Daniel Hughes

All Disciplines Scholar Award, University of Texas at Austin - Modern Literature

Daniel is an alumnus of Bangor University, where he graduated with a PhD in English Literature in 2018. Daniel is also a recipient of the M Wynn Thomas New Scholar’s Prize, which recognises outstanding early-career contributions to the study of Welsh Writing in English. Austin’s Harry Ransom Center is actually home to the largest collection of Welsh literature outside the UK, and Daniel will be utilising these collections as he develops a monograph on Welsh modernist writing. Daniel will teach a course on Modern Welsh Literature in English at UT Austin, and will also give a series of public lectures on the same topic.

Daniel hopes to raise the international profile of Welsh literature and culture during his Fulbright. Daniel is also especially excited to experience South by Southwest, and plans to support the Texas Longhorns during his 12-month stay in Austin.