Dr Richard Gwyn
Telephone: +44(0)29 208 74887
Location: John Percival Building, Colum Drive, Cathays, Cardiff
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I will consider applications from students wishing to carry out research in creative writing, specializing in prose fiction, non-fiction or poetry. I especially welcome innovative proposals that overlap with my own research interests.
Creative and critical writing; the contemporary novel; Hispanic and Latin American fiction; modernist poetry; comparative literature.
Deep Hanging Out. (2007) Snowbooks: London.
The Colour of a Dog Running Away. (2005/2007) Parthian: Cardigan/Doubleday:
The Pterodactyl´s Wing: Welsh World Poetry. Editor (2003) Cardigan: Parthian.
Discourse, the Body and Identity. Editor, with Justine Coupland (2003) London:
Communicating Health and Illness (2002). London: Sage.
Being in Water. (2001) Cardiff: Parthian.
Walking on Bones. (2000) Cardiff: Parthian.
Publications since 2000
Gwyn, R. (2007) Deep Hanging Out. London: Snowbooks. 336 pp.
Gwyn, R. (2005) The Colour of a Dog Running Away. Cardigan: Parthian Books. 360 pp
Fiction in overseas editions
Gwyn, R. (2007) The Color of a Dog Running Away. New York: Doubleday. ISBN 9780385518550 Hardcover (published as paperback by Anchor Books in March 2008)
Gwyn, R. (2007) Cor de burro quando foge, Lisbon: Bertrand. (Portuguese Edition of The Colour of a Dog Running Away)
Gwyn, R. (2007) Color cane che fugge, Vicenza: Neri Pozza. (Italian Edition of The Colour of a Dog Running Away)
Gwyn, R. (2008) Moscow: AST. (Russian Edition of The Colour of a Dog Running Away).
Gwyn, R. (2008) Istanbul: Açik Defter (Turkish Edition of The Colour of a Dog Running Away)
Gwyn, R. (2006) Mujer en la noche, Barcelona: Roca. (Spanish Edition of The Colour of a Dog Running Away)
Gwyn, R. (2003) Ed. The Pterodactyl´s Wing: Welsh World Poetry. Cardigan: Parthian Books. 326 pp. ISBN 190263828X.
Gwyn, R. (2001) Being in Water. Cardiff: Parthian Books. 46 pp. ISBN 190263812X.
Gwyn, R. (2000) Walking on Bones. Cardiff: Parthian Books. 88 pp. ISBN 1902638069.
Coupland, J. and Gwyn, R. (2003) Eds. Discourse, the Body and Identity. London: Palgrave Macmillan. 276 pp. ISBN 0333969006.
Gwyn, R. (2002) Communicating Health and Illness. London: Sage. 182 pp.
Gwyn, R. (2008) Sexual Water: Poetry, Dionysus and the Aquatic Ape. In The Body and the Book: Writings on Poetry and Sexuality. pp. 11-26. Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi.
Gwyn, R. (2003) Narrative Analysis and Illness Experience. In A. Rogers, (Ed), Communication, Relationships and Care. London: Routledge. ISBN 0415326605.
Gwyn, R. (2003) A Preface in Fragments The Pterodactyl´s Wing: Welsh World Poetry. pp xix-xxxii. Cardigan: Parthian Books.
Gwyn, R. (2003) Processes of re-figuration: shifting identities in cancer narratives. In J. Coupland and R. Gwyn (eds) Discourse, the Body and Identity. pp 1-16. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
Coupland, J. and Gwyn, R. (2003) Introduction. J. Coupland and R. Gwyn (eds) Discourse, the Body and Identity. pp 209-224. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
Gwyn, R. (2005) Letter from Greece. Poetry Wales: Forty Years. pp. 253-9.
Gwyn, R. (2005) Review Article: ‘Pablo Neruda: A Passion for Life’ by Adam Feinstein. London: Bloomsbury. Poetry Wales pp. 56-60.
Gwyn, R., Elwyn, G., Edwards, A., and Mooney, A. (2003) The problematic of decision-sharing: Deconstructing ‘cholesterol’ in a clinical encounter. Health Expectations 6(3): 242-254.
Gwyn, R. (2001) 'Really unreal: narrative evaluation and the objectification of experience’. Narrative Inquiry 10 (2) pp. 313-40. ISSN 1053-6981.
‘2666’ by Roberto Bolaño, London: Picador. The Independent, 9 January, 2009.
‘Happy Families’ by Carlos Fuentes, London: Bloomsbury. The Independent, 4 November, 2008.
‘The Lake’ by Paola Kaufmann, London: Alma Books. The Independent, 7 December 2007.
‘The Welsh Girl’ by Peter Ho Davies, London: Sceptre. The Independent, 1 June 2007.
‘Sanctuary’ by Matthew Sweeney; ‘Intimates’ by Helen Farish; ‘Blues’ by John Hartley Williams (all Jonathan Cape). Poetry Wales, 41 (2): 63-4 (2005)
‘The Black Heralds’ by César Vallejo, translated by Rebecca Seiferle. Port Townsend: Copper Canyon Press. Poetry Wales 41 (1): 60-1 (2005)
‘Words of Mercury’ by Patrick Leigh Fermor, edited by Artemis Cooper. London: John Murray. Poetry Wales 40(1) pp 20-23 (2004).