The Social Life of the Early Modern Protestant Clergy

Edited by Jacqueline Eales and Beverly Tjerngren

‘This volume deals with protestant clergy. In innovative ways, a hitherto unknown history of everyday lives emerges. The importance of the clerical household stands clear, and studies of the women, the credit relations and the material culture result in a new picture of a clergy aligned with genteel habits and involved in multifaceted economic networks.’
Gudrun Andersson, Associate Professor in History, Uppsala University

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The Arthur of the Low Countries

The Arthurian Legend in Dutch and Flemish Literature

Edited by Bart Besamusca and Frank Brandsma

‘In the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, the Low Countries witnessed an impressive flourishing of Arthurian romances in Dutch, some of them translated or adapted from the French, some of them indigenous, but in either case consistently creative and with a peculiar slant. This book offers a comprehensive and authoritative synthesis of more than forty years of vivid and innovative Arthurian scholarship in the field of Dutch literary studies.’
- Emeritus Professor Frank Willaert, University of Antwerp

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Chaucer and Italian Culture

Helen Fulton

‘Addressing important topics such as diplomacy, topography, vision, painting and language, Chaucer and Italian Culture also offers unusual and illuminating approaches to subjects such as the poetics of haunting, prophecy and civic ritual. With essays by established scholars alongside contributions from a new generation of medievalists, the collection is a timely addition to research on Chaucer’s European identity.’
- Emeritus Professor Nick Havely, University of York

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Eutopia

Studies in Cultural Euro-Welshness, 1850–1980

M. Wynn Thomas

‘Eutopia is a magisterial survey of the European dimension of Welsh literature over centuries. It traces the different European influences on Welsh writers and the intrinsic internationalism of Wales, not contradicted by a passion for the nation and its languages. It illuminates Welsh history throughout the better to help us understand ourselves – and it shamed my ignorance of so many things that I wish I had known and understood.’
- Sir Emyr Jones Parry, former Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the United Nations

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New Blood

Critical Approaches to Contemporary Horror

Edited by Eddie Falvey, Joe Hickinbottom and Jonathan Wroot

‘This sparkling and much-needed collection on recent trends in horror across multiple platforms is especially welcome for its focus on industry, reception, fandom and horror as a discursive construct. Written by acknowledged leaders in the field, New Blood sets the agenda for horror studies at a time of American and global carnage.’
- Professor I. Q. Hunter, Cinema and Television History Institute (CATHI), De Montfort University

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Gothic Chapbooks, Bluebooks and Shilling Shockers, 1797–1830

Franz J. Potter

‘Chapbooks represent, undeservedly, one of the least-studied aspects of the Gothic. Potter’s meticulous scholarship addresses this situation, providing not merely an authoritative introduction to these ephemeral pamphlets and their relationship to mainstream Gothic, but also lucid insight into the complexities of their authorship, publishing and circulation. Clearly written and beautifully illustrated, this book will set the standard for future scholars.’
- ProfessorWilliam Hughes, University of Macau

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Stephen King and American Politics

Michael J. Blouin

‘King studies has evolved into a field that grows ever more populated and sophisticated because of work by young scholars such as Blouin, who reminds us that over five decades Stephen King has become so much more than America’s horrormeister. With this book, Blouin enters into the highest echelon of King’s critical interpreters.’

-Professor Tony Magistrale, University of Vermont

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OPEN ACCESS

Wales Journal of Education 22.2

With the support of Welsh Government, the Wales Journal of Education has converted to a platinum Open Access journal, free of charge, bilingual and available to read in digital format for anyone, anywhere in the world, with no author-facing charges.

The Wales Journal of Education aims to appeal to researchers, policy-makers and practitioners who share the common goal of achieving excellence in education in Wales. We welcome articles that relate to education in Wales, but also materials of a broader significance, including comparative studies and international contributions and, from 2020, practitioner-led articles.

The latest issue of the Wales Journal of Education 22.2 is now available to read for free! Click on the link to read the bilingual articles https://bit.ly/3iaqfzN

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Blog

20th January 2021

William Morgan: Eighteenth-Century Actuary, Mathematician and Radical

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William Morgan

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Women’s Authorship and the Early Gothic

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Barry Island

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Medieval Welsh Medical Texts

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Ophelia

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Painting and Devotion in Golden Age Iberia

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Madness and Irrationality in Spanish and Latin American Literature and Culture

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Kant and the Theory and Practice of International Right

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A Century of Weird Fiction, 1832-1937

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Hester Lynch Thrale Piozzi

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Utopia and Reality

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Fight and Flight

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New Theoretical Perspectives on Dylan Thomas

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Revelation and the Apocalypse in Late Medieval Literature

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Reason, Normativity and Law

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New Perspectives on Welsh Industrial History

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Remembering the Crusades in Medieval Texts and Songs

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Masks in Horror Cinema

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John Ormond’s Organic Mosaic

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Charms, Charmers and Charming in Ireland

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Middle English Devotional Compilations

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Featured Journals

The Journal of Religious History, Literature and Culture

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Journal of Celtic Linguistics

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The Welsh History Review

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Featured Author

Michael John Franklin

Michael John Franklin is Professor of English at Swansea University....

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