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Professor Katie Gramich - BA (Wales) MA (London) PhD (Alberta)

Overview

Professor Katie Gramich Position: Professor Email: GramichK@cf.ac.uk
Telephone: +44(0)29 208 75622
Extension: 75622
Location: John Percival Building, Colum Drive, Cathays, Cardiff

Research Group

English Literature

Postgraduate Students

I would welcome applications from potential postgraduate students interested in Welsh writing or modern poetry and gender.  [You are welcome to contact me in Welsh, if you wish / Mae croeso i chwi gysylltu â mi yn y Gymraeg, os dymunwch].

Research Interests

Welsh writing in English, twentieth-century poetry and gender, twentieth-century women’s writing, comparative literature, Modernism and marginality, and travel writing.

Selected Publications

Twentieth Century Women’s Writing in Wales: Land, Gender, Belonging (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2007).

"Cymru or Wales?: Explorations in a Divided Sensibility": Chapter on Welsh culture in Studying British Cultures ed. Susan Bassnett (London: Routledge, 1997)

 “Mirror Games: Self and (M)Other in the Poetry of R.S. Thomas” in ‘Echoes to the Amen’: The Achievement of R.S. Thomas, edited by Damian Walford Davies (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2003)

“ ‘Those Blue Remembered Hills’: Gender in Twentieth-Century Welsh Border Writing by Men” in Gendering Border Studies: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, eds. Henrice Altink, Chris Weedon, and (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2010)

“ ‘Caught in the triple net?’: Welsh, Scottish, and Irish women writers 1920-1945” in History of British Women’s Writing vol. 8 (1920-45) ed. Marioula Joannou (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012)

“ ‘Still linked to those others’: Landscape and Language in Post-War Welsh Poetry” in Poetry and Geography: Space and Place in Post-War Poetry eds. N. Alexander and D. Cooper (Liverpool University Press, 2013)

Publications

Books

Dangerous Diversity: The Changing Faces of Wales (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1998). Co-editor, with Andrew Hiscock.

Welsh Women’s Poetry 1460-2001: An Anthology (Dinas Powys: Honno Press, 2003). Co-editor, with Catherine Brennan, and translator.

Twentieth Century Women’s Writing in Wales: Land, Gender, Belonging (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2007). Sole author.

Mapping the Territory: Critical Approaches to Welsh Fiction in English (Cardigan: Parthian, 2010). Editor.
Kate Roberts (Writers of Wales series) (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2011). Sole author.

Feet in Chains, annotatedtranslation of Kate Roberts’s Welsh novel, Traed Mewn Cyffion (Cardigan: Parthian, 2012). Sole translator and editor.
Rediscovering Margiad Evans: Marginality, Gender, and Illness (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2013). Co-editor, with Kirsti Bohata.

Chapters/articles (selected)

"Cymru or Wales?: Explorations in a Divided Sensibility": Chapter on Welsh culture in Studying British Cultures ed. Susan Bassnett (London: Routledge, 1997)

"Daughters of Darkness: Dylan Thomas and the Celebration of the Female" in Dylan Thomas (New Casebook) edited by J. Goodby & C. Wigginton (London: Macmillan, 2001)

“Stripping off the ‘civilized body’: Lawrence’s nostalgie de la boue in Lady Chatterley’s Lover” in Writing the Body in D. H. Lawrence ed. P. Poplawski (Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2001)

“Mirror Games: Self and (M)Other in the Poetry of R.S. Thomas” in ‘Echoes to the Amen’: The Achievement of R.S. Thomas, edited by Damian Walford Davies (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2003)

“Welsh Women Writers and War in the Twentieth Century” in Wales at War: Critical Essays on Literature and Art ed. Tony Curtis (Bridgend: Seren, 2007)

“Creating and Destroying ‘The Man Who Does Not Exist’: The Peasantry and Modernity in Welsh and Irish Writing,” Irish Studies Review special Ireland-Wales Issue, 17/1, eds. Claire Connolly and Katie Gramich (February, 2009)

“Lost Boys, Lost Language: Leslie Norris and the Welsh Bardic Tradition”, Literature and Belief vols. 29 and 30.1 (2009-10) pp. 49-63.

“ ‘Those Blue Remembered Hills’: Gender in Twentieth-Century Welsh Border Writing by Men” in Gendering Border Studies: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, eds. Henrice Altink, Chris Weedon, and (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2010)

“ ‘Caught in the triple net?’: Welsh, Scottish, and Irish women writers 1920-1945” in History of British Women’s Writing vol. 8 (1920-45) ed. Marioula Joannou (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012)

“ ‘Still linked to those others’: Landscape and Language in Post-War Welsh Poetry” in Poetry and Geography: Space and Place in Post-War Poetry eds. N. Alexander and D. Cooper (Liverpool University Press, 2013) pp. 61-74.

Research

My research to date has focused on a) rediscovering neglected Welsh women writers and bringing their work back into the public domain and b) bringing comparative and feminist perspectives to bear on wide a range of twentieth-century literature.

Current projects include:

Co-organiser of the interdisciplinary Wales-Ireland Research Network.

Research in the following areas: 1) post-war poetry and gender in the four nations 2) Wales, Ireland and modernity 2) Wales, Ireland and the First World War.’

Biography

Teaching Interests

Katie Gramich is originally from Ceredigion in West Wales and was educated at the Universities of Aberystwyth, London, and Alberta. She has lived in Spain, Canada, England, and Wales, and has a good knowledge of German, Spanish, Italian and French, as well as her native Welsh and English. She is interested in comparative, feminist, and gender studies, with a particular current focus on poetry. With Professor Claire Connolly at University College Cork and Dr Paul O’Leary at Aberystwyth University, she runs the Wales-Ireland Research Network. Modules taught by her include ‘Early Twentieth-Century Poetry’, ‘Modern Welsh Writing in English’, and ‘Literature, Culture, and Place’, on the BA in English Literature and ‘Modernisms’ and ‘Gender in Modern Poetry’ on the MA in English Literature.