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New Perspectives on Modern Wales

Studies in Welsh Language, Literature and Social Politics

Editor(s): Sabine Asmus, Katarzyna Jaworska-Biskup

Book Description

This book discusses issues of Welsh literature, history and the vernacular language of the devolved region of Wales (as a part of the United Kingdom of Northern Ireland and Great Britain). In this context, the volume sheds light on various aspects of the identity construction of a small nation with an endangered language, which is a P-Celtic tongue, known for exhibiting many features alien to Indo-European and SAE languages. All the issues tackled here are presented in diachronic and synchronic perspective, allowing for correlations to be drawn with similar problems faced by other cultures.

As such, the volume will be of interest to anyone promoting Wales and Welsh culture within and outside the country, as well as journalists, politicians, linguists, literary scholars, historians, and those interested in areal studies focusing on the UK.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-2191-9
ISBN-10: 1-5275-2191-5
Date of Publication: 01/02/2019
Pages / Size: 186 / A5
Price: £58.99


Sabine Asmus received a PhD in Translation Studies from Humboldt University, Germany, before studying and working in Wales, where she translated literary works from Welsh into German, taught at a Welsh-medium school, and started research in lexicology and lexicography. From 2000 onwards, she has been lecturing and researching in the fields of Celtic Studies and English Studies as a Professor in Austria and Poland. She has been a Guest Lecturer in France, Ireland, Wales and Germany, and is a regular contributor to BBC Radio Cymru and other media companies in Wales, as well as in Ireland. She is currently Head of the Department of Celtic Languages and Cultures at the University of Szczecin, Poland.

Katarzyna Jaworska-Biskup is an Assistant Professor (Adjunct) in the Department of Celtic Languages and Cultures at the University of Szczecin, Poland. Her research interests are translation studies and Celtic studies, especially in the field of law. Her publications include the chapters “The Role of Law in Shaping Identity in Medieval Scottish Legal and Literary Texts” in Imaging Scottishness: European and Domestic Representations (2017) and “The Representation of Punishment in the Four Branches of the Mabinogi” in Reframing Punishment: Silencing, Dehumanisation and the Way Forward (2014).