Hiraeth and ambiguous pastorals : Wales, England, and rural modernities between the Wars

HOPKINS, Chris (2017). Hiraeth and ambiguous pastorals : Wales, England, and rural modernities between the Wars. In: BLUEMEL, Kristin and MCCLUSKEY, Michael, (eds.) Rural Modernity in Britain : A Critical Intervention. Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press.

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    Abstract

    The essay explores how Welsh writers in English often claimed a distinctive Welsh rural modernity giving a sense of community more authentic than that produced and consumed by the metropolitan society of modern England: texts examined will be the periodical Wales and the novel Rhondda Roundabout (1934) by Jack Jones. The essay then explores the the ways in which, despite hiraeth's specifically Welsh roots, many English readers and audiences during the interwar period seem also to have been fascinated by popular texts which presented them with stories of Wales as a nation or region which had strong associations with both the rural past and the industrial modern: the texts here will be Emlyn Williams' play The Corn is Green (1938) and Richard Llewellyn's novel How Green was My Valley (1939)

    Item Type: Book Section
    Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Humanities Research Centre
    Departments - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities > Department of Humanities
    Depositing User: Chris Hopkins
    Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2017 12:31
    Last Modified: 02 Nov 2017 12:31
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/17109

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