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Language and literature
The Department of English Language and Literature is one of the oldest of its kind in South Africa. A wide range of opportunities are available for research and study in English Language, Literature, Linguistics and Creative Writing.
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Why study English Literature?
A degree in English Literary Studies prepares you for any role in which skills like close reading, clear writing and critical thinking are crucial.


Tuesday, 26 March 2019
Book launch: The Zulus of New York, by Zakes Mda. In conversation with Nadia Davids

The launch of The Zulus of New York, by Zakes Mda. Mda will be in conversation with Nadia Davids.

Publication Date:
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 - 11:00
Institute for Creative Arts Book Launch - Acts of Transgression: Contemporary Live Art in South Africa

Book Launch - Acts of Transgression: Contemporary Live Art in South Africa.

Q&A session between the editors and audience, facilitated by award-winning writer and playwright Nadia Davids.

Publication Date:
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 - 12:30
Dr Mandisa Haarhoff at Northwestern University

Dr Mandisa Haarhoff presented her new work "White indigeneity" and Black Absenting in Farm and Karoo Writings to the Africana Gender and Expressive Arts Working Group at Northwestern University


Publication Date:
Thu, 29 Nov 2018 - 10:45
Associate Professor Nadia Davids' play At Her Feet returns to the Baxter Golden Arrow Studio from 22 November to 8 December 2018 – for the first time in 14 years

Written in 2002, At Her Feet evokes the experiences of four Muslim women in Cape Town whose lives are touched by the events of 9/11 and by the honour killing of a Jordanian girl.

Publication Date:
Mon, 19 Nov 2018 - 11:00