Welsh Writing, Political Action and Incarceration: Branwen's Starling

Hardcover | November 22, 2013

byDiarmait Mac Giolla Chríost

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Welsh Writing, Political Action and Incarceration examines the prison literature of certain iconic Welsh authors whose political lives and creative writings are linked to ideas about Wales and the Welsh language. Through this case study, the author interrogates the nature of political activism and social movements, including the use of violence and non-violent approaches to protest. Also examined are the function and significance of variations in literary form, style and language in this prison literature along with the motivations driving each of these prison authors and the effects of their texts on their readers - their community outside of prison, and upon society more widely. This work successfully challenges orthodox perspectives on this body of prison literature. In adopting a case study approach the author universalizes the Welsh experience, drawing insights from international research on prison literature, the political science of protest and the sociology of language.

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Welsh Writing, Political Action and Incarceration examines the prison literature of certain iconic Welsh authors whose political lives and creative writings are linked to ideas about Wales and the Welsh language. Through this case study, the author interrogates the nature of political activism and social movements, including the use of...

Diarmait Mac Giolla Chríost is Professor at the School of Welsh, Cardiff University, UK. He is an authority on linguistic minorities and language planning. His previous books include Language, Identity and Conflict: A Comparative Study of Language in Ethnic Conflict in Europe and Eurasia, The Irish Language in Ireland from Goídel to G...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:244 pages, 11.17 × 5.66 × 0.7 inPublished:November 22, 2013Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230362842

ISBN - 13:9780230362840

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. D. Gwenallt Jones
3. Saunders Lewis
4. T. E. Nicholas
5. Waldo Williams
6. Meg Elis
7. Menna Elfyn
8. Angharad Tomos
9. Conclusions