Professor Carol Tully (Bangor), Wed 19th Nov 4pm, H202
"European Travellers to Wales: Making the Minority Count."
Carol Tully is currently leading the AHRC-funded project, 'European Travellers to Wales 1750-2010, in collaboration with colleagues at Swansea University and the Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies in Abersystwyth. She will talk about the project, which aims to uncover responses to Wales by European travellers, exploring in so doing issues relating to the role of minority cultures and their place in the field of travel writing. Her talk will also focus on a case study, that of Julius Rodenberg, who travelled to Wales in 1856. His reception of Wales and treatment of Welsh culture will be explored and contextualised within the parameters of the project as a whole.