University of Exeter Press

Cornish Studies Volume 21

    • 352 Pages


    The ‘coming of age’ edition of this acclaimed paperback series discusses contemporary Cornish Studies, as well the Cornish language, medieval and early modern Cornwall, the Duchy of Cornwall, the establishment of the Cornish diocese, Cornish folklore, Cornish wrestling and the Great Emigration, and the writers Arthur Quiller-Couch, Daphne du Maurier, and Jack Clemo, together with an overview of Cornish nationalism and a postscript on John Betjeman and Cornwall.



    ‘The twenty-first issue of Cornish Studies, the last under the editorship of Philip Payton, is a testament to the directions in which he has taken the series during twenty years at the helm. This ‘coming of age’ edition brings together essays by scholars from Australia, Ireland and Italy as well as the UK and continues Philip Payton’s on-going concern with Cornwall’s place in an international context. The contributions here speak to the genuinely interdisciplinary identity of a series which remains the definitive site for scholarship and debate about Cornish history, culture, politics and identities’.

    Rachel Moseley, Associate Professor in Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick





    The ‘coming of age’ edition of this acclaimed paperback series discusses contemporary Cornish Studies, as well the Cornish language, medieval and early modern Cornwall, the Duchy of Cornwall, the establishment of the Cornish diocese, Cornish folklore, together with an overview of Cornish nationalism and a postscript on John Betjeman and Cornwall.




    ‘The twenty-first issue of Cornish Studies, the last under the editorship of Philip Payton, is a testament to the directions in which he has taken the series during twenty years at the helm. This ‘coming of age’ edition brings together essays by scholars from Australia, Ireland and Italy as well as the UK and continues Philip Payton’s on-going concern with Cornwall’s place in an international context. The contributions here speak to the genuinely interdisciplinary identity of a series which remains the definitive site for scholarship and debate about Cornish history, culture, politics and identities’. (Rachel Moseley, Associate Professor in Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick)



    Introduction

    1. Philip Payton: Cultural Entrepreneur for a Rhetorically Defined Space, Matthew Spriggs

    2. The Unimportance of Being Cornish in Cornwall, Bernard Deacon

    3. Adjectival and Adverbial Prefixes in Cornish, N.J.A. Williams

    4. Visitations of Cornish Churches, 1281-1331, Nicholas Orme

    5. The Duchy of Cornwall and the Wars of the Roses: Patronage, Politics and Power, 1453-1502, R.E. Stansfield

    6. Justifying Imperialism: English Representations of Ireland and Cornwall before and during the Civil War, James Harris

    7. The Duchy of Cornwall and the Crown: Disputes and Accommodation, John Kirkhope    

    8. Bishop Benson’s Vision for Truro Cathedral and Diocese: The Umbrella and the Duck,   David Miller

    9. Against Taxonomy: The Fairy Families of Cornwall, Simon Young

    10. ‘Where there were two Cornishmen there was a “rastle”’: Cornish Wrestling in Latin and North America, Mike Tripp

    11. ‘The imprint of what-has-been’: Arthur Quiller-Couch, Daphne du Maurier and the writing of Castle Dor, Kirsty Bunting

    12. The Happy Choice of Jack Clemo, Luke Thompson

    13. Celtic Tradition and Regional Discontent: Cornish Nationalism Revisited, Peder Clark

    14. Betjeman’s Badge: Postscript for a Pan-Celtic Nationalist, Philip Payton

    Bibliography: Philip Payton                                               



    Philip Payton is Professor of Cornish & Australian Studies at the University of Exeter (Cornwall Campus) and Adjunct Professor of History at Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia. His most recent book (edited, with Helen Doe & Alston Kennerley) is The Maritime History of Cornwall, published by University of Exeter Press in 2013. He divides his time between Cornwall and Australia. 


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