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Dr Elen Ifan


School of Welsh

Room 1.73, John Percival Building, Colum Drive, Cardiff, CF10 3EU
Welsh speaking


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.

Research interests include:

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