Elizabeth Edwards BA, MA, PhD
Research Fellow, Wales and the French Revolution Project
e-mail: Elizabeth Edwards
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University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies,
National Library of Wales,
Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3HH
Liz Edwards studied English at Trinity College,
Oxford, and the Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies at the University of York,
before joining the Centre in January 2009 as a Research Fellow on the ‘Wales
and the French Revolution’ project. Her research interests lie in the
literature and culture of the eighteenth century and the Romantic period, with
a particular focus on literary recoveries, textual editing, archipelagic
critical approaches, and the history of women’s writing. Her first book was a critical anthology of Anglophone
Welsh verse from the period 1789-1806, which draws on manuscripts, newspapers
and little-known printed works in order to present a new body of literature from,
and about, Romantic-era Wales. She has recently completed her second book, an
edition of the poetry of the Anglesey labouring-class writer Richard Llwyd
(1752-1835), which will be published by Trent Editions in their ‘Poetry
Recoveries’ series. Her current book-length project is a study of
eighteenth-century women’s writing.
In September 2013, Liz convened the conference
‘Four Nations Fiction: Women and the Novel, 1780-1830’ at the National Library
of Wales. A selection of articles arising from this conference will appear in
2015 as a special issue of the journal Romantic
Textualities: Literature and Print
Liz has published articles and book chapters on
Welsh Gothic, Romantic-period poetry from Wales, national song, and travel
writing. From September 2014, she will be working on the AHRC-funded ‘Curious
Travellers’ research project, focusing on late eighteenth- and early
nineteenth-century tours of Wales.
(ed. and intro.) ‘Four Nations
Fiction’, special issue of Romantic
Textualities: Literature and Print Culture, 1780–1840 (forthcoming
to a Nation: Richard Llwyd’s Beaumaris
Bay (1800)’, in Joanna Fowler and Allan Ingram (eds), Voice and Context in Eighteenth-Century Verse: Order in Variety (Palgrave
Macmillan, in press).
galaxy of the blended lights”: the reception of Thomas Pennant’, in Mary-Ann
Constantine and Nigel Leask (eds), Enlightenment
Travel and British Identities: Thomas Pennant's Tours of Scotland and Wales,
(Anthem Press, in press).
(ed. and intro.) Richard Llwyd: Beaumaris Bay and Other Poems
(Trent Editions, 2015).
‘“Lonely and voiceless your halls must remain”:
Romantic-era National Song and Felicia Hemans’s Welsh Melodies (1822)’, Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies (in press).
‘“Place makes a great
Difference”: Hester Piozzi’s Welsh Independence’, Wales Arts Review 3:17. http://www.walesartsreview.org/the-gregynog-papers-7-place-makes-a-great-difference-hester-piozzis-welsh-independence/
me suis cru l’espace d’un instant dans mon proper pays”: paysage et voyage dans
le pays de Galles du dix-huitième siècle’, in Jean-Yves le Disez and Heather
Williams (eds), Regards croisés sur la
Bretagne et le pays de Galles/Cross-Cultural Essays on Wales and Brittany (Centre
de Recherche Bretonne et Celtique, 2013), pp. 155-72.
Voices of War: Poetry from Wales, 1794-1804’, in Mary-Ann Constantine and
Dafydd Johnston (eds), Footsteps of
Liberty and Revolt: Essays on Wales and the French Revolution (University
of Wales Press, 2013), pp. 271-90.
(ed. and intro.) English-Language Poetry from Wales 1789-1806
(University of Wales Press, 2013), 328pp. http://www.uwp.co.uk/editions/9780708325681?language=en
to a Living Grave: Welsh Gothic and the French Revolution’, in Marion Gibson,
Garry Tregidga and Shelley Trower (eds), Mysticism,
Myth, and Celtic Nationalism (Routledge, 2012), pp. 87-98.
Mary-Ann Constantine) ‘Bard of Liberty: Iolo Morganwg, Wales and Radical Song’,
in Michael Brown, John Kirk, and Andrew Noble (eds), United
Islands? The Languages of Resistance (Pickering and Chatto, 2012), pp.
terror and survival: Welsh Gothic, 1789-1804’, Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies 35: 1 (2012), pp. 119-33.