Welsh Writing in English
A Yearbook of Critical Essays, Volume 11, 2007
Distributed for University of Wales Press
The Yearbook consists of new (peer-reviewed) essays by critics in universities in Wales and the U.K. as a whole, as well as America and beyond, and, while the ultimate criterion is always quality, the journal seeks to publish work both by established scholars in the field and by young researchers publishing the results of recent new work. As well as some eight full-length articles in each volume, the journal also publishes shorter factual pieces--new discoveries, new manuscripts, etc.--in a “Notes” section, while the occasional “Forum” section seeks to stimulate lively critical debate arising from published papers. Each issue also contains an annual bibliography of new critical material which has appeared during the previous year.
In its ten years of publication the Yearbook has become a benchmark for discussion of Wales’s English-language literature, as well as for the exploration of the links between the two literatures of Wales. A number of the essays first published in the Yearbook are already widely cited as key discussions of their subject and a number have been reprinted.
The Yearbook is a journal which aims to be lively, original, challenging, controversial and to be appeal not just to specialists but to be accessible to the interested general reader.
Harri Roberts: “The Body and the Book” Caradoc Evans’s My People”
M. Wynn Thomas: “‘A Grand Harlequinade’: The Border Writing of Nigel Heseltine”
Rhian Davies: “Scarred Background: Nigel Heseltine (1916-1995), A Biographical Introduction and a Bibliography”
Fflur Dafydd: “‘This is I; there is nothing else’: R. S. Thomas and Hugh MacDiarmid”
William V. Davis: “Evidence of Things Not Seen: R. S. Thomas’s Agnostic Faith”
Malcolm Ballin: Welsh Periodicals in English: Second Aeon and Poetry Wales(1965-1985)
Matthew Jarvis: “Christine Evans’s Bardsey: Creating Sacred Space”
Diane Green: “Welsh Writing in English: A Bibliography of Critics 2005”