Prof Jerry Hunter
Professor & PVC (Welsh Medium)
Jery Hunter studied at the University of Cincinnati (BA, English), the University of Wales, Aberystwyth (MPhil, Welsh), and Harvard University (PhD, Celtic Languages and Literatures). He worked as a lecturer at Harvard University and Cardiff University before coming to Bangor in 2003.
The fields of his research are extremely varied and he has published about Welsh-language literature from all periods, from the Middle Ages to contemporary literature. He has published five monographs, one about connections between literature, prophecy and historiography in the sixteenth century, and four treating various aspects of nineteenth-century Welsh-language literature in America. One of them, Llwch Cenhedloedd:Y Cymry a Rhyfel Cartref America ('The Dust of Nations: the Welsh and the American Civil War'), won the Literature Wales 'Book of the Year' Award in 2004 (and two of his other books have been short-listed for the same award).
At present he is working on Welsh literature and the wars of the seventeenth century and hopes to build on the foundations outlined in a recent publication, 'The Red Sword, the Sickle and the Author's Revenge: Welsh Literature and Conflict in the Seventeenth Century' (the 2016 J.V. Kelleher Lecture, Proceedings of the Harvard Celtic Colloquium, vol. xxxvi).
Also a creative writer, he has published five novels - Gwenddydd (2010), which won the National Eisteddfod's Prose Medal, Gwreiddyn Chwerw (2012), Ebargofiant (2014), Y Fro Dywyll (2014) - translated by Patrick K. Ford and published as Dark Territory (2017) - and Ynys Fadog (2018). He has also published a short novel for children.
Jerry Hunter has presented and co-scripted three documentary series for S4C. One of them, Cymry Rhyfel Cartref America ('The Welsh of the American Civil War), won the Gwyn Alf Williams BAFTA Cymru award.
- Myth and HistoriographyHunter, T 2016, 'Myth and Historiography: One Hundred and Sixty Years of Madog and the Madogwys', Yearbook of English Studies, vol. 46, pp. 37-55. https://doi.org/10.5699/yearenglstud.46.2016.0037
- Y Fro DywyllHunter, TG & Hunter, J 2014, Y Fro Dywyll. Y Lolfa.
- EbargofiantHunter, TG & Hunter, J 2014, Ebargofiant. Y Lolfa.
- Gwreiddyn ChwerwHunter, TG 2012, Gwreiddyn Chwerw. Gwasg Gwynedd.
- Llwybrau Cenhedloedd: Cyd-Destunoli'r Genhadaeth Gymreig i'r TsalagiHunter, TG 2012, Llwybrau Cenhedloedd: Cyd-Destunoli'r Genhadaeth Gymreig i'r Tsalagi. University of Wales Press.
- 'From Death Token to O. Henry Ending: Traditional Narrative and the Early Fiction of Kate RobertsHunter, TG 2011, 'From Death Token to O. Henry Ending: Traditional Narrative and the Early Fiction of Kate Roberts. in Narrative in Celtic Tradition: Essays in Honor of Edgar M Slotkin. 2011 edn.
- 'What can the Welsh do?': Robert Everett and the creation of a Welsh-American abolition movement, c. 1840-1844.Hunter, TG, Hunter, J, Charles-Edwards, TM (ed.) & Evans, RJ (ed.) 2010, 'What can the Welsh do?': Robert Everett and the creation of a Welsh-American abolition movement, c. 1840-1844. in Wales and the Wider World:Welsh History in an International Context. 2010 edn, Shaun Tyas.
- GwenddyddHunter, TG 2010, Gwenddydd. Gwasg Gwynedd.
- "I ddeffro ysbryd y wlad": Robert Everett a'r Ymgyrch yn erbryn Caethwasiaeth Americanaidd.Hunter, TG & Hunter, J 2007, "I ddeffro ysbryd y wlad": Robert Everett a'r Ymgyrch yn erbryn Caethwasiaeth Americanaidd. Gwasg Carreg Gwalch.
- Sons of Arthur, Children of Lincoln: Welsh Writing from the American Civil War.Hunter, TG & Hunter, J 2007, Sons of Arthur, Children of Lincoln: Welsh Writing from the American Civil War. University of Wales Press, Cardiff.
- Poets, Angels and Devilish Spirits: Elis Gruffydd's Meditations on Idolatory.Hunter, TG, Hunter, J, Nagy, JF (ed.) & Jones, LE (ed.) 2005, Poets, Angels and Devilish Spirits: Elis Gruffydd's Meditations on Idolatory. in Heroic Poets and Poetic Heroes in Celtic Tradition: A Festschrift for Patrick K. Ford. 2005 edn, Four Court Press, Dublin, pp. 158-171.
- O'r Ymfudwr Ffuglennol i'r Twrist Barddol: Teithiau Llenyddol i America.Hunter, TG, Hunter, J & Thomas, MW (ed.) 2001, O'r Ymfudwr Ffuglennol i'r Twrist Barddol: Teithiau Llenyddol i America. in Gweld Sêr: Cymru a Chanrif America. 2001 edn, University of Wales Press, Cardiff, pp. 40-73.