July 10, 2018
Jane Aaron pays tribute to writer, editor and former USW Professor Meic Stephens whose contribution to literature was 'enormous’
April 24, 2017
Dr Mike Chick, Senior Lecturer in ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages), provided expert opinion on the Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee’s report into refugees and asylum seekers in Wales.
December 1, 2016
Assuming Gender Annual Lecture
John Percival Building Lecture Theatre 0.31
Cardiff University, 6 December 2016 at 6.30 pm
(Wine Reception in Room 2.47 from 5.30pm)
Female Gothic Histories – Prof Diana Wallace (University of South Wales)
December 8, 2015
LUCY Ingrams, winner of the 2015 Manchester Poetry Prize declared herself “bamboozled” by the judges’ decision to award her the £10,000 first prize.
Lucy, who is studying for an MPhil in Writing at the University of South Wales, won for her poems 'So will there be apples?’, 'Signs’, 'A hearting space’, Siena’ and 'August Letter’.
July 29, 2015
The Welsh Academy, the national society of writers in Wales, is proud to announce an evening celebrating the life and works of a true literary giant, Dannie Abse. This intimate dinner will be held at Abse’s beloved Cardiff City Football Club on Saturday 12 September from 7.30 pm.
The evening features readings by USW’s Prof Tony Curtis, Cary Archard, and Lynne Hjelmgaard. To further commemorate Dannie Abse’s writing, Welsh publishing house Graffeg will present a special edition poster of Abse’s celebrated poem, ‘Return to Cardiff’. The evening includes a drinks reception and a three-course dinner.
May 29, 2015
Students and academics from across the University feature in the line-up for this year’s Hay Festival of Literature & Arts.
May 22, 2015
Dyffryn House and Gardens in the Vale of Glamorgan announce that the poet and writer Tony Curtis will be their writer in residence from May 2015.
This is the first such residency at a National Trust property in Wales.
April 28, 2015
Professor Philip Gross will be reading at this year’s Hay Festival. He will be accompanied by the artist Valerie Coffin Price, and they will be talking about their collaboration – A Fold in the River.
April 14, 2015
Professor Diana Wallace was on BBC Radio’s Good Morning Wales this morning to talk about Sarah Waters’ The Paying Guests which is on the shortlist for the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction. Waters is from Pembrokeshire.
February 26, 2015
One current MPhil in Writing student, Cathy Dreyer, and two Creative Writing graduates, Duncan Stockwell and Tom Stewart, have been working with Music Theatre Wales and the RWCMD on the Make An Aria project.
February 25, 2015
The deadline for abstracts for Representing the Tudors: An interdisciplinary conference held at the Treforest Campus on 10-11 July, 2015 has been extended to Monday 23 March.
January 7, 2015
Tom Bullough has just emerged from a successful viva conducted by two eminent writer-academics, Profs Gerard Woodward from Bath Spa University, and Richard Gwyn from Cardiff.
January 5, 2015
Ninety per cent of USW English research was rated as being internationally excellent (3*) with respect to impact in the results of the Research Excellence Framework 2014.
Overall, just over half of English research submitted (51%) was judged to be world leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*).
Impact is a new measure of research assessment. The results reflect the longstanding commitment of USW creative writers and English scholars to engaging with the wider community outside the academy.
Areas of research excellence in English at USW include Creative Writing, Critical-Creative Writing, Gothic Studies, Textuality and Cultural Spaces, Welsh Writing in English and Women’s Writing.
October 27, 2014
A Masters student from the University of South Wales has won the prestigious Dundee International Book Prize for her debut novel.
October 7, 2014
A novel by Professor Christopher Meredith has been shortlisted for the title of Greatest Welsh Novel of All Time.
September 29, 2014
September 18, 2014
The poet Paul Henry presents the first of this season’s Moot Court readings, organised by the English Research Unit.
One of the leading poets writing from Wales, Paul Henry brings together twenty years of his haunting and musical verse in his fine New and Selected Poems, The Brittle Sea. He will read from this and recent work, and also talk about his radio writing and presenting.
August 14, 2014
An opinion piece written by Dr Alice Entwistle about the Poet Laureate, is featured on The Conversation website.
June 10, 2014
Professor Philip Gross will be speaking to poet Jo Shapcott and Samir Guglani, curator of Medicine Unboxed, at the Keats House Festival in Hampstead tomorrow, 11th June.
May 28, 2014
The poet Jane Clarke, a recent graduate of the MPhil in Writing, has won two prestigious poetry awards in her native Ireland.
May 15, 2014
May 12, 2014
A book by Meic Stephens, Emeritus Professor of English, has been shortlisted for the 2014 Wales Book of the Year.
May 6, 2014
Jeremy Hooker, Emeritus Professor of English, has published a new book, Openings: A European Journal (Shearsman Books).
March 31, 2014
March 7, 2014
Professor Diana Wallace has contributed an article to a feature on International Women’s Day.
More than twelve USW academics shared their thoughts on what International Women’s Day means to them.
The feature also serves to highlight some of the important research taking place at the University, in areas as diverse as genetics, human rights, governance and reproductive health.
February 27, 2014
Emeritus Professor Tony Curtis will be giving a talk at the National Museum of Wales in Cardiff tomorrow (Friday 28 February) at 1pm.
February 11, 2014
Shifts by Christopher Meredith has been nominated for the Greatest Welsh Novel.
January 21, 2014
Whyt Pugh, PhD student in English, discusses the difficulties of analysing Welsh and Irish mythologies which exist in medieval transcripts but have their roots in much earlier oral cultures.
December 3, 2013
Professor Philip Gross will be on the Eleri Sion show on Radio Wales today (Tuesday, December 3) from 3pm, talking about Thursday’s book launch, poetry, old age and why this event is in aid of Age Connects Cardiff and the Vale.
November 28, 2013
November 22, 2013
Flow & Frame, an innovative collaboration between a poet and a filmmaker, has resulted in a series of 13 two-minute long films.
November 21, 2013
Professor Diana Wallace, Head of English Research Unit, took part in the newspaper review on BBC Radio Wales this morning.
November 19, 2013
Professor Philip Gross is interviewed about Later, his new book, in the latest edition of Wales Arts Review.
November 11, 2013
On Thursday 5th December 2013, Philip Gross, winner of the TS Eliot Prize and Wales Book of the Year, will be launching his new collection ‘Later’ in a reading that promises to be a very special event, reaching well beyond the world of poetry.
October 3, 2013
Last week saw the successful launch of Poetry, Geography, Gender by Alice Entwistle, organised by the Centre for Gender Studies in Wales in collaboration with the University of Wales Press, and held at ATRiuM.
More than fifty people attended the event, which was opened by Professor Julie Lydon, Vice Chancellor of the University.
October 3, 2013
To mark National Poetry Day 2013, award-winning poets Philip Gross and Chris Meredith have recorded new podcasts about their work.
October 3, 2013
Alchemy of Water (Alcemi Dwr) published by Gomer Press contains more than 40 striking images from photographers Mari Owen and Carl Ryan alongside poems by writers Professor Tony Curtis and Grahame Davies.
September 26, 2013
PhD student Paul Henry has been announced as the first poet to take up the new post of Herefordshire poet-in-residence. The post is organised by Ledbury Festival in partnership with Herefordshire Libraries through Poetry on Loan.
September 19, 2013
Desmond Barry, one of our Creative Writing staff members, has been awarded his PhD by Portfolio.
September 12, 2013
A comic tale by Paul Henry, PhD by Publication student, is Radio 4’s Afternoon Story tomorrow, Friday, 13, September 2013.
July 29, 2013
July 18, 2013
Shauna Busto-Gilligan has become the university’s first Doctor in Writing
July 8, 2013
Academics from English and Creative Writing saw their work featured in this year’s Hay Festival.
July 8, 2013
In another excellent piece of news for Creative Writing and English at USW, postgraduate student on the MPhil/PhD in Writing ROSIE SHEPPERD has been shortlisted in the Best Single Poem category of the hugely prestigious Forward Prize.