“He will bid me cross the border”: George Borrow's Wild Wales , O. M. Edwards's Cartrefi Cymru and the imagined nation

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/604476
Title:
“He will bid me cross the border”: George Borrow's Wild Wales , O. M. Edwards's Cartrefi Cymru and the imagined nation
Authors:
Byrne, Aidan
Abstract:
This article argues that George Borrow’s Wild Wales (1862) and O. M. Edwards’s Cartrefi Cymru (1896) construct Wales in significantly different ways through their authors’ journeys around Wales in the mid- and late-Victorian periods, by drawing on Benedict Anderson’s theory that nationalism requires industrial capitalism to construct an “imagined nation”. I suggest that Borrow’s neo-Romantic Wales allows for elective affinity for cultured outsiders while discursively excluding “lower” ethnic groups, while Edwards’s work constructs an essentialist and exclusive respectable, Nonconformist Wales. It further argues that beneath the didactic purpose of the texts, both texts hold therapeutic or recuperative significance for their authors.
Citation:
“He will bid me cross the border”: George Borrow's Wild Wales , O. M. Edwards's Cartrefi Cymru and the imagined nation 2014, 18 (2):148 Studies in Travel Writing
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Journal:
Studies in Travel Writing (18:2, pp148-159)
Issue Date:
22-Apr-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/604476
DOI:
10.1080/13645145.2014.900930
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13645145.2014.900930
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1364-5145; 1755-7550
Appears in Collections:
CTTR

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dc.contributor.authorByrne, Aidanen
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-05T14:34:23Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-05T14:34:23Zen
dc.date.issued2014-04-22en
dc.identifier.citation“He will bid me cross the border”: George Borrow's Wild Wales , O. M. Edwards's Cartrefi Cymru and the imagined nation 2014, 18 (2):148 Studies in Travel Writingen
dc.identifier.issn1364-5145en
dc.identifier.issn1755-7550en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13645145.2014.900930en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/604476en
dc.description.abstractThis article argues that George Borrow’s Wild Wales (1862) and O. M. Edwards’s Cartrefi Cymru (1896) construct Wales in significantly different ways through their authors’ journeys around Wales in the mid- and late-Victorian periods, by drawing on Benedict Anderson’s theory that nationalism requires industrial capitalism to construct an “imagined nation”. I suggest that Borrow’s neo-Romantic Wales allows for elective affinity for cultured outsiders while discursively excluding “lower” ethnic groups, while Edwards’s work constructs an essentialist and exclusive respectable, Nonconformist Wales. It further argues that beneath the didactic purpose of the texts, both texts hold therapeutic or recuperative significance for their authors.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor and Francisen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13645145.2014.900930en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Studies in Travel Writingen
dc.subjectGeorge Borrowen
dc.subjectO. M. Edwardsen
dc.subjectWild Walesen
dc.subjectCartrefi Cymruen
dc.subjectWales;en
dc.subjecttravelen
dc.title“He will bid me cross the border”: George Borrow's Wild Wales , O. M. Edwards's Cartrefi Cymru and the imagined nationen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalStudies in Travel Writing (18:2, pp148-159)en
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