Richard Burton Centre Conference, Monday, 6 June 2015

Richard Burton Centre Postgraduate Conference Programme

9.30-11.00= Welcome and Panel One

Liza Penn Thomas, Protest, Participation and Theatre for the People: an audience for English language Welsh drama 1900-1950

Clare Davies, Fierce and Fatal Struggles: T. S Eliot, Saunders Lewis and canon (de)construction

Dr Kieron Smith, Constructing the Map: Caradoc Evans and 100 Years of Welsh Criticism in English

11.00-11.15 = Coffee/Tea

11.15-12.45 = Panel Two

Bleddyn Penny, ‘The Others and the Brothers’? New Perspectives for Welsh Labour History

Matthew Small, Imposed or organic? An examination of social institutions in the workers settlement of Trevivian in the nineteenth century

Alex Jones, ‘Injured men with black dust covering their broken bodies’: Literature, history and disability in 1930s British coalfields literature.

12.45-1.30 = Lunch/Cinio

1.30- 2.30 = Panel Tri (sesiwn yn y Gymraeg).

Meilyr Powel, Cynhyrchu Rhyfel Sanctaidd: Crefydd, y Welsh Outlook a’r Rhyfel Mawr

Catrin Heledd Richards, A ydy Theomemphus yn Hen?: Astudiaeth o arwyddocâd y teitl cyfeiriadol, Mae Theomemphus yn Hen yn nofel Dafydd Rowlands.

2.30-4.00 = Panel four

Mark Rhodes, ­­Paul Robeson and the Processes of Welsh Memorialization: Context, scale, and agency in the commemorative landscape

Sam Blaxland, The private and public attitudes of the Conservative Party towards Welsh nationhood, 1945-1997

Syd Morgan, The Welsh Nationalist Party and Fianna Fáil 1926–‐1948

4.00-4.15 Coffee/Tea

4.30-5.30 – Dr Simon Brooks in conversation with Professor Daniel Williams.
The conference will be held in JC B02/03 on Monday 8th June, 9.30 start. All welcome/croeso i bawb.

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