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Daniela Joffe

Daniela Joffe is a second-year PhD candidate in the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Cape Town. She obtained her MSt from Oxford and her BA from Harvard, where she graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. Daniela is a recipient of the 2014 UCT Research Associateship and is also an NRF scholar. Her main research area is contemporary American fiction, with her PhD exploring the interplay of language, loneliness, violence and double binds in the work of David Foster Wallace and Don DeLillo.