Professor John Goodby contributing to three events commemorating the 70th anniversary of the death of poet Dylan Thomas
Professor John Goodby (Professor of Arts and Culture, Sheffield Hallam University) will be a main contributor to three upcoming events that are being held to commemorate the seventieth anniversary of the death of poet Dylan Thomas in 1953.
- Thursday 19 October 2023 – ‘Dylan Thomas: 70 Years On’ talk in the York Alive cultural festival. In this special event for York Alive on the seventieth anniversary of Thomas’s death, Professor Goodby will be in conversation with Miles Salter about the poet’s life and work.
- Monday 23 October 2023 – ‘Smokedale: Sheffield in Dylan Thomas’s Filmscripts – John Goodby and Alison Twells’ . Professor Goodby will give new insights into this little-known aspect of Dylan Thomas’s wartime writing, while cultural historian Professor Alison Twells (Professor of Social and Cultural History, Sheffield Hallam University) will chair the event and lead the subsequent Q&A.
- Saturday 4 November 2023 – Marking the 70th anniversary of the death of poet Dylan Thomas as part of the Late Music lunchtime concerts series . Composers Philip Grange, Sadie Harrison, Hayley Jenkins, David Lancaster and Rhian Samuel all present new settings of Thomas’ poetry. Professor Goodby (co-organiser, with David Lancaster of York St John University) will introduce the songs and his edition of the Collected Poems.
John Goodby is Professor of Arts & Culture at Sheffield Hallam University. Professor Goodby’s research specialisms are Irish writing, Welsh poetry, and British / US poetry, especially modernist poetry. Professor Goodby is the leading authority on the work of Dylan Thomas and the author / editor of five books on the subject; in this capacity Professor Goodby has worked with – and as a consultant to – the BBC, the Arts Council, the National Trust, Aardman Films, the OU, the British Library, & British Council.