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Dr Rob Gossedge - BA, MA, PhD (Wales)

Overview

Dr Rob Gossedge Position: Lecturer Email: GossedgeRA@cf.ac.uk
Telephone: +44(0)29 208 75618
Extension: 75618
Location: John Percival Building, Colum Drive, Cathays, Cardiff

Research Group

English Literature

Research Interests

Arthurian legend, Robin Hood, formations of British and American medievalism from the eighteenth century to the present, myth and modernism (especially the use of medieval culture in modernist writing), Celticism and Britishness, Welsh writing in English, Evelyn Waugh and his contemporaries.

Selected Publications

With Stephen Knight, ‘Arthur in the Underworld: The Sixteenth to the Nineteenth Century’, in The Cambridge Companion to Arthurian Literature, ed. Elizabeth Alexander and Ad Putter (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008)

‘Tales of the Boneddigion: the short fiction of Nigel Heseltine’, Welsh Writing in English Yearbook, 13 (2008)

‘Thomas Love Peacock’s The Misfortunes of Elphin and the Romantic Arthur’, Arthurian Literature XXIII (2006): 157-76

Entries on Dorothy Edwards, Margiad Evans, Kate Roberts, Lynette Roberts, May Sinclair and Welsh Language Writing, in Encyclopedia of British Women’s Writing, 1900-1950, ed. Faye Hammill, Esme Miskimmin, Ashlie Sponenberg (London: Macmillan, 2006), 79, 84-5, 206-8, 208, 223-4, 273-5

Review of Gustav Klaus and Stephen Knight, ‘To Hell with Culture’: Anarchism and Twentieth-Century British Literature, Politics and Culture 4 (2005)

Review of Ragas of Longing by Sam Solecki, British Journal of Canadian Studies 18.1(2005): 199-200

Publications

With Stephen Knight, ‘Arthur in the Underworld: The Sixteenth to the Nineteenth Century’, in The Cambridge Companion to Arthurian Literature, ed. Elizabeth Alexander and Ad Putter (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008)

‘Tales of the Boneddigion: the short fiction of Nigel Heseltine’, Welsh Writing in English Yearbook, 13 (2008)

‘Thomas Love Peacock’s The Misfortunes of Elphin and the Romantic Arthur’, Arthurian Literature XXIII (2006): 157-76

Entries on Dorothy Edwards, Margiad Evans, Kate Roberts, Lynette Roberts, May Sinclair and Welsh Language Writing, in Encyclopedia of British Women’s Writing, 1900-1950, ed. Faye Hammill, Esme Miskimmin, Ashlie Sponenberg (London: Macmillan, 2006), 79, 84-5, 206-8, 208, 223-4, 273-5

Review of Gustav Klaus and Stephen Knight, ‘To Hell with Culture’: Anarchism and Twentieth-Century British Literature, Politics and Culture 4 (2005)

Review of Ragas of Longing by Sam Solecki, British Journal of Canadian Studies 18.1(2005): 199-200

Research

I am currently revising my thesis on nineteenth- and twentieth-century retellings of the Arthurian story for book publication. It is the first sustained account of modern Arthuriana to concentrate wholly on English, Welsh, Cornish and Scottish rewritings of the legend, and it pays particular attention to the role scholarship plays in determining the meaning of the medieval in the modern world.

My next research project is a study of American medievalism: a monograph on the relationship between American culture and the literature of the Middle Ages.

Biography

Teaching Interests

I am interested in a wide range of medieval and modern topics, from Robin Hood to D.H. Lawrence and I teach a number of modules on the undergraduate BA English Literature: The Robin Hood Tradition, Myth and Modernism and Late Medieval Literature, as well as contributing to the King Arthur in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries component for the MA English Literature.