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Applications open for the Konstantin Sofianos Scholarship
The Konstantin Sofianos Scholarship invites you to apply for our annual scholarship. Open to all students who have been accepted to the University of Cape Town’s English department for the Honours programme in 2020. The scholarship amount...
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English Literary Studies at UCT
The English Department is home to a wide range of creative and critical engagements in literary and cultural studies.
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Why Literary Studies?
A degree in English Literary Studies prepares you for any role in which skills like close reading, clear writing and critical thinking are crucial.

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Thursday, 5 December 2019
Applications open for the Konstantin Sofianos Scholarship

The Konstantin Sofianos Scholarship invites you to apply for our annual scholarship. Scholarship applications are open to all students who have been accepted to the University of Cape Town’s English department for the Honours programme in 2020.

 

Publication Date:
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 - 12:15
Postgraduate presenters
Postgraduate Conference 2019

"Research in Residence", the UCT English Postgraduate Conference, took place on Thursday 24 October.

Publication Date:
Thu, 31 Oct 2019 - 10:15
Hedley Twidle launches Experiments with Truth: Narrative Non-Fiction and the Coming of Democracy in South Africa

The Department celebrates the recent publication of Hedley Twidle’s new book, Experiments with Truth: Narrative Non-Fiction and the Coming of Democracy in South Africa. At a launch event at the Book Lounge recently, Hedley spoke with Book Lounge founder Mervyn Sloman about the ‘strange’ and even ‘unusable’ elements of the past that nonetheless find their way into the array of narrative non-fiction, memoir and other documentary modes that continue to shape the past for the post-apartheid present.  

Publication Date:
Wed, 28 Aug 2019 - 10:45
Dr Polo Moji co-edits new publication on the study of blackness in contemporary Europe

Co-edited by Dr Polo B. Moji, the thematic issue Ghostly border-crossings: Europe in African and Afrodiasporic narratives, has recently been published by Tydskrif vir Letterkunde – A Journal of African Literature, with a striking cover image from Lina Iris Viktor’s Dark Continent 1 series.

Publication Date:
Wed, 28 Aug 2019 - 10:15

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