Wednesday, 25 May 2011

2nd Annual Post-Graduate Conference / 2il Gynhadledd Flynyddol

The Second Annual Post-Graduate Conference
Yr Ail Gynhadledd Flynyddol i Ôl-Raddedigion

New Research in Welsh Studies
Ymchwil Newydd ym maes Astudiaethau Cymreig

Arts and Humanities Conference Room
Ystafell Gynhadledd y Celfyddydau a’r Dyniaethau
26 / 27 May / Mai 2011

Programme / RhaglenDay 1 / Diwrnod 1

Thursday 26th / Dydd Iau

10.15 Daniel Williams Welcome / Croeso

10.30 – 11.30
Liza Penn-Thomas Taking Tea With Yeats- The Verse drama of Vernon Watkins as modernist or national drama

Ritchie Wood Welsh Miners and Tunnellers in World War One

11.30 – 12.00 Discussion Session

Leanne Wood AM A Greenprint for the ValleysDownload / Lawrlwythwch:

12.00 – 1.00 Lunch (Buffet in the Foyer) / Cinio

1.00 – 2.00
Kim Madden Lessons from the Valleys: Learning from research activity in the communities of South Wales

Amina Mehta Exploring the journeys of older people with cancer in South West Wales

2.00 – 3.00
Kieron Smith, The ‘Organic Mosaic’: John Ormond’s Documentary Practice

Charlotte Jackson ‘Crossing Borders’ - A comparison between Raymond Williams's Border Trilogy and Louise Erdrich's North Dakota saga3.00 – 3.30 Coffee / Coffi

3.30 – 4.30 Creative Writing Session

Emily Vanderploeg "Speechless: Examining Wales and Canada via Dialect and Dialogue".

Alan Kellermann 'Columbus Day, or How to go from Here to There Without a Compass'?4.30. Close / Diwedd

Day 2 / Diwrnod 2
10.45 Daniel Williams Welcome / Croeso
11.00 – 12.00
Amanda Milburn The Economic Role of Women in Iron- Working Districts: Merthyr Tydfil and the Shropshire Coalfield 1841 – 1881

Carys Howells Domestic Service in South Wales, 1851-1921- Overview of Main Themes and Questions

12.00 – 1.00 Lunch (Buffet in the Foyer) / Cinio

1.00 – 2.00 [Welsh language session with translation]

Alun Rhys Chivers Criced, Iaith a Hunaniaeth
[Cricket, Language and Identity]

Rowan O’Neill 'Dawns y mewnfudwr': cynnig cyd-destun i ymarfer artistig y diweddar Cliff McLucas
[The Dance of Immigrants: contexts for the artistic practice of Cliff McLucas]

2.00 – 3.00
Sarah Morse A de-industrial revolution? Ron Berry’s reinhabitation of his post-industrial environment

Georgia Burdett Disability in the Short Stories of Ron Berry

3.00 – 3.30 Coffee

3.30 – 5.00 Discussion: Debating Welsh Culture and Politics (and getting published)
Gwen Davies. Editor, New Welsh Review.
Emily Trahair. Assistant Editor, Planet: The Welsh Internationalist
Duncan Higgit. Co-editor, Wales Home (

5.30 Peter Lord Launch of Between Two Worlds: The Diary of Winifred Coombe Tennant 1909 – 1924

The launch will take place in the James Callaghan Lecture Theatre
and will consist of a lecture by Peter Lord and readings from the

6.30. Closing Buffet Reception.