Adrian Osbourne - The Fifth Peotry Notebook of Dylan Thomas

Adrian Osbourne

DEPT/SUBJECT AREA - English Literature – Dylan Thomas

SUPERVISOR(S) - Prof John Goodby & Dr Steve Vine

RESEARCH DEGREE (PhD/M.Phil/MA by Research) - PhD

THESIS TITLE - The Fifth Poetry Notebook of Dylan Thomas / ‘A beast, an angel, and a madman’: Science, Religion, and Gender in the Early Poetry and Prose of Dylan Thomas


SYNOPSIS - Two-part PhD: Firstly, to produce an annotated critical edition of the Fifth Poetry Notebook that Swansea University acquired at auction in 2014.

Secondly, a thesis on the early poetry and short fiction of Thomas, comparing these twinned writings through the themes of science, religion, and gender.

 

CONFERENCE PAPERS                      

NAASWCH Conference at Harvard University, July 2016

Work in Progress Conference at De Montfort Uni, July 2016

AWWE Conference at Gregynog, April 2016

Gencas Conference at Swansea University, April 2106

 

PUBLICATIONS                      

New Welsh Review, Summer 2017 – Article on memoir by Dylan Thomas’ family GP

 

FUNDING                                Full funded studentship from Swansea University