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Dr Dylan Foster Evans - MA (Cantab), PhD (Wal)


Dr Dylan Foster Evans Position: Senior Lecturer Email:
Telephone: +44(0)29 208 74951
Fax: -
Extension: 74951
Location: John Percival Building

Research Interests

Dr Dylan Foster Evans's main research area is late-medieval literature. He is particularly interested in the work of the Poets of the Princes, Dafydd ap Gwilym and the Cywyddwyr up to the period of the Welsh Renaissance. His work covers both textual and literary criticism, and he was one a team of editors which produced a ground-breaking digitial edition of the works of Dafydd ap Gwilym: Before coming to Cardiff he was a member of the Poets of the Nobility 1282-1526 project at the University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies in Aberystwyth. Literary theory is another field of interest, and he has published on both post-colonial theory and ecocriticism. He is currently developing a new research field based on the history of the Welsh language in Cardiff and the surrounding area.

Undergraduate Teaching Profile

Level 4 Modules (year 1)
  • CY1742 Cyflwyniad i'r Gymraeg
  • CY1743 Llenyddiaeth Gymraeg
  • CY1744 O Destun i Draethawd
  • CY1750 Diwylliant y Gymraeg
Level 5 Modules (year 2)
  • CY2200 Cymraeg y Gweithle a’r Gymuned
  • CL5104 Cymraeg y Gyfraith
Level 6 Modules (year 2 and final year)
  • CY3100 Ailddehongli Llenyddiaeth yr Oesoedd Canol
  • CY3305 Dafydd ap Gwilym
  • CY3900 Blas ar Ymchwil
  • CY3905 Ymchwilio Estynedig

Postgraduate Teaching Profile

Modules on the MA in Welsh and Celtic Studies CYD400 Academic and Professional Research

  • CYD400 Academic and Professional Research
  • CYD401 Special Subject 1
  • CYD402 Special Subject 2





Dr Foster Evans is currently working on the first volume in the series The Oxford History of the Literature of Wales (Oxford University Press), as co-author with Professor Jerry Hunter, Bangor University. He is also developing a project on the history of the Welsh language in Cardiff, and would be delighted to hear from anyone interested in that field.

Postgraduate Students

Current Research Students

Lee Rae: 'The Forgotten Beasts in Medieval British Literature' (PhD, with Professor Sioned Davies)
Rebecca Try, ‘A Critical of Study of NLW MS 5267B (Dingestow 7)’ (MPhil, with Professor Sioned Davies)

Applications for research degrees

Dr Foster Evans would welcome applications from students who wish to study in the following fields:

    • medieval literature, in particular the poetry of the period c.1100–1600
    • postcolonial literature
    • Welsh-language culture in Cardiff and its hinterland