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BA University of Wales; DPhil University of Oxford

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Professor Jane Aaron, who teaches postgraduate and undergraduate modules on Welsh writing in English, is the author of A Double Singleness: Gender and the Writings of Charles and Mary Lamb (Clarendon Press, 1991), a Welsh-language book on nineteenth-century women’s writing in Wales, Pur fel y Dur: Y Gymraes yn Llên y Bedwaredd Ganrif ar Bymtheg (University of Wales Press, 1998). She also co-edited the volumes Out of the Margins: Women’s Studies in the Nineties (Falmer Press, 1991), Our Sisters’ Land: The Changing Identities of Women in Wales (University of Wales Press, 1994), Postcolonial Wales (University of Wales Press, 2005), and edited a number of volumes for the Honno classics series, including an anthology of Welsh women’s short stories, A View across the Valley: Short Stories from Women in Wales 1850-1950 (Honno Press, 1999). Her latest volume is the Nineteenth-Century Women’s Writing in Wales: Nation, Gender and Identity (University of Wales Press, 2007), the first in the Gender Studies in Wales series of which she is co-editor.

Publications

Nineteenth-Century Women’s Writing in Wales: Nation, Gender and Identity (Cardiff:
University of Wales Press, 2007), viii + 248 pp. ISBN 978 0 7083 2060 0

Ed., with Ursula Masson, The Very Salt of Life: Welsh Women’s Political Writings
from Chartism to Suffrage (Dinas Powys: Honno, 2007), iv + 316 pp. ISBN 978 1 870206 90 7

Ed., with Chris Williams, Postcolonial Wales (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2005), xix + 257 pp. ISBN 0-7083-1856-8

Ed., with foreword, Hilda Vaughan, Iron and Gold (Dinas Powys: Honno Press, 2002), xviii + 214 pp. ISBN 1 870206 50 9

Ed., with foreword, Menna Gallie, The Small Mine (Dinas Powys: Honno Press, 2000), xiv + 158 pp. ISBN 1 870206 38 X; reprinted 2004.

Ed., with foreword, A View across the Valley: Short Stories by Women from Wales c.1850-1950 (Dinas Powys: Honno Press, 1999), xx + 286 pp. ISBN 1 8702 0635 5; reprinted 2002 and 2005.

Pur fel y Dur: Y Gymraes yn Llên Menywod y Bedwaredd Ganrif ar Bymtheg [Pure as Steel: The Welsh woman in nineteenth-century women’s writing] (Caerdydd: Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru, 1998), x + 249 tud. ISBN 0 7083 1481 3

Ed., with Teresa Rees, Sandra Betts and Moira Vincentelli, Our Sisters’ Land: The Changing Identities of Women in Wales (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1994), xvi + 320 pp. ISBN 0 7083 1247 0; reprinted 2004.

A Double Singleness: Gender and the Writings of Charles and Mary Lamb (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1991), x + 220 pp. ISBN 0 1981 2890 8; digitalised reprint, 2002.

Ed., with Sylvia Walby, Out of the Margins: Women’s Studies in the Nineties (London: Falmer Press, 1991), vi + 244 pp. ISBN 1 8500 0968 6

Series Co-editor:

Gender Studies in Wales [since 2006] (Cardiff: University of Wales Press)
Writers of Wales [since 2006] (Cardiff: University of Wales Press)
Honno Classics [since 1996] (Dinas Powys: Honno Press)

Recent Book Chapters and Journal Articles:

‘At Eternity’s Window’: Representing Church and Chapel in the Anglophone Literature of Wales’, in Christopher Meredith, ed., Moment of Earth: Poems & Essays in Honour of Jeremy Hooker (Aberystwyth: Celtic Studies Publications, 2007), pp. 257-72. ISBN 978-1-891271-16-8.

‘Border Blues: Representing the Welsh borders in twentieth-century Anglophone literature’ in Johan Schimanski and Stephen Wolfe, eds, Border Poetics De-limited (Hanover: Wehrhahn Verlag, 2007), pp. 199-215. ISBN 978-3-8625-030-8

‘Bardic anti-colonialism’ in Jane Aaron and Chris Williams, eds. Postcolonial Wales (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2005), pp. 137-158. ISBN 0-7083-1856-8

‘Towards devolution: new Welsh writing’, in Laura Marcus and Peter Nicholls, eds, The Cambridge History of Twentieth-Century English Literature (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004), pp. 685-699. ISBN 0 521 82077 4

‘Valleys’ Women Writing’, in Alyce von Rothkirch and Daniel Williams, eds, Beyond the Difference: Welsh Literature in Comparative Contexts. Essays for M. Wynn Thomas at Sixty (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2004), pp. 84-96. ISBN 0 7083 1886 X

‘ “Heddwas Ifanc Iawn yn Ffrwydro”: Cerddi Cynnar Dylan Thomas’ [‘A Very Young Policeman Exploding’: The Early Poetry of Dylan Thomas], Taliesin, 120 (2003), 97-110. ISSN 0049 2884

[with M. Wynn Thomas] ‘ “Pulling you through changes”: Welsh writing in English before, between and after two referenda’, in M. Wynn Thomas, ed., Welsh Writing in English: A Guide to Welsh Literature, vol vii (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2003), pp. 278-309. ISBN 0 7083 1679 4

‘Slaughter and salvation: Welsh missionary activity and British imperialism’, in Charlotte Williams, Neil Evans and Paul O’Leary, eds, A Tolerant Nation? Exploring Ethnic Diversity in Wales (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2003), pp. 35-48. ISBN 0 7083 1759 6

‘A review of the contribution of women to Welsh life and prospects for the future’, Transactions of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion, n.s.8 (2002), 188-204. ISSN 0959 3632

‘Aberdwyafon: Cymharu Ffuglen Drefol Gymraeg a Chymreig’ [Aberdwyafon: Comparing Welsh and Anglo-Welsh Town Fictions], Taliesin, 117 (2002), 15-35. ISSN 0049 2884

‘Daughters of darkness: Rhys Davies’s revenge tragedies’, in Meic Stephens, ed., Rhys Davies: Decoding the Hare (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2001), pp. 216-230. ISBN 0-7083-1694-8

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