Cornish Studies, Volume 18

Edited by Philip Payton

Cornish Studies, Volume 18

Edited by Philip Payton

Distributed for University of Exeter Press

224 pages | 5 halftones | 6 x 9 | © 2010
Paper $23.00 ISBN: 9780859898607 Published August 2011 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only

Cornish Studies has consistently and successfully sought to explore the nature of Cornish identity and discuss its implications for society and governance in contemporary Cornwall.

This latest volume includes articles on mining in both nineteenth-century and contemporary Cornwall, an assessment of research into Cornish folklore, discussion of the modern growth of alternative “Celtic spiritualities” in Cornwall, a fresh perspective on the Middle Cornish language of medieval Cornish drama, and a fascinating account of the rise and importance of swimming matches in Victorian Cornwall.


Notes on contributors

1. Mining the Data: What can a Quantitative Approach tell us about the Micro-Geography of Nineteenth-Century Cornish mining?
      Bernard Deacon (Institute of Cornish Studies, University of Exeter)
2. South Crofty and the Regeneration of Pool: National Agenda v Cornish Ethnicity?
       Richard Harris (Institute of Cornish Studies, University of Exeter)
3. When is a NIMBY not a NIMBY?: The case of the St Dennis Anti-Incinerator Group
       Jon Cope (University College Falmouth)
4. Meanings of Cornishness: A Study of Contemporary Cornish Identity
       Robert Dickinson (Institute of Cornish Studies, University of Exeter)
5. Imagining the Swimming: Discourse of Modernity, Identity and Nationhood in the Annual Swimming Matches in Late Victorian Cornwall
       Geoffrey Swallow (St Ives, Cornwall)
6. Cornish Folklore: Context and Opportunity
       Ronald M. James (Nevada State Historic Preservation Office, and University of Nevada, Reno, United States of America)
7. Bucca Redivivus: History, Folklore and the Construction of Ethnic Identity within Modern Pagan Witchcraft in Cornwall
       Jason Semmens (Horsham Museum, West Sussex)
8. The Stage of the Nation in Medieval Cornwall
       Eleanor Lavan (New York University, United States of America)
9. The Preterite in Cornish
       Nicholas J. A. Williams (University of Dublin)
10. The Three Epitaphs of Dolly Pentreath
       Matthew Spriggs (Australian National University)
       and Richard Gendall (Liskeard, Cornwall)

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