"Welsh Writing in English . .
. is a journal to read and re-read, whether your interest is academic, general,
or just plain serious" -- Stephen Knight (Department of English, University
of Wales, Cardiff), writing in Planet
"Welsh Writing in English is setting a new agenda and a new critical standard for literary criticism in Wales" -- Dafydd Johnston (Department of Welsh, University of Wales, Swansea), writing in Barn
Now entering its second decade of publication, Welsh Writing in English:
A Yearbook of Critical Essays
is the only academic journal devoted solely to the critical study of the English-language
The Yearbook consists of new (peer-reviewed) essays by critics in
In its ten years of publication the Yearbook has become a benchmark
for discussion of
At the core of the latest issue of Welsh Writing in English are
essays on two Welsh writers: one well known, the other long-overdue for re-discovery.
Two essays make important new contributions to the growing body of critical
work on R. S. Thomas, one of
Nigel Heseltine (1916-1995) is a name with which few readers
Other essays in the new journal also look beyond
This issue of Welsh Writing in English will be essential reading
for anyone interested in the latest research and up-to-date discussion of
the English-language literature of
Ruth McElroy, “Circuiting Empire, Romancing
Imperialism, and Anglo-Indian and Anglo-Welsh Fictions”
Harri Roberts, “The Body and the Book: Caradoc Evans’s My People”
M. Wynn Thomas, “A Grand Harlequinade: The Border Writing of Nigel Heseltine”
Rhian Davies, ”Scarred Background:
Nigel Heseltine (1916-1995), A
Biographical Introduction and a Bibliography”
Fflur Dafydd, “This is
I: there is nothing else: R. S. Thomas and Hugh
William V. Davis, Evidence of Things Not Seen: R. S . Thomas’s Agnostic Faith”
Malcolm Ballin, “Welsh
Periodicals in English: Second Aeon and Poetry
Matthew Jarvis, “Christine Evans’s Bardsey: Creating Sacred Space”
Diane Green, “Welsh Writing in English: a bibliography of criticism 2005”
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Jane Aaron, "The Hoydens of Wild
John Pikoulis, "The Two Voices in Alun Lewis's Poetry" (vol 1).
Jason Walford Davies, "Allusions to Welsh Literature in the Writing of R. S. Thomas" (vol. 1)
"Gender, Class and the Welsh Question in the Poetry of
James A. Davies, "Dylan Thomas and the Great War" (vol. 2)
Hywel Teifi Edwards, "The Welsh Collier as Hero, 1850-1950" (vol. 2)
Francesca Rhydderch, "Dual Nationality, Divided Identity: Ambivalent Narratives of Britishness in the Welsh Novels of Anna Maria Bennett" (vol. 3)
John Harris, "A Hallelujah of a Book: How Green was My Valley as Bestseller" (vol. 3)
Tony Conran, "Saunders Lewis and Catholicism" (vol. 3)
M. Wynn Thomas, "'Never seek to tell thy love': Rhys Davies's Fiction (vol. 4)
Barbara Prys-Williams, "Rhys Davies as Autobiographer: Hare or Houdini?" (vol. 4)
William V. Davis, "'At the Foot of the Precipice of Water . . . Sea Shapes Coming to Celebrate': R. S. Thomas and Kierkegaard" (vol. 4)
Nathalie Wourm, "Dylan Thomas and the French Symbolists" (vol. 5)
Linda Adams, "Fieldwork: The Caseg Broadsheets and the Welsh Anthropologists" (vol. 5)
John Fordham, "The Matter of
Victor Golightly, "'We, who speak
for the workers': The Correspondence of Gwyn Thomas and Howard Fast"
Clare Morgan, "Exile
and the Kingdom: Margiad Evans and the Mythic Landscape
Paul Robichaud, "'It is our duty to sing': Y Gododdin and David Jones's In Parenthesis" (vol. 7)
Grahame Davies, "Resident Aliens: R. S. Thomas and the Anti-Modern Movement" (vol. 7)
Harri Roberts, "A
"'Writing with dreams and blood': Dylan Thomas, Marxism and 1930s
Rowan Williams, "
Jackie Benjamin, "Misrule in Milk Wood: A Bakhtinian Reading of Dylan Thomas's 'Play for Voices'" (vol. 9)
Malcolm Ballin, "Welsh Periodicals in English 1880-1965: Literary Form and Cultural Substance" (vol. 9)
Volume 10 (2005) contains two important new essays on R. S. Thomas as well as a further essay examining the relationship between his work and that of his contemporary, Dylan Thomas. M. Wynn Thomas’s essay, relating Thomas’s poetry to the drawing and painting of his wife, Mildred Eldridge, includes a previously-unpublished drawing by Eldridge of her husband and herself. The collection also includes two versions of a previously unpublished story by Dorothy Edwards, and discusses them in the light of recently-discovered letters and diaries.
Tim McKenzie, " 'Green as a Leaf': The Religious Nationalism of R. S. Thomas"
Alistair Heys, Ambivalence and Antithesis: R.S. Thomas’s Relationship with Dylan Thomas"
M. Wynn Thomas, "For
Victor Golightly, " 'Speak on a finger and thumb': Dylan Thomas, Language and the Deaf"
Diane Green, " 'The first interpreter”: Emyr Humphreys’s Use of Titles and Epigraphs"
John Pikoulis, " 'Some kind o’ beginnin': Mike Jenkins and the Voices of Cwmtaff"
Matthew Jarvis, "The Poetics of Place in the Poetry of Ian Davidson"
Lucy Stevenson, "Two Drafts of an Unpublished Story by Dorothy Edwards"
Diane Green, "Welsh Writing in English: A Bibliography of Criticism 2004"
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