The Writers of Wales Database
University of Glamorgan, Pontypridd, CF37 1DL
Web link: http://people.glam.ac.uk/view/1043/
Tel: 01443 480480
Principal Lecturer in English, Alice Entwistle specializes in twentieth and twenty-first literatures in English, especially regional and innovative poetry, normally by women. She is particularly interested in the intersection of gender and culture in the work of the contemporary and twentieth century poet, the poetics and politics of space and place, the construction of voice and identity in the work of women poets, and in literary genre and poetic form(s).
Co-author of the authoritative study A History of Twentieth-century British Women’s Poetry (Cambridge, 2005), Alice’s work has been widely published in a range of journals and scholarly books including Cambridge Quarterly, English, PN Review and Life Writing. She is currently writing a major critical study of women poets writing in and out of Wales in the post-war years, to be published by Seren. Alongside this project she is working on an account of regionalism and the ‘post-pastoral’ in contemporary poetry of the UK and Irish regions; an edited collection of interviews with contemporary women poets of Wales; a short study of the work of Zoe Skoulding; a collaborative project on Modernist and innovative poetry in Wales; and a single-author study of the bi-lingual Welsh poet Gwyneth Lewis. Alice is a member of the Association of Welsh Writing in English and reviews for a range of journals including New Welsh Review and Poetry Wales.
Alice is MA Award Tutor for the MA Literature, Culture, Society, and teaches on a range of postgraduate and undergraduate modules at the University of Glamorgan. She joined Glamorgan from the University of the West of England in January 2007.
- ’"For W.C.W., "yet complexly": Creeley and Williams’, English, 50.197 (Summer 2001) 127-148. ISSN 0013-8215
-’"This Place which is Not One": Shapcott’s Shifting Territories’, Cambridge Quarterly 31.2, Special Issue on Contemporary Poetry II (2002) 168-181. ISSN 0008-199X
-’"At home everywhere and nowhere": Denise Levertov’s ’Domestic’ Muse, Women’s Writing 1945-60: After the Deluge, ed. Jane Dowson (Palgrave 2003) 98-114. ISBN 1-4039-1309-9
- with Jane Dowson, A History of Twentieth-Century British Women’s Poetry (Cambridge 2005) ISBN 0-521-81946-6
-’Plath and Contemporary British Poetry’, A Cambridge Companion to Sylvia Plath, ed. Jo Gill (Cambridge 2006) 63-70. ISBN 0-521-60685-3.
- ’Carol Rumens in Conversation’, P N Review 170, 32.6 (July-August 2006) 49-54. ISSN 0144-7076; ISBN 1 85754 809 4
- ’Scotland’s New House: Gender and domesticity in contemporary women’s poetry’, The Edinburgh Companion to Contemporary Scottish Literature, ed. Berthold Schoene (Edinburgh 2007) 114-124. ISBN 978-0-7486-2396
- "and . . . / not or": Gender and relationship’. The Salt Companion to Lee Harwood, ed. Robert Sheppard (Salt 2007) 104-126. ISBN 978 1 84471 077 5
- In These Stones: Women writing poetry in and out of Wales (Seren)
-‘“A kind of authentic lie”: authenticity and the lyric sequence in Gwyneth Lewis’ English-language poetry’, Life Writing, special issue on Poetry and Autobiography, 6.1 (April 2009)
-‘Three Twentieth Century Poets: Laura Riding, Stevie Smith and Sylvia Plath’, The Cambridge History of English Poetry, ed. Michael O’Neill. (Cambridge)