• University of Wales Press

      University of Wales Pressbelieves in supporting and disseminating scholarship from and about Wales to a worldwide audience. They mainly publish books in the humanities, arts and sciences.

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    • Literature: history & criticism
      October 2018

      The Algerian War in French/Algerian Writing

      Literary Sites of Memory

      by Jonathan Lewis

      This book analyses representations of the Algerian War of Independence (1954–62) in the literary output of French authors of Algerian origin, problematising the extent to which these literary ‘sites of memory’ provide appropriate spac

    • History
      November 2018

      The Spanish Anarchists of Northern Australia

      Revolution in the Sugar Cane Fields

      by Robert Mason

      This book connects histories of Australia and the British Empire, with Spain and the Spanish-speaking world. It follows the unexpected passage of a group of radical Spanish-speakers in the isolated region of northern Australia during the first half of

    • Literature & Literary Studies
      November 2018

      Re-envisaging the First Age of Cinematic Horror, 1896-1934

      Quanta of Fear

      by David Annwn Jones

      Focusing on twenty-two key films, this book involves an inclusive and sensitive approach. It reveals an awareness of the heterogeneity of horror production with the discussion spanning the period of the invention of movies, the expansion from single-re

    • History
      November 2018

      Soul-Health

      Therapeutic Reading in Later Medieval England

      by Daniel McCann

      This is a book about reading and healing. It shows how literature that makes us feel sad, horrified, or fearful was understood to bring about health of the soul in the Middle Ages. Over five chapters, it considers a specific set of negative emotions an

    • Poetry
      November 2018

      Shards of Light

      by Emyr Humphreys

      Shards of Light is a collection of poetic meditations, a compilation of reflections and philosophical contemplations written by the distinguished prize-winning novelist Emyr Humphreys, now in his hundredth year.

    • Literature: history & criticism
      January 2019

      Servants and the Gothic, 1764-1831

      A half-told tale

      by Kathleen Hudson

      This volume examines a selection of the most complex and important servant characters and servant narratives in early Gothic literature. It defines servant narratives as a Gothic ‘performance’, and examines such servants’ impact on li

    • Literature & Literary Studies
      January 2019

      Carmen Martín Gaite

      Poetics, Visual Elements and Space

      by Ester Bautista Botello

      This book analyses Carmen Martín Gaite’s novels published in the 1990s. The book is particularly important for its focus on the way a persistent presence of visual elements (drawing, painting and collage) shed light on the relevance of her

    • Regional & national history
      February 2019

      Arthur in the Celtic Languages

      The Arthurian Legend in Celtic Literature and Traditions

      by Ceridwen Lloyd-Morgan and Erich Poppe

      A collection of essays providing a reliable, accessible and up-to-date introduction to Arthurian literature and popular traditions in the Celtic languages, from the early Middle Ages to the twentieth century. The figure of Arthur and the characters ass

    • History
      February 2019

      Revisiting the Medieval North of England

      Interdisciplinary Approaches

      by Anita Auer, Denis Renevey, Camille Marshall, Tino Oudesluijs

      The focus of this volume is the north of England and its regions in the late medieval period. Concentrating on the north as a centre of manuscript production, dissemination and reception, this volume aims to illustrate the fluidity of boundaries and co

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      March 2019

      Children and Young People ‘Looked After’?

      Education, Intervention and the Everyday Culture of Care in Wales

      by Dawn Mannay

      The relative educational, employment and lifecourse disadvantages of individuals who have experienced the care system remains an issue of widespread international concern. The chapters in this edited collection will be useful for readers across geograp

    • Literature & Literary Studies
      March 2019

      Minerva’s Gothics

      The Politics and Poetics of Romantic Exchange, 1780-1820

      by Elizabeth A. Neiman

      The infamously popular London publisher William Lane made a name for himself and his Press, ‘Minerva’, by courting debuting female authors and selling their novels wholesale as circulating-library collections. Minerva’s Gothics puts M

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      April 2019

      How Water Makes Us Human

      Engagements with the Materiality of Water

      by Luci Attala

      This book is about how water becomes people – or, put another way, how people and water flow together and shape each other. While the focus of the book is on the relationships held between water and peopl

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      May 2019

      Body Matters

      Exploring the Materiality of the Human Body

      by Louise Steel, Luci Attala

      Body Matters aims to remind people that they are the matter of their bodies. By reminding the reader of their indisputable materiality, Body Matters seeks to draw people and the rest of the material world together to illustrate that bodies not only see

    • Literature & Literary Studies
      May 2019

      Women and the City in French Literature and Culture

      Reconfiguring the Feminine in the Urban Environment

      by Siobhán McIlvanney, Gillian Ni Cheallaigh

      This collection of essays contains critical analysis, from a female perspective, of a selection of films, journals and novels from the French medieval period to the Franco-Algerian present, and gives us a strikingly original view of the relationship be

    • October 2019

      Videogames and Horror

      From Amnesia to Zombies, Run!

      by Dawn Stobbart

      Each chapter in this book focuses on a specific aspect of horror and gaming, considering videogames as textual artefacts and situating videogames as part of the humanities, demonstrated by specific examples. Topics include monsters, the role of death i

    • July 2019

      Speeches and Articles 2013 – 2017

      His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales

      by David Cadman

      This third volume of the speeches and articles of The Prince of Wales includes a thematic expansion to the section on ‘Climate Change and Sustainability’, accommodating a number of texts that address the interconnected relationship between

    • Literature & Literary Studies
      July 2019

      Horror and Religion

      New literary approaches to Theology, Race and Sexuality

      by Eleanor Beal, Jonathan Greenaway

      Horror and Religion is an edited collection of essays offering structured discussions of spiritual and theological conflicts in horror from the late-sixteenth to the twenty-first century. Contributors explore the various ways that horror and religion h

    • History
      May 2019

      Freedom Music

      Wales, Emancipation and Jazz 1850-1950

      by Jen Wilson

      This book traces the story of how early African American and jazz music came to Wales. From Abolitionist collaborations, minstrelsy, ‘weird slave songs’, ragtime, blues, hot music and swing, the story unfolds through women’s emancipat

    • Literature & Literary Studies
      May 2019

      Pacifism, Peace and Modern Welsh Writing

      by Linden Peach

    • History: specific events & topics
      February 2019

      Wales and the Bomb

      The Role of Welsh Scientists and Engineers in the British Nuclear Programme

      by John Baylis

      This book focuses on the role played by Welsh scientists and engineers in the evolution of the British nuclear deterrent force from the Second World War to the present day. In doing so, it considers the social and educational background of the scientis

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