Dr Anwen Jones


Dr Anwen Jones

Reader in Theatre

Head of Department (Theatre, Film & Television Studies)

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Having graduated from Bristol University with a BA Honours Degree in French and English Comparative Literature and completing a PGCE course, Anwen went on to complete an MPhil at Aberystwyth; a study of the twentieth century French dramatist, Paul Claudel and his important play, L'Annonce Faite ? Marie. Her first teaching post was a lecturing post at Trinity College, Carmarthen. She has now worked as a lecturer in the field of Drama and Theatre Studies at Aberystwyth University for the past thirteen years. She has published on Paul Claudel and held a study day on the dramatist at the Edinburgh International Festival in 2003. She has also published in both English and Welsh on Welsh national theatre, French drama and theatre and contemporary theatre. Her two most recent substantial publications include volumes on National Theatre in Wales within a comparative European context and on the output of the Welsh dramatist and theatre practitioner, W. S. Jones; National Theatre in Context, France, Germany, England and Wales & Wil Sam: Dyn y Theatr.


Module Coordinator

Dr Jones teaches on the Research Methodologies module of the new Welsh medium MA: Cyfryngau Creadigol.

Dr Jones is currently supervising four PhD projects in the following fields:

  • The archive as site for heuristic study: Cliff McLucas, National Library of Wales and hybrid identities
  • Answering technological challenges in youth theatre: a collaboration with Arad Goch theatre company
  • Technology in performance: a collaboration with Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru
  • New writing: What is it? And how do we write it?


National theatre in Wales in the European context, French drama with a particular focus on Paul Claudel, drama and theatre in Wales and in Welsh.


Celfyddydau Perfformiadol Cymru: Hanes Newydd, Hanesyddiaeth Newydd - Hywel Teifi Edwards a Phasiant Cenedlaethol CymruJones, A. & Jones, A. (ed.) 2017 Perfformio'r Genedl: Ar Drywydd Hywel Teifi Edwards. Jones, A. (ed.). Caerdydd: Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru | University of Wales Press, p. 164193 p.
Perfformio’r Genedl: Ar Drywydd Hywel Teifi EdwardsJones, A. 2017 Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru | University of Wales Press. 240 p.
Living Maps of Wales: Cartography as Inclusive, Cultural Practice in the works of Owen Rhoscomyl (Arthur Owen Vaughan) & Cliff McLucasJones, A. & O'Neill, R. 2014 In : International Journal of Welsh Writing in English.2, 1, p. 106-12318 p.
The Dynamics of Devolution: An Enquiry into the role and significance of Wales' Post-Devolution National TheatresJones, A. 2013 In : North American Journal of Welsh Studies.8, p. 84-9915 p., 6
Cymru, Cenedligrwydd a theatr genedlaethol: Dilyn y gwys neu dorri cwys newydd?Jones, A. 2011 In : Gwerddon.8, p. 45-5511 p., 3
Wil Sam: Y Dyn TheatrJones, A. (ed.) & ap Dafydd, M. (ed.) 2010 Gwasg Carreg Gwalch. 296 p.
International Theatre Collection talk: A JonesJones, A. 2010 Performance Research Books
Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru: Hanes datblygiad hunaniaeth dramataidd Cymru fodern'Jones, A. M. 2008 Ysgrifau ar Hanes Cymru. Jenkins, G. H. (ed.). Gwasg Gomer | Gomer Press, Vol. 23, p. 101-13131 p. (Cof Cenedl)
National Theatres in Context: France, Germany, England and WalesJones, A. 2007 illustrated ed.Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru | University of Wales Press. 224 p.
Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, Cofnod Cenedl?Jones, A. 2006 In : Llên Cymru.29, 1, p. 110-1189 p.
La Fémininité Salvatrice: Paul Claudel and Olivier Py at the 2004 Edinburgh International FestivalJones, A. 2005 In : French Cultural Studies.16, 3, p. 321-33515 p.
Paul Claudel's L'Annonce Faite á Marie: A Process of Visionary RevisionJones, A. 2001 In : Modern Language Review.96, 2, p. 347-36014 p.
The crisis of French Symbolist DramaJones, A. 2000 In : Consciousness, Literature and the Arts.1, 3