2008

Pre-18th Century Texts

Canning, Patricia. ‘The Bodie and the Letters Both’: ‘Blending’ the Rules of Early Modern Religion. Language and Literature: Journal of the Poetics and Linguistics Association 17:3 (August 2008) 187-203. ISSN 09639470.

Cruikshank, Frances. The Speaking Picture: Visions and Images in the Poetry of John Donne and George Herbert. The Reformation Unsettled: British Literature and the Question of Religious Identity, 1560-1660. Jan Frans van Dijkhuizen (editor). Belgium: Brepols, 2008. ISBN 9782503526249.

Dijkhuizen, Jan Frans van. In Thy Passion Slain: Donne, Herbert and the Theology of Pain. The Reformation Unsettled: British Literature and the Question of Religious Identity, 1560-1660. Jan Frans van Dijkhuizen (editor). Belgium: Brepols, 2008. ISBN 9782503526249.

Evans, Andrew J., John Nettleship and Steven Perry. Linn Liuan/Llyn Lyw: The Wondrous Lake of the Historia Brittonum’s de Mirabilibus Brittaniae and Culhwch ac Olwen. Folklore 119:3 (2008) 295-318. ISSN 0015-587X.

Field, P.J.C. Arthur’s Battles. Arthuriana 18:4 (Winter 2008) 3-32. ISSN 1078-6279.

Johnston, Dafydd. Semantic Ambiguity in Dafydd ap Gwilym’s ‘Trafferth mewn Tafarn’. Cambrian Medieval Studies 56 (Winter 2008) 59-74. ISSN 1353-0089.

Kerrigan, John. Archipelagic English: Literature, History and Politics 1603-1707. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008. (An exploration of the formation of British identity viewed from the peripheries of Britain as opposed to its metropolitan centre. This includes a chapter dedicated to Morgan Llwyd, Katherine Philips and Henry Vaughan.)

Knight, Stephen. From Myrrdin to Merlin and Back Again. Transactions of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion 2007 Vol 14 (2008) 5-20. ISSN 0959 3632. (On the changing representations of Merlin from his first appearance in sixth-century  Welsh poetry to the present day. )

Major, Philip. Urne-Buriall and the Interregnum Royalist. ‘A Man Very Well Studyed’: New Contexts for Thomas Browne. Kathryn Murphy and Richard Todd (editors.) Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2008. ISBN 9789004171732.

Monta, Susannah. Vaughan’s Life of Paulinus: recharting the Royalist journey. Renaissance tropologies: the cultural imagination of early modern England. Jeanne Shami (editor.) Pittsburgh: Duquesne University Press, 2008. ISBN 9780820704098

Orvis, David L. ‘Thy Glorious Household-Stuffe’: Doctrinal (Re)Inscription in George Herbert’s Church Furnishing Poems. The Sacred and Profane in English Renaissance Literature. Mary A. Papazian (editor). Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2008. ISBN 9780874130256.

Pierce, Robert B. Richard Wilbur and George Herbert. Modern Philology 106:1 (August 2008) 83-100. ISSN 00268232.

Pursglove, Glyn. ‘Not with leaf only, but with some fruit also’. Scintilla 12 (2008) 34-52. ISSN 1368-5023.

Reece, Spencer. In Praise of George Herbert. American Poetry Review 37-2 (March-April 2008) 32-34. ISSN 03603709.

Rudrum, Alan. Bring Peace Back to Life: The Anglican Irenicism of Lancelot Andrewes, Henry Vaughan and Rowan Williams. Scintilla 12 (2008) 111-120. ISSN 1368-5023.

Simpson, Roger. Arthurian Pageants in Twentieth-Century Britain. Arthuriana 18:1 (Spring 2008) 63-87. ISSN 1078-6279.

Sullivan, Ceri. The Rhetoric of the Conscience in Donne, Herbert and Vaughan. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008. ISBN 9780199547845.

West, William N. Less Well-Wrought Urns: Henry Vaughan and the Decay of the Poetic Monument. ELH 75:1 (Spring 2008) 197-218. ISSN 00138304.

Wilcher, Robert. Henry Vaughan, Jeremy Taylor, Edward Sparke, and the Preservation of the Anglican Communion.  Scintilla 12 (2008) 141-159. ISSN 1368-5023.

Wolberg, Kristine A. ‘All Possible Art’: George Herbert’s The Country Parson. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2008, ISBN 9780838641705.

18th Century

Jones, David Ceri. Fictional Selves in the Life and writing of Edward Williams (‘Iolo Morganwg’, 1747-1826). The Welsh History Review 24:1 (June 2008) 29-51. ISSN 0083-792X.

Owen, Tomos. “Never Again Stop the Way of a Welshman”: Rioting and Rebellion in Amy Dillwyn’s The Rebecca RioterRiots in Literature. David Bell and Gerald Porter (editors). Cambridge: Cambridge Scholar, 2008. ISBN 978-1-84718-582-2.

Prescott, Sarah. Eighteenth Century Writing from Wales: Bards and Britons. Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2008. ISBN 978-0-7083-2053-2. (An investigation of eighteenth century literature from and about Wales, and which centre on contemporaneous ideas around national identity.)

Stanton, Kamille Stone. ‘Capable of Being Kings’: The Influence of the Cult of King Charles I on the Early Modern Women’s Literary Canon. New Perspectives on the Eighteenth Century 5:1 (Spring 2008) 20-29. ISSN 15449009.

19th Century (incl. Romanticism)

Boutin, Aimée. Transnational Migrations: Reading Amable Tastu with Felicia Hemans. Romance Studies 26:3 (July 2008) 210-220. ISSN 0263-9904.

Ryan, Brandy. ‘Echo and Reply’: The Elegies of Felicia Hemans, Letitia Landon and Elizabeth Barrett. Victorian Poetry 46:3 (Autumn 2008) 249-277. ISSN 00425206.

Jarvis, Robin. Madoc in Scotland: a transatlantic perspective on ‘Stepping Westward’. European Romantic Review 19:2 (April 2008) 149-156. ISSN 1740-4657 (A reading of Wordsworth’s ‘Stepping Westward’ which is contrasted with Southey’s ‘Madoc’)

Kaplan, Cora. Fingersmith‘s coda: feminism and Victorian Studies. Journal of Victorian Culture 13:1 (2008) 42-55. ISSN 13555502.

Preston, Peter. Victorianism in Recent Victorian Fiction. History, Politics, Identity: Reading Literature in a Changing World. Marija Knezevic and Aleksandra Nikcevic-Batricevic (editors.) Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2008. ISBN 9781847185099. (about Sarah Waters)

20th Century

Ballin, Malcolm. The Welshness of William Emrys Williams: strands from a biography. Almanac – A Yearbook of Welsh Writing in English: Critical Essays Vol 13 (2008-2009) 81-108. (A discussion of Sander Meredeen’s biography that focuses on the importance of Williams’s Welsh identity and its impact on the British cultural establishment.)

Barnie, John. What the Raven told the Eagle. Poetry Wales 43:3 (Winter 2008) 11-15. ISSN 0332 2202. (On climate change and extinction in Welsh nature poetry.)

Bohata, Kirsti. A Female Tradition. New Welsh Review 80 (Summer 2008) 25-33. ISSN 0954-2116.  (Discusses new publications that offer a feminist perspective of the Welsh writing in English canon.)

Brigley, Zoë. Confessing the Secrets of Others: Pascale Petit’s Poetic Employment of Latin American Cultures and the Mexican Artist, Frida Kahlo. Journal of International Women’s Studies 9:2 (March 2008) 20-28. ISSN 15398706.

Brockway, Anthony. The Last Word. New Welsh Review 82 (Winter 2008) 91-95. ISSN 0954-2116. (Anthony Brockway argues the case for a place in the Welsh canon for native science fiction.)

Broughton, Sarah. ‘We tell ourselves stories in order to live.’ New Welsh Review 82 (Winter 2008) 31-37. ISSN 0954-2116. (Review-article that discusses both Dannie Abse’s The Presence and Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking.)

Bishton, Joanne. Kissing Women: The Fiction of Sarah Waters. American, British, and Canadian Studies 10 (July 2008) 91-105. ISSN 1841964X

Bouyssou, Roland. The Sacrificial Victim in David Jones’s In Parenthesis. Ecstasy and Understanding: Religious Awareness in English Poetry from the Late Victorian to the Modern Period. Adrian Grafe (editor). London: Continuum, 2008. ISBN 9780826498649.

Brown, Tony. ‘Love’s Depths’: R.S. Thomas’s Poems to his Wife. Renascence 60.2 (Winter 2008) 132-60. ISSN 00344346.

Caldwell, Roger. Accidental War Poets. PN Review 34:4 (March-April 2008) 61-3 ISSN 01447076. (Review-article of Isaac Rosenberg’s unpublished letters, Poetry out of My Own Heart and Alun Lewis’s A Cypress Walk – Letters to ‘Frieda’.)

Charles, Alec. War Without End?: Utopia, the Family, and the Post-9/11 World in Russell T. Davies’s Doctor Who. Science Fiction Studies 35:3 (November 2008) 450-465. ISSN 00917729.

Curtis, Tony. After the First Death … Literature and Wales in the Second World War. Literatures of War. Eve Patten and Richard Pine (editors.) Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2008. ISBN 9781847186379.

Dafydd, Fflur. ‘There were Fathoms in her too’: R.S. Thomas and Women. Renascence 60.2 (Winter 2008) 118-131. ISSN 00344346.

Davis, William V. ‘The Lame Feet of Salvation’: A Reading of R.S. Thomas and Robinson Jeffers. Renascence 60.2 (Winter 2008) 162-179. ISSN 00344346.

Dix, Hywel. After Raymond Williams: Cultural Materialism and the Break-up of Britain. Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2008. ISBN 978-0-7083-2153-9.

Fawkner, H. W. World without christening: domestic life and iniquity in the twenty-sixth chapter of A Glastonbury Romance. Powys Journal 18 (2008) 67-84. ISSN 09627057.

Fenwick, Gillian. Traveling Genius. South Carolina: University of South Carolina Press, 2008. ISBN 978-1-57003-747-4.

Freeman, Nick. Edward Thomas, Swinburne, and Richard Jefferies: ‘The Dead Oak Tree Bough’. English Literature in Transition (1880-1920) 51:2 (2008) 164-183. ISSN 00138339.

Fisher, Roy. On JCP’s letters (with two letters from JCP to Fisher). Powys Journal 18 (2008) 30-7. ISSN 09627057.

Gossedge, Rob. Tales of the Boneddigion: Nigel Heseltine’s Gentry Context. Almanac – A Yearbook of Welsh Writing in English: Critical Essays Vol 13 (2008-2009) 55-80.

Gramich, Katie. Sounding the Depths. New Welsh Review 82 (Winter 2008) 18-27. ISSN 0954-2116. (Review-article which looks at the blending of nature writing and memoir in Gillian Clarke’s At the Source and Christine Evans’s Bardsey.)

Gregson, Ian. Poetry 1900-2000: One hundred poets from Wales. Poetry Wales 44:1 (Summer 2008) 9-11. ISSN 0332 2202. (Review-article of Poetry 1900-2000 edited by Meic Stephens and which stresses the importance and the need for such an anthology.)

Hill, Greg. So What’s New? Planet 187 (February/March 2008) 60-64. ISSN 0048-4288. (Review-article of Ian Gregson’s study of Welsh writing in English, The New Poetry in Wales.)

ap Hywel, Elin. The Song and not the Singer: The importance of And… Poetry Wales 44: 1 (Summer 2008) 47-49 ISSN 0332 2202 (Review-article of Menna Elfyn’s Perfect Blemish: New and Selected Poems 1997-2007.)

Jarvis, Matthew. An absent art? ‘Alternative’ poetry since The Second Flowering. Poetry Wales 44:1 (Summer 2008) 8-14. ISSN 0332 2202. (Through the examination of a variety of Welsh ‘alternative’ poets, argues that this genre of poetry has flourished since the 1970s.)

Jarvis, Matthew. International Elements in Poetry Wales: A Response to Malcolm Ballin. Almanac – A Yearbook of Welsh Writing in English: Critical Essays Vol 13 (2008-2009) 191-201.

Jarvis, Matthew. Voices of Renewal: Anglophone Welsh Poetry in the 1960s. Poetry Wales 44: 2 (Autumn 2008) 22-27. ISSN 0332 2202.

Jarvis, Matthew. Welsh Environments in Contemporary Poetry: Writing Wales in English. Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2008. ISBN 978-0-7083-2152-2.

Jones, Craig Owen. ‘Magnifique, n’est-ce pas?’: Representations of Wales and the world in Islwyn Ffowc Elis’s Wythnos Yng Nghymru Fydd. Almanac – A Yearbook of Welsh Writing in English: Critical Essays Vol 13 (2008-2009) 162-190.

Kaplan, Cora. Fingersmith‘s coda: feminism and Victorian Studies. Journal of Victorian Culture 13:1 (2008) 42-55. ISSN 13555502.

Longley, Edna (editor). The Annotated Collected Poems/Edward Thomas. Tarset: Bloodaxe, 2008. ISBN 9781852247461.

Lycett, Andrew. The Reluctant Propagandist. The Guardian (21 June 2008). (about Dylan Thomas)

MacPherson, Pauline. ‘Fictions can change. It’s only the facts that can trap us’: Images of female sexuality from Oranges to Velvet. Women: A Cultural Review 19:3 (November 2008) 261-274. ISSN 1470-1367.

Marie-Laverrou, Florence. ‘Encroaching fields’ in Weymouth Sands. Powys Journal 18 (2008) 85-104. ISSN 09627057.

McDonald, Peter. Edward Thomas, The Annotated Collected Poems. Times Literary Supplement 5512 (November 21 2008) 3-5. (Review-article.)

McGuiness, Patrick. Creative Disturbance. Planet 190 (August/September 2008) 39-45. ISSN 0048-4288. (Interview.)

Miguélez-Carballeira, Helena. In Conversation: María do Cebreiro and Menna Elfyn. Poetry Wales 44: 2 (Autumn 2008) 10-14. ISSN 0332 2202. (An interview which considers the implications of translating poetry.)

Mundler, Helen Esther. Seeming and Being: The Play of Alterity in Affinity by Sarah Waters. Résonances 9 (February 2008) 103-115. ISSN 12452262.

Nash, Katherine Saunders. John Cowper Powys’s ‘great new art’: intermental influence in the lecture career. Powys Journal 18 (2008) 38-66. ISSN 09627057.

Owen, Tomos. The London Kelt 1895 – 1914: Performing Welshness, Imagining Wales. Almanac – A Yearbook of Welsh Writing in English: Critical Essays Vol. 13 (2008-2009) 109-125. (An examination of newspapers and periodicals produced for the Welsh in exile, specifically the London Kelt and its role in the construction of Welsh identity.)

Peddie, Ian. Warmth and Light and Sky: Niall Griffiths in Conversation. Critical Survey 20:3 (September 2008) 119-127. ISSN 0011-1570.

Perry, Sam. ‘In Search of Something Chance Would Never Bring’: The Poetry of R.S. Thomas and Edward Thomas. Review of English Studies: The Leading Journal of English Literature and the English Language 59:241 (September 2008) 582-603. ISSN 00346551.

Perry, Sam. ‘Passionate and Simple’: R.S. Thomas and Irish Writing. Almanac – A Yearbook of Welsh Writing in English: Critical Essays Vol 13 (2008-2009) 126-161.

Phillips, Ivan. Penmen and brushmen: the remediation of word and image in the work of Wyndham Lewis and David Jones. Word and Image 24:1 (January-March 2008) 103-14. ISSN 0266-6286.

Preston, Peter. Victorianism in Recent Victorian Fiction. History, Politics, Identity: Reading Literature in a Changing World. Marija Knezevic and Aleksandra Nikcevic-Batricevic (editors.) Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2008. ISBN 9781847185099. (about Sarah Waters)

Riach, Alan. One Hundred Welsh Poets. New Welsh Review 80 (Summer 2008) 17-23. ISSN 0954-2116.  (Review-article of Meic Stephens’ anthology, Poetry 1900-2000.)

Sands-O’Connor, Karen. High Winds and Broken Bridges: The Gothic and the West Indies in Twentieth-Century British Children’s Literature. The Gothic in Children’s Literature: Haunting the Borders. Anna Jackson, Karen Coates and Roderick McGillis (editors). New York: Routledge, 2008. ISBN 9780415960366.

Szabo, Daniel. Feminine Irony in the Religious Poetry of Gwyneth Lewis. E-rea 6 :1 (2008). ISSN 16381718.

Szabo, Daniel. ‘For the Failure of Language There Is No Redress’: R. S. Thomas, Poetry and Prayer. Ecstasy and Understanding: Religious Awareness in English Poetry from the Late Victorian to the Modern Period. Adrian Grafe (editor). London: Continuum, 2008. ISBN 9780826498649.

Thorpe, Adam. Book of a Lifetime: The Anathemata by David Jones. The Independent (13 June 2008).

Thomas, Colin. Green Mountain Black Mountain. Planet 187 (February/March 2008) 20-25. ISSN 0048-4288. (A discussion of Dylan Thomas’s wartime propaganda films).

Thomas, Lucy. ‘He was thinking in Welsh now, though he spoke in English’: Negotiating identity in the language of Hilda Vaughan’s novels.  Almanac – A Yearbook of Welsh Writing in English: Critical Essays Vol 13 (2008-2009) 27-54.

Thomas, M. Wynn. The Outsider. The Guardian (9 February 2008). (Review-article)

Thomas, M. Wynn. ‘The Fantastic Side of God’: R.S. Thomas and Jorge Luis Borges. Renascence 60.2 (Winter 2008) 178-196. ISSN 00344346.

Walford Davies, Damian. ‘Yeats Said That’: R.S. Thomas and W.B. Yeats. Almanac – A Yearbook of Welsh Writing in English: Critical Essays Vol 13 (2008-2009) 1-26.

Westover, Daniel Kirk. Stylistic Destinations: The Prosodies of R.S. Thomas 1936-2000. PhD thesis, University of Wales [Bangor], 2008.

Wood, Naomi. The Cultural Geography of Fantasy Britain. Children’s Literature: Annual of the Modern Language Association Division on Children’s Literature and the Children’s Literature Association 36 (2008) 251-256 ISSN 00928208 (Review-article of Charles Butler’s study of Susan Cooper, Alan Garner, Penelope Lively and Diana Wynne Jones.)

21st Century

Barker, Sebastian. ‘Red Kites Against a Dark Blue Sky’: On the Aesthetic of Art in the Theology of Rowan Williams. Scintilla 12 (2008) 121-130. ISSN 1368-5023.

Other

Adams, Sam. Letter from Wales. PN Review 34.4 (March/April 2008) 6-7. ISSN 01447076. (Focuses on The Library of Wales, specifically its anthology Poetry 1900-2000)

Adams, Sam. Letter from Wales. PN Review 35.2 (November/December 2008) 7-10. ISSN 01447076. (A piece on Zoë Skoulding and her fellow feminist literary critics, and a discussion of ‘alternative’ Welsh poetry.)

Adams, Sam, Letter from Wales. PN Review 34.3 (January/February 2008) 6-9. ISSN 01447076. (Obituary of Roland Mathias.)

Eagleton, Terry. Performance and Identity. New Welsh Review 82 (Winter 2008) 8-16. ISSN 0954-2116. (Review-article of Dai Smith’s A Warrior’s Tale.)

Inglis, Fred. Raymond Williams: A Warrior’s Tale by Dai Smith. The Independent (20 June 2008). (Review-article)

Rudrum, Alan. Bring Peace Back to Life: The Anglican Irenicism of Lancelot Andrewes, Henry Vaughan and Rowan Williams. Scintilla 12 (2008) 111-120. ISSN 1368-5023.

Rumens, Carol. Poem of the Week (Lynette Roberts). The Guardian (3 March 2008).

Thomas, Ned. It is Never the Native Who Returns. Planet 190 (August/September 2008) 11-16. ISSN 0048-4288. (Review-article of Dai Smith’s A Warrior’s Tale.)

Tonkin, Boyd. A song of praise for the poet in peril. The Independent (25 July 2008). (Review-article about Rowan Williams)

The Welsh Academy Encyclopaedia of Wales. John Davies, Nigel Jenkins, Menna Baines and Peredur I. Lynch (editors.) Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2008 (An invaluable resource that has a number of entries on a wide-range of authors, as well as sections on genre.)

If this bibliography is incomplete, please send bibliographical references to the editor.

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