Raymond Williams Discussion Group
Grwp Trafod Raymond Williams
A fortnightly discussion group, engaging with aspects of Raymond Williams’s life, thought and writings. The Raymond Williams Archive is located in the Swansea University Archives . PhD work is currently being undertaken on Williams as a Welsh intellectual (Clare Davies), Williams’s writings on drama within the context of 1930s Wales (Liza Penn-Thomas), Williams within the context of the 1980s (Catherine Beard), and Williams’s European Influences (Dan Gerke). This work is complemented by the research of this year’s two Richard Burton Visiting Fellows, Shintaro Kono and Takashi Onuki from Japan. The discussion group is open to all. 40 – 45 minute lectures will be followed by discussion.
The Discussion Group meet at 4pm in the Arts and Humanities Conference Room, Callaghan Basement, B 03
Byddwn yn cwrdd am 4 yn ystafell Gynadledda'r Celfyddydau a'r Dyniaethau
October 26Prof Dai Smith, Swansea University"Who speaks (now) for Raymond Williams?"
November 9 Dr Shinatro Kono, Richard Burton Visiting Fellow, Swansea University / Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo.Remembering Wales, Remembering 1926: Novels of Growth and the Making of Welsh 'Identity'
December 7 Andrew Webb. Bangor UniversityCombined and Uneven Development in Wales: Lynette Roberts and Dylan Thomas
Other dates for the diary (Further information to follow):
October 26 5.30. After Professor Dai Smith’s Raymond Williams session there will be a reception in the Surf Room, Fulton House. The reception will celebrate the work of poet Bryn Griffiths who is depositing papers in the Swansea University Archive and welcome our new PhDs and Visiting Fellows.
November 11. 6.30. The Richard Burton Annual Lecture will be delivered by Professor Angela V. John in Dyffryn School, Port Talbot on ‘Educating Richard: Actors and Educators in Port Talbot, 1925 – 55’.
Two Guest Lectures:
The Richard Burton Centre in collaboration with the European Travellers to Wales AHRC Project, the Department of Languages, Translation and Communication and the Centre for Contemporary German Culture
16 Nov. 4pm. Dr Heather Williams (University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth), Title TBC, in collaboration with the European Travellers to Wales AHRC Project and the Department of Languages, Translation and Communication
30 Nov. 4 pm. Professor Mary Cosgrove (Warwick), “The Welsh Episode in W.G. Sebald’s Austerlitz (2001)”, in collaboration with the European Travellers to Wales AHRC Project and the Centre for Contemporary German Culture