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Yr Athro Katie Gramich BA (Wales) MA (London) PhD (Alberta)

Yr Athro Katie Gramich

BA (Wales) MA (London) PhD (Alberta)


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My research is in the area of English Literature.

Additional publications


Dangerous Diversity: The Changing Faces of Wales (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1998). Co-editor, with Andrew Hiscock.

Welsh Women’s Poetry 1460-2001: An Anthology (Dinas Powys: Honno Press, 2003). Co-editor, with Catherine Brennan, and translator.

Twentieth Century Women’s Writing in Wales: Land, Gender, Belonging (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2007). Sole author.

Mapping the Territory: Critical Approaches to Welsh Fiction in English (Cardigan: Parthian, 2010). Editor.
Kate Roberts (Writers of Wales series) (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2011). Sole author.

Feet in Chains, annotatedtranslation of Kate Roberts’s Welsh novel, Traed Mewn Cyffion (Cardigan: Parthian, 2012). Sole translator and editor.
Rediscovering Margiad Evans: Marginality, Gender, and Illness (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2013). Co-editor, with Kirsti Bohata.

Chapters/articles (selected)

"Cymru or Wales?: Explorations in a Divided Sensibility": Chapter on Welsh culture in Studying British Cultures ed. Susan Bassnett (London: Routledge, 1997)

"Daughters of Darkness: Dylan Thomas and the Celebration of the Female" in Dylan Thomas (New Casebook) edited by J. Goodby & C. Wigginton (London: Macmillan, 2001)

“Stripping off the ‘civilized body’: Lawrence’s nostalgie de la boue in Lady Chatterley’s Lover” in Writing the Body in D. H. Lawrence ed. P. Poplawski (Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2001)

“Mirror Games: Self and (M)Other in the Poetry of R.S. Thomas” in‘Echoes to the Amen’:The Achievement of R.S. Thomas, edited by Damian Walford Davies (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2003)

“Welsh Women Writers and War in the Twentieth Century” in Wales at War: Critical Essays on Literature and Art ed. Tony Curtis (Bridgend: Seren, 2007)

“Creating and Destroying ‘The Man Who Does Not Exist’: The Peasantry and Modernity in Welsh and Irish Writing,” Irish Studies Review special Ireland-Wales Issue, 17/1, eds. Claire Connolly and Katie Gramich (February, 2009)

“Lost Boys, Lost Language: Leslie Norris and the Welsh Bardic Tradition”, Literature and Belief vols. 29 and 30.1 (2009-10) pp. 49-63.

“ ‘Those Blue Remembered Hills’: Gender in Twentieth-Century Welsh Border Writing by Men” inGendering Border Studies: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, eds. Henrice Altink, Chris Weedon, and (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2010)

“ ‘Caught in the triple net?’: Welsh, Scottish, and Irish women writers 1920-1945” in History of British Women’s Writing vol. 8 (1920-45) ed. Marioula Joannou (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012)

“ ‘Still linked to those others’: Landscape and Language in Post-War Welsh Poetry” in Poetry and Geography: Space and Place in Post-War Poetry eds. N. Alexander and D. Cooper (Liverpool University Press, 2013) pp. 61-74.


Katie Gramich is originally from Ceredigion in West Wales and was educated at the Universities of Aberystwyth, London, and Alberta. She has lived in Spain, Canada, England, and Wales, and has a good knowledge of German, Spanish, Italian and French, as well as her native Welsh and English. 

She is interested in comparative, feminist, and gender studies, with a particular current focus on poetry. With Professor Claire Connolly at University College Cork and Dr Paul O'Leary at Aberystwyth University, she runs the Wales-Ireland Research Network.





  • Gramich, K. Y. 2016. Llwyfen Grin. Taliesin - Yr Academi Gymreig.
  • Gramich, K. Y. 2016. Welsh poetry since 1945. In: Larrissy, E. ed. British Poetry, 1945-2010. Cambridge University, pp. 163-177.















Modules taught by Katie include '˜Early Twentieth-Century Poetry', '˜Modern Welsh Writing in English'™, and 'Literature, Culture, and Place'™, on the BA in English Literature and 'Modernisms'™ and '˜Gender in Modern Poetry'™ on the MA in English Literature.

My research to date has focused on a) rediscovering neglected Welsh women writers and bringing their work back into the public domain and b) bringing comparative and feminist perspectives to bear on wide a range of twentieth-century literature.

Co-organiser of the interdisciplinary Wales-Ireland Research Network.

Research in the following areas: 

  • post-war poetry and gender in the four nations
  • Wales, Ireland and modernity
  • Wales, Ireland and the First World War™

Research interests

  • Welsh writing in English
  • twentieth-century poetry and gender
  • twentieth-century women's writing
  • comparative literature
  • Modernism and marginality
  • travel writing

Postgraduate students

I would welcome applications from potential postgraduate students interested in Welsh writing or modern poetry and gender.  

You are welcome to contact me in Welsh, if you wish / Mae croeso i chwi gysylltu â mi yn y Gymraeg, os dymunwch.


My current PGR students are Elinor Shepley (working on the representation of old age in Welsh fiction in English), Nathan Munday (working on the religious tradtion in Welsh poetry from Pantycelyn to David Jones) and Seth Armstrong-Twigg (working on an ecocritical analysis of mining literature from Wales). 

I am interested in supervising PhD students in the following areas:

  • the literatures of Wales - all periods, both languages
  • women's writing
  • literary translation
  • modern poetry in the British Isles
  • postcolonial and feminist approaches to modern literature

I am happy to supervise research written in Welsh or English; supervisions can be in either language (or both!)/Rwy'n hapus iawn i gyfarwyddo ymchwil yn y Gymraeg neu'r Saesneg; gall ein cyfarfodydd bod yn y naill iaith neu'r llall (neu yn y ddwy!)

Past projects

  • Lucy Thomas, 'The Fiction of Hilda Vaughan: Negotiating the Boundaries of Welsh Identity' (2008)
  • Stephen Hendon, 'Slaves of the Successful Century?: Ideas of Identity in Joseph Conrad and Alun Lewis' (2010)
  • Laura Wainwright, 'New Territories in Modernism: Anglophone Welsh Writing 1930-1949' (2010) Published by the University of Wales Press under the same title 2018. 
  • Tomos Owen, 'London-Welsh Writing 1890-1915: Ernest Rhys, Arthur Machen, W. H. Davies and Caradoc Evans' (2011)
  • Elidir Jones, 'Nationalism and Welsh Writing in Comparative Contexts, 1925-1966' (2011)
  • Michelle Deiniger, 'Short Fiction by Women from Wales: A Neglected Tradition' (2013)
  • Catherine Phelps, '[Dis]solving Genres: Arguing the Case for Welsh Crime Fiction' (2013)
  • Emma Schofield, 'Independent Wales? The Impact of Devolution on Welsh Fiction in English' (2014)
  • Jihan Zakarriya Mahmoud, 'Decontruction of Different Forms of Apartheid in Edward Said, J. M. Coetzee, and Jabra Ibrahim Jabra' (2014)
  • (Co-supervisor 50%) Llŷr Gwyn Lewis, 'Newydd Gân a Luniodd i'w Genedl': Agweddau ar Geltigrwydd T. Gwynn Jones a W. B. Yeats, 1890-1925' (2014)
  • (Co-supervisor 50%) Lisa Sheppard, 'O'r Gymru 'Ddu' i'r Ddalen 'Wen': Darllen Amlddiwylliannedd ac Aralledd o'r Newydd yn Ffuglen Gyfoes De Cymru er 1990'  (2015) Cyhoeddwyd gan Wasg Prifysgol Cymru yn 2018. 
  • Peter Kerry Morgan, 'Impersonality and the Extinction of Self: A Comparison of the Poetry of Keith Douglas and Alun Lewis' (2015)

I have also acted as an active second supervisor for a number of PhD candidates in Creative Writing.