Monday, 31 October 2016

Paul Robeson Seminar / November

Arts and Humanities Conference Room, B03.
Ystafell Gynadledda’r Celfyddydau a’r Dyniaethau, B03.
Wednesday, November 2,  2pm – 3.30 pm
Dydd Mercher, Tachwedd 2, 2pm – 3.30pm

To coincide with Marilyn Robeson’s visit this seminar will explore recent work in African American studies at Swansea University.

Yn ystod ymweliad Marilyn Robeson â Phrifysgol Abertawe, cynhelir seminar ymchwil ar waith diweddar ym maes astudiaethau Affro-Americanaidd.

Opening Remarks: Hywel Francis.

Rachel Farebrother, 'The Styling of Black Diasporic Identity in Eslanda Goode Robeson's Paul Robeson, Negro (1930)'

Clare Davies, 'Patronizing the Primitive? Dorothy Edwards, Nella Larsen, and modernist patronage networks'

Daniel Williams, ‘Michael S. Harper, Paul Robeson and Remembering Aberfan’

Monday, 17 October 2016

Crossing Borders Conference

A one day conference on art and literature to accompany the exhibition 'Four Painters in Raymond Williams's Border Country' at MOMA Machynlleth

Saturday 5th November

10am Coffee

10.15 Welcome and introduction

Morning Session : Art and Literature in the 1930s to 1950s

10.30 Dr Peter Wakelin, exhibition curator
Four realist painters in South Wales: Baker, Burton, Elwyn, Isaac
11.00 Professor Daniel G. Williams, Swansea University
Raymond Williams and the Image
11.30 Peter Lord, independent scholar
Related Landscapes: some lines of communication in Welsh painting from the ‘30s to the ‘50s
12.00 Dan Gerke, Swansea University
Raymond Williams on Realism

12.20 Break to visit the exhibition
Attendees make own arrangements for lunch (choice of cafés & shops)

Afternoon Session : Borders and Crossings in Art and Literature
13:30 Dr Mary-Ann Constantine, Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies
‘Boundaries, drawn by the eye’: Crossing borders in Romantic-era Wales

14:00 Clare Davies, Swansea University
T. S. Eliot, Raymond Williams and Satellite Cultures

14:20 Dr Luke Thurston, Aberystwyth University
Unhomely Borders

14.50 Tea

15:15 Discussion with contemporary writers and artists, chaired by Mary-Ann Constantine

16.15 End

£15 (£10 unwaged) includes tea and coffee
Queries: or phone 01654 703355 

To register