|Module Title||SOCIETY AND CULTURE IN WALES 1660-1800|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Eryn White|
|Course delivery||Lecture||18 Hours|
|Seminars / Tutorials||10 Hours|
|Essay||2 essays (1 x 4,000 words, 1 x 2,500 words)||40%|
It has been suggested that this period witnessed the laying of the foundations of modern Wales. This module seeks to examine the changes and developments which contributed to this process. The eighteenth century was a period which experienced a series of revivals in terms of education, religion, culture and national identity, along with the emergence of the middling sorts in society and the first stirrings of political radicalism. We will also examine the role of certain prominent individuals in the shaping of Welsh identity. Griffith Jones, Howel Harris and Iolo Morganwg have each been acclaimed by different historians as the greatest Welshman of their age. Yet which of them in reality had the most profound and lasting effect on Welsh society and culture?
On completion of this module, students should be able to demonstrate understanding of the structure and nature of Welsh society during this period, of the influence of the growth of literacy, the Methodist Revival and the cultural renaissance of the eighteenth century and how all these elements affected Welsh identity and the Welsh language.
** Recommended Text
Prys Morgan. (1981) The Eighteenth Century Renaissance.
G.H. Jenkins. (1987) The Foundations of Modern Wales.