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Charles Mundye

Dr Charles Mundye FEA

Deputy Head of the Department of Humanities

Summary

I am a literary scholar with teaching and research interests in British and American literature of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, focusing in particular on

  • literary modernism
  • poetry and poetics
  • relationships between literature and music
  • Welsh writing in English
  • About

    I am a Fellow of the English Association, and President of the Robert Graves Society. My role at Sheffield Hallam University is Deputy Head and Head of Academic Development in the Department of Humanities.

    I produced and directed the second British staging of Ezra Pound's first opera Le Testament for the York Festival, part of which was subsequently released on the Other Minds CD of Pound's music Ego Scriptor Cantilinae. I have written extensively on British and American poetry, and the interrelationships between music and literature. My edition of Robert Graves's War Poems was published by Seren in 2016.

    I welcome applications from PhD students on Ezra Pound, Robert Graves, twentieth-century British and American poetry, war poetry, relationships between literature and music; and twentieth-century Welsh poetry written in English.

  • Teaching

    Department of Humanities

    Social Sciences and Arts

  • Research

  • Publications

    Journal articles

    Fainlight, R., & Mundye, C. (2017). Interview with Ruth Fainlight. Gravesiana, 4 (2), 421-438.

    Fainlight, R., & Mundye, C. (2017). Interview with Ruth Fainlight. Gravesiana, 4 (2), 421-438.

    Mundye, C. (2015). JOHN GOODBY (ed.). The Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas: The New Centenary Edition. By dylan thomas.william christie. Dylan Thomas: A Literary Life. The Review of English Studies, 66 (277), 1006-1010. http://doi.org/10.1093/res/hgv045

    Mundye, C. (2014). A Revolver to Charon's Head: Robert Graves and Survival'. War Poetry Review.

    Mundye, C. (2014). Lynette Roberts and Dylan Thomas: Background to a Friendship. Pn Review. https://www.pnreview.co.uk/cgi-bin/scribe?item_id=9205

    Roberts, L. (2014). 'Lynette Roberts, ‘“A Letter to the Dead”: a lost poem in memory of Dylan Thomas’. Pn Review.

    Mundye, C. (2014). An Expense of Spirit: Graves, Riding, Empson and the New Critics. Gravesiana, 4 (1), 346-349.

    Mundye, C. (2014). 'A Mirror of England'? Friends of the Dymock Poets Newsletter, 60, 12.

    Mundye, C. (2013). Outside the Imaginary Museum: mythology and representation in the poetry of Lynette Roberts and Keidrych Rhys. Pn Review, 40 (2), 23-29.

    Mundye, C. (2013). "He Alone on this Isotonic Plain": Robert Graves, Keidrych Rhys, Lynette Roberts, and the situation of the poet in war. Gravesiana, 3 (4), 703-729.

    Mundye, C. (2013). American Odyssey. Poetry Review, 103 (2), 102-107.

    Mundye, C. (2011). Roger Langley - an Appreciation. Pn Review, 37 (5), 17.

    MUNDYE, C. (2008). ‘Motz el Son’: Pound’s musical modernism and the interpretation of medieval song. Cambridge Opera Journal, 20 (1), 53-78. http://doi.org/10.1017/s0954586708002401

    Mundye, C. (2005). Philip Larkin, The Whitsun Weddings, and the Long Journey Home. About Larkin, 19, 20-26.

    Mundye, C. (2003). Ezra Pound's Operas. Pn Review, 30 (2), 35-37.

    Mundye, C. (2001). Decadent Decades: Symbolism, Decadence and the Fin de Siècle: French and European Perspectives. Pn Review, 28 (2), 76.

    Mundye, C., & McGuinness, P. (n.d.). Revisiting a Collaboration. Twentieth-Century Literature Criticism, 240.

    Book chapters

    Mundye, C. (2019). Lynette Roberts’s The Endeavour: A Generic Adventure. In Locating Lynette Roberts Always Observant and Slightly Obscure'. University of Wales Press

    Mundye, C. (2019). Music Recollected: Ezra Pound’s Cavalcanti. In The Edinburgh Companion to Ezra Pound and the Arts. Edinburgh Companions to Literature and the Humanities

    Mundye, C. (2018). 'Is't not a kind of incest?' Metaphor and relation in the poetry of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath. In Incest in Contemporary Literature. (First). Manchester University Press

    Books

    Mundye, C. (Ed.). (2016). Robert Graves, war poems. Bridgend: Seren. https://www.serenbooks.com/productdisplay/robert-graves-war-poems

    Mundye, C. (Ed.). (2013). The Van Pool: Collected Poems. Seren.

    Jackson, L.R., & Graves, R. (2002). A Survey of Modernist Poetry ; And, A Pamphlet Against Anthologies. Carcanet Press.

    Jackson, L.R., & Graves, R. (2002). A Survey of Modernist Poetry ; And, A Pamphlet Against Anthologies. Carcanet Press.

    Internet Publications

    Mundye, C. (2014). Frenzied Remembrance: Dylan Thomas and Anniversary Culture. [Internet article]. https://theconversation.com/remembering-dylan-thomas-our-frenzied-anniversary-culture-26081

    Mundye, C. (2014). Edith Sitwell, Eccentricity and Sounds. https://www.youngpoetsnetwork.org.uk/2014/03/24/edith-sitwell-eccentricity-and-sounds-new-writing-challenge/

    Media

    Mundye, C. (2014). "On your lips my life is hung": Robert Graves and War. [Internet Podcast]. University of Oxford

    Mundye, C. (2003). Ego Scriptor Cantilenae: The Music of Ezra Pound. [Audio CD]. Other Minds

    Mundye, C. (2003). Ego Scriptor Cantilenae: The Music of Ezra Pound. [Audio CD]. Other Minds

    Presentations

    Mundye, C., & McGuinness, P. (2020). How to Write ... a novel: Patrick McGuinness in conversation with Charles Mundye. Presented at: Off the Self Festival of Words, Online

    Mundye, C., & McGuinness, P. (2020). How to Write ... a novel: Patrick McGuinness in conversation with Charles Mundye. Presented at: Off the Self Festival of Words, Online

    Mundye, C. (2019). 'A non-sales point of some importance’: Correspondence between Robert Graves and Lynette Roberts. Presented at: Letters from Deià: A Poet’s Correspondence’, a Two-Day Seminar, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Palma, Mallorca

    Mundye, C. (2018). Robert Graves and the Road to War. Presented at: Fourteenth International Robert Graves Conference, Palma, and Deià, Mallorca, Spain

    Mundye, C. (2017). Robert Graves and the Road to War. Presented at: Off the Shelf Festival of Words, Millenium Galleries, Sheffield

    Mundye, C. (2017). Literary Societies in Action: Creativity, Engagement and Learning’. Presented at: English: Shared Futures, A Major Conference across the Disciplines, Newcastle Civic Centre

    Mundye, C. (2017). Epic Transformations? Developing the English Curriculum at University’. Presented at: English: Shared Futures, A Major Conference across the Disciplines, Newcastle Civic Centre

    Mundye, C. (2015). Gods with Stainless Ears: a homage to Lynette Roberts. Presented at: Black Huts Festival, Hastings

    Mundye, C. (2015). Graves, Sassoon and ‘The Patchwork Flag’. Presented at: Siegfried Sassoon Fellowship Annual General Meeting and Conference, Wrexham

    Mundye, C. (2015). Lynette Roberts’s The Endeavour: a generic adventure. Presented at: MONC - A Century on: Modernist Studies in Wales Conference, Swansea University

    Mundye, C. (2015). “All neath the moon”: Versions of Transformation in Pound’s Cavalcanti. Presented at: 26th Ezra Pound International Conference, Brunnenburg

    Mundye, C. (2015). Managing Change. Presented at: University English Heads of Department and Subject Leaders Networking Day, St Anne's College, Oxford

    Mundye, C. (2014). Wilfred Owen in Scarborough. Presented at: Remember Scarborough - Public Lecture, Scarborough Art Gallery

    Mundye, C., Goodby, J., & Wigginton, C. (2014). Understanding Dylan Thomas: A Symposium on the work of Dylan Thomas. Presented at: Off the Shelf Festival of Words, Sheffield

    Mundye, C., Goodby, J., & Wigginton, C. (2014). Understanding Dylan Thomas: A Symposium on the work of Dylan Thomas. Presented at: Off the Shelf Festival of Words, Sheffield

    Mundye, C. (2014). A Battle of Two Wars: Robert Graves and the question of war poetry. Presented at: British Poetry of the First World War Conference, Wadham College, Oxford

    Mundye, C. (2014). “But if you stare aghast perhaps”: Robert Graves’s early poems and the role of the grotesque. Presented at: Robert Graves: Humour, Irony, Tragedy, and the Grotesque, the Twelfth International Robert Graves Conference, Palma and Deià, Mallorca, Spain

    Mundye, C. (2014). “On your lips my life is hung”: Robert Graves and War. Presented at: British World War One Poetry Spring School, University of Oxford

    Mundye, C. (2014). Joined by the Cormorant Boat: Dylan Thomas and Friends. Presented at: Dylan Unchained: The Dylan Thomas Centenary Conference, Swansea University

    Mundye, C. (2013). Modernists at War: Politics and mythology in the work of Lynette Roberts and Keidrych Rhys. Presented at: Alternative Modernisms: an international interdisciplinary conference, Cardiff University

    Mundye, C. (2012). Launch of Keidrych Rhys’s The Van Pool with Charles Mundye. Presented at: Dylan Thomas Festival, Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea

    Mundye, C. (2012). “He alone on this Isotonic Plain”: Graves, Roberts, Rhys, and the situation of the poet in war. Presented at: 11th International Robert Graves Conference, St John's College, Oxford

    Mundye, C. (2009). Finding Keidrych Rhys. Presented at: Dylan Thomas Festival / Gods with Stainless Ears Lynette Roberts Conference, Dylan Thomas Centre

    Mundye, C. (2009). “And then went down to the ship”: a journey through modern literature. Presented at: Scarborough Literature Festival, Scarborough Library Concert Hall

    Mundye, C. (2003). John Gay Revisited: The Beggar’s Opera through Brecht, Britten, Havel, Ayckbourn. Presented at: Comparative Literature Seminar, St Anne's College, Oxford

    Mundye, C. (2002). John Gay’s Twentieth Century. Presented at: Literature and Music in the Study of Culture Conference, Worcester College, Oxford

    Mundye, C. (2001). Ezra Pound in Paris: Villon, Medievalism and Music Theatre in the 1920s. Presented at: 19th International Ezra Pound Conference, Université de Paris-Sorbonne

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