Ewch i’r prif gynnwys

English literature

Mae'r cynnwys hwn ar gael yn Saesneg yn unig.

Mae ein henw da o ran ymchwil blaengar mewn astudiaeth lenyddol, ysgolheictod llyfryddol, hanes diwylliannol a theori feirniadol wedi ei gynnal gan ein hymrwymiad cryf i arloesedd a gwaith rhyngddisgyblaethol.

Rydym yn ffocysu ar fynegiant beirniadol testunau ar draws ystod eang o gyfnodau, genres a themâu, gyda chyfeiriadau at nifer o ffurfiau diwylliannol. Mae gennym arbenigedd nodedig mewn ymchwil digidol a golygyddol yn y dyniaethau. Rydym yn croesawu ceisiadau PhD ym mhob maes arbenigedd.

Cyfnodau

Mae ein hymchwil yn cwmpasu pob cyfnod llenyddol, o'r Hen Saesneg a Norseg i waith arbrofol, cyfoes:

  • Llenyddiaeth Arthuraidd a llenyddiaeth y Canol Oesoedd
  • Shakespeare ac astudiaethau Dadeni
  • Astudiaethau'r ail ganrif ar bymtheg
  • Llenyddiaeth Rhamantaidd a'r deunawfed ganrif
  • Llenyddiaeth Fictoriaidd a'r bedwaredd ganrif ar bymtheg
  • Llenyddiaeth gyfoes a'r ugeinfed ganrif

Genres

Rydym yn ymgymryd ag ymchwil ar draw pob genre, o ffuglen i farddoniaeth a drama:

  • Ffuglen gyfoes
  • Ysgrifennu creadigol
  • Ffuglen droseddol
  • Drama, ffilm a cherddoriaeth
  • Ffuglen hanesyddol
  • Barddoniaeth

Meysydd ymchwil

Mae ein hymchwil yn damcaniaethu effaith ddiwylliannol llenyddiaeth yn y gorffennol a'r presennol ac yn cwmpasu ystod o arbenigeddau gan gynnwys ffuglen droseddol, Gothig, llenyddiaeth a'r amgylchedd, llenyddiaeth a'r gyfraith, dulliau Neo a Counter o drafod llenyddiaeth, rhywedd ac ysgrifennu gan fenywod, a hanes llyfrau:

  • Hanes diwylliannol a llenyddol
  • Dyniethau digidol
  • Golygu theori
  • Rhywedd a llenyddiaeth, ysgrifennu gan fenywodG
  • Gothig
  • Hanesyddoliaeth (neo-ganoloesol, neo-Gothig, neo-Fictoriaidd, gwrth-Ramantaidd
  • Astudiaethau Gwyddelig
  • Llenyddiaeth a theori feirniadol
  • Cyfieithu (llenyddol)
  • Llenyddiaeth a'r amgylchedd
  • Llenyddiaeth a'r gyfraith
  • Astudiaethau ôl-drefedigaethol
  • Ysgrifennu Cymraeg cyfrwng Saesneg

Canolfannau ymchwil

Mae nifer on haelodau o staff Llenyddiaeth Saesneg hefyd yn rhan o'n Canolfan Ymchwil Olygyddol a Rhyngdestunol, neu un o'n grwpiau ymchwil rhyng-ddisgyblaethol, Delweddau ar Waith a'r Dyniaethau Gwyddonol.

Staff

Staff Diddordebau ymchwil 'Tameidiau ymchwil'
Professor Neil BadmingtonLlenyddiaeth yr ugeinfed ganrif a llenyddiaeth gyfoes"Writing keeps the world itself at a desirable distance."
Professor Bill BellLlenyddiaeth y bedwaredd ganrif ar bymtheg ac o'r Oes Fictoria"A book is not a text: binding, paper, typography, format, and historical traces are all for reading."
Dr Melanie BigoldAstudiaethau'r ail ganrif ar bymtheg, y deunawfed ganrif, a llenyddiaeth Ramantaidd."Marginalia are not marginal. They provide documentary evidence of the uses and reception of texts by common readers."
Dr Catherine ButlerLlenyddiaeth i blant, yn enwedig ffuglen hanesyddol a ffantasi; hunaniaeth o ran rhywedd; perthynas yr academi i awduron creadigol a darllenwyr 'lay'; ffuglen 'ffan' 
Dr James CastellEighteenth century and Romantic literature, poetry and poetics"Poetry allows us to think differently about the beings that we are and the beings that we aren't."
Dr Sophie CoulombeauEighteenth century and Romantic literature"What's in a name? In Romantic literature, acts of naming 'place', authors and characters within various identity categories."
Professor Martin Coyle Shakespeare and Renaissance studies, drama, film and music"We can never have too many interpretations of Hamlet, or too many editions of the play"
Professor Holly Furneaux Victorian literature and culture, and Victorian legacies, with an emphasis on gender, forms of family, sexuality, touch and emotion; Victorian visuality; Dickens and his legacies; Victorian domestic fiction and ideas of family; Neo-Victorian queer fiction; the Crimean War and its afterlives 
Dr Rob Gossedge Arthurian and medieval literature (old and middle English; old Norse), historical fiction"Far from being its more respectable cousin, medieval studies is just another form of medievalism."
Professor Katie GramichTwentieth century and contemporary literature, contemporary fiction, poetry and poetics"Welsh women have been culturally invisible; yet they have been writing the nation for the past six centuries."
Professor Richard GwynTwentieth century and contemporary literature, contemporary fiction, poetry and poetics"To translate a poem is not only to inhabit its language, but to walk in its land."
Professor Ann HeilmannNineteenth century and Victorian literature, twentieth century and contemporary literature, contemporary fiction, historical fiction"The Victorians never died; their cultural influence is inescapably reinvented by every new generation."
Professor Martin A. Kayman Eighteenth century and Romantic literature, crime fiction"The myth of the 'unwritten law' is a characteristically English way of conceiving relations between law and the literary."
Dr Megan Leitch Arthurian and medieval literature (old and middle English; old Norse)"Medieval people thought sleep endangered body and soul, and tried to be conscientious about how they lost consciousness."
Dr Anthony MandalEighteenth century and Romantic literature, nineteenth century and Victorian literature, the gothic, book history and digital humanities"Literary history is constructed by those writers we forget, as much as it is by those we commemorate."
Professor Radhika MohanramTwentieth century and contemporary literature"Postcolonial literature writes back to the centre while insisting on its indigenous difference."
Dr Jane Moore Eighteenth century and Romantic literature "Ancient Greek lyrical poetry and song exerted a formative influence upon British Romanticism."
Dr Irene Morra Shakespeare and Renaissance studies, twentieth century and contemporary literature, contemporary fiction, drama, film and music"In England, popular music has surpassed literature to become the dominant signifier of a contemporary national and cultural identity."
Dr Becky MunfordTwentieth century and contemporary literature, contemporary fiction"Trouser-wearing women have been subjected to legal, medical and cultural modes of regulation."
Professor Carl Phelpstead Arthurian and medieval literature (old and middle English; old Norse)"In medieval Iceland hair loss was analogous to castration."
Dr Carl PlasaNineteenth century and Victorian literature, twentieth century and contemporary literature"Despite being an historical phenomenon, the transatlantic slave trade remains a vital source of inspiration for contemporary writers."
Dr Josh RobinsonPoetry and poetics"Poetry thinks in ways that we have hardly begun to comprehend."
Dr Carrie SmithTwentieth century and contemporary literature, poetry and poetics"The writing process in the manuscript drafts of a poem can illuminate the published piece."
Dr Ceri Sullivan Shakespeare and Renaissance studies, seventeenth century studies"Private prayer is the seventeenth century's power- knowledge - and its most widely practised creative writing."
Professor Julia ThomasNineteenth century and Victorian literature"The Victorians invented Shakespeare's birthplace"
Professor Damian Walford Davies Eighteenth century and Romantic literature, twentieth century and contemporary literature, poetry and poetics"As literary theorists, critics and historians, we need a route beyond historicism; the answer (for now) is counterfactualism."
Professor Martin Willis The study of the inter-relationships between literature, science and medicine