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Assimilation and its Discontents: Wales in British Literature / Daniel, Williams

Swansea University Author: Daniel, Williams

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How have the ways in which Britishness been imagined and re-imagined in literature from a Welsh perspective? What is the relationship between Britishness and Welshness? How has that relationship been imagined in literature and culture? Beginning with Shakespeare and ending with Raymond Williams, Dan...

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Published: 2017
Online Access: http://dase.laits.utexas.edu/media/bsls/mp3/100540331.mp3
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa36855
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Abstract: How have the ways in which Britishness been imagined and re-imagined in literature from a Welsh perspective? What is the relationship between Britishness and Welshness? How has that relationship been imagined in literature and culture? Beginning with Shakespeare and ending with Raymond Williams, Daniel Williams will suggest that the Welsh have played a constitutive, if problematic, role in the making of Britishness.Recording of a lecture delivered to the British Studies Faculty, University of Texas at Austin.
Keywords: Wales. Britain. Assimilation. Shakespeare. Matthew Arnold. George Eliot
College: College of Arts and Humanities