On May 4th, the Richard Burton Centre’s director Daniel Williams delivered the Annual Thomas Parry-Williams Memorial Lecture at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth.
The paper ‘Problems of Identity: Language and Race in the Literatures of Wales’ began with a comparative discussion of T. H. Parry Williams’s ‘Hon’ and the poem ‘Heritage’ by the Harlem Renaissance poet Countee Cullen. The lecture explored the construction of ethnic differences in literature and warned against the widespread tendency to equate language difference with ‘racial’ difference.
Pictured: Daniel Williams with Professor Dafydd Johnston, the Director of the Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies.
Ar Fai y 4ydd traddododd Daniel Williams Ddarlith Goffa Syr Thomas Parry- Williams yn y Llyfrgell Genedlaethol, Aberystwyth. Yn y llun: Daniel gyda’r Athro Dafydd Johnston, Cyfarwyddwr y Ganolfan Uwchefrydiau Cymreig a Cheltaidd, Aberystwyth.