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Tributes paid to Professor Meic Stephens

July 10, 2018

Jane Aaron pays tribute to writer, editor and former USW Professor Meic Stephens whose contribution to literature was 'enormous’

Dr Mike Chick discusses new strategy for refugees and asylum seekers in Wales

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.

Prof Diana Wallace Open Lecture at Cardiff University - Tuesday 6 December 2016

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)

MPhil in Writing student wins 2015 Manchester Poetry Prize

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’.

Remembering Dannie Abse event

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.

English academics feature at Hay Festival 2015

May 29, 2015

Students and academics from across the University feature in the line-up for this year’s Hay Festival of Literature & Arts.

Tony Curtis Writer in Residence at Dyffryn Gardens

May 22, 2015

Tont Curtis at Dyffryn Gardens 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.

Prof Philip Gross appears at Hay Festival

April 28, 2015

Philip Gross at Hay Festival 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.

Prof Diana Wallace on BBC Wales

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.

Creative Writers making opera - and impact

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.

Representing the Tudors: Extended deadline for abstracts

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.

PhD for Tom Bullough

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.

USW English research has international impact

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.

MPhil in Writing student scoops Dundee International Book Prize

October 27, 2014

A Masters student from the University of South Wales has won the prestigious Dundee International Book Prize for her debut novel.

Christopher Meredith Shortlisted for The Greatest Welsh Novel of all Time

October 7, 2014

Professor Chris Meredith A novel by Professor Christopher Meredith has been shortlisted for the title of Greatest Welsh Novel of All Time.

Remembering Dannie Abse

September 29, 2014

Dannie Abse Professor Tony Curtis remembers the Welsh poet and author Dannie Abse, a great supporter of the MPhil In Writing and a guest reader on several occasions.

This year's Moot Court series opens with poet Paul Henry

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.

Carol Ann Duffy is great, but it’s time to rebrand the Poet Laureate, says Dr Alice Entwistle

August 14, 2014

Dr Alice Entwistle An opinion piece written by Dr Alice Entwistle about the Poet Laureate, is featured on The Conversation website.

Philip Gross to appear at Keats House Festival

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.

Double win for Irish poet and alumna Jane Clarke

May 28, 2014

Jane Clarke, poet The poet Jane Clarke, a recent graduate of the MPhil in Writing, has won two prestigious poetry awards in her native Ireland.

Crucible success for Dr Alice Entwistle

May 15, 2014

Dr Alice Entwistle Dr Alice Entwistle, Principal Lecturer in English Literature and member of the English Research Unit has been selected for this year’s Welsh Crucible.

Wales Book of the Year nomination for Meic Stephens

May 12, 2014

Meic Stephens A book by Meic Stephens, Emeritus Professor of English, has been shortlisted for the 2014 Wales Book of the Year.

New book for Emeritus Professor

May 6, 2014

Jeremy Hooker, Emeritus Professor of English Jeremy Hooker, Emeritus Professor of English, has published a new book, Openings: A European Journal (Shearsman Books).

Philip Gross judges Writing for Children Prize

March 31, 2014

Professor Philip Gross is one of the judges for the inaugural Manchester Writing for Children Prize.

Professor Diana Wallace contributes to International Women's Day feature

March 7, 2014

Professor Diana Wallace 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.

Emeritus Professor Tony Curtis to give a talk at the National Museum of Wales in Cardiff

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.

Chris Meredith book in the running for Greatest Welsh Novel

February 11, 2014

Chris Meredith, author of Shifts Shifts by Christopher Meredith has been nominated for the Greatest Welsh Novel.

How can literary research help us to understand the Celtic world view?

January 21, 2014

Whyt Pugh

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.

Philip Gross on Radio Wales today

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.

Prof Diana Wallace to judge M. Wynn Thomas Prize 2014

November 28, 2013

Diana Wallace Professor Diana Wallace, Head of the English Research Unit, is to judge this year’s M. Wynn Thomas Prize.

Innovative collaboration between a poet and a filmmaker

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.

Professor Diana Wallace, Head of English Research Unit, took part in the newspaper review on BBC Radio Wales this morning.

November 21, 2013

Professor Diana Wallace, Head of English Research Unit, took part in the newspaper review on BBC Radio Wales this morning.

Philip Gross interviewed about his new book in Wales Arts Review

November 19, 2013

Professor Philip Gross is interviewed about Later, his new book, in the latest edition of Wales Arts Review.

Philip Gross book launch

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.

Successful book launch for Poetry, Geography, Gender by Alice Entwistle

October 3, 2013

Diana Wallace, Jane Aaron and Alice Entwistle

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.

Poets mark National Poetry Day with new podcasts

October 3, 2013

To mark National Poetry Day 2013, award-winning poets Philip Gross and Chris Meredith have recorded new podcasts about their work.

New book mixes poetry with stunning photographs of the nation’s natural wonders

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.

Paul Henry: Herefordshire Poet in Residence

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.

Desmond Barry has been awarded his PhD by Portfolio

September 19, 2013

Desmond Barry Desmond Barry, one of our Creative Writing staff members, has been awarded his PhD by Portfolio.

A comic tale by Paul Henry, PhD by Publication student, is Radio 4's Afternoon Story

September 12, 2013

A comic tale by Paul Henry, PhD by Publication student, is Radio 4’s Afternoon Story tomorrow, Friday, 13, September 2013.

Philip Gross Tweets from Estonian summer school

July 29, 2013

You can now follow Philip Gross on Twitter.

Shauna Busto-Gilligan has become the university's first Doctor in Writing

July 18, 2013

Shauna Busto-Gilligan has become the university’s first Doctor in Writing

Literary academics starred in this year’s Hay Festival

July 8, 2013

Academics from English and Creative Writing saw their work featured in this year’s Hay Festival.

Rosie Sheppherd shortlisted for Forward Prize

July 8, 2013

Rosie Shepperd 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.

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