The Richard Burton Centre for the Study of Wales will hold its Graduate Conference on 'New Research in Welsh Studies' on Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 May 2012 in the Conference Room (Basement Floor), James Callaghan Building, Swansea University.

Richard Burton blocks thin The Richard Burton Centre for the Study of Wales brings together expertise and resources in all matters Welsh located across the College of Arts and Humanities, encouraging cutting-edge research of international quality and maximizing synergies across disciplines.

In this, its third annual Postgraduate Conference, research students from across the College of Arts and Humanities and the University will have the opportunity to share and present their research with their peers, colleagues and academic staff .

Papers at the conference will explore subjects as diverse as representations of alcoholism and disability in contemporary Welsh writing in English, class and domestic service in South Wales, the influence of Vorticism on the work of David Jones, devolution and policy communities and the work of Raymond Williams.  To see the full programme: Conference Programme 2012

With such a variety of areas of interest, Welsh studies are certainly thriving at Swansea University.

Not just an opportunity for Postgraduate Students to present their papers, the organisers again this year have a range of invited speakers which include Peter Black, AM South Wales West who will be discussing ‘The National Assembly and the national life of Wales’, and John Osmond from the Institute of Welsh Affairs and Angharad Watkins from the University of Wales Press who will be advising the students on how to get their work published.

For further information please contact Dr Elain Price: e.price@swansea.ac.uk