The university is based in Dylan Thomas’s hometown of Swansea and is very conscious of its cultural inheritance. In recognition of this, Swansea University awarded an Honorary Fellowship in 2006 to the poet’s daughter, Aeronwy.

Over a period of years, CREW has made a significant contribution to Dylan Thomas Studies by a variety of means:

    • The editing by Professor John Goodby of The Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas: The Centenary Edition(London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2014). 
    • The publication by Professor John Goodby of The Poetry of Dylan Thomas: Under the Spelling Wall (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2013).
    • A book chapter in Professor Daniel William's Wales Unchained- 'Blood Jumps' (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2015). 
    • A book chapter in Professor M. Wynn Thomas's In the Shadow of the Pulpit - '"Marlais": Dylan Thomas and the "Tin Bethels"' (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2009).
    • The organization by Dr John Goodby, in collaboration with Dr Chris Wigginton (Trinity College, Carmarthen) of an international  Dylan Thomas Conference, as part of the annual Dylan Thomas Festival hosted at the Dylan Thomas Centre by the City and County of Swansea.
    • The publication of the groundbreaking collection of essays, Dylan Thomas, New Casebooks series, (London: Palgrave,  2001), co-edited by Professor John Goodby and Dr Chris Wigginton.


Current and forthcoming work includes:

    • Discovering Dylan: A Companion to the Collected Poems and Notebook Poems of Dylan Thomas by Professor John Goodby (2017).