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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
  • 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 she has recently 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 Marks also teaches on the Welsh-language Sabbatical Scheme. Cardiff University is one of three establishments currently running the scheme which is funded by the Welsh Government. It offers the opportunity for Welsh-language and pedagogical training for those who wish to teach, lecture or train wholly or partially through the medium of Welsh or bilingually.

Teaching Profile 2013-14

BA Welsh
Level 4

  • CY1744 O Destun i Draethawd (module leader)
  • CY1743 Llenyddiaeth Gymraeg
  • CY1745 Diwylliant y Gymraeg

Level 6

  • CY3410 Rhyddiaith Ddiweddar  (module leader)
  • CY3900 Blas ar Ymchwil
  • CY 3705 Cyfieithu Proffesiynol

MA in Welsh and Celtic Studies

  • Professional ad Academic Research
  • Special Subject 1 Essay Supervisor




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’