MemberAlyce von Rothkirch


Literary Translation, Swansea University, 2011-2014. Dissertation on the ethics of literary translation, focusing especially on Dylan Thomas’s Under Milk Wood.


Welsh Writing in English, Swansea University, 2001-2004. Thesis on the representation of place in contemporary Welsh drama in English

PGCE (equivalent)

Teaching German as a Foreign Language, Johannes-Gutenberg Universität Mainz, 1995-2001 [First]


English Literature, American Literature, German Literature, Johannes-Gutenberg Universität Mainz, 1991-1997 [First]…
…us Anglistik und Amerikanistik 37: 1, 2012, 3-27.

“Changing Times: J.O. Francis and the first Welsh National Drama Movement.” Modern Drama 54:2, 2011, 161-180.

“Liberty and the Party Line: ‘novelising’ working-class history. Lewis Jones’ Cwmardy and We Live (1937 and 1939)”. Mapping the Territory: Critical Approaches to Welsh Fiction in English. Cardigan: Parthian, 2010. 81-101.

“Visions of Wales: The Welsh Outlook, 1914-1933.” Almanac: Yearbook of Welsh Writing in English. Ed. Katie Gramich. No. 14, 2010, p. 65-92.

“I want to know what iss – behind all of them books…”: Images of education in early 20th century Welsh fiction in English. Almanac: Yearbook of Welsh Writing in English. Ed. Katie Gramich. Cardigan: Parthian, 2008. 115-139.



I’m Research Associate at Swansea University and a freelance translator (German <> English).

MemberJohn Goodridge

Writer and academic, interested in poetry, working-class writing, Romanticism, recovery research, eighteenth and nineteenth-century literature, science fiction, pastoral and georgic poetry including Johns Philips and Dyer, and labouring-class poetry including Robert Bloomfield, Thomas Chatterton, John Clare, Mary Collier and other English, Scottish, Welsh and Irish poets. Editor and principal writer of the Catalogue of Labouring-class Poets. 

MemberRita Singer

Association for Welsh Writing in English

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‘Liberating Britain from Foreign Bondage: A Welsh Revision of the Wars of the Roses in L. M. Spooner’s Gladys of Harlech; or, The Sacrifice (1858).’ Rule Britannia?: Britain and Britishness, 1707-1901. Ed. Christie Margrave. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015. 143-58.
‘Bicultural Geographies: Narrating Anglo-Welsh Identities in the Novels of Allen Raine.’ International Journal of Welsh Writing in English 3 (2015): 102-22.
‘“Vielen Dank im Voraus, meidet die Menschen und bleibt gesund”, oder: Die hohe Kunst der universitären E-Mail-Korrespondenz.’ Kulturkontakte / Cultures in Contact: Essays für Joachim Schwend. Eds. Frauke Hofmeister and Dietmar Böhnke. Leipzig: Edition Hamouda, 2013. 145-53.
‘Vorwort.’ Britische Orientbilder: Auf Spurensuche zwischen Oxford und Oxiana. Ed. Rita Singer. Leipzig: Edition Hamouda, 2013.

I am an experienced researcher and project officer with a particular interest in ideas of space and place in fictional and non-fictional writing in Wales, heritage tourism, maritime history and cultural geography.

MemberVeronica Popp

Veronica Popp is an activist and writer from Chicago. She has a Bachelor’s from Elmhurst College in English and History, a Master’s in Creative Writing from Aberystwyth University and a Master’s in English with a concentration in Literary Studies from Western Illinois University. Popp is an Organizer for the United Academics Campaign, an affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers. She has been published in The Collagist, PenCambria, Popular Culture Studies Journal, Journal of Fandom Studies, Journal of Popular Culture, Still Point Arts Quarterly, Gender Forum, Rag Queen Periodical, The Last Line, Bitch Media, and Bust. Popp was Essayist in Residence for Rag Queen Periodical, nominated for the Silver Pen Writers Association Writing Well Award and longlisted for the New Welsh Review Writing Awards 2017 AmeriCymru Prize. Last year, she was a Teaching Artist and Co-Editor of student writing for Young Chicago Authors. The resulting work titled The End of Chiraq will be published by Northwestern University Press this Fall. Popp also teaches composition at Elmhurst College. Her research interests include feminist film studies, queer theory, creative writing and pedagogy. Popp recently completed her first novel, The Longest Summer, out for submission to literary agents. Popp serves on the Modern Language Association Committee for Contingent Labor in the Profession and believes the feminization of adjunct labor is a growing concern. Popp has given public readings across Chicago including, Reading Under the Influence, Strange Hour, and Bring Your Own Diary.

MemberMelissa Ridley Elmes

I specialize in the medieval British Isles and North Atlantic World, with emphasis on Old and Middle English, Anglo- Norman, Welsh, and Old Norse/Icelandic languages, literatures, and cultures, alongside interests in premodern Irish, Scottish, and French literature and culture as well. I have a broad range of research and teaching interests, including Arthuriana; Chaucer; Robin Hood/outlawry; women’s and gender studies, particularly women’s literate practices; alchemy, magic, and esoterica; monsters and the supernatural; hagiography; literature and the law; genre studies in romance, chronicle, dream vision, mystic and devotional literature; cultural and historical literary studies (feasts and feasting; disasters and delights; violence and trauma; chivalry and courtliness; dreams and dreaming; landscapes and the environment; medieval afterlives); comparative literature; ecocritical and animal studies; manuscript studies/ text technologies and history of the English language. I am trained as an interdisciplinary literary historian, and as a scholar I am interested in the relationships between texts and the cultures that produce them, and invested in the ways in which multiple methodologies can be used in tandem to create a more focused and nuanced lens on a single subject. To that end, I make use of theoretical paradigms and methods from English, History, Art History, Anthropology, Culture/ Material and Gender Studies, among others, in my research and writing.

MemberPaul Robichaud

2004 “Joyce, Vico, and National Narrative.” The James Joyce Quarterly, 41.2. 85-96.

2003 “David Jones, Christopher Dawson, and the Meaning of History.” Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture, 6.3. 68-85.

2002 “Gothic Architecture in the Poetry of David Jones and Geoffrey Hill.” Mosaic: a Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature, 35.5. 181-197.

2001 “‘It is our duty to sing’: Y Gododdin and David Jones’s In Parenthesis.” Welsh Writing in English: A Yearbook of Critical Essays, 7. 1-15.

2001 “The Undoing of All Things: Malorian Language and Allusion in David Jones’s In Parenthesis.” Renascence: Essays on Values in Literature, 53.2. 149-165.

1998 “‘To Heir Quhat I Sould Wryte’: The Flyting of Dunbar and Kennedy and Scots Oral Culture.” Scottish Literary Journal, 25.2. 9-16.

Book Chapters

2017 “‘Some Wayward Art:’ David Jones and the Later Geoffrey Hill.” David …

My research interests include British modernism and modern poetry; David Jones; Geoffrey Hill; T.S. Eliot; Sylvia Townsend Warner; Louis MacNeice; modernism and national identity; modernism and religion. A native of Toronto, I am currently professor and chair of English at Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, Connecticut.

MemberTana Jean Welch

Tana Jean Welch is a poet and scholar of contemporary American poetry. She received her Ph.D. in Literature from Florida State University in 2013, specializing in medical humanities, American poetry and poetics, multiethnic literature, posthumanism, new materialism, and gender theory. She is currently Assistant Professor at the Florida State University College of Medicine where she teaches courses in literature, writing, and humanities and serves as the managing editor for HEAL: Humanism Evolving through Arts and Literature. Her critical work has been published in MELUSThe Journal of Ecocriticism, and Academic Medicine. Her poetry has been published in The Southern ReviewPrairie SchoonerThe Gettysburg Review, and other national literary journals. Her first collection of poetry, Latest Volcano, was the winner of the 2015 Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize.