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How Water Makes Us Human

Engagements with the Materiality of Water

Luci Attala

Luci Attala shows how water has shaped the physical, mythic and political lives of three contrasting societies. Instead of seeing water as a resource, she asks what it makes of us. This is essential reading, a new way of understanding the surprising power of what is in the world to shape us.’
- Professor Alan Ereira, UWTSD, author of The Heart of the World (1990)

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Dissonant Neighbours

Narrative Progress in early Welsh and English Poetry

David Callander

‘David Callander’s new book represents comparative literary study at its most illuminating. Remarkable for the elegance and subtlety of its readings and the rigour of its methods, Dissonant Neighbours will be essential reading for scholars of early Welsh and English poetry, and a model for future studies of premodern narrative.’
- Professor Emily V. Thornbury, Yale University

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Locating Lynette Roberts

‘Always observant and slightly obscure’

Edited by Siriol McAvoy

‘Siriol McAvoy has assembled essays of impressive range and depth, admirably locating Lynette Roberts’s remarkable body of writing within the contexts of Welsh writing in English, war poetry, international modernism and women’s literature. This collection should be widely read and discussed, for it underlines the continuing and compelling relevance of this Argentine-born and Welsh-identifying poet to our understanding of the intersections between the particular and universal, national and transnational impulses within modernist literature.’
- Professor Daniel G. Williams, Swansea University

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Medieval Wales c.1050-1332

Centuries of Ambiguity

David Stephenson

‘David Stephenson’s latest book is a bold commentary on historians’ writings about the political and “socio-political” history of medieval Wales over the past fifty years. A deliberate challenge to traditional interpretations, it is supported, as befits an accomplished historian of Gwynedd and Powys, by a depth of scholarship reflected in annotations and bibliographies that amount to a quarter of the book.’
- Emeritus Professor Ralph A. Griffiths, Swansea University

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Children and Young People ‘Looked After’?

Education, Intervention and the Everyday Culture of Care in Wales

Edited by Dawn Mannay, Alyson Rees and Louise Roberts

‘This book presents an authoritative and fascinating account of looked-after children’s views and experiences, and of the effectiveness of the system designed to support them. I am heartened by the values that link much of this book, which recognise children and young people’s rights to an equal opportunity to fulfil their potential, however difficult their early start has been, and to act as active participants, often partners, in the research process. The empirical evidence presented here is rooted in Wales, and it will therefore be essential reading for practitioners and policy makers in Wales, but the evidence, analysis and methodological insights will have resonance internationally.’
- Professor Sally Holland, Children’s Commissioner for Wales

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Colonial and Post-Colonial Goan Literature in Portuguese

Woven Palms

Edited by Paul Melo e Castro

‘The traditions of thought associated with colonial and post-colonial Goan literature are long-lasting and diverse. However, while much in the area of post-colonial studies in India has addressed literary texts as central to a broader social and political understanding, in the scholarly work on Goa there has been a drift to remain in the realm of the discipline, both geographically and thematically. This book initiates a cosmopolitan dialogue not only with other literatures of India but also with other disciplines, challenging the borders of univocal academic location and thinking.’
- Professor Rosa Maria, ISCTE-University of Lisbon Institute

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Minerva’s Gothics

The Politics and Poetics of Romantic Exchange, 1780-1820

Elizabeth A. Neiman

‘Insightfully tracing the commercial commodification of both reading material and the reading activity itself among Romantic-era women readers and writers, Minerva’s Gothics will make an immediate difference to the ways in which we think about Romantic-era fiction, and indeed about Romantic-era reading practices generally.’
- Professor Stephen C. Behrendt, University of Nebraska

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Revisiting the Medieval North of England

Interdisciplinary Approaches

Edited by Anita Auer, Denis Renevey, Camille Marshall and Tino Oudesluijs

‘This highly innovatory and interdisciplinary volume really brings the medieval north of England alive. It shows what can be achieved when scholars from different areas of the humanities work together.’
- Emeritus Professor Joan C. Beal, University of Sheffield

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Wales and the Bomb

The Role of Welsh Scientists and Engineers in the British Nuclear Programme

John Baylis

‘A foremost international authority on the history of nuclear weapons, John Baylis has produced an illuminating study of the role of Welsh scientists and engineers in the development of Britain’s atomic and thermo-nuclear weapons. Wales and the Bomb will prove of fascination for students of British nuclear history and for anyone interested in the cultural history of technology in Wales and Britain since the Second World War.’
– Len Scott, FLSW, Emeritus Professor, Aberystwyth University

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Arthur in the Celtic Languages

The Arthurian Legend in Celtic Literatures and Traditions

Edited by Ceridwen Lloyd-Morgan and Erich Poppe

‘This long-awaited successor to The Arthur of the Welsh is the first-ever survey of Arthurian material across all the Celtic languages from the Middle Ages to modern times. A significant contribution to the field of Arthurian studies in general, it will prove an indispensable resource for those working with material in the Celtic languages.’
- Professor Sioned Davies, Chair of Welsh, Cardiff University

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11th April 2019

The Role of Wales in UK Nuclear History

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Religion, Evolution and Heredity

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Shards of Light

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Soul-Health

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Re-envisaging the First Age of Cinematic Horror, 1896-1934

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Having a Go at the Kaiser

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Paulo Emílio Salles Gomes

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The Spanish Anarchists of Northern Australia

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Monastic Life in the Medieval British Isles

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The Opposition to the Great War in Wales 1914-1918

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The Algerian War in French/Algerian Writing

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Anglo-Saxon Kingship and Political Power

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Legislating for Wales

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Emyr Humphreys

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Daemons and Spirits in Ancient Egypt

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The Architecture of Wales

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The Postsecular Political Philosophy of Jürgen Habermas

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Literary Illumination

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The Tlatelolco Massacre, Mexico 1968, and the Emotional Triangle of Anger, Grief and Shame

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Comparative Stylistics of Welsh and English

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Christopher Meredith

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The Principality of Wales in the Later Middle Ages

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The World of the Newport Medieval Ship

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Crime, Courts and Community in Mid-Victorian Wales

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South African Gothic

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Theologia Cambrensis

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Performing Wales

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Gothic Britain

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Darwinian Feminism and Early Science Fiction

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Saving the Pyramids

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Gothic Invasions

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Sex, Sects and Society

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New Territories in Modernism

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Catalan Culture

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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

David Annwn Jones

David Annwn Jones lectures for the Open University in Leeds and Manchester; he is a critic, poet, playwright and acknowledged authority on the phantasmagoria magic lantern-show....

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