CRECS events w/c 25 November 2019

The Cardiff Romanticism and Eighteenth Century Seminars taking place w/c 25 November have been cancelled due to industrial action. The cancelled events are:

Mon 25 Nov Dr Katherine Fender (Oxford University) ‘“Feast…upon the wideness of the Sea”: Melancholy and the Solace of the Sea in the Poetry of John Keats’

Wed 27 Nov Prof Andrew Bennett (University of Bristol) ‘Meaning and Exemplarity in Poetics and Literary Theory: The Example of Keats and Yeats’

Our next seminar will take place on 17 February 2020 with a paper by Dr Elizabeth Spencer (York). We are also delighted to announce three more speakers for the 2020 Spring Term: Prof Tim Webb (Bristol), Prof David Duff (QMUL), and Prof Nicholas Roe (St Andrews).

Further information about these events will be circulated soon. In the meantime, please  follow us on Twitter @CRECSCardiff for updates.

– Anna and Josh

Dr Rhys Kaminski-Jones – 18 November 2019


Join us on 18 November 2019 for a talk by Dr Rhys Kaminski-Jones.

Here are Rhys’s research interests:

Rhys Kaminski-Jones’s work focuses on connections between Welsh, English, and other Celtic literatures during the eighteenth century and the Romantic era, and on building links between Celtic Studies and other academic disciplines.

Having studied for a BA in English Language and Literature at the University of Oxford, and an MA in Eighteenth Century Studies at the University of York, Rhys joined the Centre as a doctoral student in 2012, researching the cultural significance of the Ancient Britons during the long eighteenth century.

He has since re-joined the Centre as a postdoctoral fellow, and is currently engaged in a British Academy funded project on the neglected and much misunderstood Welsh author William Owen Pughe. He is preparing the first critical volume dedicated to Pughe’s Welsh and English writings, which aims to reassess the reputation of this lost Romantic figure.

He is also the co-editor (with Francesca Kaminski-Jones) of a forthcoming interdisciplinary volume exploring the connections between Celtic and Classical heritage in Britain, and is pursuing an interest in the environmental humanities with a project on air, atmosphere, and local identity in Romantic literature.