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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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Tuesday, 18 June 2019
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

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)

Publication Date:
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 - 12:00
Black Archives and Intellectual Histories Seminar Series - Archive in the Wake

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.

Publication Date:
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 - 09:45
Barbara Boswell’s novel, Grace has been shortlisted for the UJ Debut Literary Prize for South African Writing in English

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

Publication Date:
Thu, 13 Sep 2018 - 12:45
Black Archives and Intellectual Histories - Embodied Epistemes: Disappearance and the Archive

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!

Publication Date:
Thu, 13 Sep 2018 - 11:15

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