Friday, 18 May 2018

CFP: Burton Centre Postgraduate Conference / Cynhadledd Ôl-raddedig


CANOLFAN RICHARD BURTON CENTRE
Prifysgol Abertawe | Swansea University

YMCHWIL NEWYDD YM MAES ASTUDIAETHAU CYMREIG

NEW RESEARCH IN WELSH STUDIES

Cynhadledd i Fyfyrwyr Ôl-raddedig |  Graduate Conference:  14/6/2018




CALL FOR PAPERS:   The Richard Burton Centre for the Study of Wales seeks paper proposals from postgraduate researchers (MPhil and PhD) working in any discipline on subjects that concern or relate to Wales.

Papers will be of 20 minutes’ duration and will be presented within a multi-disciplinary forum. The audience will be interested, but not necessarily expert, in their own specific field of research. Some thought should therefore be given to exploring the context (theoretical, methodological etc) in which the research has been designed, in order to maximize points of contact and opportunities for comparison across subject areas and disciplines.

Papers might present an overview of the research project as a whole, or of one or more parts of it. The focus might be on the research question and involve some speculation as to how best to resolve it, or it might be more appropriate to concentrate on outcomes and possibilities for further research beyond the qualification currently aimed at.

Please send proposals (no longer than one side of A4) for papers (in either Welsh or English) to:  Prof Daniel Williams, Dept of English, Swansea University.  Email: daniel.g.williams@swansea.ac.uk

Closing date:  Friday 25 May 2018


GALWAD AM BAPURAU:  

Mae Canolfan Astudiaethau Cymreig Richard Burton yn galw am  bapurau gan ymchwilwyr ôl-raddedig (MPhil a PhD) sydd yn gweithio mewn unrhyw ddisgyblaeth ar bynciau sy'n ymwneud â Chymru.

Bydd y papurau yn para 20 munud, ac mi fyddant yn cael eu cyflwyno mewn fforwm rhyngddisgyblaethol. Bydd gan y gynulleidfa ddiddordeb, ond ni fyddant o reidrwydd yn arbenigwyr, yn eu meysydd ymchwil eu hunain. Dylid rhoi sylw felly i archwilio cyd-destun (damcaniaethol, methodolegol etc) yr ymchwil, er mwyn gwneud cysylltiadau a manteisio ar gyfleoedd i wneud cymariaethau rhwng meysydd a disgyblaethau pwnc.

Gall y papur gynnig trosolwg o'r prosiect ymchwil yn ei gyfanrwydd, neu ganolbwyntio ar un neu fwy o rannau ohono. Gall fanylu ar un cwestiwn ymchwil gan archwilio’r dulliau mwyaf addas i ymwneud â’r cwestiwn hynny, neu edrych ar bosibiliadau ar gyfer ymchwil pellach.

Anfonwch gynigion (dim mwy na un ochr A4 o hyd) ar gyfer papurau (yn y Gymraeg neu’r Saesneg) i’r   Athro Daniel Williams, Adran Saesneg, Prifysgol Abertawe.  Ebost: daniel.g.williams@abertawe.ac.uk

Dyddiad cau:  Dydd Gwener 25 Mai 2018



Saturday, 21 April 2018

Welsh Europeanisms: Laura Wainwright on Glyn Jones and Hermann Hesse



Canolfan Richard Burton Centre * Academi Rhodri Morgan * CREW


Cyfres Seminarau 2017 – 18  |  Seminar Series 2017  18
Ewropaethau Cymreig: Llenyddiaeth • Gwleidyddiaeth • Hanes
Welsh Europeanisms: Literature • Politics • History

                       
Laura Wainwright
Coleg Gwent

‘Welsh Europeanisms: 
Glyn Jones’s The Island of Apples and Hermann Hesse’s Demian
4yp, Dydd Llun, 23 Ebrill, Keir Hardie Ystafell 115
4pm, Monday, 23 April, Keir Hardie Room 115

Croeso i bawb | All welcome

Canolfan Astudiaethau Cymreig Richard Burton
Richard Burton Centre for the Study of Wales
Contact/Cyswllt:  Prof Daniel Williams (Daniel.G.Williams@Swansea.ac.uk)


Copies of Laura Wainwright's brand new book in the CREW series will also be available at the event. 

Monday, 12 February 2018

Welsh Europeamisms: M. Wynn Thomas



Canolfan Richard Burton Centre  •  Academi Rhodri Morgan  •  CREW

Cyfres Seminarau 2017 – 18  |  Seminar Series 2017 - 18
Ewropaethau Cymreig: Llenyddiaeth • Gwleidyddiaeth • Hanes
Welsh Europeanisms: Literature • Politics • History


Yr Athro | Professor M. Wynn Thomas
Canolfan Ymchwil i Lên ac Iaith Saesneg Cymru, Prifysgol Abertawe
Centre for Research into the English Literature and Language of Wales, Swansea University

‘Eutopia: A Welsh Imaginary’ 

4yh, Dydd Llun, 12 Chwefror, Keir Hardie, Ystafell 115
4pm, Monday, 12 February, Keir Hardie, Room 115

Croeso i bawb | All welcome


Canolfan Astudiaethau Cymreig Richard Burton
Richard Burton Centre for the Study of Wales
Contact/Cyswllt:  Yr Athro/Prof Daniel Williams:   Daniel.G.Williams@Swansea.ac.uk


Friday, 10 November 2017

Welsh Europeanisms 2: Richard Glyn Roberts

Canolfan Richard Burton Centre * Academi Rhodri Morgan * CREW

Cyfres Seminarau 2017 – 18  |  Seminar Series 2017 -18

Ewropaethau Cymreig: 

Llenyddiaeth • Gwleidyddiaeth • Hanes

Welsh Europeanisms: Literature • Politics • History



Richard Glyn Roberts,  University College Dublin


'A Foucauldian Interpretation of language death in Wales and beyond'


4yh, Dydd Llun, 13 November, Keir Hardie Ystafell 115
4pm, Monday, 13 November, Keir Hardie Room 115

Croeso i bawb | All welcome



Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Welsh Europeanisms 1: Siriol McAvoy on Lynette Roberts

Canolfan Richard Burton * Academi Rhodri Morgan * CREW
Seminar Series / Cyfres Seminarau 2017 - 18

Welsh Europeanisms

Ewropaethau Cymreig

Literature. Politics. History
Llenyddiaeth. Gwleidyddiaeth. Hanes


4pm, Monday, October 30, Keir Hardie Building. Room 115
4yh, Dydd Llun, Hydref 30, Adeilad Keir Hardie, Ystafell 115
Siriol McAvoy, Research Fellow, CREW


"I felt like running off to France and selling my British status”: Lynette Roberts, Welsh modernism, and the call of Europe

Argentinian-Welsh poet Lynette Roberts tends to be identified with a ‘localist’ strand of modernism, rooted in her ‘milltir sgwâr’ of Llanybri, Carmarthenshire. But she can also be seen as an ‘international-regionalist’, for her writing seeks continuously to open up the borders of Wales to other times and spaces. In this paper, I address Roberts’s engagement with the cultures of Europe, suggesting that this illuminates her own fluid, multifarious sense of belonging as a ‘colonial’ (and Welsh) woman writer.
Firstly I excavate Roberts's internationalism and solidarity with Europe in the context of the socio-political developments that marked the 1930s and 40s, including the rise of Fascism. Summarising the importance of her ‘continental migrations to Europe’ around this time, I turn to consider her engagement with the European avant-garde (Symbolist theatre, Surrealism, modernist design including Bauhaus and Le Corbusier). The third part of the paper will examine Roberts's interest in (what she sees as a) trans-European folk culture. Presenting her support for 'peasant' peoples and the rural dispossessed as indicative of her feminist and culturalist vision, I suggest that she fuses Welsh and European folk culture with avant-garde aesthetics in order to construct a new form of ‘naive modernism’ that champions a cultural rootedness without borders.