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2015 marks the centenary of the publication of My People, Caradoc Evans’s infamous and epoch-making collection of short stories.
To mark the occasion, My People at 100 will provide the opportunity to assess and reassess the impact of Evans’s collection while also resituating it in light of new critical approaches, theoretical methodologies and comparative perspectives. Speakers at the event will discuss Caradoc Evans and My People within Celtic, European, transatlantic, and modernist contexts, among others. The screening of the recent S4C documentary and a roundtable discussion will also provide opportunities to reflect on the impact and achievement of this startling collection of stories across the century. While revisiting the scandal of its first appearance in 1915, My People at 100 will reconsider the book’s later positioning within chronologies and traditions of twentieth-century Welsh writing, and ask where it stands today among readers in the twenty-first century.