Dr Daniel Williams
Publications by Dr Daniel Williams (Assistant Director)
Transatlantic Exchange: African Americans and the Welsh 1845 – 1945 (University of Wales Press. Forthcoming).
Ethnicity and Cultural Authority: from Matthew Arnold to W. E. B. Du Bois (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2006)
Raymond Williams, Who Speaks for Wales?: Nation, Culture, Identity, edited and introduced by Daniel Williams (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2003).
With Alyce von Rothkirch, Beyond the Difference: Welsh Literature in Comparative Contexts (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2004).
- "For Old Tom read Uncle Tom": Emlyn Williams and Ralph Ellison', in Rothkirch and Williams eds., Beyond the Difference: Welsh Literature in Comparative Contexts (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2004), 132 - 146.
- "A Sweet Union? Dylan Thomas and Post-war American Poetry," (co-written with M. Wynn Thomas) in Gilbert Bennett ed., I Sang in My Chains: Essays and Poems in Tribute to Dylan Thomas (Swansea: Dylan Thomas Society of Great Britain, 2003) 57 - 65.
- "Cymry Ewyrth Sam : creu Cymreictod yn yr Unol Daleithiau 1860 - 1900" yn Geraint Jenkins gol., Cof Cenedl 18(Llandysul: Gomer Press, 2003) 147 - 159.(In Welsh. Constructing 'Welshness' in the United States 1860 - 1900)
- "The Welsh Atlantic: Mapping the Contexts of Welsh-American Literature" in Marc Shell, ed., American Babel: Literatures of the United States from Abnaki to Zuni in the Harvard English Studies Series (Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press, 2002) 343 - 368.
- "Withered Roots : Ideas of Race in the Writings of Rhys Davies and D. H. Lawrence", in Meic Stephens, ed., Rhys Davies : Decoding the Hare (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2001) 87 - 103.
- "Y Coch a'r Du : Moderniaeth a Chenedligrwydd yn Harlem a Chymru," yn M. Wynn Thomas, gol., Gweld Ser : Cymru a Chanrif America (Caerdydd: Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru, 2001) 166 - 203. (In Welsh. The Red and the Black : Modernism and Nationalism in Harlem and Wales).
- "Pan-Celticism and the Limits of Post-Colonialism: W. B. Yeats, Ernest Rhys and William Sharp in the 1890s," in Tony Brown and Russell Stephens, ed., Nations and Relations : Writing Across the British Isles (Cardiff: New Welsh Review, 2000) 1 - 29.
"If We Only Had Some of What They Have": Ralph Ellison in Wales', Comparative American Studies, 4:1 (March 2006) 25 - 48.DOI:
“Insularly English”: Raymond Williams, Nation and Race’, Journal for the Study of British Cultures, 12:1, pp. 55-66 (2005).
"Harry Secombe in the Junkshop: Nation, Myth and Invention in Edward Thomas's House of America and David Mamet's American Buffalo", Welsh Writing in English: A Yearbook of Critical Essays, 4 (1998) 131 - 156.
'Back to a National Future?', Review article of Jane Aaron and Chris Williams eds., Postcolonial Wales, Planet: The Welsh Internationalist 176 (April/May 2006) 78 - 85.
'Gwledda ar y Glythu?' Erthygl Adolygiad o Menna Elfyn a John Rowlands goln., The Bloodaxe Book of Modern Welsh Poetry, Taliesin 121 (Gwanwyn 2004) 113-19.
"Darlun o Dop Dowlais", Erthygl-adolygiad o Hywel Teifi Edwards gol., Merthyr a Thaf , yn Taliesin 115 (Haf 2002) 148 - 54.
"Cymru Fydd?" Erthygl-adolygiad o Simon Brooks gol. Cyfres y Cynulliad Cyfrolau 1 -4. Barn 426 / 427 (Gorffennaf / Awst 1998) 71 - 74.
Gerwyn Wiliams, Tir Newydd, Taliesin, 130 (Gwanwyn 2007) 140 - 144.
Stephen Knight, A Hundred Years of Fiction, Forum for Modern Language Studies 2005 41 (4): 456.doi:10.1093/fmls/cqi320
Jerry Hunter, Llwch Cenhedloedd: Y Cymry a Rhyfel Cartref America, Taliesin, Cyfrol 122 (Haf 2004) 130 - 133.
R.F. Foster, The Irish Story: Telling Tales and Making it Up in Ireland, The Irish Review, No.30 (Spring-Summer 2003) 162-67.
Angharad Price, Rhwng Gwyn a Du, Planet: The Welsh Internationalist 159 (June/July 2003) 105-07.
Hywel Teifi Edwards ed., A Guide to Welsh Literature c.1800-1900, in The Welsh History Review, Vol.21, No.2, December 2002, 377 - 80.
Menna Elfyn, Cusan Dyn Dall / Blind Man's Kiss. In Other Words : The Journal of Literary Translators, 17 (Summer 2001) 70 - 1.
Ioan Williams gol., Dramau Saunders Lewis. Llais Llen, Mawrth 8, 2001
M. Wynn Thomas Corresponding Cultures: the two literatures of Wales, Taliesin 109. (Haf 2000) 101 - 105
Simon Brooks ed. Cyfres y Cynulliad in Planet: The Welsh Internationalist Vol. 138. December 1999. 93-4.
Sam Adams ed., Seeing Wales Whole, Taliesin 105/6. Haf 1999. 196-201
Katie Gramich and Andrew Hiscock eds. Dangerous Diversity: The Changing Faces of Wales. Taliesin 104 (Gaeaf 1998) 103- 106.
Gwyn Williams, Fishers of Men : Notes Towards an Autobiography. Planet: The Welsh Internationalist 120 (December 1996 / January 1997) 98-100.
Fred Inglis, Raymond Williams. Planet: The Welsh Internationalist 117 (June / July 1996): 100-101
James A. Davies ed. The Heart of Wales: An Anthology of Welsh Writing in English. The Welsh History Review Vol.17 No.4 (December 1995) 648-9.
'Gohebiaeth â Simon Brooks', Taliesin 116, Eisteddfod 2002, 147 - 150.
'Welsh Cosmopolitan', Prospect: Politics, Essays, Argument, Issue 40. April 1999. 6- 7
'Response to Dai Smith,' Planet: The Welsh Internationalist 116 (April/May 1996) 105-6.
'Cyfieithu Caethwasiaeth', Cyflwyniad Awr Ginio i gyd fynd ag arddangosfa 'Traed Mewn Cyffion', Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, October 17, 2007.
'Translating Slavery', 'Hidden History Talks Programme', part of the exhibition 'Everywhere in Chains: Wales and Slavery', National Waterfront Museum, Swansea, 7th October 2007.
'Translating Slavery in Victorian Wales', The Enduring Sin: Slavery Past and Present, Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning, 23 May 2007.
‘Frederick Douglass a Diddymiaeth Gymreig / Frederick Douglass and Welsh Abolitionism’, Research Day Guest Lecture, Trinity College Carmarthen, 9 May 2007.
‘Pan-Celticism and Post-Colonialism’, Wales-Ireland Seminar Series, Cardiff School of English, Communication and Philosophy, April 23 2007.
‘Black Skins, Blue Books: Slavery, Translation and Victorian Wales’, Fourth Annual Public Lecture, The Cardiff Centre For Welsh American Studies, Cardiff University, 24 November 2006.
‘Translating Slavery’, AHRC Diasporas Network on the Welsh in North and South America, University of Wales Bangor, 7 July 2006.
‘Idris Davies and Popular Culture’, The Idris Davies Centenary Lecture, Llyfrgell Rhymni Library, 10th November, 2005.
‘ “Fascist Fodder?”: Ideas of Race in 1930s Welsh Literature’, The Rhys Davies Annual Lecture, University of Glamorgan, Pontypridd, 23 November, 2004.
‘Lovers of the Soul: Dylan Thomas and Post-War American Poetry’, Cwmdonkin Papers, 5 Cwmdonkin Drive, Swansea, 20th March 2003.
‘Y Coch a’r Du: Moderniaeth a Chenedligrwydd yn Harlem a Chymru’, Canolfan Uwchefrydiau Cymreig a Cheltaidd, Aberystwyth, 17 February, 2000.
'Paul Robeson in Berlin', Afro-Amerikaner in Berlin: Geschichte einer intellektuellen Begegnung (African Americans in Berlin), John F. Kennedy Institute, Freie Universitat Berlin (with Professors Werner Sollors, Eva Boesenberg, Sieglinde Lemke and Winfried Fluck), 21 November, 2007.
‘Canu Caeth: Frederick Douglass, Ralph Ellison a Chymru’, Canu’n Rhydd / Songs of Freedom, The Annual Academi Conference, Esplanade Hotel, Llandudno, 26th February 2005.
‘Hunaniaeth a Realaeth yn Llenyddiaeth Cymru’, Datblygu Hunaniaeth Gymreig, Sefydliad Gwleidyddiaeth Cymru / Institute of Welsh Politics, Aberystwyth, 6 November 2004.
‘Wales-Bird: Dylan Thomas and African American Culture’, Dylan Thomas Day School, Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, 25th October, 2003.
‘ “Cymysgiad Achau”: Hil, Iaith a Hunaniaeth yng ngwaith Samuel Roberts’, Y Cymru A Chaethwasanaeth yn Unol Daleithiau America, Cardiff University, 30 Tachwedd, 2002.
‘Samuel Roberts and ideas of race in America’, The Longfellow Institute Seminar, Harvard University, 12th October, 2004.
‘The Black Image in the Welsh Mind: Race in the Welsh Industrial Novel’, Writing Race and Ethnicity: Minority Perspectives on Welsh National Identity, Swansea Institute of Higher Education, 12th March, 2005.
‘Race, Language and Identity: Samuel Roberts and the Miscegenation Debates of 1864’, The 24th Annual Harvard Celtic Colloquium, Harvard University, 10th October, 2004.
‘Frederick Douglass and Welsh Abolitionism’, British Association for American Studies Conference, (Part of a panel on ‘Abolitionists Abroad’ that I organised with Dr Keith Hughes, University of Edinburgh) Manchester Metropolitan University, 17th April, 2004.
‘Towards a Populist Modernism: Idris Davies and Langston Hughes in the 1930s’, The Noise of History: Literature and Culture in the 1930s, Dylan Thomas Centre, 1st November 2003.
‘The Invisible Man’s Welsh Routes: Ralph Ellison in 1940s Wales’, Across the Great Divide, Symbiosis / STAR Conference, University of Edinburgh, 20th July, 2003.
‘The Migrant’s Return: Raymond Williams and Wales’, The Annual Association of Welsh Writing in English Conference, Gregynog, 22 March, 2003.
‘Internal Differences: Culture and Ethnicity in the Writings of Matthew Arnold and William Dean Howells’, American Literature Research Seminar, King’s College Cambridge, 5th November, 1998.
‘Modernism v. Nationalism: The Irish and Harlem Renaissances’, Postcolonial Literatures Research Seminar, Pembroke College Cambridge, 5th May, 1998.
‘Inside the Wales: Constructing ‘Welshness’ in America’, The 17th Annual Harvard Celtic Colloquium, Harvard University, 4th May, 1997.
‘Conceptions of Welshness in Three Nineteenth Century Poems’, American Comparative Literature Conference, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, April 13th, 1997.
Several appearances (in Welsh and English) on radio and television, discussing Welsh culture, art and politics. More substantial work went in the following:
2007. The Fisk Jubilee Singers. Extended interview used for Radio 3 documentary programme on the ground-breaking 19th century African American choir's visits to Britain. Introduced by Bonnie Greer and produced by Emily Jeal. Broadcast. Saturday 27th October, 2007.
2006. Presenter and Advisor for Telescop Television Company’s joint production with the Irish company Ikandi on ‘The Molly Maguires’, an underground group of Irish-American miners, 20 of whom were executed for the deaths of 16 men (several of whom were Welsh-American mine owners) in the 1870s. The episode sheds significant light on ethnic tensions in late nineteenth century America, one of my major fields of research. Broadcast on S4C, 28th November 2006.
2005. Advisor for the BBC Bristol programme Border Crossing: on Raymond Williams, directed by Colin Thomas. Broadcast on BBC 4 in February 2005.
2005. Advisor and ‘talking head’ on African American GIs in Wales. Olion Rhyfel, Teledu’r Nant. Broadcast S4C, February 2005.
2004. ‘Cymry America a Diwylliant yr Unol Daleithiau’. A series of four 10 minute items with Lyn Ebenezer on Welsh-American artists: The novelist William Dean Howells, architect Frank Lloyd Wright, filmmaker D. W. Griffith, and jazz pianist Bill Evans. P’nawn Da, Teledu Tinopolis. S4C Digidol. May - July 2004.
2003. The Radio Wales arts programme ‘First Hand’ was wholly dedicated to a half-hour interview between presenter John Gower and myself on the work of Raymond Williams and my recently released collection of his writings on Wales (see publications). The interview was recorded live before an audience at the Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea. Broadcast 31st August 2003.
2003. Dylan Thomas’s ‘Under Milk Wood’. Discussed Thomas’s impact on America in a special programme commemorating 50 years since the play’s first performance. Teledu Tinopolis. Broadcast on S4C, 1st May, 2003.