Initiatives and Resources based at CREW

An Online Bibliography of Welsh-English Literary Translation (AHRB funded project)

The Raymond Williams Papers 
An extensive collection of the papers of the distinguished cultural critic and writer, Raymond Williams (1921-88) were deposited at CREW in the Summer of 2007.  

The Richard Burton Archive 
This extensive archive includes the Richard Burton Diaries, currently being prepared for publication. 

The Ron Berry Papers 
The manuscript papers of one of the South Wales’s coalfield’s most original and remarkable fiction writers. 

The Alun Richards Papers 
The manuscript papers and film records of one of the most prolific, versatile and accomplished of Wales’s post-war writers, whose popular reputation was established through the scripting of such television series as The Onedin Line.

The Archive of Welsh English: David Parry SAWD Archive
The Archive of Welsh English, also known as the David Parry SAWD Archive, is a unique collection of audio recordings, transcriptions, and dissertations housed in the Department of English at UWS.  The British Library holds a copy of this archive.

CREW Bibliography 
Further reading in Welsh Writing in English  

The Annotated Bibliography of the Anglo-Welsh Short Story 
A bibliography of short stories compiled by Sally Roberts Jones 

Seventeenth Century Welsh Writers in English Two online editions of work by Sir John Stradling and William Gamage edited by Glyn Pursglove (Reader in English and CREW Associate) 

Publications, Conferences and Other Projects

The Library of Wales 
The Library of Wales is a Welsh Assembly Government initiative intended to promote  the English-language literature of Wales by bringing back into print and sustaining the publication of classic works.

The Welsh Academy Encyclopaedia of Wales
A major reference work edited by John Davies, Nigel Jenkins (CREW Associate), Menna Baines, & Peredur I. Lynch

CREW Monograph Series: Writing Wales in English 
A series of scholarly critical works.

The Dillwyn Project 
A series of interdisciplinary initiatives based on the literary, scientific and cultural legacy of various members of the Dillwyn family, including Amy Dillwyn (novelist), John Dillwyn Llewelyn (photographic pioneer and scientist) and Lewis Llewelyn Dillwyn (Liberal politician and 'Father of the House of Commons').  

CREW organises a rolling series of conferences.

Other projects and initiatives include:

  • Writing Fellows funded by the Royal Literary Fund
  • The Royal Literary Fund Associate Fellow: creative writer, historian and publisher, Sally Roberts Jones
  • A regular programme of visits by contemporary writers (in association with the Creative Writing department)

Links with Cultural Organizations 

  • Welsh Books Council
  • The Arts Council of Wales
  • University of Wales Press
  • Welsh Academy of Writers
  • Seren Books (premier publisher of Welsh writing in English)