Dr Rhiannon Marks BA MSt PhD

Dr Rhiannon Marks


Lecturer and Admissions Tutor

School of Welsh

+44 (0)29 2087 5594
1.77, John Percival Building
Welsh speaking
Available for postgraduate supervision

My main Research interests include:

*Contemporary literature (prose and poetry)

*Literary and Critical Theory

*Creative Criticism

*Literary translation

*Women's literature

I graduated in Welsh from Abersytwyth University before following a Masters in Women's Studies from Jesus College, Oxford.  I completed a PhD in Aberystwyth on Menna Elfyn's work focusing on 'epistolary criticism' and in 2013 published a volume entitled 'Pe gallwn, mi luniwn lythyr': golwg ar waith Menna Elfyn.  In my free time I enjoy creative writing and won the Crown in the Urdd National Eisteddfod in 2007. Until recently I was co-editor of the magazine Tu Chwith.

BA Welsh

Level 4

*CY1744 O Destun i Draethawd (module leader)

*CY1743 Llenyddiaeth Gymraeg

*CY1745 Diwylliant y Gymraeg

Level 5

CY2502 Ysgrifennu Academaidd

Level 6

*CY3410 Rhyddiaith Ddiweddar  (module leader)

*CY3330 Theori a Beirniadaeth Lenyddol (module leader)

*CY3200 Llenyddiaeth er 1900

*CY3900 Blas ar Ymchwil

*CY3905 Ymchwilio Estynedig

MA in Welsh and Celtic Studies

◦Professional and Academic Research

◦Dissertation Supervisor

Research Projects

My interest in women's literature continues to grow and as a result of a Santander funded research trip to Patagonia during the Summer of 2013, I am currently researching into the the work of Patagonian poet, Irma Hughes de Jones.

I also intend to combine my interest in literary theory and contemporary literature in a study on the development of post-modern short stories in Welsh.

Research Students

I would welcome applications from research students who wish to pursue the following research fields:

◦Contemporary literature (prose and poetry)

◦Literary and Critical Theory

◦Literary translation

◦Women's literature

◦Work which experiments with 'fact' and 'fiction'