Professor Jane Aaron

Professor Jane Aaron retired as Professor of English at the University of Glamorgan in September 2011, yet has kindly agreed to join the Centre for the Study of Media and Culture in Small Nations as an associate member.

Jane is a renowned expert on Welsh literature in the English language and edited the Honno Classics series of reprints of Welsh Women’s Writing in English. She has also edited an anthology of Welsh Women’s short stories, A View Across the Valley: Short Stories from Women in Wales 1850–1950 (Honno, 1999).

Jane has published two English language books with the University of Wales Press. The first is a co-edited collection of essays entitled Postcolonial Wales. The second is a self–authored on Welsh women’s writing entitled Nineteenth-century Women’s Writing in Wales: Nation, Gender and Identity. Jane won the 2009 Roland Mathias Prize for this work of literary history and criticism.

Selected Publications:

  • A Double Singleness: Gender and the Writings of Charles and Mary Lamb (Clarendon Press, 1991)
  • Pur Fel y Dur: Y Gymraes yn Llen y Bedwaredd Ganrif ar Bymtheg (University of Wales Press, 1998)
  • Nineteenth-century Women’s Writing in Wales: Nation, Gender and Identity (Gender Studies in Wales) (University of Wales Press, 2007)