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Katie Gramich

Almanac No. 14: Yearbook of Welsh Writing in English

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Almanac: The Yearbook of Welsh Writing in English is a stimulating academic journal featuring new research by established and emerging critics in the field.

Almanac aims to engage in a lively and informed way both with the Welsh literary past and with contemporary writing, looking towards the future and outwards towards the rest of the world.

About the editor:

Katie Gramich was born in Rhydlewis, Ceredigion. Studied English and Spanish Literature at the University of Wales Aberystwyth and King's College, London, before going on to do a doctorate in Comparative Literature at the University of Alberta, Canada. Has held academic posts at the University of Wales, Swansea; Portsmouth University; Trinity College in Carmarthen; and the Open University. Currently Chair of the Association for Welsh Writing in English and co-editor of the Honno Classics series. Her research interests are in the literature of Wales in both languages, women's writing, post-colonial and translation studies. She is currently Senior Lecturer in English Literature at Cardiff University.

Contents of no.14:

 1. ‘Civilizing the Natives: Henry M. Stanley’s and Joseph Conrad’s Narratives of Identity’ | Steve Hendon

 2. ‘Winding silkworms' cocoons without a reel: Betsy Cadwaladyr, Jane Williams (Ysgafell) and the Writing of The Autobiography of Elizabeth Davis’ | Gwyneth Tyson Roberts

 3. Original Preface to The Autobiography of Elizabeth Davis | Jane Williams (Ysgafell)

 4. ‘Visions of Wales: The Welsh Outlook, 1914–1933’ | Alyce von Rothkirch

 5. ‘Spaces of International Comparison in Welsh Periodicals in English: 1882–2008’ | Malcolm Ballin

 6. ‘Exact Mystery: Some Aspects of Vernon Watkins’s Poetics’ | John Powell Ward

 7. ‘Vernon Watkins, Dylan Thomas and the Poetry of Lorca’ | Gwynne Edwards

 8. ‘Defamiliarising Idris Davies: A Reassessment of Gwalia Deserta and “Gwalia My Song”’ | Alan Vaughan Jones

 9. ‘Hugh MacDiarmid and Keidrych Rhys: The Arrow from Wales’ | Hugh Manson

 10. ‘The Burial of T. J. Llewelyn Prichard: An Addendum to a Note Concerning the Finding of a Prichard Manuscript’ | Sam Adams

 11. Bibliography of Criticism 2008 | Catherine Phelps