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New Perspectives in Celtic Studies

Editor(s): Aleksander Bednarski, Paweł Tomasz Czerniak, Maciej Czerniakowski

Book Description

This volume provides accounts of well-established themes of general Celtic inquiry from new theoretical perspectives, in addition to addressing new areas of research that have remained largely unexplored. The collection includes contributions by both established and young scholars on diverse aspects of culture, literature and linguistics, reflecting the multidisciplinary character of current trends in Celtology.

The linguistic section of the book includes chapters dealing with Welsh phonology and possible areas of influence of the Brittonic language on English, as well as with the issues of translating culture-specific aspects of medieval Welsh texts and the problems of standardising Irish orthography and font. The second part of the volume is devoted to literature and considers neglected, and heretofore unexplored, aspects of Welsh-language poetry, fiction and children’s literature, the work of John Cowper Powys, and Scottish film in the theoretical context of post-humanism.

Approaching these issues from different angles and using different methodologies, the collection highlights the connections between long-established academic areas of interest and popular culture, broadening the horizon of Celtic scholarship.

Hardback

ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-7076-4
ISBN-10: 1-4438-7076-5
Date of Publication: 01/02/2015
Pages / Size: 150 / A5
Price: £41.99
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Biography

Aleksander Bednarski is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Celtic Studies at John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland. He teaches a variety of courses, including Welsh, Celtic Culture, and English Literature. His research interests are primarily in modern Scottish literature, Welsh writing in English and contemporary Welsh-language fiction. He has published articles on Alan Warner, Angharad Tomos, and the Welsh settlement in Patagonia, and is the author of Inherent Myth: Wales in Niall Griffiths’s Fiction (2012).

Paweł Tomasz Czerniak is a PhD candidate at John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland, where he obtained his BA and MA degrees, with theses exploring the area of Welsh segmental structure through the optics offered by government phonology. His current research focuses on the prosodic and melodic sound-related linguistic phenomena occurring in modern Welsh. His interests include Celtic linguistics, phonological theory and language acquisition.

Maciej Czerniakowski is a PhD candidate at John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland. His research focuses on areas such as melancholy in culture, the Neo-baroque, the history of automatons, and posthumanism. Currently, his interests concentrate particularly on the influences between gender studies and posthumanism.