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Dr Rhiannon Marks BA MSt PhD

Dr Rhiannon Marks



School of Welsh

+44 (0)29 2087 5594
Room 1.67, John Percival Building
Welsh speaking
Available for postgraduate supervision

I graduated in Welsh from Abersytwyth University before following a Masters in Women's Studies from Jesus College, Oxford.  I completed a PhD in Aberystwyth on Menna Elfyn's work focusing on 'epistolary criticism' and in 2013 published a volume entitled 'Pe gallwn, mi luniwn lythyr': golwg ar waith Menna Elfyn which was awarded the Sir Ellis Griffith prize in 2015.  In my free time I enjoy creative writing and won the Crown in the Urdd National Eisteddfod in 2007. I was co-editor of the magazine Tu Chwith in 2011-13 and am currently on the Llên Cymru editorial team.

My main Research interests include:

*Contemporary literature (prose and poetry)

*Literary and Critical Theory

*Creative Criticism

*Literary translation

*Women's literature







BA Welsh (2018-19) 

Level 4

Awdur, Testun a Darllenydd (module leader)

Herio'r Traddodiad Llenyddol

Mapio'r Cymry

Level 5

Sgiliau Academaidd Uwch

Level 6

Theori a Beirniadaeth Lenyddol (module leader)

Blas ar Ymchwil

Ymchwilio Estynedig

MA in Welsh and Celtic Studies

◦Professional and Academic Research

◦Dissertation Supervisor

Research Projects

I am currently combining my interests in literary theory and contemporary literature in a study on the development of postmodern short stories in Welsh. The study is an experiment in creative criticism and concentrates mainly on the work of the prolific Welsh author, Mihangel Morgan (1955-).

Having received funding from the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol, I am also working on a small project on the Welsh Short Story entitled 'Crefft y Stori Fer Heddiw'. The project involves interviews with contemporary Welsh authors which will then be edited and presented as part of an educational resource for students on the Welsh Short Story.

Research Students

I would welcome 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'