Representations of the Body in Welsh Literature
Distributed for University of Wales Press
Since the time of Freud, our most radical innovators in critical theory have stressed the importance of the body and the means through which it helps to constitute our subjectivity. Exploring some of these debates surrounding the body and assessing its value as a critical concept in both Welsh literary texts in English and the larger discourse surrounding Wales, this volume combines psychoanalysis with more culturally oriented approaches to the body. Harri Garrod Roberts stresses the role of the body in the construction of identity at both a cultural and individual level, contributing to the growing critical literature concerned with identity in a Welsh cultural context.