Online Tutor, Creative Writing BA(Hons) (online)

Iestyn Wyn Davies is Welsh writer and PhD candidate at Aberystwyth University. He is researching the development and convergence of television novel adaptations, with an historical, critical, and practice-based approach, and he has taught on a variety of screenwriting and media theory modules, both in-person and online.

His academic background consists of a combination of film and television studies, creative writing/scriptwriting, and English literary studies, across Aberystwyth University and Lancaster University. He firmly believes in the benefits of an interdisciplinary approach, the power of art and storytelling, and the personal impact screen media can have.

The practical element of his PhD thesis is focused upon adapting Alexander Cordell’s novel Rape of the Fair Country, which depicts 19th century industrial South Wales and the Chartist movement, in the style of different eras of television. He's also involved in a research bid exploring the representation of Wales and the Welsh language in Netflix’s The Crown.

Iestyn’s industry experience includes being a production runner, and he was and assistant director for Sometimes They Remember; an award-winning short film by Callum Williams, (Carmarthen Bay Film Festival (BAFTA Short Film & BAFTA Cymru Qualifying Film Festival)), which was influenced by the events of Capel Celyn.

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Year Qualification Awarding body
2021 Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA) Advance HE
2018 MA - Creative Writing with English Literary Studies Lancaster University
2017 BA - Film and Television Studies/English Literature Aberystwyth University

Research Interests

Research interests and expertise

  • Screenwriting
  • Television history
  • Adaptation

Professional Engagement

Engagement with professional associations and societies

PG student representative for the Theatre, Film and Television Studies department - Research Students' Consultative Group (RSCG) - 2020/2021