Cornish Studies, Volume 18
Distributed for University of Exeter Press
Cornish Studies has consistently and successfully sought to explore the nature of Cornish identity and discuss its implications for society and governance in contemporary Cornwall.
This latest volume includes articles on mining in both nineteenth-century and contemporary Cornwall, an assessment of research into Cornish folklore, discussion of the modern growth of alternative “Celtic spiritualities” in Cornwall, a fresh perspective on the Middle Cornish language of medieval Cornish drama, and a fascinating account of the rise and importance of swimming matches in Victorian Cornwall.
Notes on contributors
1. Mining the Data: What can a Quantitative Approach tell us about the Micro-Geography of Nineteenth-Century Cornish mining?
Bernard Deacon (Institute of Cornish Studies, University of Exeter)
2. South Crofty and the Regeneration of Pool: National Agenda v Cornish Ethnicity?
Richard Harris (Institute of Cornish Studies, University of Exeter)
3. When is a NIMBY not a NIMBY?: The case of the St Dennis Anti-Incinerator Group
Jon Cope (University College Falmouth)
4. Meanings of Cornishness: A Study of Contemporary Cornish Identity
Robert Dickinson (Institute of Cornish Studies, University of Exeter)
5. Imagining the Swimming: Discourse of Modernity, Identity and Nationhood in the Annual Swimming Matches in Late Victorian Cornwall
Geoffrey Swallow (St Ives, Cornwall)
6. Cornish Folklore: Context and Opportunity
Ronald M. James (Nevada State Historic Preservation Office, and University of Nevada, Reno, United States of America)
7. Bucca Redivivus: History, Folklore and the Construction of Ethnic Identity within Modern Pagan Witchcraft in Cornwall
Jason Semmens (Horsham Museum, West Sussex)
8. The Stage of the Nation in Medieval Cornwall
Eleanor Lavan (New York University, United States of America)
9. The Preterite in Cornish
Nicholas J. A. Williams (University of Dublin)
10. The Three Epitaphs of Dolly Pentreath
Matthew Spriggs (Australian National University)
and Richard Gendall (Liskeard, Cornwall)