Bethan Jenkins

Old Member (1997)

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Between Wales and England: Anglophone Welsh Writing of the Eighteenth Century

Between Wales and England: Anglophone Welsh Writing of the Eighteenth Century

Publisher: UWP

Publication date: 2017

Part of the series Writing Wales in English

Between Wales and England is an exploration of eighteenth-century anglophone Welsh writing by authors for whom English-language literature was mostly a secondary concern. This study considers primarily the English-language works of Lewis Morris, Evan Evans, and Edward Williams (Iolo Morganwg) in the context of both their Welsh and English literary influences and their travels between Wales and England. It interrogates these authors’ views on the newly-emerging sense of Britishness, and finds their literary responses to this new national identity to be more ambivalent and nuanced than has generally been thought.

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Political Pamphlets and Sermons from Wales 1790-1806

Political Pamphlets and Sermons from Wales 1790-1806

Author: Marion Löffler, with Bethan Jenkins

Publisher: UWP

Publication date: 2013

Part of the Wales and the French Revolution series

Pamphleteering was a vital component of the popular political discussion opened up by the French Revolution of 1789, but while the English pamphlet wars have been exhaustively explored, Welsh pamphlet literature has been ignored. During the fifteen years following the French Revolution of 1789, over 100 Welsh pamphlets and sermons engaged in a public discourse which discussed the larger issues raised by the Revolution and the war against the French Republic.

This pioneering volume seeks to capture the excitement of the period by demonstrating how radicals and loyalists, Dissenters, Methodists and Churchmen, pacifists and warmongers engaged in a lively argument in their published works. An in-depth essay reviews and interprets texts written by artisans, Dissenting ministers, country curates and Anglican bishops, who all used religion as politics; promoted war or peace; argued over republicanism and loyalism, and utilized the law as a stage for political ideas. All texts are fully translated and thus made accessible to an English-speaking audience for the first time.

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