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Dewi Alter

Myfyriwr ymchwil, School of Welsh

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I am an early modernist and literary scholar, specializing in early modern literature from Wales, with a particular interest in Cultural Memory, the past and identity. My research argues that narratives of national history were used to recreate and express national memory during this period. I am interested in how the past was used and portrayed during the early modern period to express a common identity, literary theory, the relationships between writers and their audiences and conceptions of time as well as early modern Welsh literature in general.

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Rediscovering and Remaking a National Memory in Early Modern Wales

I am an early modernist and literary scholar, specializing in early modern literature from Wales, with a particular interest in Cultural Memory, the past and identity. My research argues that narratives of national history were used to recreate and express national memory during this period. To do this I'm analysing the historical narratives such as the Renaissance and humanist accounts by Humphrey Llwyd's Cronica Walliae (1559); John Prys' Historiae Britannicae Defensio (1573); David Powel's Historie of Cambria (1584); and the religious histories: Y Ffydd Ddiffuant by the Puritan Charles Edwards (1677); and Drych y Prif Oesoedd by the prominent Anglican Theophilus Evans (1716, 1740).


I am interested in how the past was used and portrayed during the early modern period to express a common identity, literary theory, the relationships between writers and their audiences and conceptions of time as well as early modern Welsh literature in general.

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SWW DTP

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