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Dr Rob Gossedge BA, MA, PhD (Wales)

Dr Rob Gossedge

BA, MA, PhD (Wales)

Lecturer

School of English, Communication and Philosophy

Email:
gossedgera@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5618
Location:
2.14, John Percival Building, Colum Drive, Cardiff, CF10 3EU

My research focusses on English Literature.

2017

  • Gossedge, R. A. 2017. Robin Hood and the matter of the Greenwood. In: Echard, S. and Rouse, R. eds. The Encyclopedia of Medieval Literature in Britain.. Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Literature Wiley-Blackwell
  • Gossedge, R. A. 2017. King Arthur: literary figure. In: Echard, S. and Rouse, R. eds. The Encyclopedia of Medieval Literature in Britain.. Wiley–Blackwell Encyclopedia of Literature Wiley-Blackwell

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2006

  • Gossedge, R. A. 2006. Thomas Love Peacock's "The Misfortunes of Elphin" and the Romantic Arthur. Arthurian Literature XXIII, pp. 157-176.
  • Gossedge, R. A. 2006. Welsh language writing. In: Hammill, F., MIskimmin, E. and Sponenberg, A. eds. The Encyclopedia of British Women's Writing 1900-1950.. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 273-275.
  • Gossedge, R. A. 2006. Dorothy Edwards. In: Hammill, F., Miskimmin, E. and Sponenberg, A. eds. The Encyclopedia of British Women's Writing 1900-1950.. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 79.
  • Gossedge, R. A. 2006. May Sinclair. In: Hammill, F., Miskimmin, E. and Sponenberg, A. eds. The Encyclopedia of British Women's Writing 1900-1950.. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 223-224.
  • Gossedge, R. A. 2006. Lynette Roberts. In: Hammill, F., Miskimmin, E. and Sponenberg, A. eds. The Encyclopedia of British Women?s Writing 1900-1950.. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 208.
  • Gossedge, R. A. 2006. Kate Roberts. In: Hammill, F., Miskimmin, E. and Sponenberg, A. eds. The Encyclopedia of British Women's Writing 1900-1950.. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 206-208.
  • Gossedge, R. 2006. Margiad Evans. In: Hammill, F., Miskimmin, E. and Sponenberg, A. eds. The Encyclopedia of British Women's Writing 1900-1950.. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 84-85.

I am interested in a wide range of medieval and modern topics, from Robin Hood to D.H. Lawrence and I teach a number of modules on the undergraduate BA English Literature: The Robin Hood Tradition, Myth and Modernism and Late Medieval Literature, as well as contributing to the King Arthur in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries component for the MA English Literature.

I am currently revising my thesis on nineteenth- and twentieth-century retellings of the Arthurian story for book publication. It is the first sustained account of modern Arthuriana to concentrate wholly on English, Welsh, Cornish and Scottish rewritings of the legend, and it pays particular attention to the role scholarship plays in determining the meaning of the medieval in the modern world.

My next research project is a study of American medievalism: a monograph on the relationship between American culture and the literature of the Middle Ages.

Research interests

  • Arthurian legend
  • Robin Hood
  • formations of British and American medievalism from the eighteenth century to the present
  • myth and modernism (especially the use of medieval culture in modernist writing)
  • Celticism and Britishness
  • Welsh writing in English
  • Evelyn Waugh and his contemporaries