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The latest news for the UCT Department of English.  Please go to the archive for older news articles.

Event: Andrew van der Vlies in conversation with Erica Lombard at UCT on 4 April
Wed, 27 Mar 2019 - 13:30

On 4 April, 1–2pm, AC Jordan 116, Prof. Andrew van der Vlies (QMUL, UWC) will be in conversation with Dr Erica Lombard (UCT) about Zoë Wicomb's Race, Nation, Translation and South African Writing in Transition.

English Honours students Daniela Friedman and Tasneem Allybokus have been made interns at PEN SA
Wed, 27 Mar 2019 - 11:30

English Honours students Daniela Friedman and Tasneem Allybokus have joined PEN SA as interns.

Book launch: The Zulus of New York, by Zakes Mda. In conversation with Nadia Davids
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 - 11:00

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

Institute for Creative Arts Book Launch - Acts of Transgression: Contemporary Live Art in South Africa
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 - 12:30

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.

Dr Mandisa Haarhoff at Northwestern University
Thu, 29 Nov 2018 - 10:45

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

 

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
Mon, 19 Nov 2018 - 11:00

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.

Associate Professor Barbara Boswell has been awarded the coveted Debut Award for South African Writing in English from the University of Johannesburg for her novel Grace
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 - 12:00

The Department is thrilled to announce that Associate Professor Barbara Boswell has been awarded the coveted Debut Award for South African Writing in English from the University of Johannesburg for her novel Grace (Modjaji Books, 2017)

Black Archives and Intellectual Histories Seminar Series - Archive in the Wake
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 - 09:45

Join us for our next seminar with prolific scholars, Deborah Thomas and Joy James. Due to flight times, this seminar will begin later than usual at 3 pm and end at 5 pm. Lunch will be served at 14:30 pm. The seminar will be in A.C. Jordan 116 on September 26th.

Barbara Boswell’s novel, Grace has been shortlisted for the UJ Debut Literary Prize for South African Writing in English
Thu, 13 Sep 2018 - 12:45

Associate Professor Barbara Boswell’s novel, Grace (Modjaji 2017) has been shortlisted for the UJ Debut Literary Prize for South African Writing in English

Black Archives and Intellectual Histories - Embodied Epistemes: Disappearance and the Archive
Thu, 13 Sep 2018 - 11:15

It is with great excitement that we invite you to join us for Monday's (17 September 2018) Black Archives Seminar! Mamela Nyamza and Mlondi Zondi will enter into a conversation titled Embodied Epistemes: Disappearance and the Archive!

Associate Professor Barbara Boswell's interview for the Cheeky Natives Podcast
Fri, 31 Aug 2018 - 09:45

Associate Professor Barbara Boswell was recently interviewed for the Cheeky Natives Podcast about her novel, Grace.

Professor Carrol Clarkson wins UCT Meritorious Book Award
Mon, 27 Aug 2018 - 14:30

Professor Carrol Clarkson, Honorary Research Associate and former Head of the English Department, has won a UCT Meritorious Book Award for 2018, in recognition of her new monograph, Drawing the Line: Towards an Aesthetics of Transitional Justice.

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