The Writers of Wales Database

DAVIES, DAMIAN WALFORD

 

altPoet, literary critic and editor, born in 1971. He is Professor of English and Head of the School of English, Communication and Philosophy at Cardiff University, which he joined in 2013. As a poet he has a particular interest in inhabiting historical voices (from Judas Iscariot and the victims of witch trials to ghost-haunted Victorian architects) and in exploring dialogues between poetry and the visual. He has published widely on Romantic-period literature and culture and on the two literatures of Wales, his latest academic study being Cartographies of Culture: New Geographies of Welsh Writing in English. He is a regular contributor to arts programmes on television and radio. He is Chair of Literature Wales and is a regular performer at the Hay Festival.

Selected Publications:
Presences that Disturb: Models of Romantic Identity in the Literature and Culture of the 1790s (University of Wales Press, 2002)
Suit of Lights (Seren, 2009)
Witch (Seren, 2012)
Cartographies of Culture: New Geographies of Welsh Writing in English (University of Wales Press, 2012)
Judas (Seren, 2015)
Alabaster Girls (Rack Press, 2014)

Contributed to:
Waldo Williams: Rhyddiaith (editor) (University of Wales Press, 2001)
Echoes to the Amen: Essays after R.S. Thomas (editor)(University of Wales Press, 2003)
The Monstrous Debt: Modalities of Romantic Influence in Twentieth-Century Literature (co-editor) (Wayne State University Press, 2006)
Cof ac Arwydd: Ysgrifau Newydd ar Waldo Williams (co-editor) (Barddas, 2006)
Megalith: Eleven Journeys in Search of Stones (editor) (Gomer, 2006)
Whiteout (co-writer) (Parthian, 2006)
Wales and the Romantic Imagination (co-editor) (University of Wales Press, 2007)
Romanticism, History, Historicism: Essays on an Orthodoxy (editor) (Routledge, 2008)
Echoes to the Amen - Essays After R. S. Thomas (editor) (University of Wales Press, 2009)
Clive Hicks-Jenkins (contributor) (Lund Humphries Publishers, 2011)
Poets’ Graves / Beddau’r Beirdd (with Paul White and Mererid Hopwood; Gomer,  2014)
Ancestral Houses: The Lost Mansions of Wales / Tai Mawr a Mieri: Plastai Coll Cymru (with Paul White and Siân Melangell Dafydd; Gomer, 2012)
Suit of Lights (Seren, 2009; a Wales Literature Exchange ‘Bookshelf’ choice for 2010)
Whiteout (With Richard Marggraf Turley; Parthian: 2006)
Megalith: Eleven Journeys in Search of Stones (Gomer, 2006)