Owen (Ann Parry)

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Owen, Ann Parry, “Canu i Gadfan”, Seintiau, Online, 2018–. URL: <>.
Owen, Ann Parry, “Gramadeg Gwysanau: a fragment of 14th-century Welsh bardic grammar”, in: Deborah Hayden, and Paul Russell (eds), Grammatica, gramadach and gramadeg: vernacular grammar and grammarians in medieval Ireland and Wales, 125, Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2016. 181–200.  
This chapter discusses a recently-discovered fragment of a Welsh bardic grammar, preserved on a single vellum bifolium in the Flintshire Record Office in Hawarden. It was probably composed in the third quarter of the fourteenth century by an anonymous author from north-east Wales. It is one of only two Welsh literary manuscripts from before 1400 written in a documentary hand (Anglicana) rather than in a book hand. It is quite different from the other surviving bardic grammars and discusses matters such as composition, transmission of poetry (orally and in written form) and orthography in a lively manner, and offering advice to pupil poets. The author was aware of the fact that earlier poetry was preserved in manuscripts with varying orthographical practices; and was also aware of the work of other Welsh grammarians from the past. An edition of the text is offered with accompanying translation.
Evans, Dylan Foster, Barry J. Lewis, and Ann Parry Owen [eds], Gwalch cywyddau gwŷr: ysgrifau ar Guto'r Glyn a Chymru'r bymthegfed ganrif / Essays on Guto'r Glyn and fifteenth-century Wales, Aberystwyth: Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, University of Wales, 2013.
Owen, Ann Parry, “Gramadeg Gwysanau (Archify Sir y Fflint, D/GW 2082)”, Llên Cymru 33 (2010): 1–31.
Owen, Ann Parry, “(Editions with notes and translations)”, Gwaith Dafydd ap Gwilym, Online: Welsh Department, Swansea University, 2007. URL: <>.
Lewis, Barry J., and Ann Parry Owen [eds.], Gwaith Gruffudd ap Maredudd, 3 vols, Cyfres beirdd yr uchelwyr, 24, 29, 33, Aberystwyth: Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, University of Wales, 2003–2007.
Owen, Ann Parry [ed.], Gwaith Gruffudd ap Maredudd, vol. 3: Canu Amrywiol, Cyfres beirdd yr uchelwyr, 33, Aberystwyth: Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, University of Wales, 2006. xix + 283 pp.  
This is the last of three volumes of the work of Gruffudd ap Maredudd ap Dafydd, the Gogynfardd from Anglesey who flourished in the second half of the fourteenth century. It contains a variety of poems reflecting the broad range of subjects that inspired a poet such as Gruffudd. There is a highly nationalistic ode to Owain Lawgoch, a direct descendant of the Gwynedd royal dynasty, encouraging him to return from France to repossess Wales. This poem is a striking contrast to the later elegy to Sir Hywel y Fwyall, the former constable of Cricieth castle, who was honoured for his service to the King of England in the battle of Poitiers. There are three poems dedicated to women: two series of love englynion to the aristocratic girls of Anglesey, and the third a powerful elegiac ode to Gwenhwyfar of Pentraeth, claimed to be one of the greatest poems of the fourteenth century. His four surviving satirical poems are cruel, and contain descriptions of bodily pestilence, of a woman with very loose morals, and of the contorted body of a thief hanging on a gibbet. A full glossary to all of Gruffudd’s work is provided at the end of the volume.
(source: University of Wales)
Owen, Ann Parry, and Dylan Foster Evans [eds.], Gwaith Llywelyn Brydydd Hoddnant, Dafydd ap Gwilym, Hillyn ac eraill; ynghyd â dwy awdl gan Lywelyn Ddu ab y Pastard, Cyfres beirdd yr uchelwyr, 5, Aberystwyth: Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, University of Wales, 1996.
Owen, Ann Parry, “‘A mi, feirdd, i mewn a chwi allan’: Cynddelw Brydydd Mawr a’i grefft”, in: Morfydd E. Owen, and Brynley F. Roberts (eds), Beirdd a thywysogion: barddoniaeth llys yng Nghymru, Iwerddon a’r Alban: cyflwynedig i R. Geraint Gruffydd, Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1996. 143–165.
Jones, Nerys Ann, and Ann Parry Owen [eds.], Gwaith Cynddelw Brydydd Mawr, 2 vols, Cyfres beirdd y tywysogion, 3, 4, Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1991–1995.


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