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

Professor Imraan Coovadia
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 10:00

Congratulations to Professor Imraan Coovadia


International Journal of Arts and Humanities in Higher Education
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 11:15

The English department team contributes to the publication of the International Journal of Arts and Humanities in Higher Education, Volume 15 Number 1 (2016) 

Remembering Andre Brink
Friday, February 27, 2015 - 21:15

Remembering Andre Brink

Posgraduate conference 2016
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 16:00

The yearly conference offers a space for postgraduate students to present their research-in-progress to an audience of interdisciplinary peers, cultivating dialogue and collaboration across disciplines and institutions.

The papers from all disciplines within Humanities and Law are presented. There are no restrictions in terms of topic or theme.

English department first in Africa to host Man Booker Prize in 2015
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 17:15

UCT English students will be sharing the Arts Block in March with five internationally-renowned writers, scholars and editors, when the English Language and Literature Department hosts the judging panel for the 6th Man Booker International Prize

Talking the WALK with Dr Barbara Boswell
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 12:45

“Reclaiming Sex and Queering the Word: Black Women’s Poetry on Sexuality”


Welcome new Postgradute Students
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 11:30

ELL welcomes 18 new Honours students this year, and 14 new Masters students.

English Department in the World QS Rankings
Friday, February 20, 2015 - 13:45

The University of Cape Town's English Language and Literature Department is ranked in the top 50 of this international ranking system

Locating the Gothic Conference Review
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 11:15

Masters student Esthie Hugo attends international conference Locating the Gothic in limmerick Ireland.

Beyond the Surf: Sara Blecher’s Otelo Burning (2011)
Friday, March 6, 2015 - 12:30

A collaborative effort by the cast and crew of Otelo Burning, the Isiqalo Waves for Change programme, members of the Department of English at UCT and a PhD student from Stellenbosch leads to a multi-dimensional way of looking at, and doing freedom, in a new South Africa. 

by Warren Jeremy Rourke

ARH Framing the Beach 30th September 2014
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 12:30

An event celebrating the rich meanings engendered through the human interaction and use of the beach.

UCT English Department showcases some of its skills at annual Open Book Festival
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 11:30

Members of the UCT English Department showcased some of their skills at annual Open Book Festival 2014

By Esthie Hugo