Swansea-born Dylan Thomas (1914-1953) ? poet, short-story writer and pioneer of radio drama ? was a rock-star of literature before rock-stars had been invented. His restlessly innovative writings were recognised worldwide in his own short lifetime, not least in his rumbustious reading tours of America, and he remains one of the most extraordinary and original writers of the twentieth century. Swansea and west Wales, where he wrote the greater part of his oeuvre, were crucial to his art, which benefited from the creative tension of growing up in a cultural borderland (between Welsh – and English-speaking Wales, rural and industrial) and from his kicking against the traces of the stifling, middle-class respectability of his ?ugly, lovely? hometown. His sensuous, iconoclastic, humorous writing, which took the literary world by storm in the mid-twentieth century, remains both challenging and popular, and will surely claim even more admirers as a result of the Swansea-centred but worldwide celebrations of his work that will be enjoyed in the centenary year of 2014.
To mark the Centenary of Dylan Thomas, the College of Arts and Humanities at Swansea University is offering four Dylan Thomas Centenary Scholarships to the value of ?3,000 for 2014-15.?
2 x MA Creative Writing Scholarships
2 x MA Welsh Writing in English Scholarships
Applications for the Dylan Thomas Centenary Scholarships are open to EU, UK and International students who hold an offer of a full-time place to study either the MA Creative Writing or MA Welsh Writing in English programmes at Swansea University.
Studentship value: Each scholarship is worth ?3000 towards tuition fees.
Further information: Email Anne Doel: [email protected]
To apply for this position please click on the ‘Apply‘ button below.
Application closing date:?2nd June 2014