School of Welsh

Professor Peredur I. Lynch BA PhD

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Name
Peredur Lynch
Position
Professor and Head of School
Email
p.i.lynch@bangor.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1248 38 2245
Location
School of Welsh, Room 4, Professor’s Corridor

Background

Professor Peredur I. Lynch is a native of Carrog in the old county of Merionethshire. After graduating in Welsh at Bangor, he was employed between 1985 and 1990 as a Research Fellow at the Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth.  He was then appointed to a lectureship in the Department of Welsh at the University of Wales, Swansea and returned to Bangor as a lecturer in 1995. He was awarded a Chair in 2005 and now serves as Head of the School of Welsh.

He is an expert on the Poets of the Welsh Princes and made a major contribution to Cyfres Beirdd y Tywysogion (‘The Poets of the Princes series’) (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1991-96), the groundbreaking critical edition of their poetry.  He is also a renowned authority on the development of cynghanedd (an intricate feature of traditional Welsh strict-metre poetry): his survey of  Dafydd ap Gwilym’s cynganeddion – the most exhaustive analysis to date – was published in 2003 in Cyfoeth y Testun, eds Daniel et al. (Cardiff: University of Wales), 109–47. Between 2002 and 2005 he led a research project on prophetic Welsh poetry of the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period. The project was supported by the AHRC.

http://www.bangor.ac.uk/news/BARDDONIAETH.php.en

During 2004–5 he also co-directed a research project, with Dr E. Wyn James of the School of Welsh, Cardiff University, to prepare an online index of eighteenth-century Welsh ballads. The project was supported by the Language and Literature Committee of the University of Wales’ Board of Celtic Studies.


At the 1997 National Eisteddfod he was invited to deliver the University of Wales Eisteddfod Lecture entitled “Problemau Prifysgol” : Saunders Lewis a Phrifysgol Cymru’ (‘“University problems”: Saunders Lewis and the University of Wales’).

In 2004 he delivered the J. E. Caerwyn and Gwen Williams Memorial Lecture: 'Proffwydoliaeth a Chenedligrwydd yng Nghymru'r Oesoedd Canol' (‘Prophecy and nationality in medieval Wales’).

He has also adjudicated in the Chair competition of the National Eisteddfod of Wales on three occassions (2002, 2005 and 2013), and is a regular broadcaster.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/welsh/hi/newsid_4120000/newsid_4125600/4125644.stm

 

Teaching

Rhyddiaith yr Oesoedd Canol ('Medieval Prose') (Level 1): CXC-1019

Canu Llys (‘Court poetry’) (Levels 2 & 3): CXC-2001 / CXC-3101

Hanes yr Iaith ('The History of Welsh') (Levels 2 & 3): CXC-2033 / CXC-3033


Cerdd Dafod a Chynganeddu (‘Strict-metre poetry’) (Levels 2 & 3): CXC-2012 / CXC-3112


Beirdd yr Uchelwyr (‘Poetry of the gentry’) (Levels 2 & 3): CXC-2102 / CXC-3002


Traethawd Estynedig (‘Dissertation’) (Level 3): CXC-3009

 

Duties

Head of School

 

Research interests

Poets of the Princes and medieval poetry; Welsh metrics and the development of cynghanedd; Welsh prophecy in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period; literature and nationhood.

 

Selected publications

'Dic yr Hendre, Y Bardd Llawryfog a Saunders' in Tudur Hallam and Angharad Price (eds.), Ysgrifau Beirniadol XXXI (Bethesda: Gwasg Gee, 2012), pp. 119-58

'Refferendwm 1979: Cerddi Ianws a Thopos y "Cymry Taeog"' in Gerwyn Wiliams (ed.), Ysgrifau Beirniadol XXX (Bethesda: Gwasg Gee, 2011), pp. 78-109

Welsh Academy Encyclopedia of Wales : Gwyddoniadur Cymru yr Academi Gymreig [co-editor] (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2008)

Proffwydoliaeth a'r Syniad o Genedl (Bangor: Ysgol y Gymraeg, 2007)

‘Cynghanedd Dafydd ap Gwilym: Tystiolaeth y Llawysgrifau Cynnar’, in Dafydd Johnston, Iestyn Daniel, Marged Haycock, and Jenny Rowland (eds.), Cyfoeth y Testun: Ysgrifau ar Lenyddiaeth Gymraeg yr Oesoedd Canol  (In Memory of the late Professor J.E. Caerwyn Williams), (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2003), 109–47.

‘Court Poetry, Power and Politics’, in T.M. Charles–Edwards, Morfydd E. Owen, Paul Russell (eds.), The Welsh King and his Court. (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2000), 167–90.

‘Einion Offeiriad a’r Gyhydedd Fer’, Dwned, 4 (1998), 59-74.

‘“Problemau Prifysgol”: Saunders Lewis a Phrifysgol Cymru’ (University of Wales Eisteddfod Lecture) (Cardiff: University of Wales Registry, 1997), 21.


‘Yr Awdl a’i Mesurau’, in M.E. Owen and Brynley F. Roberts (eds.), Beirdd a Thywsogion: Barddoniaeth Llys yng Nghymru, Iwerddon a’r Alban (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1996), 258-87.

‘Gwaith Llygad Gŵr’, in R. M. Andrews, N.G. Costigan (Bosco), Christine James, Peredur I. Lynch, Catherine McKenna and Morfydd E. Owen (eds.), Gwaith Bleddyn Fardd a Beirdd Eraill Ail Hanner y Drydedd Ganrif ar Ddeg (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1996), 207-303.

‘Gwaith Einion Wan’, in N.G. Costigan (Bosco), R. Geraint Gruffydd, Nerys Ann Jones, Peredur I. Lynch, Catherine McKenna, Morfydd E. Owen and Gruffydd Aled Williams (eds.), Gwaith Dafydd Benfras ac Eraill o Feirdd Hanner Cyntaf y Drydedd Ganrif ar Ddeg (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1995), 3-100.

Gwaith Meilyr Brydydd a'i Ddisgynyddion ynghyd â dwy awdl fawl ddienw o Ddeheubarth, edited by J. E. Caerwyn Williams, Peredur I. Lynch and R. Geraint Gruffydd (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1994), xxiv + 559.

‘Morris T. Williams y Nofelydd’, Taliesin, 85 (Spring 1994), 7-25.

‘Aberpergwm a’r Traddodiad Mawl’, in Hywel Teifi Edwards (ed.), Cyfres y Cymoedd: Nedd a Dulais (Llandysul: Gomer Press, 1994), 1–25.

‘Cân Gwalchmai “Y eua y wreic”’, in J.E. Caerwyn Williams (ed.), Ysgrifau Beirniadol XVIX (Denbigh: Gee Press, 1993), 29-45.

‘“Y Sant” Gwenallt’, in Hywel Teifi Edwards (ed.), Cyfres y Cymoedd: Cwm Tawe (Llandysul: Gomer Press, 1993), 293-328.

‘Llygad Gŵr : Sylwebydd Cyfoes’, in J.E. Caerwyn Williams (ed.), Ysgrifau Beirniadol XVI  (Denbigh: Gee Press, 1990), 31-51.

‘Morris T. Williams y Nofelydd’, Taliesin, 85 (Gwanwyn 1994), 7-25.

‘Aberpergwm a’r Traddodiad Mawl’, in Hywel Teifi Edwards (ed.), Cyfres y Cymoedd: Nedd a Dulais (Llandysul: Gwasg Gomer, 1994), 1–25.

‘Cân Gwalchmai “Y eua y wreic”’, in J.E. Caerwyn Williams (ed.), Ysgrifau Beirniadol XVIX (Dinbych: Gwasg Gee, 1993), 29-45.

‘“Y Sant” Gwenallt’, in Hywel Teifi Edwards (ed.), Cyfres y Cymoedd: Cwm Tawe (Llandysul: Gwasg Gomer, 1993), 293-328.

‘Llygad Gŵr : Sylwebydd Cyfoes’, in J.E. Caerwyn Williams (ed.), Ysgrifau Beirniadol XVI  (Dinbych: Gwasg Gee, 1990), 31-51.

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