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 Seth Armstrong-Twigg

Seth Armstrong-Twigg

Research student, School of English, Communication and Philosophy

I am a postgraduate researcher funded by the South, West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership. My current research examines the relationship between the environment and the two literatures of Wales. As part of the SWW DTP joint supervision programme, I am supervised by Professor Katie Gramich at Cardiff and Dr Samantha Walton at Bath Spa.

In 2018, I was awarded the M. Wynn Thomas Prize at the Thirtieth Annual Conference of the Association for Welsh Writing in English. 

Research interests

  • Welsh writing in English
  • Welsh literature
  • Ecocriticism 


I currently teach on the following undegraduate modules:

  • Critical Reading and Critical Writing 
  • Drama: Stage and Page


'Mouldering Quarries and Mines': Welsh Mining Literature and the Environment

My current research project considers the ways in which the two literatures of Wales repond to the environmental impact of industrialisation. Focusing chiefly on mining narratives – both coal and slate – my research aims to reassess these texts in the light of environmental criticism. 

Funding source

South, West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership (AHRC)

Katie Gramich

Professor Katie Gramich

Emerita Professor

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