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Dr Rhiannon Marks BA (Wales), MSt (Oxford), PhD (Wales)


Rhiannon Marks Position: Lecturer Email:
Telephone: +44(0)29 208 75594
Fax: -
Extension: 75594
Location: John Percival Building


Rhiannon’s main Research interests include:

  • Contemporary literature (prose and poetry)
  • Literary and Critical Theory
  • Creative Criticism
  • Literary translation
  • Women’s literature

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

Rhiannon joined the School of Welsh in 2011 and worked as a Tutor on the National Sabbatical Scheme before being appointed a lecturer.

Teaching Profile 2014-15

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)
  • CY3900 Blas ar Ymchwil
  • CY3905 Ymchwilio Estynedig

MA in Welsh and Celtic Studies

    • Professional and Academic Research
    • Dissertation Supervisor

    Additional Roles

    School of Welsh Undergraduate Admissions Tutor




Research Projects

Rhiannon is continuing with her research into women’s literature.  As a result of her Santander funded research trip to Patagonia during the Summer of 2013, Rhiannon is researching into the the work of Patagonian poet, Irma Hughes de Jones.
She also intends to combine her interest in literary theory and modern literature in a study on  the development of post-modern short stories.

Research Students

Rhiannon welcomes 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’