; 7. Literary networks and patrons in late medieval Wales Helen Fulton; Part II. After the Acts of Union: 8. The Acts of Union: culture and religion in Wales, c. 1540-1700 Katharine K. Olson; 9. Welsh humanism after 1536 Angharad Price; 10. Drama and performance in medieval and early modern Wales David N. Klausner; 11. Tudor London and the origins of Welsh writing in English Geraint Evans; 12. Bibles and bards in Tudor and early Stuart Wales Gruffydd Aled Williams; Part III. Revolution and Industry: 13. Revolution, culture, and industry, c. 1700-1850 Paul O'Leary; 14. Antiquarianism and Englightenment in the eighteenth century Mary-Ann Constantine; 15. Romantic Wales and the Eisteddfod Elizabeth Edwards; 16. Popular poetry, methodism, and the ascendancy of the hymn E. Wyn James; 17. Travel, translation, and temperance: the origins of the Welsh novel Katie Gramich; Part IV. The Transition to Modernity: 18. The modern age, c. 1850-1945 Chris Williams; 19. T. Gwynn Jones and the renaissance of Welsh poetry Robert Rhys; 20. Industrial fiction Stephen Knight; 21. From nonconformist nation to proletarian nation: writing Wales, 1885-1930 M. Wynn Thomas; 22. The short story in the twentieth century Michelle Deininger; 23. Welsh modernist writing in Wales and London Geraint Evans; 24. The poetry revolution: Dylan Thomas and his circle William Christie; Part V. The Path to Nationhood in the Late Twentieth Century: 25. Debating nationhood, c. 1945-2000 Sean Aeron Martin and Mari Elin Wiliam; 26. The legacy of Saunders Lewis Tudur Hallam; 27. R. S. Thomas, Emyr Humphreys, and the possibility of a bilingual culture Andrew Webb; 28. Inventing Welsh writing in English Diana Wallace; 29. Exile and diaspora: Welsh writing outside Wales Melinda Gray; 30. Literary periodicals and the publishing industry Lisa Sheppard; 31. 'Beyond the Fields We Know': Wales and fantasy literature Susan Aronstein; 32. Theatre, film, and television in Wales in the twentieth century Jamie Medhurst; Part VI. After Devolution: 33. The dragon finds a tongue: devolution and government in Wales since 1997 Kevin Williams; 34. 'Amlhau Lleisiau'n Llen': birth and rebirth in Welsh-language literature, 1990-2014 Llyr Gwyn Lewis; 35. Writing the size of Wales Alice Entwistle; Afterword Geraint Evans and Helen Fulton.