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Emeritus professor of English, University of South Wales

Professor Aaron is a Welsh educator, literary researcher and writer. Until her retirement, she was Professor of English at the University of Glamorgan in south Wales. She then became an associate member of the Centre for the Study of Media and Culture in Small Nations at the University of South Wales. Professor Aaron is known for her research and publications on Welsh literature and the writings of Welsh women.

Since the early 1990s, Aaron has published a number of essays and books, and edited works for Honno Press, which specializes in the writings of Welsh women. In 1999 she edited Honno’s anthology of short stories entitled, A View Across the Valley: Short Stories from Women in Wales 1850–1950.

In 1998, Aaron herself produced Pur Fel y Dur: Y Gymraes yn Llen Menywod y Bedwaredd Ganrif ar Bymtheg, an account in Welsh of the contribution by women to 19th-century Welsh literature. For this she received the Ellis Griffith Memorial Prize in 1999. She also wrote Nineteenth-Century Women's Writing in Wales: Nation, Gender and Identity (2007), for which she was awarded the Roland Mathias Prize in 2009.


  • 1999–2011
    Professor, University of South Wales


  • 1980 
    Somerville College, Oxford, PhD