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Rhiannon Marks

Dr Rhiannon Marks

(she/her)

Senior Lecturer and Director of MA Welsh and Celtic Studies

School of Welsh

Email
MarksR@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 29208 75594
Campuses
John Percival Building, Room Room 1.67, Colum Drive, Cardiff, CF10 3EU
cymraeg
Welsh speaking
Users
Available for postgraduate supervision

Overview

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

Publication

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Research

Past Research Projects

Y Dychymyg Ôl-Fodern (The Postmodern Imagination)

In 2020, I published my latest monograph, Y Dychymyg Ôl-Fodern | UWP: a study on the development of postmodern short stories in Welsh which concentrates mainly on the work of the prolific Welsh author, Mihangel Morgan (1955-). The study is an experiment in Creative Criticism -- a method which explores and transgresses the boundaries between 'academic writing' and 'fiction' in order to provide fresh, new insights into the processes of reading and writing.  

Crefft y Stori Fer Heddiw (The Contemporary Short Story)

Having received funding from the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol, I worked on a small project on the Short Story in Welsh. The project involved conducting interviews with contemporary short fiction authors (Caryl Lewis, Fflur Dafydd, Aled Islwyn, Mihangel Morgan, Llŷr Gwyn Lewis and Jon Gower) which then formed part of an educational resource for students: Crefft y Stori Fer Heddiw (porth.ac.uk)

Aspects of identity in the work of Welsh Patagonian poet, Irma Hughes de Jones

On receiving funding from Banco Santander I conducted a research trip to the Chubut province in Argentina to explore aspects of the life and work of renowned Patagonian poet, Irma Hughes de Jones (1918-2003). My research output, 'Irma Ariannin, Cymru a'r 'wlad lle cyferfydd cyfandiroedd', explores Irma's multifaceted poetic identity in the context of the Welsh diaspora. 

Teaching

I teach on a number of modules on the BA in Welsh programme, including: 

  • Awdur, Testun a Darllenydd
  • Sgiliau Astudio Llenyddiaeth
  • Theori a Beirniadaeth Lenyddol (module leader)
  • Rhyddiaith Ddiweddar (module leader)
  • Blas ar Ymchwil
  • Ymchwilio Estynedig

I also contribute to the MA in Welsh and Celtic Studies

  • Academic and Professional Research
  • Specialist Subject
  • Extended Project

Biography

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Honours and awards

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Professional memberships

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Academic positions

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Committees and reviewing

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Supervisions

Research Students

I would welcome applications from research students who wish to pursue the following research fields:

◦Contemporary Welsh literature (prose and poetry)

◦Creative Critical Writing (works which experiment with 'fact' and 'fiction')

◦Literary and Critical Theory (particularly theories relating to gender identity)

◦Literary Translation

Current supervision

Megan Sass

Megan Sass

Research student

Eirian Lewis

Eirian Lewis

Research student