Offers a collection of articles from young academics who delivered papers to a seminar, entitled Llenyddiaeth Mewn Theori held at the University of Wales Lampeter in April 2005. This volume presents an assessment of Welsh literature from many historical periods and highlights the political questions of modern Wales.
Owen Thomas has been a Lecturer in the Department of Welsh at the University of Wales Lampeter since 2002. Prior to that he was a Research Fellow at the Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies in Aberystwyth. Owen Thomas has had many articles published in journals and magazines such as: Taliesin; Tu Chwith; Y Traethodydd and Barn. His one published work is Gwaith Dafydd Epynt (Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies) 2002.
Dr Angharad Price (Cardiff) in her contribution 'Llofruddiaeth ar y Orient Express' (Murder on the Orient Express) assesses the writings of T H Parry Williams through the theoretical analysis of Edward Said. Dr Simon Brooks (Lampeter) contributes an essay entitled 'Cenedlaetholdeb, Theori a Gwironedd' (Nationalism, Theory and Truth) which presents an intellectual background of and a reaction to the debate on nationalist literary theory of the 1990s. Eleri James (Cardiff) presents an essay 'Darllen Bobi Jones' (Reading Bobi Jones) assessing the contribution of one of the leading figures in Welsh literary theory, Bobi Jones. Llion Pryderi Roberts (Cardiff) in his contribution 'Dwyn ei Genedl dan Ganu' (To Raise His Nation Through Song) discusses the element of performance in the renowned and magical eisteddfod adjudications of Sir John Morris Jones. Tudur Hallam (Swansea) "Cwmwl Haf" Waldo Williams a Theori'r "Switches" (Waldo Williams's "Cwmwl Haf" (Summer Clouds) and the Theory of "Switches") discusses the poem from several theoretical positions, and provides a new interpretation of its meaning, appealing in the process to the theory of switches that echoes Barthes's death of the author and birth of the reader. Dr Dylan Foster Evans (Cardiff), in his essay 'Nid Call I Fardd Arallwlad' (Poets should not venture outside of their constituencies) investigates the racist connotations in Welsh poetry post-1282.