Postcolonial Welsh modernisms : ethnic performativity in Welsh writing of the late 19th and 20th centuries

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dc.contributor.advisor Collier, Patrick
dc.contributor.author Jones, Stephen Matthew
dc.date.accessioned 2013-12-18T16:31:27Z
dc.date.available 2013-12-18T16:31:27Z
dc.date.created 2013-12-14
dc.date.issued 2013-12-14
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/197786
dc.description.abstract This project explores the ways in which several Welsh writers, and English writers of Welsh descent, respond to and reconstruct the related notions of Britishness and Welshness during the late 19th and 20th centuries. Gerard Manley Hopkins, Saunders Lewis, David Jones, and Kate Roberts each reveal nuances in perspective during this period in which the British Empire reached its peak and required popular justification for doing so. Each author also participates in a form of Modernism, whether mainstream or specific to literary trends in Wales; in each case, such Modernisms are defined by an embracing of Welshness as an alternative to Anglocentric modernity. Through employing Judith Butler’s theory of performativity as it relates to ethnicity, this project contribute to the fields of Postcolonial Theory and Welsh Studies through evaluating how these authors construct and perform identity markers in the late 19th and 20th centuries for political purposes. Applying these critical paradigms to the four authors shows how constructions of ethnic identity serve political ends – particularly in relation to how collective national identity responds, whether through resistance, participation or some combination of the two, to the broader aims of the British Empire. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of English
dc.subject.lcsh Postcolonialism in literature
dc.subject.lcsh Ethnicity in literature
dc.subject.lcsh Modernism (Literature) -- Wales
dc.subject.lcsh Welsh literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism
dc.subject.lcsh Welsh literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism
dc.title Postcolonial Welsh modernisms : ethnic performativity in Welsh writing of the late 19th and 20th centuries en_US
dc.title.alternative Title on signature form: Postcolonial Welsh modernisms : ethic performativity in Welsh writing of the late 19th and 20th centuries
dc.description.degree Thesis (Ph. D.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1738935


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