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Dr Dylan Foster Evans - MA (Cantab), PhD (Wal)


Dr Dylan Foster Evans Position: Senior Lecturer Email:
Telephone: +44(0)29 208 74951
Fax: +44(0)29 208 74604
Extension: 74951
Location: John Percival Building

Research Interests

Dr Dylan Foster Evans's main research area is late-medieval literature. He is particularly interested in the work of the Poets of the Princes, Dafydd ap Gwilym and the Cywyddwyr up to the period of the Welsh renaissance. His work covers both textual and literary criticism, and he was one a team of editors which produced a ground-breaking digitial edition of the works of Dafydd ap Gwilym:

Before coming to Cardiff he was a member of the Poets of the Nobility 1282-1526 project at the University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies in Aberystwyth. His time there resulted in two editions of fifteenth-century poetry, Gwaith Hywel Swrdwal a'i deulu (2000) and Gwaith Rhys Goch Eryri (2007) He has also published articles on medieval literature and culture in journals and series such as Dwned, Cof Cenedl, Tu Chwith, and Taliesin, and a paper on medieval satire: ‘Goganwr am Gig Ynyd’. Literary theory is another field of interest, and he has published on both post-colonial theory and ecocriticism. He also has written on contemporary poetry and was one of the adjudicators for the Crowning Competition in the Newport and District National Eisteddfod of 2004.

Undergraduate Teaching Profile

Level 4 Modules (year 1)
  • CY1742 Cyflwyniad i'r Gymraeg (module leader)
  • CY1743 Llenyddiaeth Gymraeg (contributor)
  • CY1744 O Destun i Draethawd (contributor)
  • CY1745 Cymru a’i Diwylliant (contributor)
Level 5 Modules (year 2)
  • CY2200 Cymraeg y Gweithle a’r Gymuned (module leader)
  • CL5104 Cymraeg y Gyfraith (contributor)
Level 6 Modules (year 2 and final year)
  • CY4009 Cymraeg y Gweithle (module leader)
  • CY3100 Ailddehongli Llenyddiaeth yr Oesoedd Canol (module leader)
  • CY3305 Dafydd ap Gwilym (module leader)




Research Project

From January 2008, Dylan Foster Evans will be part of an innovative and exciting project funded by the AHRC to prepare a digital edition and study of the works of the fifteenth-century poet Guto'r Glyn.

Postgraduate Students

Current Research Students

Hanna Hopwood: 'Y Ferch ym Marddoniaeth Gymraeg y Cyfnod 1300-1600' (joint supervisor with Prof Sioned Davies)

Lee Rae: 'The Forgotten Beasts in Medieval British Literature' (joint with Prof Sioned Davies)