Prof Jerry Hunter

Professor & PVC (Welsh Language, Culture and Civic Engagement)

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Jery Hunter studied at the University of Cincinnati (BA, English), the University of Wales, Aberystwyth (MPhil, Welsh), and Harvard University (PhD, Celtic Languages and Literatures).  He worked as a lecturer at Harvard University and Cardiff University before coming to Bangor in 2003.

The fields of his research are extremely varied and he has published about Welsh-language literature from all periods, from the Middle Ages to contemporary literature.  He has published five monographs, one about connections between literature, prophecy and historiography in the sixteenth century, and four treating various aspects of nineteenth-century Welsh-language literature in America.  One of them, Llwch Cenhedloedd:Y Cymry a Rhyfel Cartref America ('The Dust of Nations: the Welsh and the American Civil War'), won the Literature Wales 'Book of the Year' Award in 2004 (and two of his other books have been short-listed for the same award).

At present he is working on Welsh literature and the wars of the seventeenth century and hopes to build on the foundations outlined in a recent publication, 'The Red Sword, the Sickle and the Author's Revenge: Welsh Literature and Conflict in the Seventeenth Century' (the 2016 J.V. Kelleher Lecture,  Proceedings of the Harvard Celtic Colloquium, vol. xxxvi).

Also a creative writer, he has published five novels - Gwenddydd (2010), which won the National Eisteddfod's Prose Medal, Gwreiddyn Chwerw (2012), Ebargofiant (2014), Y Fro Dywyll (2014) - translated by Patrick K. Ford and published as Dark Territory (2017) - and Ynys Fadog (2018).  He has also published a short novel for children.

Jerry Hunter has presented and co-scripted three documentary series for S4C.  One of them, Cymry Rhyfel Cartref America ('The Welsh of the American Civil War), won the Gwyn Alf Williams BAFTA Cymru award.

  1. Article › Research › Peer-reviewed
  2. Published

    Myth and Historiography: One Hundred and Sixty Years of Madog and the Madogwys

    Hunter, T., 1 Jan 2016, In : Yearbook of English Studies. 46, p. 37-55 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  3. Chapter › Research › Not peer-reviewed
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    'From Death Token to O. Henry Ending: Traditional Narrative and the Early Fiction of Kate Roberts

    Hunter, T. G., 1 Jan 2011, Narrative in Celtic Tradition: Essays in Honor of Edgar M Slotkin. 2011 ed.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  5. Published

    'What can the Welsh do?': Robert Everett and the creation of a Welsh-American abolition movement, c. 1840-1844.

    Hunter, T. G., Hunter, J., Charles-Edwards, T. M. (ed.) & Evans, R. J. (ed.), 1 Jan 2010, Wales and the Wider World:Welsh History in an International Context. 2010 ed. Shaun Tyas

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  6. Published

    O'r Ymfudwr Ffuglennol i'r Twrist Barddol: Teithiau Llenyddol i America.

    Hunter, T. G., Hunter, J. & Thomas, M. W. (ed.), 1 Jan 2001, Gweld Sêr: Cymru a Chanrif America. 2001 ed. University of Wales Press, Cardiff, p. 40-73

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  7. Published

    Poets, Angels and Devilish Spirits: Elis Gruffydd's Meditations on Idolatory.

    Hunter, T. G., Hunter, J., Nagy, J. F. (ed.) & Jones, L. E. (ed.), 1 Jan 2005, Heroic Poets and Poetic Heroes in Celtic Tradition: A Festschrift for Patrick K. Ford. 2005 ed. Four Court Press, Dublin, p. 158-171

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  8. Book › Research › Not peer-reviewed
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    "I ddeffro ysbryd y wlad": Robert Everett a'r Ymgyrch yn erbryn Caethwasiaeth Americanaidd.

    Hunter, T. G. & Hunter, J., 1 Jan 2007, Gwasg Carreg Gwalch.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  10. Published

    Ebargofiant

    Hunter, T. G. & Hunter, J., 20 Mar 2014, Y Lolfa.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  11. Published

    Gwenddydd

    Hunter, T. G., 1 Jan 2010, Gwasg Gwynedd.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  12. Published

    Gwreiddyn Chwerw

    Hunter, T. G., 1 Jan 2012, Gwasg Gwynedd.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  13. Published

    Llwybrau Cenhedloedd: Cyd-Destunoli'r Genhadaeth Gymreig i'r Tsalagi

    Hunter, T. G., 1 Jan 2012, University of Wales Press.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  14. Published

    Sons of Arthur, Children of Lincoln: Welsh Writing from the American Civil War.

    Hunter, T. G. & Hunter, J., 1 Jan 2007, University of Wales Press, Cardiff.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  15. Published

    Y Fro Dywyll

    Hunter, T. G. & Hunter, J., 21 Nov 2014, Y Lolfa.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook