Mr. Daniel Hughes

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Mr. Daniel Hughes
PhD Candidate & Tutor
Room 301, New Arts


  • BA in English Literature, Bangor University, 2008-2011
  • MA in English, Bangor University, 2011-2012
  • PhD in English Literature, 125th Anniversary Scholarship, Bangor University, September 2013

Other Roles

  • Student Representative for English Literature postgraduate research students, 2013-16.
  • Peer Guide, School of English Literature postgraduate research students, 2014-15.
  • Co-ordinator, ‘Some Other Country: Reading New Zealand’s Short Stories’ (postgraduate reading group), 2015-16.
  • Co-ordinator, Words & Wine.

Academic Memberships

  • Association for Welsh Writing in English
  • British Association of Modernist Studies
  • Modernist Network Cymru


I am currently researching twentieth-century Anglophone Welsh literature within the context of modernist studies. My research aims to develop the study of modernism within Anglophone Welsh literature, expanding the field of Welsh Writing in English by re-examining established authors, uncovering neglected authors, and utilising out of print and unpublished texts. By bringing new texts, authors and spaces into modernist studies, I aim to challenge metropolitan and Anglo-centric models of the field.

My primary research interests are of course Welsh Writing in English and literary modernisms, but in addition to these I am interested in 20th Century British, Irish and American literatures, approaches to minority Anglophone literatures (such as post-colonialism, processes of forming national traditions, models of comparative study), issues of cultural, national and individual identity in response to modernity, war-writing, and literary production and networks in the 20th century.


I am currently a seminar leader on the first year ‘Studying Literature’ module, and the second year ‘Literature & Modernity’ module. I will be lecturing on the Argentinian-Welsh poet Lynette Roberts, and Dylan Thomas.

Conference Papers

  • ‘The Soldier’s Return: Nigel Heseltine’s War-Haunted Writings’ at The North American Association for the Study of Welsh Culture and History International Conference of Welsh Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. July 2016.
  • “Fortress Wales”: David Jones, Lynette Roberts and the Search for Welsh Heritage’ at the Wales: In Search of Heritage colloquium, hosted by Research Centre Wales at Bangor University. June 2016.
  • ‘Prologue to an Adventure? Re-discovering the Welsh Modernist Magazine’, at the Shankland Library, Bangor University, as part of the Shankland Lectures 2015: Treasures from the Bangor Library and Archives. December 2015. (Public lecture)
  • ‘Modernist Formations? Wales Writing Modernity’ at the Local Modernisms 1890-1950 Conference, hosted by the Centre for the Study of Cultural Modernity, Birmingham University. June 2015.
  • ‘“At the hand of the mangle”: Urban Modernism and Meaninglessness in Gwyn Thomas’s Oscar’, at the Association for Welsh Writing in English Conference “The Country and the City: Rural and Urban Wales”, Gregynog Hall, hosted by the University of South Wales. March 2015.
  • ‘“A hard and new chemical dawn breaking up the traditional skyline” at The North American Association for the Study of Welsh Culture and History International Conference of Welsh Studies, Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, Ontario. July 2014.
  • Invited speaker at The 3rd Annual David Jones Conference: Wales, Modernism and Women’s Writing, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth. May 2014.


  • ‘Unearthing “a huge and very important culture”: Lynette Roberts, David Jones, & Welsh Literary Modernism’ in Locating Lynette Roberts: Always Observant and Rather Obscure (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, forthcoming)