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Dr Elen Ifan

Dr Elen Ifan

Lecturer

School of Welsh

Email
ifane@caerdydd.ac.uk
Campuses
Room 1.73, John Percival Building, Colum Drive, Cardiff, CF10 3EU
Welsh speaking

Overview

My main research interest is regarding the relationship between music and literature, or musico-literary studies. Since completing a PhD on the relationship between the work of Welsh poet T. Gwynn Jones and music in 2017, I have published on song-translations for a Welsh concert at the British Empire Exhibition in Wembley, and am currently working on an overview of the musico-literary field of study in Wales.

I am also co-editor of Llên Cymru with my colleagues at the School of Welsh.

Research interests include:

  • The relationship between literature and music
  • Twentieth century literature
  • Literary theory and criticism
  • Literary and music-linked translation

Biography

I graduated in Welsh and English Literature in Bangor in 2011, before contiuning my studies with a Master’s degree on the relationship between the work of poet Gwyn Thomas and music in the School of Welsh. I completed a PhD thesis in Bangor in 2017, which was a study of the relationship between the work of 20th Century poet T. Gwynn Jones and music. I spent a semester as Visiting Fellow in the Department of Celtic Languages and Literatures in Harvard University in 2013.

Following a period of working in radio as a Researcher and Assistant Producer at Radio Cymru and Radio Wales, I joined the school of Welsh as a Lecturer in September 2019.

Publications

2020

2017

2015

Teaching

I lead on and contribute to a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate modules in the School of Welsh.

These include:

  • Literary BA and MA modules
  • BA Employability Module
  • Second-language modules
  • Undergraduate dissertation supervision

My main research interest is regarding the relationship between music and literature, or musico-literary studies. Since completing a PhD on the relationship between the work of Welsh poet T. Gwynn Jones and music in 2017, I have published on song-translations for a Welsh concert at the British Empire Exhibition in Wembley, and am currently working on an overview of the musico-literary field of study in Wales.

I am also co-editor of Llên Cymru with my colleagues at the School of Welsh.

Research interests include:

  • The relationship between literature and music
  • Twentieth century literature
  • Literary theory and criticism
  • Literary and music-linked translation