M. Wynn Thomas Awarded the Emyr Humphreys Chair

1 Mar 2009

Congratulations to Professor M. Wynn Thomas on being awarded the Emyr Humphreys Chair of Welsh Writing in English at Swansea University. He is also Chair of the Welsh Books Council and the former Director of CREW (The Centre for Research into the English Literature and Language of Wales) at the University of Wales, Swansea.

As well as being a specialist in the two literatures of modern Wales, Professor Thomas is also a specialist in American poetry. He has held visiting professorships at Harvard and at Tübingen and was Chairman of the Welsh Arts Council's Literature Committee for five years.

Professor Thomas has published more than twenty books, including Y Meddwl a'r Dychymyg Cymreig: Diffinio Dwy Lenyddiaeth Cymru (1995); Corresponding Cultures: The Two Literatures of Modern Wales (1999) and Emyr Humphreys: Conversations and Reflections (2004).

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