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Women and the City in French Literature and Culture

Reconfiguring the Feminine in the Urban Environment

Edited by Siobhán McIlvanney and Gillian Ni Cheallaigh

‘Ranging across centuries, continents and cultural media, this book explores with exceptional cogency and brio women’s ambivalent relationship with the masculine space of cities. Its chapters are splendidly well chosen, framed and edited to show how women, past and present, find multiple ways to engage creatively with cities, as social agents and as writers, readers and film-makers.’
- Diana Holmes, Professor of French, University of Leeds

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Body Matters

Exploring the Materiality of the Human Body

Edited by Louise Steel, Luci Attala

Adopting a novel cross-disciplinary approach, this book demonstrates the value of understanding human bodies as fundamentally influenced and affected by the other materials available in diverse landscapes. Using a rich mix of ethnographic, archaeological and historical examples, it explores the creative roles materials have taken in shaping past and present people’s bodies.

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Pacifism, Peace and Modern Welsh Writing

Linden Peach

‘Pacifism, Peace and Modern Welsh Writing is an enlivening and erudite study, which draws on a range of Welsh-language and English-language texts to reveal the distinctive, interwoven history and cultural importance of pacifist thought in Wales.’
- Dr Laura Wainwright, author of New Territories in Modernism: Anglophone Welsh Writing 1930–1949

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Freedom Music

Wales, Emancipation and Jazz 1850-1950

Jen Wilson

‘In Freedom Music, archivist and pianist Jen Wilson embellishes established narratives of Welsh culture with the “blue notes” of transnational, African American and feminist histories. Her explorations of musical influences, the politics of performance practices and the social effects of cultural transference open up new areas of research. This is a wide-ranging, suitably-illustrated and engaging book that documents the cross-cultural and transatlantic dialogues that were the making of modern Wales.’
- Professor Daniel G. Williams, Swansea University

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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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13th May 2019

Wales Book of the Year 2019

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Featured Titles

Colonial and Post-Colonial Goan Literature in Portuguese

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Minerva’s Gothics

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Revisiting the Medieval North of England

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Children and Young People ‘Looked After’?

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Wales and the Bomb

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Arthur in the Celtic Languages

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Red Hearts and Roses?

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Carmen Martín Gaite

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Servants and the Gothic, 1764-1831

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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

Elizabeth Neiman

Elizabeth A. Neiman is Assistant Professor at the University of Maine, with a joint appointment in English and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Her research interests include the British Romantic era, women’s writing, the long-nineteenth century, and book history....

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