Swansea University - CREW Reviews

CREW REVIEWS

On-line reviews of contemporary literary criticsm, new writing and cultural history from Wales

Covers Strip

CREW's online review of books aims to publish high-quality reviews of English language fiction and non-fiction commissioned from postgraduates, academics and the wider literary/artistic community.  We hope these will serve to promote the vibrancy and currency of the academic and literary culture of Wales.

Commissioning Editor:

Penn-Thomas SML


Liza Penn-Thomas is commisioning editor for the CREW Reviews website.  Currently she is undertaking doctoral research, within CREW at Swansea University, into Irish and Welsh theatre of Nation 1900-1940.  Liza is also building a reputation on the Swansea literary scene as an emergent performance poet and short fiction writer.  Liza can be contacted via email at  l.penn-thomas@swansea.ac.uk 

 

 

Reviewers:

Reviewers include postgraduate students at Swansea and elsewhere and estabilished academics and writers, including the historian, Professor Prys Morgan, and leading literary critic, Professor M. Wynn Thomas.

Latest Reviews:

80 x 93 The Meaning of Pictures: Images of Personal, Social and Political Identity, by Peter Lord (UWP, 2009)

80 x 120 Gender, Ireland and Cultural Change: Race, Sex and Nation by Geraldine Meaney (Routledge, 2010)

Slanderous Tongues THBN Slanderous Tongues: Essays on Welsh Poetry in English 1970-2005, ed Daniel G. Williams (Seren, 2010)

rhys davies THBN   Rhys Davies (Writers of Wales), by Huw Edwin Osborne (University of Wales Press, 2009)

Abse Sourcebook THMB Dannie Abse: A Sourcebook, ed by Cary Archard (Seren, 2010)

Self Portrait as Ruth THBN   Self-Portrait as Ruth by Jasmine Donahaye (Salt Publishers, 2009)

 Gower THBN  Gower by Nigel Jenkins (Gomer, 2009)

 

Full list of reviewed books, alphabetically by author

Archard, Cary (ed) Dannie Abse: A Sourcebook (Seren, 2010)

Dillwyn, Amy, A Burglary or, 'Unconscious Influence' (Honno, 2009)

Donahaye, Jasmine, Self-Portrait as Ruth (Salt, 2009)

Green, Diane, Emyr Humphreys: A Postcolonial Novelist? (University of Wales Press, 2009)

Jenkins, Nigel, Gower (Gomer, 2009)

Jones, Jack, Black Parade (Parthian, 2009)

Lord, Peter, The Meaning of Pictures (University of Wales Press, 2009)

Meaney, Geraldine, Gender, Ireland and Cultural Change (Routledge, 2010)

Osborne, Huw Edwin, Rhys Davies (University of Wales Press, 2009)

Sheers, Owen, White Ravens (Seren, 2009)

Williams, Daniel G, Slanderous Tongues: Essays on Welsh Poetry in English 1970-2005, (Seren, 2010)