In memoriam: Professor Harry Garuba
The Department is in mourning following the passing of our beloved colleague and teacher, Professor Harry Garuba, late on Friday 28 February 2020. Harry was a wonderful mentor. A deeply kind and wise teacher to so many of us, he also had a fierce...
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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.


Thursday, 4 March 2021
Hedley Twidle participated in the Bergen Literary Festival in Norway

Hedley Twidle was invited recently to take part in the Bergen Literary Festival in Norway, where he joined other South African writers Njabulo Ndebele, Jonny Steinberg and Koleka Putuma. He delivered a lecture on post-apartheid literary culture...

Publication Date:
Fri, 28 Feb 2020 - 12:00
Sandra Young, keynote speaker at the University of Bayreuth in Germany

Sandra Young was invited to give a keynote address at a colloquium held at the University of Bayreuth in Germany this month. The colloquium, titled 'Shakespeare and Africa: Literary Entanglements Across Space and Time', is part of 4-year international collaborative research project on 'Africa Multiple'

Publication Date:
Fri, 28 Feb 2020 - 12:00
Barbara Boswell hosts Professor Elleke Boehmer's book launch

Barbara Boswell from the Department of English recently hosted Elleke Boehmer, Professor of World Literatures in English at the University of Oxford, as she launched her second short story collection To the Volcano and  Other Stories

Publication Date:
Fri, 28 Feb 2020 - 12:00
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End of year party 2019

On 25 November 2019 the Department of English had its end of year party. Staff and graduate students dazzled one another with their poetry, music, drama and dance.

Publication Date:
Fri, 06 Dec 2019 - 12:30