Welsh Periodicals in English 1882-2012

Author(s): Malcolm Ballin

Language: English

Genre(s): Welsh Interest

Series: Writers of Wales

  • June 2013 · 208pages · 216x138mm

  • ·Paperback - 9780708326145
  • · eBook - epub - 9781783165612
  • · eBook - mobi - 9781783165629
  • · eBook - pdf - 9780708326152

About The Book

Welsh Periodicals in English celebrates the contribution of English-language periodicals to the careers of Welsh writers (from Lewis Morris to Owen Sheers) and to the practice of their editors (from Charles Wilkins (1882) to Emily Trahair (2012)). These periodicals have helped to create an active Anglophone public sphere in Wales and continue to stimulate discussion on a wide range of topics: tensions between tradition and continuity; the role of magazines in developing new writers; gender issues; relations with Welsh-language journals; the involvement of the periodicals in social and political issues, and their contribution to cultural developments in Wales. A detailed study of the design, content and editorial practice of the periodicals is illuminated by discussions with living editors, and the book concludes with a discussion on the strengths and weaknesses of contemporary productions and a comparison with their successful equivalents in Ireland.


"[Ballin] adroitly sketches periodicals from "The Red Dragon "onwards."--Richard Price "Times Literary Supplement "


Introduction: ‘The New Old; Old New’ 1. The Liberal Miscellanies: 1882-1914 2. The independent Periodicals: 1914-1969 3. The Late Twentieth century: 1969-2012 Conclusion

About the Author(s)

Malcolm Ballin

Malcom Ballin is an independent researcher at Cardiff University.

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