Critical studies, edited collections, etc.
Intro to dividers
Intro to dividers
A: Critical Studies
1. Morgan Llwyd (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1984), pp.84. An English language introduction to Llwyd
2. The Lunar Light of Whitman's Poetry (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1987), pp.313
3. Emyr Humphreys (Caernarfon: Gwasg Pantycelyn, Llên y Llenor Series, 1989), pp.96. A critical biography of the leading novelist of twentieth-century Wales.
4. Morgan Llwyd, ei gyfeillion a'i gyfnod (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1991), pp.208. [A study of the great 17th century Puritan/ Behmenist visionary, one of the classical writers of Welsh prose. Places him in the context of his turbulent times, and includes chapters on his correspondence with Peter Sterry, his relationship to the Quakers etc.] Awarded two prizes for scholarship.
5. Internal Difference: Literature in twentieth-century Wales (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1992), pp.214.
6. John Ormond (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1997), pp.118
7. Corresponding Cultures: the two literatures of Wales (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1999), pp.295.
8. Kitchener Davies (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2002)
9. Transatlantic Connections: Whitman US, Whitman UK (Iowa: University of Iowa Press, 2005)
10. In the Shadow of the Pulpit: Literature and Nonconformist Wales (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2010)
B: Scholarly Editions
1. Llyfr y Tri Aderyn, Morgan Llwyd (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1988), pp.144. [Scholarly edition, including modernised text, introduction and notes, of one of the great classics of seventeenth-century Welsh religious prose.]
2. A Toy Epic, Emyr Humphreys (Bridgend: Seren Books, 1989), pp.200. [Edition includes Introduction, drawing on manuscript materials; a thirty-page Afterword; and textual notes.]
C: Edited Collections
1. R.S.Thomas: y Cawr Awenydd (Llandysul: Gomer Press, 1990), pp.140. [Essays on R.S.Thomas's poetry.]
2. "The Page's Drift": R.S.Thomas at eighty (Bridgend: Seren Books, 1993), pp.232. [Includes essays by Helen Vendler and Ann Stevenson.]
3. DiFfinio Dwy Lenyddiaeth Cymru (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1995), pp.216. [Essays on the connections between the Welsh- and the English-language literature of Wales.]
4. Gweld Sêr: Cymru a chanrif America (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2001), pp.251. [Essays on the construction of the U.S. in Welsh-language culture, and on the U.S's perceptions of Wales.]
5. Emyr Humphreys, Conversations and Reflections (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2002), pp.229.
6. (with Manon Rhys), James Kitchener Davies: detholiad o'I waith (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2002), pp.263.
7. Welsh Writing in English (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2003), pp.345. This is the first authoritative critical history of the literature from the Middle Ages to the present.
8. R.S.Thomas, Residues (Tarset: Bloodaxe, 2002), pp.70.
1. Dail Glaswellt (Cardiff; Academi Gymreig/ Welsh Academy, 1995), 93pp. [Translations by M.W.Thomas of selection from Whitman's Leaves of Grass, with photographs, explanatory notes, and a 16 page introduction.]
E: Special Edition
1. Wrenching Times, Walt Whitman (Gregynog: Gregynog Press, 1991). [Fine Book publication of Drum-Taps, with introduction notes, and engravings by Gaylord Schanilec.] Winner -- Limited Editions Category, 1992 British Book Design and Production Exhibition.
1. R.S.Thomas: Bardd Rhyfel/ R.S.Thomas: War Poet (Welsh Arts Council, 1996), 42pp.
1. "Strangers in a Strange Land: a reading of Noon Wine", in D. Bryfonski, ed., Contemporary Literary Criticism in the United States, Vol.10, 1979.
2. "Cotton Mather's Wonders of the Invisible World: some metamorphoses of Salem witchcraft", in Sidney Anglo, ed., The Damned Art (Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1977), 202-226.
3. "Glamorgan Literature in English", Chapter 16 of Prys Morgan, ed., Glamorgan County History, Vol.VI (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1989), 353-366.
4. "Morgan Llwyd y Piwritan", in Geraint H. Jenkins, ed., Cof Cenedl III (Llandysul: Gomer Press, 1988), 61-88.
5. Introduction, Afterword and Notes to A Toy Epic (see above), pp.7-14, 122-158.
6. Introductory chapter to R.S.Thomas: y Cawr Awenydd (see above), xiii-xxiv.
7. "Agweddau ar farddoniaeth y chwedegau", R.S.Thomas: Y Cawr Awenydd, 23-41.
8. "Y Duw Cudd", R.S.Thomas: Y Cawr Awenydd, 77-94.
9. "Emyr Humphreys: Mythic Realist", in J.J.Simon and Alain Sinner, eds., Proceedings of the Third International Conference on the Literature of Region and Nation (Publications du Centre Universitaire de Luxembourg, 1991), 264-281.
10. "Pwys Llên a Phwysau Hanes", in John Rowlands, ed., Sglefrio ar Eiriau (Llandysul: Gwasg Gomer, 1992), 11-21.
11. "Disgybl a'i Athro: Morgan Llwyd a Walter Cradoc", in J. Gwynfor Jones, ed., Agweddau ar dwf piwritaniaeth yng Nhymru yn yr ail ganrif ar bymtheg (Lampeter/New York: Edwin Mellen Press, 1992), 111-127.
12. "'Keeping his pen clean': R.S.Thomas and Wales", in William V. Davis, ed., Miraculous Simplicity: essays on R.S.Thomas (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1993), 61-79.
13. Introduction to "The Page's Drift" (see above), 9-21.
14. "Anglo-Welsh Poetry and the Welsh Language during the 1980s", in James A. Davies and Glyn Pursglove, eds., Writing Region and Nation (Swansea: special number of The Swansea Review, 1994), 511-521.
15. "Whitman and the Dreams of Labor", in Ed Folsom, ed., Walt Whitman: the Centennial Essays (Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1994), 133-152.
16. "Fratricide and Brotherly Love", in Ezra Greenspan, ed., The Cambridge Companion to Walt Whitman (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995), 27-44.
17. "Whitman and the British Isles", in Gay Wilson Allen and Ed Folsom, eds., Walt Whitman and the World (Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1995), 11-70.
18. "Shaman of Shifting Form: Tony Conran and the Welsh poetic tradition", in Nigel Jenkins, ed., Thirteen Ways of Looking at Tony Conran (Cardiff: Welsh Union of Writers, 1995), 78-102.
19. "Prints of Wales: contemporary Welsh poetry in English", in Hans-Werner Ludwig and Lothar Fietz, eds., Poetry in the British Isles: Non-Metropolitan Perspective (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1995), 97-114.
20. "Rhagymadrodd" and "Symbyliad y Symbol: Euros Bowen a Vernon Watkins", in DiFfinio Dwy Lenyddiaeth Cymru (see above), 1-6 and 170-194.
21. "Seventeenth-Century Puritan Writers: Morgan Llwyd and Charles Edwards", in R. Geraint Gruffydd, A Guide to Welsh Literature: c.1530-1700 (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1997), 190-209.
22. "Gillian Clarke: Staying to Mind Things", in Menna Elfyn, ed., Trying the Line (Llandysul: Gwasg Gomer, 1997), 44-68.
23. "Yr efrydd a'r almonwydden: Pennar Davies, y llenor o Lyn Cynon", in Hywel Teifi Edwards, ed., Cwm Cynon (Gwasg Gomer, 1997), 309-328.
24. "Place, Race and Gender in the Poetry of Gillian Clarke", in Katie Gramich and Andrew Hiscock, eds., Dangerous Diversity: cultural essays in Welsh Studies (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1998), 1-19.
25. "Outside the House of Baal: the evolution of a major novel", in Sam Adams, ed., Seeing Wales Whole: essays on the literature of Wales (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1998), 121-143.
26. "Walt Whitman and Risorgimento Nationalism", in Winnifred M. Bogaards, ed., Literature of Region and Nation (Saint John, Canada: University of New Brunswick in Saint John), Vol.I, 345-367.
27. "Emyr Humphreys: regional novelist?" in K.D.M.Snell, ed., The Regional Novel in Britain and Ireland: 1800-1900 (Cambrige University Press, 1998), 201-220.
28. Chapter Two and Chapter Four in R.Arwel Jones, ed., Dal Pen Rheswm (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1999), 55-99, 163-190. (Interviews with Emyr Humphreys.)
29. Introduction, and (with Tony Brown), "Colonial Wales and Fractured Language", in Tony Brown and Russell Stephens, eds., Nations and Relations (Cardiff: New Welsh Review, 2000), i-iv; 71-88.
30. "Caethiwed Branwen: agweddau ar farddoniaeth Alun Llywelyn- Williams", in Hywel Teifi Edwards, ed., Merthyr a Thaf (Llandysul: Gomer, 2001), 393-414.
31. "'Never seek to tell thy love': Rhys Davies's fiction", in Meic Stephens, ed., Decoding the Hare (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2001), 260-282.
32. "Ewtopia: cyfandir dychymyg y Cymry", in Geraint H. Jenkins, ed., Cymru a'r Cymry 2000/ Wales and the Welsh 2000 (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2001), 99-118.
33. "Representatives and Revolutionaries: the new urban politics revisited", in Ed Folsom, ed., Whitman East and West: new contexts for reading Whitman (Iowa: University of Iowa Press, 2002), 145-158.
34. ‘Ynghylch Llenydda a Beirniadaeth’, Alan (ed. Huw Meirion Edwards), Cyhoeddiadau Barddas, (2003), 122-158.
35. In M. Wynn Thomas, ed., Welsh Writing in English (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2003): ‘Introduction’ (1-6); (With Tony Brown), ‘The Problems of Belonging’ (165-202); (With Jane Aaron), ‘“Pulling you through changes”: Welsh Writing in English before, between and after two Referenda’ (278-310).
36. ‘“Time’s Changeling”: Autobiography in The Echoes Return Slow,’ Damian Walford Davies, ed., Echoes to the Amen: essays after R.S.Thomas (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2003), 183-205.
37. ‘The Valleys,’ in Hywel Teifi Edwards, ed., Yn Gymysg Oll i Gyd (Llandysul: Gwasg Gomer, 2003), ix-xv.
38. (with Daniel Williams), ‘A sweet union?’: Dylan Thomas and post-war American poetry,’ Gilbert Bennett, Eryl Jenkins and Eurwen Price, eds., I Sang in My Chains (Swansea: 2003).
39. ‘Postcript: Reliving the Life’, in A Welsh CountrysideRevisited: A new social study of Llanfihangel yng Ngwynfa (Welshpool: the Powysland Club, 2003), 165-170.
40. Foreword, Christine Kinsey and Ceridwen Lloyd-Morgan, eds., Imaging the Imagination (Llandysul: Gomer Press, 2005), 7-11.
41. (with S. Rhian Reynolds) ‘Introduction’, S. Rhian Reynolds, ed., Bibliography of Welsh Literature in English Translation (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2005), ix-xxviii.
42. ‘”All lenient muscles tensed”: the poetry of Roland Mathias’, Robert Minhinnick (ed), Poetry Wales: Forty Years (Bridgend: Seren, 2005), 168-177
43. ‘Whitman and Labor’, in D. Kummings, A Companion to Whitman (Blackwell’s Literature and Culture Series, 2006), 60-75.
1. Entries on Dylan Thomas et al. in Cassell's Dictionary of English Literature, 1970
2. Editor of Welsh Studies section, Annotated Bibliography of English Studies (CD-ROM: European Society for the Study of English), 1997
3. Entries on Emyr Humphreys, R.S.Thomas and Glyn Jones (latter two co-authored with Dr Tony Brown) for ABES.
4. Entries for The Companion to the Literature of Wales: Association for Welsh Writing in English (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1986): D.T.Davies, J.A.Davies, Barbara Hardy, Emyr Humphreys, Gwyneth Lewis, John Pikoulis, The New Welsh Review, A Toy Epic, R.S.Thomas.
5. ‘John Ormond (1923–1990)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford University Press, 2004).
6. Entries on New York, the British Isles, and Labor, in J.R.LeMaster and Donald R. Kummings, eds., Walt Whitman: an Encylopaedia (New York and London: Garland Reference Library of the Humanities, 1998).
7. Section on modern Wales in Peter France, ed., The Oxford Guide to Literature in English Translation (OUP, 2000), 187-189.
8. Entries on R.S.Thomas and on Welsh Writing in English for the HarperCollins Encyclopaedia of Wales.
9. Entry on Welsh Writing in English for the Encarta CDRom of World Literature.
10. Entry on Welsh Writing in English and Welsh language literary culture, for the Encyclopaedia of Celtic Culture.
(with Dr Rhian Reynolds), Online Bibliography of Welsh Literature in English Translation (Bwlet.net),constructed with AHRB funding.
Contributions to "Whitman in Translation" (a transcript of a two-day seminar held at the University of Iowa, March, 1992), Walt Whitman Quarterly Review 13: 1 & 2 (Summer/Fall, 1996), 1-58. 0737-0679.
Notes on the text, Emyr Humphreys, Outside the House of Baal (Seren, 1996), 399-411.
Conversations I: interview with Helen Vendler, The Swansea Review 16 (1996), 1-8.
Conversations 2: interview with Jorie Graham, The Swansea Review 16 (1996), 8-15.
Conversations I: interview with Les Murray, The Swansea Review 17, 1-10.
Conversations 2: interview with Denise Levertov, The Swansea Review 17, 11-15.
"Rita Dove talks to M. Wynn Thomas," The Swansea Review 19, 158-163.
Literary Executor, estate of R.S.Thomas, 2000-