Friday, 16 May 2014

Richard Burton Centre Postgraduate Conference


New Research in Welsh Studies, 2nd June 2014


9.00-9.15- Opening Remarks (Prof Daniel Williams, Director of the Richard Burton Centre)

9.15-10.30 Panel One

Bleddyn Penny- ‘Steel City’: Industry, Identity and Place in Post-War Port Talbot

Sophie Williams- The Analysis of National Identity and its relationship to the Nation and Nationalism

Sam Blaxland- Conservative Party success in post-war Wales and the challenge of writing its history


10.30-10.45 Coffee


10.45-12.00 Panel Two

Alexandra Jones- “Lost Limbs, twisted spines, gashed faces”: Disability and the Male Body in British Coalfields Literature

Clare Davies- 'It was the blood that spoke': Race and Identity in the work of Geraint Goodwin

Mark Rhodes- ‘Paul Robeson: Friend of Wales and the World’: An analysis of the Welsh memorial landscape of Paul Robeson


12.00-1.00 Lunch in Foyer


1.00-2.00 Keynote Lecture Richard Wyn Jones (TBC)


2.00-3.15 Panel Three

Ben Jones- From William Shakespeare’s Henry V to Hayao Miyazaki’s Ni No Kuni: a documentation of the Welsh English dialect in fiction

Shan Morgain- Rhiannon’s People

Liza Penn-Thomas- Beyond the Text: using archival material to write a narrative of the Welsh theatre tradition.


3.15-3.30 Coffee


3.30-4.30 Panel Four

Hannah Sams, Theatre of the Absurd

Christian Williams- Crefydd, Copr a Chymreictod- Anghydffurfiaeth a’r Werin yn Abertawe Diwydiannol 1800-1914

(These two papers delivered in Welsh with translation facilities)


 4.30-5.00 Closing Remarks.