Wednesday, 18 June 2014

New Research in Welsh

An evening to celebrate and launch new projects and publications in the field of Welsh language and literature will be held at Swansea University on Wednesday, 18 June 2014.
The evening will commence with a warm welcome from Professor Richard B. Davies, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Swansea University, and an introduction to Welsh research by Professor Tudur Hallam.
The research works that will be discussed during the event include:
  • Saunders y Dramodydd, a new publication by Tudur Hallam on the work of the playwright, Saunders Lewis
  • A volume of Waldo Williams’s poems, under the editorship of Professor Alan Llwyd and Robert Rhys which includes previously unseen poems
  • a new edition by Dr Christine James on one of the most important texts in Welsh medieval law
  • editing the works of the prolific 15th century poet, Hywel Dafi
  • two research projects which focus on the Welsh language, the first, a joint project between Swansea, Cardiff and Newcastle Universities to create the first corpus of modern Welsh; the second, a report on Welsh Centres and a Social Network for Adults Learning Welsh by Heini Gruffudd and Steve Morris.
The launch will also celebrate the first volume of poems by Dr Llŷr Gwyn Lewis Storm ar Wyneb yr Haul.
Tudur Hallam, said: “This event offers a great opportunity to celebrate and introduce projects that have recently been completed, and to discuss future possibilities. There is a warm welcome to all, and for potential partners that would like to discuss with us”.

This event starts at 6.30pm on Wednesday, 18 June, in the Council Chamber, the Abbey, Swansea University. A reception will precede the event at 6pm.

Simultaneous translation will be available.

This event is supported by Swansea University's Richard Burton Centre for the Study of Wales, Academi Hywel Teifi and the Research Institute for Arts and Humanities.

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

CREW Reviews

A review of Jane Aaron's recent book Welsh Gothic is now online here My thanks to Dr Jeni Williams for kick-strating our reviews page. We have a few more reviews in the pipeline soon, so watch this space!

CREW's online review of books aims to publish high-quality reviews of English language fiction and non-fiction commissioned from postgraduates, academics and the wider literary/artistic community. We hope these will serve to promote the vibrancy and currency of the academic and literary culture of Wales.

Commissioning Editor:
Clare Davies is the commisioning editor for the CREW Reviews website. Currently she is undertaking an MA in Modern Welsh Writing in English, within CREW at Swansea University. Clare also takes an active role in helping to organise conferences and seminars on Welsh Writing in English at Swansea, having co-organised the recent Burton Centre postgraduate conference. If she makes it through her MA in one piece, she will be staying in CREW for her PhD.

Clare can be contacted via email at . Books can be sent for review to Clare Davies, CREW c/o K Bohata, Department of English, Swansea University, Swansea, SA2 8PP. Prospective reviewers are also welcome to get in touch.

Reviewers include postgraduate students at Swansea and elsewhere and estabilished academics and writers, including the historian, Professor Prys Morgan, and leading literary critic, Professor M. Wynn Thomas.