Doña Bárbara Unleashed

From Venezuelan Plains to International Screen

Jenni M. Lehtinen

‘In this hugely engaging and delightfully written exploration of Doña Bárbara and its popular on-screen afterlife, Jenni Lehtinen presents the eponymous protagonist as a potentially endlessly morphing manifestation of untamed barbarism, glamour, seductiveness and female empowerment. Bárbara becomes a marker of transnational mobility and social and cultural evolution, both in terms of her textual, filmic and televisual incarnations, and in terms of her public reception and re-imagination by audiences and fans. The story of Doña Bárbara becomes the story of shifting conceptions of Latinity and a still unfolding tale of the powerful possibilities of adaptation and transformation.’
- Professor Philip Swanson, University of Sheffield

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Blood, Land and Power

Manuel Perez-Garcia

‘Manuel Pérez-García forcefully demonstrates the role of the extended family groups in Spanish early modern and, by extension, in Western early modern societies. They articulate the relationship of individual with the global context, and their needs for preservation and dominance are the motor of social change, creating the dominant social representations. Unveiling the most intimate structures of Western societies, this book paves the way for global comparisons.’
- Professor Jean-Pierre Dedieu, École normale supérieure de Lyon

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Embodying Contagion

Edited by Sandra Becker, Megen de Bruin-Molé and Sara Polak

‘Haunting and timely: a set of meditations in an emergency that reflect not only on the present viral pandemic, but on the various crises that led to this moment, the ways we narrativise real world disaster, and the disastrous ways we have shared information and misinformation in the new millennium.’
- Dr Sarah Juliet Lauro, The University of Tampa

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Global TV Horror

Edited by Stacey Abbott and Lorna Jowett

‘This timely new collection, truly global in its scope, gets to grips with the exponential spread of Horror across a wide variety of channels, national television networks and platforms. The recently-held belief in the incompatibility of Horror and television seems hard to imagine now, which is precisely why this collection of essays is so necessary. Abbott and Jowett’s introduction to the book is written with their characteristic clarity, and they have collected here the work of both senior figures from Horror Studies and many of the field’s most exciting new scholars.’
- Professor Helen Wheatley, University of Warwick

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Transnationalism and Genre Hybridity in New British Horror Cinema

Lindsey Decker

‘We all thought British horror film perished in the 1990s. So when it returned from the dead in the 2000s, there wasn't a critic who knew what to do with it. Thankfully, we now have Lindsey Decker to illuminate this decade – with sharp, incisive and yet accessible prose, Decker explores how gothic horror, zombie films and hoodie horror embodied a distinctive Britishness that offered a compelling global appeal. This book is going to be a fixture on horror film reading lists for years to come.’
- Dr Alison Peirse, University of Leeds, editor of Women Make Horror: Filmmaking, Feminism and Genre

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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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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

13th April 2021

Introducing the Medieval Ass

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Gothic Chapbooks, Bluebooks and Shilling Shockers, 1797–1830

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Stephen King and American Politics

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Cognitive Sciences and Medieval Studies

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Living Off-Grid in Wales

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Indian Science Fiction

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John Poyer, the Civil Wars in Pembrokeshire and the British Revolutions

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New Queer Horror Film and Television

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Norah Borges

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William Morgan

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Introducing the Medieval Ass

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Women’s Authorship and the Early Gothic

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The Welsh Methodist Society

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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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Evan James Williams

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Plants in Science Fiction

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Jane Williams (Ysgafell)

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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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Michael John Franklin

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

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