Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Imaging Wales
Academic Year
Intended for use in future years
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Seminars / Tutorials 20 Hours. 10 x 2 hour seminars
Seminars / Tutorials


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment 1 x 2,500 word essay  50%
Semester Assessment 1 x 2,500 word essay  50%

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, students should be able to:
1. Discuss and analyse developments in the conception of Welsh 'identity' and the Welsh 'nation' in Welsh literature.
2. Describe, analyse and compare some of the main themes in Welsh and Anglo-Welsh literature in the twentieth century.
3. Demonstrate, through written work and seminar discussion, the ability to discuss and evaluate different approaches to the history of the modern Welsh woman.
4. Critically assess and evaluate key issues and themes in Welsh visual culture.
5. Identify images of Wales and its people on film and evaluate the implications of these images to understandings of 'Wales' and 'Welshness'.

Brief description

This module aims to provide an examination of developments in the imaging of Wales in a variety of cultural forms. It discusses perceptions of Welsh identity and the 'nation' in Welsh literature, including Welsh and Anglo-Welsh literature, in the visual arts and images of Wales and its people on film, predominantly from the twentieth century to date.


1. Setting the conceptual context

Literature in Wales
2. 'Identity' and 'nation' in 20th century literature of Wales
3. 'Identity' and 'nation' in 21st century literature of Wales
4. Welsh Women writing in Wales
5. An alternative Welsh identity - Welsh American Literature
6. Two languages, one literature? One country, two literatures? Welsh and the Anglo-Welsh literature

Welsh Visual Art
7. Imagining the nation: building the foundations at the end of 19th century Wales
8. Visual art and imaging the nation in 20th century Wales

9. Imaging Wales and its people on film 20th Century
10. Imaging Wales and its people on film 21st Century


This module is at CQFW Level 7