Exploration of identity and border : the trajectory of hybridity in Margiad Evans’s Country dance (1932) and Raymond Williams’s Border country (1960)
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UG Dissertation (Restricted)
Prof. Michael INGHAM
This project examines the literary representation and symbolism of identity and liminality in two novels - Margiad Evans’ Country Dance and Raymond Williams’ Border Country. My study sets out to explore the complexities of hybrid identity in Welsh border communities with specific reference to national identity, class identity and gender identity. It argues that identity is formed in the opposition and interstices between self and other, and is further complicated by the social milieu of the subject’s life experiences. Following the personal trajectory of the novels’ protagonists in search of their identity and cultural roots, which encapsulates struggles and conflicts, dynamics of identity, and individual and collective borders, and how these create tensions, are investigated. This study will establish the relationship between authors, identity, culture and language with an emphasis on the acceptance of cultural ambivalence and hybrid identity.
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Chong, H. K. (2020). Exploration of identity and border: The trajectory of hybridity in Margiad Evans’s Country dance (1932) and Raymond Williams’s Border country (1960) (UG dissertation, Lingnan University, Hong Kong). Retrieved from https://commons.ln.edu.hk/eng_fyp/74