The Fifth Notebook of Dylan Thomas

DEPT/SUBJECT AREA - English Literature

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

RESEARCH DEGREE (PhD)

THESIS TITLE - The Fifth Notebook of Dylan Thomas


SYNOPSIS

My PhD is a two-part project:
Firstly, I am co-authoring with Professor Goodby an annotated critical edition of the previously unknown fifth notebook of Dylan Thomas’s poetry that was acquired by Swansea University.
Secondly, I am writing a thesis on the the importance of process philosophy to the early poetry and prose of Dylan Thomas, examining Thomas’s world view through his literary engagements with gender, religion, and science.


CONFERENCE PAPERS

GradCATS Annual Conference: Works in Progress
7 July 2016, De Montfort University
‘Work in Progress’: Dylan Thomas’s ‘Altarwise by owl-light’ in the Fifth Notebook 

North American Association for the Study of Welsh Culture & History Biennial Conference
20-22 July 2016, Harvard University
‘Twice spring chimed’: Hybridity, Innovation, and Ritual in the Poetry of Dylan Thomas 

Association for Welsh writing in English Annual Conference: Home/Cartref
11-13 May 2018, Gregynog Hall
In Country Cynefin: Home and Wales in Dylan Thomas’s Short Stories 

Historicizing Modernism / Modernist Archives Conference
17-19 July 2018, University of York
In search of ‘Old Scratch’: Editing Dylan Thomas’s Fifth Notebook 

North American Association for the Study of Welsh Culture & History Biennial Conference
25-27 July 2018, Bangor University
Schroedinger’s Cathmarw: Dylan Thomas, Derrida, and the Undecidable Campness of Zombies


PUBLICATIONS

New Welsh Reader, Number 114, Summer 2017
‘The Poet, The GP, The Publican and a Pig Named Wallis’


FUNDING

Fully funded PhD thanks to Swansea University’s ‘Research Institute for Arts & Humanities’ (now ‘Cultural Institute’)


FURTHER INFORMATIONS

Dylan Thomas 'Holy Grail' notebook comes home to Swansea