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Emma Schofield

Overview

Position: Postgraduate Researcher Email: SchofieldEL1@cf.ac.uk
Area: English Literature

PhD Research

My thesis traces the relation between literature and politics in Wales, in light of devolution. Through an analysis of fiction from the period 1970 – 2011, I seek to determine the way in which literature and politics interact, focusing particularly on how literature contributed to the campaign for devolution in Wales and the creation of a new sense of national identity in the post-devolution era. This research builds on the work I completed as part of my MA dissertation, which examined the impact of industrial decline in Wales on Anglophone Welsh writing.

Supervisor: Prof Katie Gramich

Academic Background

Cardiff Metropolitan University – PGCE Secondary Education (2011)
Cardiff University – MA English Literature (2010)
Cardiff University – BA English Literature (2009)

I am currently working towards Associate Membership of the Higher Education Academy.

Publications

Cardiff Metropolitan University – PGCE Secondary Education (2011)
Cardiff University – MA English Literature (2010)
Cardiff University – BA English Literature (2009)

I am currently working towards Associate Membership of the Higher Education Academy.

Conferences, Symposia and Seminars

‘“Poor old mixed up Wales”: Regional Writing in Post-Devolution Wales’ a paper delivered at Mapping the Self: A Postgraduate Symposium, Oxford Brookes University, 15th December 2013

‘“The things I ought to have been”: Escaping Nostalgia and Seeking a New Place in 1990s’ Anglophone Welsh Writing’ a paper delivered at the Annual Conference for the Association of Welsh Writing in English, Gregynog Hall, 23rd March 2013

‘Avenues “shimmering with trees and pavement cafes”: reimagining Cardiff in Post Devolution Anglophone Welsh Writing’ a paper delivered at Constructing Identities and Changing Spaces in Wales: Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Symposium, Cardiff University, 24th June 2013

Conference Organisation

Member of the steering committee for the Constructing Identities and Changing Spaces in Wales: Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Symposium (funded by the University Graduate College), 24th June 2013

Teaching

I have been a Postgraduate Tutor in ENCAP since 2012 and currently teach on the following Year 1 modules:

  • ‘Literature, Culture, Place’ – Comprised of two units, one on twentieth and twenty-first century Welsh writing in English and one on writing from other cultures.
  • ‘Texts in Time’ – A course which traces the development of English literature from 1500 – 1800.