Dr Siriol McAvoy

Email: Siriol.McAvoy@swansea.ac.uk

Siriol McAvoy is a postdoctoral researcher working in the fields of Welsh writing in English and modernism. She recently completed a PhD on medievalism in Lynette Roberts and Virginia Woolf, and her current research reflects her interest in inter-cultural relations, modernism and marginality, and the interrelation of history and geography in twentieth-century women’s writing.
She is the editor of the first volume of scholarly essays on poet Lynette Roberts, Locating Lynette Roberts: ‘Always Observant and Slightly Obscure’ (forthcoming with UWP), which includes her chapter on Lynette Roberts’s experimental medievalism. A Harry Ransom Centre Research Fellow for 2017-18, she is carrying out archival research in preparation for a monograph on Lynette Roberts, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment. Recently, she has worked on the Swansea University creative research project ‘Let them Speak’, which will use holdings in the Richard Burton archives as the basis for dramatic representations exploring Wales and the Spanish Civil War.

Locating Lynette Roberts: Always Observant and Slightly Obscure (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, Forthcoming).
‘“Crusaders uncross limbs by the green light of flares”: Lynette Roberts’s Avant-Garde Medievalism’, in Locating Lynette Roberts: Always Observant and Slightly Obscure (Forthcoming).
‘Review of Gwen Watkins and Jeff Towns (eds), Vernon Watkins on Dylan Thomas and Other Poets and Poetry’,International Journal of Welsh Writing in English, 3 (2015), 153-6.