Essay 5: John Goodby & Chris Wigginton:
Shut in a Tower of Words, Dylan Thomass Modernism
This essay is an earlier version of
the paper published in Locations of Literary Modernism: Region
and Nation in British and American Modernist Poetry,, eds. Alex
Davis and Lee Jenkins, Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2000, pp. 89-112.
We acknowledge permission from Cambridge University Press and John
Goodby to re-publish this slightly earlier version of the essay
here, with grateful thanks.
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Notes on Contributors:
Victor Golightly is completing his Doctorate on Dylan Thomas
and Vernon Watkins at UW Swansea. He was editor of New Welsh Review
Dr. Richard Chamberlain lectures in English at Trinity College,
Carmarthen. His research interests are in Shakespeare and the Renaissance,
twentieth century writing, and critical theory.
Dr. Nathalie Wourm wrote her doctoral thesis on Dylan Thomas
at Oxford University. She teaches French at Birkbeck College and
specializes in Comparative Literature and Contemporary Poetry.
Harri Roberts is a PhD student at the University of Glamorgan,
Pontypridd. He is currently interested in tracing the connections
between literary representations of the body and the development
of Welsh identity during the twentieth century.
John Goodby is a Senior Lecturer in English at the University
of Wales Swansea. He is the author of Irish poetry since 1950: from
stillness into history (Manchester University Press, 2000), co-editor
of the Dylan Thomas New Casebook with Chris Wigginton (Palgrave,
2001) and editor of Irish Studies in Edward Arnold's Essentials
series (2003). He is currently completing a study of Dylan Thomas
for Seren Books.
Centre for Research into the English Language and Literature of
Wales : http://www.swan.ac.uk/english/Subpages/home.htm
Welsh Writing in English: http://www.bangor.ac.uk/english/periodic/welshwrit.html