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Postgraduate Taught Scholarships

A major new scholarship scheme for 2013/14 entry has been launched by Cardiff University to help support talented postgraduate students.

The University has invested £500,000 in the new package of scholarships, aimed at attracting and retaining the brightest and best students and providing financial support in a challenging economic climate.

Each scholarship is worth £3000 and is available for full-time taught Masters’ programmes in any of the University’s three Colleges.A major new scholarship scheme for 2013/14 entry has been launched by Cardiff University to help support talented postgraduate students.

The University has invested £500,000 in the new package of scholarships, aimed at attracting and retaining the brightest and best students and providing financial support in a challenging economic climate.

Each scholarship is worth £3000 and is available for full-time taught Masters’ programmes in any of the University’s three Colleges.

For further information please click here


English StudiesThe English Studies special issue on Shakespeare and Theory, guest edited by François-Xavier Gleyzon and Johann Gregory, includes articles from two Cardiff University PhD students - Étienne Poulard and Johann Gregory. A second special issue will be published in November.

For further information visit: http://cardiffshakespeare.wordpress.com/


Would you like your story to be told?

Research students from ENCAP are running a workshop on community storytelling in collaboration with Butetown History and Arts Centre on Saturday 1st June, 10am – 3:30pm. The workshop’s theme is journeys & migration, with participants invited to come and share either their own or their family’s stories of migration with the wider world.

Participants will be encouraged to share stories using images and objects, and stories from the day will be captured and compiled into a ‘virtual book’ after the event and stored on the Travellers' Tales blog. The first part of the day will be spent story telling and learning about the research behind the project. After lunch, participants will get the opportunity to work creatively with visual artists and researchers to re-tell and record their stories.

Places are free and we will be able to cover travel expenses and provide lunch for people willing to share their stories with us. However, as places are limited, please get in touch with us to book a place.

Contact us

If you’d like to find out more about the project or take part in it, get in touch with us through our website at www.travellerstalesbutetown.wordpress.com, or send an email to farrjn@cardiff.ac.uk

This workshop is supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council as part of ENCAP‘s Collaborative Skills Development programme.


The Cardiff Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (CUROP)

Applications are invited for an eight-week research assistant post under the CUROP scheme. The successful applicant will work on a project called Stories of South Asian Settlement in Cardiff from the 1950s to the 1980s.

The project is to record on audio 8 oral history life stories of Cardiff people from South Asian Sikh, Muslim and Hindu backgrounds and combining these with family photos to create a digital exhibition. The focus will be on first generation settlers. Interviewees will include women and men. 

For further information please click here.


Partitions: What are they good for?

The School of English, Communication and Philosophy, Cardiff University and the School of English, University of St Andrews are delighted to announce the launch of an AHRC funded research network on comparative partitions. This is an international research network comprising cutting-edge, interdisciplinary and comparative research on political partitions across a wide historical and geographical span. For more information, and to join the network, please visit: http://www.partitions-net.com or email partitions@cardiff.ac.uk


            

Nominees for the Enriching Student Life Awards Announced

Enriching Student Life Awards 2013Congratulations to Ellen Chistopher who has been nominated for the Most Helpful Member of Staff award. Congratulations also to Professor Martin Coyle on his nomination for the Most Effective Member of Staff in the annual Enriching Student Life Awards 2013.

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Crime Fiction in the City: Capital Crimes

Capital Crime

This month, the University of Wales Press publishes an exciting new collection which reconsiders and rereads the significance of location in crime fiction.

Crime Fiction in the City: Capital Crimes, edited by Lucy Andrew and Catherine Phelps, expands upon previous studies of the urban space and crime by reflecting on the treatment of the capital city, a repository of authority, national identity and culture, within crime fiction. 

The latest volume published in the European Crime Fictions series, this wide-ranging collection looks at capital cities across Europe, from the more traditional centres of power – Paris, Rome and London – to Europe’s most northern capital, Stockholm. Importantly, the focus is not just on the capital cities which have long been associated with the genre, but it also considers on cities such as Cardiff, Edinburgh and Dublin, which are more immediately concerned with emerging national identities.

The texts under consideration span the nineteenth-century city mysteries to contemporary populist crime fiction. The collection opens with a reflective essay by Ian Rankin and aims to inaugurate a dialogue between Anglophone and European crime writing; to explore the marginalised works of Irish and Welsh writers alongside established European crime writers and to interrogate the relationship between fact and fiction, creativity and criticism, within the crime genre.   

Appealing to academics and non-academics with an interest in crime fiction, the collection has both academic rigour and popular appeal.

Lucy Andrew and Catherine Phelps are PhD students and postgraduate tutors at Cardiff University.


University praised for homework club support

Homework Club

The Children’s Commissioner for Wales has praised the work of University students in supporting a local community homework club.

Established by Adamsdown Communities First and the Adamsdown African Association, the club sees University students support and encourage children with their homework, exam preparation and other learning activities.

It aims to raise attainment and achievement with students in inner city schools and colleges, in particular children from families who have little or no history of going to university.

Ben Ford, a Cardiff University second year English Language and Philosophy student who is involved in the homework club said: "Having come from a widening access background, in a school with a difficult catchment area far from a university, extracurricular one-to-one help would have been a great help in encouraging unconfident children to persist academically and achieve their potential.

Please click here to read the full article


Professor Christopher Norris - Enigma Variations

Enigma Variations is to appear as part of a volume of philosophically themed verse-essays by Professor Norris, in mid-to-late 2013, from the University of Manila Press.

Please click here to read a poem from Enigma Variations


Staff Publications

Rediscovering Margiad Evans: Marginality, Gender and IllnessProfessor Katie Gramich’s new co edited book with Kirsti Bohata Rediscovering Margiad Evans: Marginality, Gender and Illness will be available via University of Wales Press from April 2013.

Margiad Evans (1909–58) was an outstanding writer of the Welsh borderlands whose work was widely admired during her lifetime. She wrote novels, short stories, poetry, and autobiographical works of great originality and nuance. Her life was transformed in later years by epilepsy, followed by the diagnosis of a brain tumour that led to her early death. This major volume of essays sets out to rediscover the extraordinary work of Margiad Evans, from her use of folktale and the Gothic to the influence of her epilepsy on her creative work.


Richard III: “To Prove a Villain” by Michael Goodman

Shakespeare: the discovery of the bones of Richard III. This post is by Michael Goodman, a Cardiff PhD student, and the blog is run by another Cardiff PhD student Johann Gregory.


Drawing on Cardiff Research

Dr Lisa El RefaieA Cardiff academic’s research expertise in the educational use of comics has been used to help cut the spread of HIV/Aids in South Africa.

Whizzkids United (WU) is a small South African charity that educates teenagers about HIV/Aids. Using research by Dr Lisa El Refaie from the University’s School of English, Communication and Philosophy on the educational uses of cartoon and comics, the charity has developed a new training programme where teenagers engage in drawing comics as a means of developing life skills and educating peers.

“My research has found that cartoons offer a good way of helping people grasp complex information and engage with different points of view,” said Dr El Refaie.

Please click here to read the full article


Recognising Academic Excellence

Professor Srikant SarangiOne of the University’s leading social scientists has been awarded one of the highest accolades in his field.

Professor Srikant Sarangi from the School of English, Communication and Philosophy has been appointed Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences for his outstanding contribution to the field of social sciences.

As an Academician Professor Sarangi will help support the Academy’s mission of promoting social sciences for the public benefit by helping to respond to Government consultations on behalf of the social science community, organise events and seminars and sponsor a number of schemes that promote the subject area.

Please click here to read the full article


Staff Publications

Autobiographical Comics: Life Writing in PicturesDr Lisa El Refaie’s new book Autobiographical Comics: Life Writing in Pictures, was published in November 2012, by Jackson: University Press of Mississippi.

The book offers a long overdue assessment of the key conventions, formal properties, and narrative patterns of this fascinating genre. The book considers eighty-five works of North American and European provenance, works that cover a broad range of subject matters and employ many different artistic styles.

 

 

Women of LettersDr Melanie Bigold’s new book Women of Letters, Manuscript Circulation, and Print Afterlives in the Eighteenth Century: Elizabeth Rowe, Catharine Cockburn and Elizabeth Carter, tells the stories of these women's writing lives: the social and literary contexts which shaped their allegiance to manuscript circulation; the histories of their successful as well as failed forays into print; and their agency and/or diffidence in regards to their public careers. At the same time, the work also broaches larger thematic issues: the degree and significance of women's involvement in the English republic of letters—particularly in relation to their relevance and engagement in contemporary debates within Christianity; the evidence for a more robust climate of manuscript circulation in the long eighteenth century; and reception history—specifically the notion of print afterlives and the critical tradition.


Written Word in the Digital Age

Written word in the digital ageAn electronic street game based on characters from the Gothic thriller Jekyll and Hyde, where players will be wired up to bio-sensors, is one of three Cardiff projects to be funded by REACT, the Bristol-based creative economy knowledge exchange hub.

All three projects take innovative, digital approaches to engagement based upon the written word. Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), the projects champion knowledge exchange, cultural experimentation and the development of innovative digital technologies in the creative economy.

Jekyll 2.0 sees Dr Anthony Mandal of the School of English, Communication and Philosophy working with games company SlingShot to produce a pervasive media adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's Jekyll and Hyde, using participants’ bio-data to shape a live game experience. Pervasive media use sensors, mobile and wireless networks to bring audiences content that’s sensitive to their situation – which could be where they are, how they feel, or who they are with. Dr Mandal is a leading expert in Stevenson’s work and in Gothic literature generally.

Please click here to read the full article


PhD Successes

Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory

David Vella
'Narrow Gates, Strait Ways: The Postmodern Sacred and the Icon'

Centre for Language and Communication Research

Jie Liu
The Development of Reading Strategies: a longitudinal study on Chinese international Master's students

English Literature

Dewi Evans
Ideas of Books and Reading in English Literature, 1880 – 1914

Beatrice Fannon
'Virginity and the Patristic Tradition; Spenser's Faerie Queene and the Reformation'

Katie Garner
Avalon Recovered: The Arthurian Legend in British Women’s Writing, 1775-1845

Alun Thomas
The Making and Remaking of History in Shakespeare’s History Plays

Philosophy

Kamrul Ashan
Sustainable Development and Environmentalism: An Ethical Framework for Policy Decision Making in Developing Countries with special reference to Bangladesh


Celebrating Excellence

Congratulations to Dr Heather Worthington winner of the Excellence in Teaching award 2012.

Dr Heather WorthingtonDr Heather Worthington is described as “a striking example of that modest dedication that so often goes unnoticed in large organisations, except by the students who value her support, encouragement, patience, help, advice, availability, sensitivity and her ability to turn their often ordinary ideas into inspirational enthusiasm”.

Heather’s English Literature modules, especially Children’s Literature and Crime Fiction, are unfailingly popular and successful.  Their popularity is evidenced by the number of dissertations she is called upon to supervise; their research integrity by the linkage between her work on Crime Fiction and its research group (CNIC), but also by her successful PhD students who are getting published either in book or article form.

Another sign of her excellence is the Learning to Teach project and its resulting module for postgraduate tutors in the School.  Developed out of her own Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning experience, the module helps tutors to develop their professional skills and understanding, giving them not only Higher Education Academy status but also the high quality training they will need to compete in the academic jobs market.  At the HEA validation exercise it was clear that this stood out from the other universities for its sophistication and practicality.

The special features of Heather’s relationships with students are her emphasis on the individual; her unfailing support of students with difficulties, often personal and requiring the sort of insight only someone of exceptional calibre can possess; and for many years providing a focus and point of contact for the many women students in English Literature.  Heather came late into the profession, initially on a part-time contract, and so provides a role model for mature-aged students in so many ways.  

“Teaching, training, tutoring, all carried out with great understanding of the value and needs of the individual in the learning process:  such is the contribution of Dr Worthington and its rare excellence”.


Victorian Study Day

Victorian Study Day ImageIn May, Laura Foster, Helen Mckenzie and Michael Goodman successfully applied for a £500 community engagement award to organise a Victorian Study Day for sixth form students. They recruited twenty-two students from six Cardiff-based schools to attend the event held on 9 November in the Glamorgan Building. The event was entitled ‘Reimagining the Victorians’ and, throughout the course of the day, the students took part in four workshops that each focused on a different aspect of Victorian culture and spoke to the overall theme of representation. The students worked in two groups and, in the morning, took it in turns to go to the ASSL for a workshop led by Alison Harvey on SCOLAR’s nineteenth-century print materials. This session gave them the opportunity to see and handle original Victorian texts. The second group of students participated in a session led by Laura Foster which examined constructions of poverty in both the Victorian period and the modern day. They then swapped over with the other group for their own session in the library. After lunch, each group took part in two further workshops. Helen Mckenzie led a session on reading and consumerism, focusing on advertising and sensation fiction. Michael Goodman and Alice Hunter Rowe together led a session on Shakespearean illustration in the Victorian period. All of the students contributed well in the workshops generating lively discussions. In their evaluations forms the students commented that they very much appreciated the opportunity to attend this event and that they had gained new insights into Victorian literature and culture.


PHD Successes

Jie Liu
Thesis title: The development of reading strategies: a longitudinal study on Chinese international Master's students 
Date Completed: October 2012.

David Vella
Thesis title: Narrow gates, strait ways: the postmodern sacred and the icon
Date Completed: October 2012.


Mythopoeic Scholarship Award for Inklings Studies 2012

Tolkien and Wales: Language, Literature and IdentityCarl Phelpstead's book 'Tolkien and Wales: Language, Literature and Identity' (2011) has won the Mythopoeic Scholarship Award for Inklings Studies 2012. This prize is awarded to books on J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis and/or Charles Williams published during the previous three years that make significant contributions to Inklings scholarship.

 

Profile Page for Professor Carl Phelpstead


Inspiring a generation

enny McLoughlinA Cardiff student competing in the London 2012 Paralympics has secured a personal best in the final of the 100m T37 race.

Jenny McLoughlin, a student at the University’s School of English, Communication and Philosophy, raced in the final of the athletics event on Sunday 2nd September 2012, finishing 7th overall in a time of 14.48 seconds.

A member of the University’s High Performance Programme, Jenny is also competing in the T37 4x100m relay on Tuesday 4th September and the T37 200m race on Wednesday 5th September 2012.

Please click here to read the full article.


New Translation Launches at Eisteddfod

Professor Katie Gramich launched her new translation of Kate Roberts's novel, Feet in Chains on the National Eisteddfod field on Wed, Aug 8. For more information click here for English and here for Welsh.


PhD Successes

Peter Gyngell was recently awarded a PhD in English Literature at the age of 82. Peter, who is based in Australia, wrote his thesis about the Argentine short-story writer, essayist and poet Jorge Luis Borges. This was his second degree at Cardiff, having completed his first, a BA in Philosophy, in 1953. More information can be found in the University newsletter. A copy of the article can be found here.

Benjamin Clarke
Thesis title: Do patterns of ellipsis in text support systemic functional linguistics' 'context-metafunction hook-up' hypothesis? A corpus based approach.


Wales Book of the Year Awards

Deleuze's Literary Clinic: Criticism and the Politics of Symptoms

The School is delighted to announce that Dr Richard Gwyn, Reader in Creative Writing, won the Creative Non-Fiction award at the Wales Book of the Year awards held on 12 July 2012.

 

Wales Book of the Year

Profile Page for Dr Richard Gwyn

MA in Creative Writing


PhD Successes

Deleuze's Literary Clinic: Criticism and the Politics of Symptoms

Aidan Tynan, who received his PhD from the Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory and who has edited a special issue of the Journal Deleuze Studies entitled Deleuze and the Symptom, has published a new book entitled 'Deleuze's Literary Clinic: Criticism and the Politics of Symptoms'.

 

Deleuze's Literary Clinic: Criticism and the Politics of Symptoms

 


Staff Publications

Agamben and Colonialism

 

Dr Marcelo Svirsky, A Marie Curie Visiting Fellow in the Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory, in association with Simone Bignall has edited a new book ''Agamben and Colonialism'.

 

Profile Page for Dr Marcelo Svirsky


Is Sport for Losers?

Dr Andrew Edgar Lectures.
Dr Edgar talks on sport and the media, part of the Cardiff University lecture series at the Hay Festival.

As the countdown to the Olympics continues, Cardiff University's Dr Andrew Edgar asks as part of the Cardiff University lecture series at the Hay festival, whether the reduction of sport to entertainment, and the focus on our potential medal winners, demeans sport?

 

Click here to read the article from Cardiff News.

 

Profile Page for Dr Andrew Edgar


Postgraduate Research Award

The School is please to announce that postgraduate researchers Laura Foster, Michael Goodman and Helen McKenzie have been awarded a £500 grant from the University’s Community Engagement Team Small Grant Scheme 2012. Their project is a day of workshops for 'A'-Level students entitled 'Reimagining the Victorians' and is a collaborative activity between postgraduate researchers in English Literature and the University’s Special Collections and Archives.

The project will comprise of a day of workshops exploring the relevance of Victorian literature and culture in the twenty-first century and the day is designed for twenty 'A'-level English Literature Students, selected from several Cardiff-based colleges and 6th forms, who will participate in a series of four 45 minute workshops. In groups of 10 the students will explore a different aspect of Victorian culture led by the postgraduate researchers. The series of workshops have been designed to challenge students in how they think about reading, texts and culture, both in the nineteenth century and today.


Enriching Student Life Awards


Dr Edgar was described as 'incredibly approachable and friendly, truly inspiring everyone he teaches with his love for the subject.'

The School is delighted to announce that Dr Andrew Edgar, Reader in Philosophy, won the 'Most Effective Teacher' award at the second of Cardiff University's annual 'Enriching Student Life Awards' event held on 23 May 2012.

The 'Enriching Student Life Awards', organised by the Cardiff University Students' Union, are an opportunity not only for students to give formal recognition to staff but for the University to endorse the dedication and ingenuity of staff and students across the University. Over two hundred nominations were received this year from students wanting to recognise the difference staff members made to their university experience and we are thrilled at Dr Edgar's success!


Successful PhD Completions in 2011/12

CENTRE FOR CRITICAL AND CULTURAL THEORY

Timothy Matts
Title: Violent Signs: Ecocriticism and the Symptom
Date completed: 16 May 2012

PHILOSOPHY

Andrew Buchanan-Smith
Title: Democracy and Diversity: Political Theories, Liberalisms & Modi Vivendi
Date Completed: 28 March 2012

CENTRE FOR LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION RESEARCH

Gilbert Gabriel
Title: Altered States, Altered Sounds: An Investigation of How 'Subjective States' are Signified by the Soundtrack in Narrative Fiction Cinema
Date Completed: 28 March 2012


BookTalkBookTalk

Rebecca Book CoverThe School is very pleased to be involved in Cardiff University's book group with a difference -  BookTalk.  BookTalk is a book group with a difference. We read high-quality fiction and discuss the big ideas in the books as they relate to twenty-first century life.

At the first BookTalk event on 17 November 2011, Dr Anthony Mandal, Associate Director of the Centre for Editorial and Intertextual Research (CEIR) spoke about knowledge and gender in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, while Dr Keir Waddington in the School of History, Archaeology and Religion brought to life the gothic laboratory.

At the second BookTalk event on 23 February 2012, Dr Tomos Owen, Postdoctoral Fellow in English Literature, discussed narrative voice and the child detective in Stephen Kelman's Pigeon English, while other presenters from the School of Social Sciences and the School of City and Regional Planning examined the text from the perspective of youth crime, immigration and identity and urban geography.

The next BookTalk was held on 12 July and explored Cormac McCarthy's The Road.

BookTalk sessions are free and are open to the public.

Please click here for more information about BookTalk.


Fiction Fiesta

Fiction FiestaDr Richard Gwyn, Reader in Creative Writing, arranged ‘Fiction Fiesta’, an intimate but international festival, specialising in fiction and poetry in translation. This event took place on 25 March 2012, teaming novelists and poets from Latin America and Spain with home-grown talent from Wales. The Fiesta aimed to provide a forum for all people with an interest in international literature, from professional translators to the curious or idle dabbler.

Our main guest writer this year was the young Argentinian novelist, Andres Neuman, whose latest novel is the award-winning Traveller of the Century. Other writers and readers at the event included Argentinian poet Jorge Fondebrider, and writers from Wales including Tiffany Atkinson, Tristan Hughes, Desmond Barry, Zoe Skoulding and Philip Gross, as well as publishers Christopher MacLehose, Charles Boyle, and Boyd Tonkin of The Independent, who discussed the topic ‘Literature in Translation: Towards a Promised Land?’.

Fiction Fiesta Programme


BAAL Book Prize 2011

The Handbook of Language and GlobilizationThe BAAL Book Prize 2011 has been awarded to The Handbook of Language and Globalization edited by Professor Nik Coupland.

The British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL) offers an annual prize for ‘an outstanding book in the field of Applied Linguistics.’ Two or more (anonymous) judges read each of the short-listed books and one of them had this to say about this year’s winner:

‘This is an excellent collection of twenty nine wide-reaching, rich and engaging papers on diverse aspects of an immensely important theme, language and globalisation, written by an impressive array of experts in diverse fields of linguistics. The collection comprehensively covers all the major issues, approaches and perspectives on the relationships between globalisation and language, and it also presents a range of contrasting voices, from around the globe, from different research traditions, and from different political positions’.


Learning to Teach

The first cohort of Postgraduate Tutors have completed the School's Learning to Teach module as featured in Cardiff News for October 2011 available here:

http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3752d1a8#/3752d1a8/12


Completed PhDs in the School

ENGLISH LITERATURE

Elidir Jones
Title: Nationalism and Welsh Writing in Comparative Contexts, 1925 – 1966
Date completed: 9 November 2011

CENTRE FOR CRITICAL AND CULTURAL THEORY

Mareile Pfannebecker
Title: Early Modern Limitrophies: English Representations of Travel to Italy
Date completed: 9 November 2011


PhD Successes

Book CoverRebekah Humphreys and Sophie Vlacos, who recently completed PhDs in Philosophy in the School, have edited a volume titled 'Creation, Environment and Ethics' published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. The book contributes to a critical understanding of ethics, evolution and creation and provides a pluralistic response to some of the most pressing issues facing the global environment today. Click the cover to enlarge the image.


Staff Publications


Eye Lake coverDr Tristan Hughes, holder of an AHRC Fellowship in the Creative and Performing Arts, launched his new novel 'Eye Lake' at Waterstone's in Cardiff on Wednesday 15 June.

 

VISIT DR TRISTAN HUGHES'S PROFILE PAGE

 

 



Neil Badmington Hitchcock coverWe are pleased to announce that Dr Neil Badmington's new book 'Hitchcock's Magic' was published in April 2011 by University of Wales Press. The book focusses draws on the poststructuralist theories of Roland Barthes and Jacques Derrida and takes issue with the biographical and psychoanalytic approaches that have dominated studies of Hitchcock's films to argue instead for the signifiance of textuality. Click the book cover to enlarge the image.

VISIT DR NEIL BADMINGTON'S PROFILE PAGE

UNIVERSITY OF WALES PRESS

 

Carl Phelpstead Book CoverWe are also pleased to note that  Professor Carl Phelpstead's new book 'Tolkien and Wales: Language, Literature and Identity' was published in May 2011, also by University of Wales Press. Dr Phelpstead's text describes more fully than before the extent and depth of Tolkien's debt to Welsh language and literature, and argues that Tolkien's love of Wales and Welsh is inseparable from his love of, and sense of belonging to, England. Click the book cover to enlarge the image.

Tolkien and Wales: A Celebration

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UNIVERSITY OF WALES PRESS

Book CoverProfessor Katie Gramich, Reader in English Literature, has published a monograph on the author Kate Roberts, as part of the University of Wales 'Writers of Wales' series.

VISIT Professor Katie Gramich'S PROFILE PAGE

 

 

 


Book CoverDr Richard Gwyn, Reader in Creative Writing, has published a novel 'The Vagabond's Breakfast' which was launched on 15 April 2011 at Waterstone's, The Hayes, Cardiff.

VISIT DR RICHARD GWYNS'S PROFILE PAGE

ALCEMI PRESS

 

 

 

Book CoverDr Claire Connolly, Reader in English Literature, in association with Prof. Angela V John has edited and written a new introduction for 'You're Welcome to Ulster' by Menna Gallie.

HONNO Welsh Womens Press

 

 



Research Grant Successes

Tim RhysMr Tim Rhys, Lecturer in Creative Writing, has a feature film script going into production - called ‘Crow’, with a £250,000 budget. Shooting will start early in June for three weeks, with the film due for release late in 2011.

Dr Becky MunfordDr Becky Munford, Senior Lecturer in English Literature, has won a British Academy grant to undertake a research project 'Women in Trousers: A Cultural History, 1789 to the Present'. The project looks at the way in which the history of trouser-wearing women in the West is entangled in controversy.

Dr Anthony MandalDr Anthony Mandal, Senior Lecturer in English Literature, is one of the collaborators in a Royal Society of Edinburgh project to prepare and publish the first thirteen volumes of a new standard edition of Robert Louis Stevenson.

 


Rare and Antiquarian Books to Remain in Wales

A collection of 14,000 rare and antiquarian library books, some dating from the late 15th century, are being saved for future generations to enjoy. A joint initiative between Cardiff Council, Cardiff University, the Welsh Assembly Government, and the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW) has secured the books’ future at Cardiff University.  

The Cardiff Rare Book Collection


Learning to Teach in Higher Education

Our new 'Learning to Teach in Higher Education' module has been accredited by the Higher Education Academy, enabling postgraduate research students who are employed to teach in the School to obtain a Master's level teaching qualification and HEA Associate status. We are very pleased to announce that our first group of students and former students achieved their Associate or Fellowship status in April.


Research Assessment Exercise

Our results