Dr Bethan Jones

Dr Bethan Jones

Senior Lecturer/ Programme leader for BA English with Foundation Year.

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Arts Cultures and Education
  • Department of English and American Studies

Summary

Her monograph, The Last Poems of D H Lawrence: Shaping a Late Style (2010), received a biennial prize from the D H Lawrence Society of North America. Bethan co-edited The Virgin and the Gipsy and Other Stories for Cambridge University Press (2006), was editor of The Journal of D H Lawrence Studies from 2001 to 2006 and contributes regularly to international D.H. Lawrence journals and collections. She is currently researching and writing on representations of childhood trauma in contemporary fiction. Previous D H Lawrence conferences have involved comparable events, such as the world premiere of William Neil's ‘Where there is no Autumn' (in which Bethan was the clarinettist) and a performance of Mozart's Clarinet Concerto at the Palazzo Bettoni, Gargnano.

Recent outputs

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Book

The last poems of D.H. Lawrence: shaping a late style

Jones, B. (2010). The last poems of D.H. Lawrence: shaping a late style. Ashgate

Book Chapter

Disappearing tricks: comedy and gender in D.H. Lawrence's late short fiction

Jones, B. (2010). Disappearing tricks: comedy and gender in D.H. Lawrence's late short fiction. In H. Booth (Ed.), New D. H. Lawrence, 130-147. Manchester University Press

Journal Article

Pivotal poems : turning back to Lawrence's Bay

Jones, B. (2015). Pivotal poems : turning back to Lawrence's Bay. D.H. Lawrence Review, 40(2), 54-71

Depravity, abuse and homoerotic desire in Billy Budd and the 'Prussian officer'

Jones, B. (in press). Depravity, abuse and homoerotic desire in Billy Budd and the 'Prussian officer'. Journal of D. H. Lawrence Studies, 4(2), 47-72

D.H. Lawrence and the 'Insidious mastery of song'

Jones, B. (2013). D.H. Lawrence and the 'Insidious mastery of song'. D. H. Lawrence studies, 20(2), 155-175

Postgraduate supervision

Bethan welcomes PhD proposals from students intending to write on modern and / or contemporary literature. She specialises in the works of D H Lawrence, modernism and modernity, contemporary fiction, childhood trauma and the relationship between literary text and music. Completed PhDs - Hassan Al-Kalo, Journeying, Self-Displacement and Conflict with the Other in Selected Works by Joseph Conrad, E. M. Forster, D. H. Lawrence and Graham Greene (2017) - Shu Zeng, Love, Power and Resistance: Representations of Chinese-Caucasian Romance in Twentieth-Century English Literature (2016) - Mamo Alo, 'I Hear Nothing, I Say Nothing': Contructions of Impotence and Ignorance in the Work of Samuel Beckett (2015) Current PhD supervisions - Sahidul Islam, Immigration in the works of Hanif Kureishi